Hello from Germany

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Hello from Germany

by Rosh » May 9th 17 7:10 am

Dear Teachatters,

I am using this platform a few years already but most of the time just in stealth-mode. So now it's time to introduce myself.
I'm a tea and teaware addict from Germany for almost 4 years now focusing mostly on sheng puerh, roasted oolongs and yixing pots. My interest in tea but also Asian culture and related stuff started to grow during two years I spend in Singapore. Last year I visited Wuyishan and West Lake to get so personal impression of tea growing regions in China. Looking forward to learn, discuss and share with other tea addicts here ;-)

Best regards from Germany
Rosh

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Re: Hello from Germany

by kuánglóng » May 9th 17 7:58 am

Welcome aboard, Rosh.

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Re: Hello from Germany

by thirst » May 9th 17 11:20 am

Welcome!
Whereabouts in Germany are you based?

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Re: Hello from Germany

by Rosh » May 9th 17 12:21 pm

Jena, Thuringia (aka Dong De :lol: )

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Re: Hello from Germany

by steanze » May 9th 17 6:00 pm

Welcome!!

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Re: Hello from Germany

by joelbct » May 9th 17 9:28 pm

Welcome. So I realize you aren't focused on black/red Tea, but I am on a luckless quest for top grade Assam and I hear it's popular in Germany.

Sorry to beat a dead horse fellow teachatters, but Rosh, do you know any online vendors in Germany that sell very high-end Meleng or Mangalam Assam?

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Re: Hello from Germany

by thirst » May 9th 17 10:02 pm

Rosh wrote: Jena, Thuringia (aka Dong De :lol: )
Greetings from North Rhine-Westphalia :mrgreen:

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Re: Hello from Germany

by Rosh » May 10th 17 7:16 am

thanks to all for the warm welcome!
joelbct wrote: Welcome. So I realize you aren't focused on black/red Tea, but I am on a luckless quest for top grade Assam and I hear it's popular in Germany.

Sorry to beat a dead horse fellow teachatters, but Rosh, do you know any online vendors in Germany that sell very high-end Meleng or Mangalam Assam?
I only know that teegasse.de sells some Assam, but I'm not the one to judge their quality.
thirst wrote:
Rosh wrote: Jena, Thuringia (aka Dong De :lol: )
Greetings from North Rhine-Westphalia :mrgreen:
Thirst, are you also active in the german tea forum? We also have some cywn fanboys over there :D

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Re: Hello from Germany

by janet11 » May 10th 17 7:23 am

Welcome again! The same interests bring us together. :D

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Re: Hello from Germany

by Bok » May 10th 17 8:58 am

joelbct wrote: Welcome. So I realize you aren't focused on black/red Tea, but I am on a luckless quest for top grade Assam and I hear it's popular in Germany.

Sorry to beat a dead horse fellow teachatters, but Rosh, do you know any online vendors in Germany that sell very high-end Meleng or Mangalam Assam?
Popular does not mean it is good, many Germans do prefer a bargain over a quality deal. “Aldi-mentality” (German low-cost supermarket chain) prevails.

I have never had any good tea coming from a shop in Germany yet. Assams are usually run of the mill kind of mass production. Teashops smell like cinnamon, flowers and other weird scents which ruin any good tea that lurk in the shadows.

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Re: Hello from Germany

by thirst » May 10th 17 11:35 am

Rosh wrote:Thirst, are you also active in the german tea forum? We also have some cywn fanboys over there :D
Not currently…I’m only half German, didn’t grow up here, and still mostly consume English-language media. Guess I should check out the German forum :lol:

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Re: Hello from Germany

by joelbct » May 10th 17 3:24 pm

Thank you, Rosh and Bok. I just ordered some 2017 FF Puttabong and this 2016 tippy Assam, which was recently uploaded to Jay Shree retail site, we'll see. The shipping is a bit steep. Fingers crossed for the quality, but I'm not holding my breath either. https://www.jayshreetea.com/assam-speci ... -black-tea

Anyway, always nice to hear from fellow tea enthusiasts around the globe. Cheers!