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ssosa
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Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:07 pm

Hello!! My name is Salvador Sosa and you can find me @salvadorsosa.13 on instagram.

How long have you been drinking tea? - since 2007!

What kind of tea do you drink? - All kind of tea and from all over the world

How do you prepare your tea? depends on the tea...

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now? Very specialized information.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there? My first time drinking tea was in 2007, before that I used to drink only fruit and herbal tisanes. But I felt in love with tea since first sip (I still remember the smell of that tea "Oriental Beauty"). Now I own a tea company in Mexico (SINENSIS) parnering with International Tea Importers (USA).


I hope I can learn and help a lot!!!...


What is your location? Tijuana and Pachuca Mexico
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Victoria
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Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:14 pm

Welcome to TeaForum @ssosa nice to finally see you joining us here Salvador. I’ve mentioned you here many times as an expert, and remember we also included a special gyokuro of yours for our Inaugural Tasting at TeaForum. It was so good! Thank you 🍃
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pedant
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Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:16 pm

hey, @ssosa! @Victoria has mentioned you before. nice to "meet" you!
ssosa
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:07 am

:D :D Nice to meet you too!! ... I hope that Victoria said something good about me!! :P :P
pedant wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:16 pm
hey, ssosa! Victoria has mentioned you before. nice to "meet" you!
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debunix
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:08 pm

Victoria wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:14 pm
we also included a special gyokuro of yours for our Inaugural Tasting at TeaForum. It was so good! Thank you 🍃
It WAS so good. I hoarded a second package of that tea until just a month or two ago, and it was still so good. Thank you for the great tea....and looking forward to learning and sharing more here with you.
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Nova02
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Location: Virginia, USA

Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:06 pm

Hello, one and all! My name is Benjamin T, and I'm a 19 year old college student who loves eastern tea culture!

How long have you been drinking tea?
- I've always drunk tea over the years, but it was the low quality store brand/teabag kind of stuff. I only discovered what I've heard described as "true tea" this last January, and have been absorbing a massive amount of information daily ever since. I am pretty much exclusively enthralled with eastern tea culture; I know the most about Chinese tea culture, but am learning a lot about Japanese and Taiwanese tea culture right now as well.

What kind of tea do you drink?
- I actually started my tea journey with pu-erh, as it was essentially the only tea I hadn't heard about before and was thus very interesting. I have since moved on, realizing it just isn't for me, and am now a drinker of Chinese/Japanese greens, aged white teas (the only tea that I have a Yixing pot for, funnily enough), and any kind of oolong!

How do you prepare your tea?
- I brew my tea with a gaiwan (gong fu style) or my Yixing teapot. I'm going to get a kyusu shortly to brew my Japanese greens in, because gaiwans aren't the best tools for the job.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
- Pretty much anything. I think I've learned the most about green and white teas, so perhaps I'd like to learn more about oolong, black, and yellow teas.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
- To preface, I'm a very information-oriented person: I love learning new things, and retain new information very well. I am also an avid foodie, loving fancy foods and beverages (true tea is one of the ultimate fancy beverages in my opinion haha). I first started delving into tea when I had a thought early this year, "what exactly is tea made from?" Finding out that all types of tea (herbal, yerba mate, etc not included) are made from the same plant just blew my mind, and I had to know more about how that worked. I kept delving deeper and deeper into the history and technique of tea, and pretty soon, I was hooked. 6 months later, and this is now a lifestyle. I've acquired tea trays, gaiwans, tea cups, Yixing teapots, and an astounding amount of tea, and I've loved every second of it.

What is your location?
- I'm based in Virginia, USA!
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Victoria
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Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:09 am

Welcome to TeaForum @Nova02. A few of us are in the area, right now I’m in Annapolis visiting. Maybe one day we meet 🍃
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Nova02
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Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:48 pm

Thanks @@Victoria for the warm welcome! I'd be honored.
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Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:28 pm

welcome, @Nova02!
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Quentin
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Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:45 pm

How long have you been drinking tea?
Not very long, around 6 months - so far I've been loving working through my shincha stockpile.

What kind of tea do you drink?
I mainly drink Japanese green teas, I especially love fukamushi! When I'm not in the mood for an umami bomb then I'll usually drink white peony, jasmine, and Jin Xuan Oolong.

How do you prepare your tea?
Yuzamashi + kyusu for greens, otherwise gongfu for my Chinese teas. I generally brew solo with my tasting note-cards due to not knowing anyone else interested in tea.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
Right now I'm just starting to understand how how large the world of tea is, and how little I know about it. Currently, I'm specifically interested in clay/tea interactions and teaware production methods/materials.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
Originally, I really didn't like tea, the only times I had tea was at generically asian restaurants pre-pandemic, and it never really tasted good to me. But after developing an appreciation for Japanese pottery, I bought a kyusu made by Sekiryu and some green teas with hopes that the teas I've had in the past were just brewed in a way that I didn't like, and to my surprise I fell in love with all the different things you can taste in a cup of tea! (The fact that after a cup of fukamushi I could taste cherries was mind blowing!)

Since then I've been trying all the different kinds of teas I can get my hands on and keeping notes on all of the ways they taste unique. Brewing tea has become one of the most comforting and harmonious things in my life, and I'm so excited to have found this forum and hope that I'll be able to one day help others with their own tea journeys.

What is your location?
Minnesota, USA (Twin Cities)
kekstee
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Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:16 pm

How long have you been drinking tea?
Basic western style okay-ish black tea and some oolong forever, only got more interested in gong fu brewing and more tea types with some online research 5 years ago.

What kind of tea do you drink?
Mostly Chinese, some Sencha from time to time. If I had to name a favourite it would be sheng puerh, different oolongs a close second, but I like to try different things.

How do you prepare your tea?
Gaiwans, Yixing pots...

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
I'm looking to get a nice collection of teaware I like now that I begin to have an opinion on the teas I drink.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
I've always drunk lots of tea and it was interesting to look for more interesting teas. I knew there was more out there from occasional good stuff I tried.

What is your location?
Germany
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debunix
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Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:55 pm

Welcome!
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