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JournalerMarie
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Location: Southern California, USA

Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:14 am

1bud2leaves wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:17 pm
Hi all,

How long have you been drinking tea?
36 years

What kind of tea do you drink?
Black teas, green, white

How do you prepare your tea?
Loose leaf, temp & brew specific

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
I want to learn more about cultivating tea

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
My wife is training as a tea sommelier, and I’m good at growing things so wanted to explore a marriage sorts of our two skills.

What is your location?
San Jose, California , USA (originally from Ireland)
Oh the idea of tasting tea grown and produced in California sounds awesome! I don't know enough about tea-growing to know whether we have good terroir for it, but I've been day-dreaming about tea plantations in Big Bear (a Southern California mountain range, for those who may be reading).
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LeoFox
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Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:19 pm

JournalerMarie wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:14 am

Oh the idea of tasting tea grown and produced in California sounds awesome! I don't know enough about tea-growing to know whether we have good terroir for it, but I've been day-dreaming about tea plantations in Big Bear (a Southern California mountain range, for those who may be reading).
Not Californian tea but here is a thread about Mississippi tea

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1514

And this company makes green tea in Hawaii

https://maunakeatea.com/
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debunix
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Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:55 pm

1bud2leaves wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:17 pm
What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
My wife is training as a tea sommelier, and I’m good at growing things so wanted to explore a marriage sorts of our two skills.

What is your location?
San Jose, California
Welcome!

Regarding growing tea in California, I've been gifted some samples of tea grown someplace in southern California by a farm that has a few plants that sounded like a hobby alongside the main crops. Some years back there were stories about Roy Fong of Imperial Tea Court in San Francisco buying land and planning larger scale production in California, but it seems like that is still years away from commercial production. I know we've had some posts here by people who have grown their own tea:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1577
and
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1479
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prcr
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Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:11 pm

Hello everyone, I'm Paulo from sunny Lisbon, Portugal.

How long have you been drinking tea?
Over 20 years now. I started drinking tea (mostly black and green) when I was in college to help me get through the frequent all-nighters to finish projects, or while studying for exams.

What kind of tea do you drink?
All kinds, but Chinese greens, Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs, and Chinese and Indian blacks are the ones I drink the most. I also enjoy a cup of Rooibos (not technically tea, I know) almost every evening after dinner.

How do you prepare your tea?
I typically brew a strong black tea western-style for breakfast, but I've been learning and practicing gong fu style brewing and that's how I drink most other teas during the day.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
I want to keep on exploring more tea varieties and origins, and to discover good puerh tea (sheng and shou) that I grow to enjoy.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
I'd say that the main factor is how tea helps me focus on whatever work or task I'm doing, and how it lightens my mood. Besides that, I find that focusing on all the aromas, flavors, and color of a cup of tea - or even better, going through the paces of a full gong fu session - helps me ground myself and is a much welcome pause in my daily routine.
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Sleepy
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Location: Finland

Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:18 pm

How long have you been drinking tea?

Proper tea (as in leaves, not them cheapo bags from supermarket) for about a month or two now.

What kind of tea do you drink?

I have currently tried puerh and oolong. Loving both of them. Can't wait to delve deeper and try more varieties and from different countries. Although next I want to try white tea.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?

I am on an extraordinary information-binge on yixing teapots, tea varieties and gongfu. I'm also trying to find a good teashop online.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?

I fell head first after I made the decision to buy my husband a yixing teapot for our anniversary this year. I have always wanted to love teas, they smell so beautiful but every tea I have ever had, had to be drowned in milk and sugar to extinguish the evil bitter taste of it (sorry, this was my opinion on tea :oops: ). Then that pot arrived and I bought three different teas (puerh and 2 different oolongs). And goodness me, I have been missing out.

So now I have 2 yixing teapots, 2 in the mail and I'm also eyeballing 2 eBay listings. I may have a problem...

What is your location?

Finland
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:38 pm

welcome!
le_dudette
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Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:25 am

How long have you been drinking tea?
Ive been more serious about drinking tea the last two years!

What kind of tea do you drink?
Loose-leaf baby! Although I'm willing to commit to a tea bag if there is nothing else available.

How do you prepare your tea?
For quality teas, I use my gaiwan. For all the rest, a filter.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
I'm an explorer, I'm taking courses here and there (mainly with Tea Drunk and Soy Te)

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
Great company and great discoveries.

What is your location?
México (Guadalajara)
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Bok
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Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:56 am

¡Bienvenida!
helotea
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Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:45 am

Hello. Everyone.

Nice to meet you here. This is helotea from Taiwan. We have been a whole seller of Taiwan Oolong tea for more than 30years. We sell to more than 100 tea shops in Taiwan. You can get almost all types of Taiwan Oolong from our company. Sicily corporation
We also collect Yixing Tea pots and sell them.

Hope we can make friends and know more about our Taiwan Oolong tea and Yixing Tea pot. Thank you.
Mr. Ting Sheng Lin
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yinyautong
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Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:47 pm

Hi all tea lovers!

My name is Marco and I'm from Hong Kong but lately moved to Canada with a tons of my Puerh tea collections.

As a Hong Konger, I used to drink Chinese tea in Chinese restaurant since I was a children but what made me love tea, especially Puerh tea, was that in about 2015/2016, my friend treated me a few cup of 2000 Orange Cheong Tai (橙昌泰). The tea cake as shown in my profile picture. I wondered why it tasted so great!

Since then, I had visited different tea shops and met some other Puerh lovers in Hong Kong. As there is an old say that the older the Puerh, the tastier and more aroma of it. I started to collect Puerh cakes and have wanted to taste them one by one. I think it will be fun to watch my Puerhs grow.

So, Puerh is my favourite tea. And I love wine too. I've just started writing a blog to share my tea and wine experience. I've the second purpose for the blog - to improve my English. You're most welcome to visit and leave comments in the blog which the link is in below.

yinyautong.wordpress.com

Again. Nice to meet you! all tea lovers. Let's have a good cup of tea!
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Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:56 pm

:mrgreen: Welcome everyone, looking forward to you sharing your tea experiences with us.
helotea
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Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:21 am

Hello everyone

Nice to meet you here.
Let me introduce myself here. Thank you.

Share something about yourself and your tea experience so far, so that other members will know something about you and where you are coming from.

A few examples of what you might share:

How long have you been drinking tea?

I have been drinking Taiwan Oolong tea for more than 30 years as our family have been an Oolong tea whole seller for more than 30 years.

What kind of tea do you drink?

Taiwan Oolong tea, most of the time.

How do you prepare your tea?

I normally use porcelain to make tea with a never-off oven to prepare hot water to brew tea.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
All types of tea I am interested in .

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
To drink Tea makes me happy.

What is your location?
I am in Taiwan.

Hope I can make some friends and know more about tea and tea pots.

Have a great day.
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LeoFox
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Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:26 am

helotea wrote:
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:21 am
Hello everyone

Nice to meet you here.
Let me introduce myself here. Thank you.

Share something about yourself and your tea experience so far, so that other members will know something about you and where you are coming from.

A few examples of what you might share:

How long have you been drinking tea?

I have been drinking Taiwan Oolong tea for more than 30 years as our family have been an Oolong tea whole seller for more than 30 years.

What kind of tea do you drink?

Taiwan Oolong tea, most of the time.

How do you prepare your tea?

I normally use porcelain to make tea with a never-off oven to prepare hot water to brew tea.

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?
All types of tea I am interested in .

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?
To drink Tea makes me happy.

What is your location?
I am in Taiwan.

Hope I can make some friends and know more about tea and tea pots.

Have a great day.
What is name of company?
filipes
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Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:32 pm

Hi, I’m Filip, I like chinese red, I really like good smoked lapsang, also white tea.

I have a small zini teapot that I use with most teas, 3 chaozhou cups is all I need. Sometimes porcelain gaiwan for change.

I’d like to get more into chinese oolong, so far I was just stepping around.. also taiwanese teas.

I’m always looking for nuances in tea, connection with your inner self, magic of the moment..

I live happily in Prague, Czech Republic. Looking foward to get to know all of you here :)
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teatray
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Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:50 am

How long have you been drinking tea?

Since I was a kid, but I sometimes make long coffee pauses (currently drinking both, OKAY?). I remember participating in the Shincha-OTTI 2013 & getting more serious about preparing & sourcing then. (Thanks Chip for introducing me to Sencha all those years ago, via all your excellent work on TC!)

What kind of tea do you drink?

Sencha, hongcha, pu'er (newb exploring), currently.

How do you prepare your tea?

Grandpa style, gongfu, whatever Japanese greens style is called, casual matcha (but my chawan broke :-().

What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now?

Pu'er & other heicha; Chinese greens for cup brewing.

What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and what is keeping you there?

It tastes pretty amazing.

What is your location?

Sofia, Bulgaria
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