It wouldn't be polite to start this blog without a proper introduction of myself.
My name is Rist Van de Weyer and I'm a young man aged 19 from the Flemish part of Belgium.We don't exactly have a tea culture, we prefer to drink beer and luckily we have lots of great beers. I,ofcourse, love good beer aswell- mainly imperial stouts and lambics. My dad had his cellar packed with ols gueuzes and lambics and that's how my journey in the world of taste started. After beer I started to get interested in whisky's and if there is one thing in the whole world that gives me complete satisfaction it's drinking a nice dram of whisky on a nice evening. Till now, it's the most complex drink I know even great wines cannot match its complexity.
|George and me|
|Isn't it beautiful?|
A few days later George called me and I went to see him. He said he had a present for me and gave me this wooden box. I opened it and what I found was a beautiful cup made by his friend, he told me it was "leopard cup" and when I opened it I could understand why he named it like that.
After I received my cup we went to the teafields a few times together and I learned so much from him. If there is 1 person I have to thank for changing my life so drastically it would be him.
|A pair of cups|
My passion for tea is growing bigger and bigger every single day and hopefully you will be able to feel the energy when you're reading my blog. I'm stil a beginner and I'm no-where compareable to real teaconnoiseurs and teamasters but I'm doing my best to make some beautiful pictures, give objective taste descriptions of teas -in the degree it's possible to do this objective- and just do my best to write nice, enjoyable blogs.
To end this first blog I want to thank you all and I hope we'll have an amazing journey together.I hope we'll be able to discover many more things about tea every single day.