Well you folks did it again. Wasn't it enough to get me interested in fountain pens and paper and send me down that bottomless pit? Now you have tweaked my interest in the fine tea arena. As a confirmed heavy coffee drinker of many years I must admit that I am intrigued that a cup of tea can go to the height of enjoyment that some of you describe. My experience with tea is limited to iced tea and the very occasional cup of Lipton or Tetley. Well it's too late now. My interest is piqued and I just ordered myself a yixing pot and gaiwan from Steve over at Jasetea. Reading all that I can here and other locations as well. I want to try them all. Heck, I am 62 years old so I need to get started on an accelerated basis so any advice or tea recommendations would be appreciated. I want to get a green, an oolong, a puerh and whatever else you might recommend. I am still not sure that I know the difference between a raw or cooked puerh in terms of which I would like better. I do know that I have read so much about the High Mountain Oolongs that I have to have one of those. Geez if what I read about that tea is true then drinking it ought to make me live pretty near forever. A good book recommendation would be welcomed as well. Again, THANKS A LOT GUYS.