When you started to drink tea seriously, was it to replace or reduce consumption of something else ... or a substitution?

Yes, I was trying to reduce and/or eliminate my coffee consumption
2
2%
Yes, I was trying to reduce and/or eliminate soda/soft drink consumption
6
7%
Yes, I was trying to reduce calorie consumption in my daily diet and hopefully eat less
2
2%
Yes, I was trying to reduce and/or eliminate alcohol consumption
1
1%
Yes, I was just trying to reduce and/or eliminate consumption of various other beverages
0
No votes
Yes, I was trying to reduce and/or eliminate my consumption of energy drinks
0
No votes
Yes, I was simply looking for a more healthy lifestyle choices
4
5%
No, but it had this effect and I am happier because of it
19
22%
No, I just discovered TEA, period
45
53%
Other
6
7%
 
Total votes: 85

Jun 5th, '14, 13:47
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Re: 4/4/2014 When you started to drink tea seriously, was it to

by Taleri » Jun 5th, '14, 13:47

I don't think I can classify myself as a serious tea drinker, at least not yet. I drink a LOT of soda. I've tried various teas over the years, and while I've liked some, they haven't impressed me enough to prefer them over the soda on any regular basis (not to mention that making tea requires much more effort :D ). I have a few teas in my cupboard of varying types and most of which starred in a period of time where that particular tea was the only one we'd make if we felt like tea. I'll revisit them occasionally when I want something different, but they dont really call to me.

A few weeks ago we went out to dinner to a Japanese restaurant, and on a whim I ordered an iced green tea. My husband usually gets a hot tea, and his turned out to be the usual genmaicha, of which I'm not a fan. I really dont like the burnt rice flavor. My tea was a suprise. It was a deep green color and the taste was amazingly good. When I asked about it, the restaurant had used matcha to make the tea. That drink is still haunting me.
I've spent the last week researching matcha, which is how I came to find this board.

Jun 5th, '15, 17:33
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Re: 4/4/2014 When you started to drink tea seriously, was it to

by coffeeteaunited » Jun 5th, '15, 17:33

My Grandmother introduced me to tea when I was a boy: it was always black tea with milk and sugar, and lots of biscuits. My taste has now developed somewhat and I enjoy the more exotic brews...

Jul 2nd, '15, 22:16
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Location: South Carolina

Re: 4/4/2014 When you started to drink tea seriously, was it to

by bryan_drinks_tea » Jul 2nd, '15, 22:16

I tried tea on a whim in college and decided to learn more about it. I was also introduced to it through a nice Japanese family.

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Aug 10th, '17, 11:29
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Re: 4/4/2014 When you started to drink tea seriously, was it to

by Rosaria » Aug 10th, '17, 11:29

I was drinking sweet southern style tea from earliest memories and gradually branched out over years. When I was about 13, my parents got me loose leaf for the first time for my birthday and three of those porcelain mugs with lids and removable porcelain infusers. They doomed me right then. My grandparents gave me that year my first mesh tea infuser which I still have. Use all my old infusers during yule time on a tree as ornaments.

No one in my household drank coffee until my brothers were in high school- they had to purchase their own. Parents weren't coffee or tea drinkers, either.

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