Fell into tea years ago, and for a while my experience was limited to Japanese greens and a few flavored teas. My tea epiphany came a couple of years ago when I discovered jade oolongs. That was the gateway drug to the world of fine tea and teaware.
With the exception of a handful of lightly scented teas, I drink mostly straight tea. I’m on an oolong kick these days but will always have a soft spot for green tea. Love fresh green and floral flavors. I also enjoy white tea and tisanes. I am slowly beginning to explore black and puerh tea. I lean towards Chinese black teas and young sheng.
Other non-tea interests include: cooking and food, reading, traveling when I can, nature, alternative medicine, and of course putzing around on the interwebs.