Issue 17 on 3 August 2015
Sourcing Report - Spring 2015, China - Qimen (祁門)
We’re finally at our last report about our Spring 2015 sourcing trip to China! Prior to leaving Huangshan (黃山), Yellow Mountain, and visiting Qimen (祁門), we made an attempt to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore the beautiful granite peaks.
Age Da Hong Pao
Da Hong Pao is a famous oolong tea that originates from the beautiful and scenic Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China.
Review: Gold Tea
What? a gold tea? Yes, that was my reaction too when I heard of this tea at first instance.
Matcha Man Official Commercial
Matcha Man again
The Circle is Overcomplete
The Peacock of Bulang went well, last week, and thus emboldened, I dug through some of my old samples to find a bit more Dayi: the 8582-805.
5+ Year Old “Menghai County” Raw Pu’erh [July 2015 Tea Drinking Report]
Shoutouts to Dignitea, Brian (double B), and Hster for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is!
Sexy Tea Names
People say you can't get everything you want in a tea. But that's not true. If the definition of Qi is the spiritual energy running through everything in the universe, then tea can be She, He and It.
Quotations About Tea
Doing nothing is respectable at tea. ~Saying quoted in Sasaki Sanmi, Sadô Saijiki
The Pearl River Delta and Puer Storage Thoughts
A big shift has been set into motion, I am moving to South China! This will not be my first time dwelling in the Pearl River Delta (referred to as PRD from here on out), but it has been several years since I last lived in Guangdong province.