I've been drinking tea my entire life; I am fortunate enough to come from a long line of tea drinkers. My great grandfather was drinking green tea before it was the hip, healthy tea. Granted it did come in a bag and he loaded it with sugar, but hey what can I say! The first time I EVER had loose tea was about 5 years ago; it was during a high tea at a great little tea "cafe" in Helena, MT. I came home with a rooibos and a vanilla black tea. Then a year ago I took a family vacation to Michigan and found a quaint little tea shop on the shore of Lake Michigan. From that trip I came home with a strawberry white and a green mint; both wonderfully flavored! I am new to the WHOLE WORLD of tea and look forward to learning from all of you. I am a sponge and will try anything (most anything) once.
I have a collection of Hall Aladin teapots that had an unusualy beginning. I'm looking for tea cups and saucers to match them, but since Hall didn't make them I'm going to have to use something else. I'm thinking of mixing and matching styles, but I'm not 100% on that yet. If you have any advice, please let me know!
Thanks for reading this and wish me luck on my new adventure into the world of tea.