Issue 21 on 1 September 2015
2005 Xiaguan 8653 via Taobao — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #44
2005 Xiaguan 8653 acquired directly from Taobao. A good way to get inexpensive slightly-aged factory productions.
The future of Tea Talk.
You may have noticed that the past few weeks have been rather quiet on Tea Talk. There is a good reason for that.
Just. Drink. Tea.
You heard me, Just. Drink. Tea. Many of us get caught up in where a tea comes from, what harvest, cultivar etc. and sometimes that’s good but many times it distracts us and detracts from enjoying the tea for what it is.
Bamboo Herbal Tea - Zhu Ke Cha
Zhu Ke Cha - literally translated as bamboo wrapped tea is actually a black tea compressed to small balls and wrapped with the outer cover of a bamboo stem.
Revisiting Storage of Puerh Teas
The weather this week in Wisconsin is expected to be warm and humid, unlike the cold, dry and then rainy weather of the past two weeks. So I open up all my crocks and the pumidor for what may well be one of the last very warm weeks of summer.