Grettings from another Floridian


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Grettings from another Floridian

Postby chad » Sep 23rd, '08, 14:24

I've been lurking for a week or so waiting on my login certification! Thanks for being a very informative bunch. The atmosphere here is similar (but not quite as "guy" themed) to a BBQ forum I frequent.

I live in Clearwater and have gotten the urge to learn more about tea. Currently I'm learning about greens and whites with the occassional foray into blacks (I know, I know, newbie!). From other interests I've come to realize I like learning and dabbling with esoteric "stuff". I drink what I like, I brew (with guidance) what I like and so far have been very pleased.

I'm looking to move toward Pu Erh just because it's an interesting concept...aged teas. I don't know if I'll get "into" specialized pots, 4-second infusions, etc. but stranger things have happened with my other hobbies/interests.

Thanks for being a welcoming and elightening bunch.
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Postby eor1122 » Sep 23rd, '08, 14:28

welcome chad!
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Postby Salsero » Sep 23rd, '08, 14:36

There's getting to be quite a few of us. Maybe we could organize a putsch.
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Sep 23rd, '08, 14:53

Welcome Chad! I think you'll fit right in. Oh, and if you are interested in dabbling in the esoteric, tiny teapots and 4 second infusions are going to happen. It's just a matter of time. :D
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Postby Trey Winston » Sep 23rd, '08, 14:54

Salsero wrote:There's getting to be quite a few of us. Maybe we could organize a putsch.


Impossible. Surely there are no beer halls in Florida.

And welcome, Chad :D
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Postby Salsero » Sep 23rd, '08, 15:23

scruffmcgruff wrote: tiny teapots and 4 second infusions are going to happen. It's just a matter of time.
Sorry, Chad, Scruff has never been wrong on this. You may as well resign yourself! :lol:
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Postby Victoria » Sep 23rd, '08, 15:28

Welcome!! Glad you joined us!
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Postby chad » Sep 23rd, '08, 15:29

Thanks for the quick and warm welcome.

Believe me, I understand esoteric. I've done competition BBQ for about 5 years. You would not believe the myths, mysteries, and "rules" surrounding meat and fire!

I'm looking forward to learning about tea. I'll admit that watching the Bob Lee Hoffman documentary on Sundance channel got the interest piqued.

I think it would be great to have a "gathering" (in my other world we call them "Bashes") to taste and learn about tea. I'm a bit beyond buying a bunch of stuff to "try" -- now, if I happen to find suitable pots, cups, etc. at thrift shops (I live in God's waiting room - lots of good stuff at local thrift shops) and estate sales, well then I will "have" to buy a suitable sample of the appropriate tea to try!! :D

I can tell it'll be fun.
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Postby caligatia » Sep 23rd, '08, 21:36

Welcome Chad!

A tea bash sounds like a wonderful idea. Too bad my apartment is too small for socializing...
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Postby Chip » Sep 23rd, '08, 23:58

Hi Chad and welcome to the forum. I hope you visit us on TeaDay! Click here.
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Postby olivierco » Sep 24th, '08, 11:10

Welcome!
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Postby hop_goblin » Sep 24th, '08, 11:43

Welcome!
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Postby leiche » Sep 24th, '08, 13:08

And another welcome from me!
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Re: Grettings from another Floridian

Postby Beidao » Sep 25th, '08, 05:02

chad wrote:I don't know if I'll get "into" specialized pots, 4-second infusions, etc.


Don't resist the tea force, it's stronger than you :wink:
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Postby Chip » Sep 25th, '08, 08:58

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated into the Green Tea Collective! :lol:
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