Tea has changed my life. First it was Lipton green tea at work. That evolved into Stash, to Tazo, then to Steve Smith teas. I started wandering down the tea aisle in Wegman’s and started picking things off the shelf. Went to my local Teavana and talked with a very nice girl who answered all my (probably stupid) questions and then picked up Silver Needle and Dragonwell teas. Bought a book called “The Tea Drinker’s Handbook” and started looking at various tea distributor websites. Found Steepster. Life altered.
I bring tea to parties for a nice drink before a beer or two. I drink it with breakfast and in the late hours of the night. It wakes me up and calms me down. It feels like a friend who I want to tell everyone about yet keep them all to myself. I love the history of it, the intimacy of it, the entire world of it.
Favs: Love me some white tea. Blends are okay when sharing with people but when I’m alone or have the late night blues, then Silver Needle it is. Matcha for when I need to calm down while making it and to refocus after I drink it. I like more delicate green teas rather than the potent and grassy ones. Until I find a black tea that blows me out of the water, I’m not really focused on them right now. I’m still learning about oolongs and pu’erh’s.
About me: I have two Masters degrees (Education and creative writing), write short stories, draw a comic strip and have ridden my bicycle across the country alone.