Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

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Jan 16th 22 2:35 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by JV2050 » Jan 16th 22 2:35 am

Hey what’s good everyone! I’m new on the tea journey and am looking to connect and learn more. Glad to be apart.

How long have you been drinking tea?

-Since October 2021

What was your first Tea?

-Earl Gray

What is your favorite Tea currently?

-Pu’er (Nothing specific as of yet )

What is your next purchase?

-Some type of raw Pu’er cake (Never bought a tea cake before so I have no idea what my first should be)

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?

-I love to brew up in my dining room.


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Jan 26th 22 10:42 am
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by kelly21 » Jan 26th 22 10:42 am

Hello Guys.

Mar 5th 22 6:03 pm
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Re: Calling on all noobs and not so noobs!

by wǒhēchá » Mar 5th 22 6:03 pm

Hi all! My names L and though I’ve been lurking your forums for a while, I finally decided to make an account so I can ask obscure questions when I have them, share what knowledge I have, and maybe score myself some quality yixing or cakes that old tea heads are getting rid of 8)

How long have you been drinking tea?
Drinking? Since I was a preteen. So about 15 years. Enjoying? May 2020. But I only started diving into quality, well-sourced tea and gong fu brewing in late-2020. I was using a borosilicate measuring cup and a fine strainer before I had a gaiwan and all the trappings

What was your first Tea?
Not sure, but likely some Japanese green with my grandmother when I was a child. She lived in Japan back in the Nixon administration and loved Japanese culture. But it’s low quality (likely inauthentic,) bulk Dragonwell and mass-produced, essential oil-sprayed Jasmine that ignited an interest in tea for me. I was and am a barista of specialty coffee that loves to drink fine beverages, but I needed to switch to something that wouldn’t tax my adrenal system so heavily

What is your favorite Tea currently?
Shu Pu Erhs and Dancong Oolongs, certainly. Anything that is pressed in a cake though, honestly. I found pressed teas brew better in the gong fu process

What is your next purchase?
I have a 100g cake of Shu Yabao (an uncaffeinated close relative of Camellia sinensis) on the way from Verdant Tea based in Minneapolis

Where is your favorite spot to brew up?
At my kitchenette. That’s where my kettles are. I’d love to make a spot in my studio or bedroom but I’d need another kettle base and they aren’t exactly cheap!