“Tea is an act complete in its simplicity. When I drink tea, there is only me and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves. There are no worries about the future. No dwelling on past mistakes.”-Thich Nhat Hanh
Tea has been a part of my life for a long time. It started in college as a healthier way to get my required caffeine. Coffee tasted terrible to me, so I tried drinking tea. I remember making my first Lipton green tea bag at my apartment and thinking, well, this isn’t going to work either. Later that week, a tech podcast I listened to had a loose-leaf tea company as one of their advertisers so I gave that a try and discovered how wide the world of tea was. Earl Grey, Ceylon, Assam, Oolong, there was always more tea to try. In 2009, I started this blog to keep track of what I had tried, what I liked, and help others find some good tea along the way.
It’s been a while since then. Around 2012, I fell away from blogging here, but not drinking tea mind you! I’ve continued to drink more and varied teas as time has passed; I even got one of my friends who mocked my “dirt-water” drinking several cups a day. Now, I’ve decided it’s time to start sharing again. Sharing teas I have liked, fun tea shops to visit, and some of the other interesting things I have learned along the way. Ideally, I can help someone else start to enjoy tea as much as I do.
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