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Anyone else here feel like a total dork while using these forums?
I’m sitting in my campus’ cafe with my laptop, laughing quietly to myself about…. tea humor.

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Angrboda said

Oh GOD yes! This is the one place apart from Facebook where I don’t really mind colleagues finding me. One of them saw me reply to a different forum topic today and I think she read some of it while I was typing. (We are five people in the lab, sharing one computer. Obviously this is not our primary work station) I wondered what she might be thinking, especially considering we had a conversation a few days ago about her wanting to try and get something else, but didn’t know where to start so she always fell back on her tried and true herbal. I had a dork moment when I realised I’d started advising to ask for a couple of samples the next time she went to the shop.

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Cofftea said

Dork? No. I love forums. And a forum about tea is that much better! Actually, I’m glad they’re here. Steepster was getting really boring.

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Auggy said

Oh yeah, total dork here. The live stream is ADDICTIVE. But then even without Steepster I feel like a tea dork. But in a good way.

Cofftea said

Dork no. Addict yes. LOL

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LOL – Most people think I am a dork anyways when they see how much tea I buy, drink, and LOVE…so…this feels like home, actually.

Tea DORKS, NERDS, & FREAKS Welcome
:)

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When I’m actually drinking the tea, I feel cool enough. Especially because it’s a good way to look all sophisticated and intellectual in front of friends.
But when I’m going on an online forum… to engage in obscure tea conversation… XD

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takgoti said

I am at one with my geekiness, having practiced the art in many other facets of life before finding tea. I’m ranked regionally. Fourth.

Carolyn said

Wow! I bow before your superior geekiness. No doubt you know exactly what kinds of tea each of the denizens in the Trek universe enjoyed. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to arrange a SF tea party?

takgoti said

Change that F to a W and you’ve got yourself a deal.

teaplz said

I’m with you on the super-nerd thing!

Carolyn said

OK, I’ve thought about this and clearly I am not geeky enough to understand. SF is science fiction. What is SW?

Auggy said

Star Wars?

takgoti said

HAH, I totally thought you were saying Star Fleet. [Yes, I meant Star Wars.]

Abbreviation fail!


I thought you were both talking about San Francisco.

takgoti said

I wish. I’d totally be watching House reruns in my brother’s living room right now, contemplating whether I wanted to trek down to Hukilau.

I need to go back to that city sometime… I actually have a friend there now, so I have a place to crash. And of course, once I have a connection up there (aside from two of my family members), I move another 300 miles away from it. Ah! College. I hate it.

Carolyn said

Ah, Star Fleet. I get it now. Though that would have brought me to another area of geekdom: playing Star Fleet Battles and other wargames, which is not nearly as good for tea drinking.

Is there tea in Star Wars? There’s apparently quite a bit in Trek.

takgoti said

I was never a big Trekkie, but I can see that being the type of thing they’d use on the show.

Not really any tea in Star Wars so far as I know, but my knowledge to it centers around the original three movies. [The more recent trilogy is dead to me.]

ashmanra said

I’m with you, Takgoti! The first three are awesome! My son and godson are in the 501st Garrison, a charity oriented costuming group that makes movie grade costumes that have to be approved down to the tiniest detail by “the big guys.” Son has a sand trooper armor set and a stormtrooper set, godson is an Imperial Gunner and also cosplays (quite well, actually!) as the ninth Doctor! Proud to be geeks here!

Serenity said

How dorky is it that I know that T’Pol drank primarily chamomile tisanes, but had green tea, too, I think, at least once?? (ST Enterprise) And of course we have Jean Luc Picard declaring, “Early Grey! Hot!” (TNG). Yeah, pretty durn dorky.

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Marie said

I’m so happy to finally found a social community devoted to tea! I’m not religious (spiritual though), however I feel like I’m on a stealth 007 mission to convert the masses to the heavenly joys of loose leaf tea. My mom is slowly coming over to the “dark” side – but still doesn’t mind using bagged dust and fannings (BOGGLES MY MIND! and yet I still love her dearly). I used to LOVE coffee, but the caffeine became too much for me, so I had to downgrade to tea, and then discovered loose leaf tea and wondered where it had been all my life. So I welcome the forum dork status if that’s what we’re calling this, but it’s still worth it to me to be able to connect with all of you about tea. Thanks guys and gals! :)

takgoti said

You are my long lost identical tea story twin.

Cofftea said

Me too, except for the used to love coffee part. I still do!

gmathis said

Ironically and with some embarrassment, I’ve often thought that I do a better job of sharing my tea addiction than I do sharing my faith and deepest beliefs. With that said, I think it’s great to find folks who can talk at length and in depth about one of my favorite topics! (In SW Missouri, the most common concept of tea involves ice and Splenda. Ick.)

Cofftea said

I agree gmathis, I need to get better at sharing my faith.

ashmanra said

LOL! Gmathis, you hit that nail on the head for me, too!

Tea IS my faith.

…It’s way less obnoxious and presumptive to “share” with others, too. In the case of loose leaf tea, there are actually still people left on the planet who haven’t heard of it already. Just saying.

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shesteeps said

My husband is worried it is an addiction-probably is but one that isn’t bad for me. I mean its not like I would go through withdrawl if I didn’t have tea, I’d just have to drink something else not as tasty. He started out liking the idea as I do not have many hobbies other than reading-now I think he secretly thinks I am crazy.

Cofftea said

My mom says the same thing, but she also used to nag me that I didn’t drink enough water. I have absolutely no motivation to drink something that has no taste. Since I started drinking tea my liquid consumption has shot THRU THE ROOF!:)

I make tea for my family at gatherings (like I will be this upcoming thanksgiving.) They all sit around, insist that it’s very good (as if they’d know…), and say to each other: “at least it’s not drugs.”

Cofftea said

My local tea shop sells a green tea called Souljito, their take on a mojito… Although I’m not quite sure how that works cuz it has no rum flavor at all and has cucumber in it… don’t get me wrong, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE cucumber mojitos, but I’d think they’d go traditonal. So I’m going to take some over to my aunt’s for Christmas- gonna make it 2x strength and substitute 1oz of water per 6oz serving w/ rum, then all they need to do is pour it over ice. I doubt anyone will like it, so more for me:)

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teafiend said

I have a crown that proclaims me Queen of the Dorks. And this was before tea. Even my professors think I’m a dork, and I work with entomologists. I’ve thankfully kicked the anime stage of my life, but started back into dinosaurs. I’m not sure there’s much of a difference.

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Lynxiebrat said

I revel in my geekyness so I just added tea to the long list of stuff that I love.

Tea in the Star Wars Universe. Hmm, Offhand I don’t remember it being mentioned in any of the books, nor in the prequels, (Well didn’t have any need to see the last one, knew how it was going to end.)

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