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Hello from Italy

by Aredhel » Aug 28th 15 2:01 pm

Hi! My name is Aredhel! I worked in a teashop for years but I' ve to say that, unfortunately, the level of teas here in Italy is sadly low...
I love japanese and chinese green teas and recently I've grown interested in oolongs!
I'm soooo sorry for my english, please feel free to correct me at any time!

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Re: Hello from Italy

by hobin » Aug 28th 15 2:20 pm

hi,
It's good to hear from another italian tea lover :D

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Re: Hello from Italy

by William » Aug 28th 15 3:26 pm

Welcome Aredhel!

Benvenuta Aredhel!

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Re: Hello from Italy

by John Li » Aug 28th 15 6:29 pm

Hi Aredhel,
Welcome to the forum!

What is your favorite Chinese green/oolong tea?

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Re: Hello from Italy

by Aredhel » Aug 29th 15 6:44 pm

hi everybody!
William, Hobin, what about the "tea-thing" in Italy? do you think that this culture will grow in the future?
Hi John! Such hard question! :-D
I love the strong taste of Lu Shan! I like Lung Ching and Anji BaiCha too!
among oolongs..lately I like dancongs like Milan Xiang!

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Re: Hello from Italy

by John Li » Aug 29th 15 8:43 pm

Aredhel, thanks for your answer,
I like Anji Baicha and Long Jing green teas too, but also I love Taiping Houkui and Meng Ding Gan Lu green tea. If you never tried they, I would like to recommend you to do that :D

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Re: Hello from Italy

by Aredhel » Aug 30th 15 8:00 pm

I love Taiping Houkui! What's your brewing method?
I never try Meng Ding Gan Lu but I've just add it on my tea-wishlist!! :D

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Re: Hello from Italy

by John Li » Aug 31st 15 8:37 am

I use special infuser glass for brewing Taiping houkui, like that http://tea-store.co.uk/wp-content/uploa ... glass1.jpg
I've just add it on my tea-wishlist!!
this is a good idea :D

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Re: Hello from Italy

by John Li » Aug 31st 15 12:22 pm

Last time I bought Meng Ding Gan Lu here http://tea-store.co.uk/product/meng-din ... ium-extra/
yes, this is not cheap, but the quality is incredible

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Re: Hello from Italy

by steanze » Sep 24th 15 7:13 pm

Welcome Aredhel!
Benvenuta Aredhel!
It seems we are quite a few Italian tea drinkers here :)

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Re: Hello from Italy

by William » Sep 24th 15 7:26 pm

steanze wrote:Welcome Aredhel!
Benvenuta Aredhel!
It seems we are quite a few Italian tea drinkers here :)
The number keep growing! :D

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Re: Hello from Italy

by steanze » Sep 28th 15 4:43 am

This is a bit OT, but do you follow the aictea facebook group and the tazzefumanti.it forum? I am wondering whether we can help to spread tea culture in Italy, for instance by making more information available in Italian.

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Re: Hello from Italy

by hobin » Sep 29th 15 10:37 am

Actually no, good news however. I guess I'll join the Italian forum then :D
in my experience there isn't a great deal of information available about tea in Italian, with a few exceptions (one is the book by Tollini on Chanoyu & tea culture). Seems like the tea fad hasn't reached Italy yet...

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Re: Hello from Italy

by steanze » Oct 7th 15 10:19 pm

Yes, there are several people interested but there is very little information available. I think we can try to help a bit :) I posted some very introductory gongfu brewing parameters in Italian for people who want try it at home and don't have the opportunity to see a friend doing it.