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Hi - I'm Amanda

by Amanda » Jul 18th 06 1:41 pm

Hello All,

Just a quick note to tell you that Richard is no longer with Adagio, and that I have taken his place. I've been here for about a week and am quickly finding out that I have a lot to learn...

Anyhoo, I'll be hanging around for a while, so I thought I'd say hi.

Chat with you soon...
-Amanda

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by cess » Jul 18th 06 2:21 pm

Hi Amanda - Welcome! And no worries - we all have a lot to learn, that's why we ask and share here. ( If all else fails ask Ilya ) :)

'cess

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by Carnelian » Jul 18th 06 4:13 pm

Welcome!

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by klemptor » Jul 18th 06 4:15 pm

Welcome! So, after a week at Adagio, which of their teas is your favorite?

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favorites so far

by Amanda » Jul 18th 06 4:32 pm

Thanks for the greetings!

To answer what my favorites are so far, they are genmai cha (Ilya's recommendation - hate to admit), white blueberry & jasmine #12. I have a sweet tooth, so I do like a fruity, flowery cup. I still fear the backlash of bringing milk and sugar to work for the black teas, but I've been told I won't be teased - much.

-Amanda

Ps. any favorites to recommend to the newbie?

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by klemptor » Jul 18th 06 5:28 pm

Yunnan Gold is the bomb, as is the black vanilla. Also, pouchong, kukicha, and silver needle are great oolong, green, and white teas (respectively). I don't really do herbals or rooibos so I have no recommendations for those.

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by Carnelian » Jul 18th 06 5:54 pm

My cabinet is currently stocked with mandarin green, casablanca twist, white peony, blood orange, and peach rooibos.

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by rabbit » Jul 18th 06 7:20 pm

So what happend to Richard? He get fired, quit, whats the deal? I was wondering where he went.

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Re: favorites so far

by jogrebe » Jul 18th 06 9:30 pm

Amanda wrote:I have a sweet tooth, so I do like a fruity, flowery cup. I still fear the backlash of bringing milk and sugar to work for the black teas, but I've been told I won't be teased - much.

-Amanda

Ps. any favorites to recommend to the newbie?
Hi Amanda,

For black teas I'd recommend giving Golden Monkey a try as it has a nice smooth flavor which is an "easier" black tea to drink without sugar. If you like sweet fruity teas I'd also recommend Lychee black (something that adagio does not carry - see if you can change that) as it has a nice sweet fruity taste to it. For green and white teas I'd recommend having someone with experience show you how to brew them as they are easy to mess up and end up a bitter mess up.

And finally and probably most importantly don't be intimidated by the anti-sugar lobby. While I realize that for formal tea tasting when you are comparing different teas to each other you should be tasting them without anything added, beyond that tea should be about drinking it how you like it. I've been drinking tea for close to 8 years and I've only recently started making a gradual move towards losing the sugar in it (still not there yet in respect to all black teas that I drink), and even with higher quality tea like adagio has its not easy at first and takes some getting used to. Yet at the same time while I want to reach the sugarless tea point for myself I realize that drinking tea without sugar is not for everyone and that there are a lot worse things than tea with sugar that they could be drinking like soda and toilet water.

John Grebe

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by sippy cup » Jul 18th 06 9:51 pm

klemptor wrote:Yunnan Gold is the bomb, as is the black vanilla. Also, pouchong, kukicha, and silver needle are great oolong, green, and white teas (respectively). I don't really do herbals or rooibos so I have no recommendations for those.
wow, your taste in teas matches mine pretty exactly. i'm missing my yunnan gold...

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by TeaFanatic » Jul 18th 06 10:01 pm

Welcome Amanda!

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by peachaddict » Jul 19th 06 12:39 am

Welcome to the board, Amanda! Hope you have fun here :D . If you need advice, just ask someone. Everyone here seems pretty nice.

I haven't yet had the chance to order anything from Adagio, really, but at the moment (this changes almost constantly) the teas I seem to be leaning on are white peony (bai mu dan) and Celestial Seasoning's peach white tea.

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by jzero » Jul 21st 06 9:00 pm

Welcome Amanda.

I will refrain from doing all the creepy things that scared away Richard and Chris.

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by teamuse » Jul 24th 06 5:13 pm

welcome amanda!

sorry about being late to the welcome wagon. this is my first trip back to the boards since the baby's arrived.


try the raspberry patch with a small amount of sugar...heavenly!

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by teaspoon » Jul 25th 06 5:18 am

*waves* Hi Amanda!

Wow, I need to keep up. Being busy is not good for my teachat addiction. Anyway, I highly recommend the kukicha baton. Yummy. But then, I'm a kukicha fan. :D Also, I second the vanilla black recommendation!

Glad to meet you!

~teaspoon