Issue 19 on 17 August 2015
I'm All Wet (and So Are You)
One thing that bugs the crap out of me is when I read about a tea head who has brewed his $20-200 cake for 5 steeps and quit. Yes, I mean you. I am going to show up at your building with a 5 gallon bucket and dumpster-dive your trash can for those leaves you threw out.
We have known one another for so long, Gentle Reader, that I feel as if I can confide in you. Among the veritable plethora of "things that yank my chain", up there near the top is "pairing tea".
Evaluating & Purchasing Teas. A Few Things That Might Alter Your Perception.
There’s alot that goes on in perception. Taste is a fickle thing that is heavily influenced by a number of factors. The fact of the matter is in dramatically different settings, the cup even if it is identical can taste totally different. It’s not even necessarily environmental.
A TEA WARE GUIDE TO CHINESE GONG FU TEA CEREMONY
If you are new to the world of Chinese tea it is essential that you get to know the basic components of the Chinese Gong Fu tea ceremony. The following is a complete list of everything required for the ceremony.
The Definitive Guide to Tea Cocktails
The following is an interview I conducted with my good friend, Tyler Fry. Tyler is a bartender at Chicago’s famed “The Violet Hour.”