Issue 12 on 30 June 2015
the Back-Up Plan
Every pu head needs to have a back up plan for those occasions when drinking puerh just isn't possible.
2014 Essence of Tea’s Guafengzhai — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #35
Don’t blink or look at the price. This is the first part of a two episode series of extended sessions with a pair of very premium (and also very nice) young raw pu’erhs. First up is Essence of Tea’s Guafengzhai.
Recognizing the Leaf
We two – India and China – have a strange relation when it comes to tea. We have nothing in common except that tea came to India from China and was established by the British on a slavery model to outsmart China on its profitability.
Spirals: Part 2
Article by Lindsey Goodwin, Arthurian Mythologist.
Or when I hear someone say they don’t drink tea because the tannic acid in it bothers their stomachs or gives them a headache, I just cringe.
Way of Whisking
In my tea class, I noticed that the tea taste differ, depending on student preparing it even though we use the same utensils, water and matcha.
Chicago is far enough north that hot tea sells well six months of the year and in sweltering summers ice tea surges making it one of the best locations for tea retail in the U.S.
Tea is both forever and not forever.
The lasting nature of tea culture will surely outlive all of us. The tea next to you and I right now is not going to always be there so we might as well enjoy it.
Review: Ocharaka - Sakura Natural blend
The scent of Sakura stands out very strongly and reminds me of the Sakura-mochi Japanese sweet, which is a pound rice cake filled with bean paste and flavored with Sakura petals.
Global Tea Hut: May 2015 - Rainforest
May's Global Tea Hut envelope brought a De Hong wild purple raw puerh from spring of 2011. Rainforest strikes me as a perfect name for a tea from Yunnan.