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Salutations from a dorm room...

by stanthegoomba » Nov 4th, '08, 12:20

...in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

My partially-realized dream is gongfu on a student budget. Tea is cheaper than beer; collecting yixing is not. It is, unfortunately, just as addicting.

I've learned much about my new hobby through Adagio and by lurking in this community for a few weeks. Looks like a fun bunch of forum-goers, and—more importantly—a great way to find out how I can spend even *more* money I don't have on tea and teaware I don't even *need.*

Yup. I can't wait!

Mitchell

(It's cold and quiet up here, but we're all as excited about your election as you are!)

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by Victoria » Nov 4th, '08, 12:28

Welcome! Nice to have you with us!

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by olivierco » Nov 4th, '08, 12:30

Welcome!
Looks like a fun bunch of forum-goers, and—more importantly—a great way to find out how I can spend even *more* money I don't have on tea and teaware I don't even *need.*
You found the right place!

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by Trey Winston » Nov 4th, '08, 12:46

olivierco wrote:
Looks like a fun bunch of forum-goers, and—more importantly—a great way to find out how I can spend even *more* money I don't have on tea and teaware I don't even *need.*
You found the right place!
No question about it. Welcome :D

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by leiche » Nov 4th, '08, 13:14

Welcome!

May your wallet be lighter.

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by Shelob » Nov 4th, '08, 13:23

Glad you are here with us and yes it is fun.

It's cool to be able to have fun and learn lots at the same time. Our moderator is pretty fun too! :)

The TeaKnowledge here is just overwhelming and we newbies get to take advantage of that! Make sure you check out TeaDay everyday, more than once, let us know whatz in your cup and do the poll!

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by Trioxin » Nov 4th, '08, 14:46

Welcome.

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by auggy » Nov 4th, '08, 14:48

Welcome!
leiche wrote:May your wallet be lighter.
Yep, that's basically what this place is good for! :lol:

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by Salsero » Nov 4th, '08, 18:31

Welcome

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by Chip » Nov 4th, '08, 19:00

Welcome to TeaChat Mitchell! Be sure to visit us on TeaDay!

I think we have more than one other member from Nova Scotia!

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by stanthegoomba » Nov 4th, '08, 19:26

Heh, I'm not actually from Nova Scotia. Just a student here. But it's good to know that there are other Canadians around. :twisted:

Thanks for all the welcomes!

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by jayde » Nov 17th, '08, 13:20

I'm actually kind of glad this desire to learn and sample more tea didn't come until I got my job. If I spend this much in school? Ouch. I'm right now trying to hold off on buying some oolong tea since I just bought a whole assortment of other loose teas and need to practice some discipline.

It's cool to find a student into tea though. :) I got made fun of quite a bit by my boozehound friends when they caught me with my Earl Grey. Oh well, my liver could take their livers on any day.

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by chad » Nov 17th, '08, 14:54

Welcome.

Tea is definately off the "norm" in a dorm, but I think you'l find that it's a quirk that will be accepted pretty readily. Especially when you start talking about the region the tea came from and the processing involved. Glazes eyes over very quickly! :shock: :D

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by teaguru » Nov 17th, '08, 16:06

Hey! Another Haligonian! Yay for tea drinkers in Halifax!

And I know how you feel with the whole dorm room thing. I was doing that not too long ago. You will rejoice upon graduation. I guarantee it.

Do you buy your tea and tea things here in Halifax?

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by paisleymonsoon » Nov 17th, '08, 16:32

Tea is cheaper than beer...
I was just having that conversation with myself. A bottle of wine doesn't go nearly as far as a tin of tea. But spending time on this forum is going to have me spending more $ on tea than I ever did on wine. This afternoon I was planning on hitting the new local tea house and I hope I can convince myself to be good.

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