You know you're "addicted" to tea when ....
When one of your friends comes over after the break to chat and do homework you make them smell all of your new teas and then all of your old teas. You then decide you have to have them try at least two of the teas, hoping that they will LOVE it!Or, anytime you have a group over to watch a movie you automatically make everyone their favorite loose leaf without them even having to ask.
Or when you introduce people to a new tea and you remember their tea preference before you remember their major…
HAHA! My boyfriend and I live together, and I make him smell my teas on almost a daily basis…mmmmm tea! I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m crazy!
I love people’s reactions when they smell teas that are a little different! Most of my teas are fairly sweet, but a lot of people freak out when they smell even something simple like a genmai cha!
When tea shipments show up at your door that you don’t even remember ordering…
This happens to me with swaps, sometimes I’m involved in so many that I get a package that I have NO recollection of swapping for! Then I get worried and think I haven’t sent out my side of the swap when I did… 2 weeks ago. Sigh, my tea memory is terrible.
@Alphakitty: I use the inbox to remind me and when particulary organized: in my Trello
You have to organize your samples by type of tea, or they become overwhelming
I really need to do this! Thinking of getting some big mason jars and dividing them up that way so it’s a bit more organized.
Not only do I organize my tea by brand and type, but I also have them inventoried in this same manner….Do I have a problem???
right now, they are grouped by swapper so i remember who to mention in the tasting notes
but i was planning to make index cards for each tea so i can organize them however i want. tried using The Brain too but too much work
You anticipate tea related messages or comments on steepster more than things that involve your personal life.
You cross a national border and travel over 200 miles to attend a tea festival.
looks around the room
Oye, I have problems in other areas too then. I do this for tattoo conventions.
When a substantial amount of your compost consists of used tea leaves.
you are planning sample orders of types of tea you know you are not crazy about!
A – The only thing your receive for your birthday is tea. And you didn’t even tell them to.
B – You dream about tea and Steepsters members.
C – You refuse to buy green/white tea from most cafe’s because they use boiling water. Or just brew it incorrectly.
D – You leave the bags behind and go straight for loose leaf.
E – Your friend and family have to tell you to stop talking about tea.
F – You spend over £100 a month on tea that you quite frankly don’t need.
G – You have to make your own tea because that way you know it will be done correctly
H – You carry tea in your handbag to drink when you get to work or a friends house.
I – An order from a tea supplier can take a month or two for you to fully complete while you triple check your selections and samples.
I’m leaving it there but you get my points :)
I’m still in bed, just woke up, & I’m reading Steepster posts on my iPad & contemplating my first cup of the day…yawn…
You plan your travels near and far around locations of tea shops and tea adventures. For example, on my recent trip to Colorado I visited Teatulia Tea cafe (Denver) and the Celestial Seasonings Factor (Boulder). I did the same with London, England, etc.