Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

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Jun 23rd 18 8:31 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by dogjaeja » Jun 23rd 18 8:31 am

How long have you been drinking tea?
- 20 years casually. 5-6 years loose leaf.
What was your first Tea?
- Traditional Korean teas.
What is your favorite Tea currently?
- Trying out different oolongs currently.
What is your next purchase?
- Yixing pot for oolong/pureh.
Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
- My desk.

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Jun 24th 18 11:24 pm
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Location: Washington

Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by FoxTeaWitch » Jun 24th 18 11:24 pm

How long have you been drinking tea?

I've had tea before when I was younger and it was mostly an on and off thing that only happened when I went to this one restaurant. I didn't really start getting serious about tea until November of 2012 but that was mostly bagged stuff. It was in 2015 that I started getting into loose leaf tea and while I still drink some bagged tea (because I like tasting all kinds of teas and because I have a scrapbook for tags and bags lol)

What was your first Tea?

I guess some generic bagged green tea at that one restaurant from my childhood. The other bagged was a mangosteen blend and then I had blended teas.

What is your favorite Tea currently?

Right now its an Earl Grey blend that I really like and a black blend with caramel flavour.

What is your next purchase?

Probably Earl Grey Lavender and Earl Grey Bella Luna I hope. At least for right now unless something else catches my eye.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?

Right now I brew inside but then I drink outside on my balcony, or inside in the living while watching my soaps on Netflix.

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Jul 2nd 18 5:34 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by kaorik » Jul 2nd 18 5:34 am

How long have you been drinking tea?
As long as I can remember, but I only really started getting into teas about 4 years ago.

What was your first Tea?
It was probably some sweetened Luzianne black tea or something. My first good tea was probably some matcha at a tea ceremony when I was pretty young.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
I've got some Jin Xuan Oolong that I really enjoy

What is your next purchase?
I really shouldn't be buying any teas. I have way more than I can drink and I'm on a college budget. I am running low on chai though...

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
Sitting on the floor in my room with my tea tray.

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Jul 8th 18 11:29 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by Tea-Nami » Jul 8th 18 11:29 am

How long have you been drinking tea? Oh geez...this ones tough. I can remember as a child, my mother always (and even to this day) carries tea everywhere she goes.

What was your first Tea? Lipton brewed in the yard under the sun in a giant Glass container.

What is your favorite Tea currently? Ito-En Ryokucha

What is your next purchase? Probably a gunpowder green of some kind, or a nice Irish Breakfast.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up? On the porch, watching the birds eat & play in the bird bath! 🕊️

Jul 22nd 18 8:30 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by connieddunn » Jul 22nd 18 8:30 am

HI,

I've purchased from Adagio for years but never took advantage of this site and now I wonder if it is not used so much anymore?
I love tea and study it. One day I will take sommelier classes. I am pretty sure I'll be a natural! I'm very impressed by what tea does for me.

How long have you been drinking tea?
Omg, my whole life...at least 45 years.

What was your first Tea?
I'm pretty sure it was a simple Lipton. Once I learned about tea fannings, I started going to this Indian grocery where they had CTC leaves, (mamri) where they were all balled and bunched up.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Adagio Cream Black tea and Peach matcha.

What is your next purchase?
Finally, milk oolong and more Ali Shan.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
Home!
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Aug 10th 18 8:07 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by jpatrick » Aug 10th 18 8:07 am

Hi everyone :D

How long have you been drinking tea?
It's really been a hobby only for a few years or so. It all changed when my brother introduced me to Gong Fu brewing...

What was your first Tea?
The first one that 'really got me started' was a Purple Leaf Sheng. Still holds a very special place for me.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Hard to say, but in general my favourites are raw and ripe pu'er, Liu Bao and Wuyi oolongs.

What is your next purchase?
I'd like to try some Liu An. Still never had the chance so far.

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
Lately it's been the balcony at home :)

Aug 11th 18 10:46 pm
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Just Gave up Coffee

by teabody » Aug 11th 18 10:46 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Just gave up coffee, and am struggling. I love tea, and I just started drinking red tea, and green tea. Can someone tell me how long they have been off coffee and was it a struggle in the beginning.

Thanks

Aug 29th 18 2:40 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by Jam Jam » Aug 29th 18 2:40 am

How long have you been drinking tea?

I started getting into tea in the mid 00s with my wife. We started going to different shops in L.A. that sold loose leaf tea. We actually started with Teavana (preStarbucks purchase) and thought they had wonderful stuff.

What was your first Tea?

I believe it was a loose blend of Dragon Pearl and tasty Rooibos.

What is your favorite Tea currently?

We haven't explored much in recent years and were looking to learn more from people who are more learned in the subject.

What is your next purchase?

Great question! I'll likely explore on the boards a bit a see what people are recommending!

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?

TBD :D

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Aug 30th 18 5:56 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by zesk » Aug 30th 18 5:56 am

Hi All! New on this forum and learning a lot!

How long have you been drinking tea?
First really enjoyed tea a few years back when I visited Taiwan. Had some Alishan gao shan cha that was awesome! But only drank that on and off. Started to get really serious about drinking tea a few months back when I tried sheng pu erh for the first time.

What was your first Tea?
First tea ever would probably have to be the simple Lipton tea bags as I my dad likes it and my family home always stocks that.

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Sheng pu erh! I love how complex it is and how much there is to learn on this interesting tea. When the mood hits, I do like some yancha as well.

What is your next purchase?
Not too sure at the moment, anything that tastes good!

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
While I do like to frequent tea shops where the owners are knowledgable and not pushy, I do most of my drinking sessions alone at home. I find sessions at home a nice way to relax.