Hi from Canada

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Oct 4th, '17, 15:47
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Joined: Oct 4th, '17, 13:15

Hi from Canada

by Mittens » Oct 4th, '17, 15:47

Been lurking around here for awhile and finally decided to join.

I've been drinking tea for about as long as I can remember. I was more of a coffee drinker, but started trying loose leaf teas that the small roasters also carried, eventually finding tea specialists that were highly recommended.

When I started looking into doing matcha I came across an interview with a tea shop owner who used a matcha from Hibiki-an next to the matcha he uses for "matcha smoothies" to demonstrate the differences in grades of quality (colour, etc).

I Googled Hibiki-an and placed my first order. The free shipping minimum drove me to try a Gyokuro (since I'd never heard of it) and Sencha (since I was familiar with it) as well.

Those teas were basically in a league of their own in every aspect compared to anything I'd ever bought locally.

Re-evaluating everything I knew about buying and preparing tea, I came across gong-fu brewing and aged teas. After placing an order for some aged whites and an Oolong (forget where I bought from) I realized there was a lot more to tea than I'd been led to believe, and it's become a pretty central part of my day since.