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Greetings from Adagio’s new insider in Europe!

by criteaque » Jan 8th, '08, 09:27

Dear all,

It’s a pleasure to finally be part of such a vibrant community of tea enthusiasts! My name is Stepas and I am looking after Adagio operations on the Old Continent. I’m currently based in London and hope to gain many converts in countries where gourmet tea is still a rather unfamiliar concept. It’s surprising that even in a country such as Britain, where "tea time" is part of country’s cultural identity (in the same way as the Queen), the overwhelming majority of tea is drunk in the form of "dust" - or as the locals call it "British Rail" (talk about clichés).

As far as my preferences for tea go, I have to admit that I’m still a relative rookie in this respect (my drink of choice being still water), but generally enjoy oolong and green teas. Hope to learn more about the various nuances from such a passionate and knowledgeable crowd here! (I already had a chance to roam through some very interesting posts)

I am also looking forward to an increased participation from our European visitors in voicing their opinion and queries, in order to make this exchange about tea a truly global thing.

Looking forward to seeing you all in TeaChat!

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by Angela Justice » Jan 8th, '08, 09:54

Welcome Stepas from Adagio West!

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Jan 8th, '08, 10:19
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by criteaque » Jan 8th, '08, 10:19

Thank you Angela. Hope to meet you soon! I wish you a great start to the New Year!

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by xine » Jan 9th, '08, 16:30

Hello Stepas! Hope to see you in the states soon. Enjoy!

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by Chip » Jan 9th, '08, 16:41

Is there rooom for a mod in this adagio reunion?

Welcome to TeaChat, Stepas. Stop by and have a cup of green with us anytime.

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by Mary R » Jan 9th, '08, 17:43

Well if Chip's going to squeeze into the reunion, I will too!

Welcome, criteaque! Or should I say "pip, pip, cheerio!"

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by Chip » Jan 9th, '08, 18:00

Top a the evening to ya...cuppa British rail, anyone?

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by Lama » Jan 10th, '08, 04:51

I posted a little feedback for you criteaque.
I hope it will help :)

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by criteaque » Jan 10th, '08, 07:53

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I think there’s always room in Adagio’s posse, especially for "gatekeepers" like Chip and Mary 8)

By the way, British Rail is usually drunk with 3 spoons of sugar and a healthy dose of milk, in order to enhance its gourmet taste :lol:

Looking forward to contribute to this wonderful forum.

Cheers!

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by hop_goblin » Jan 10th, '08, 11:12

Welcome from across the pond!

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by CynTEAa » Jan 17th, '08, 20:09

I know I'm super late - but a BIG welcome to Stepas!

~Cynthia

:D

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by criteaque » Jan 18th, '08, 04:08

lol! and a HUGE thank you, Cynthia!

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by skywarrior » Jan 18th, '08, 13:26

Welcome!! :D

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by Wesli » Jan 18th, '08, 15:23

Wazzzauuuuup

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by fencerdenoctum » Jan 18th, '08, 15:58

I should have said hello a long while ago. This is a horrid breach of my draconian 19th Century moral code. I cry your pardon.

Great to have you with us!

The Tea Sipping Swordsman,
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