Issue 16 on 27 July 2015
Solace of Tea
There are two types of teapot suitable for premium tea. They are small pots without a handle; known as shiboridashi and hohin.
Sticks or tea?
If you think this is just a pile of sticks, you’re not wrong. It is, mostly, just a pile of sticks, with a few really broken leaves. It is, however, a bancha.
2014 Huang Pian Ripe Puerh from Crimson Lotus
IBS#32 w/Denny on the Bear Lake Trail
The Circle is Complete
This cake has spent its entire life in storage at our place - we bought our house at almost exactly the same time as we bought these cakes.
Japanese Tea Export to Europe
Exporting tea into Europe is known to be a struggle in many aspects. The largest issue tea importers and exporters tend to encounter is in relation to residue levels of chemicals and fertilisers, as the European health regulations are known to be very strict.
How to Make Instant Ice Tea the Gong Fu Way!
We know it is summer, and drinking a hot cup of tea might not be as desirable as it during the autumn or winter months. As a result, an old dog decide to share his little secret of how to make an instant ice tea with your teapot.