Issue 27 on 28 December 2015
Be Careful What You Wish For
Gentle Reader, as we look back at 2015, I am forced to conclude that one must be careful what one wishes for.
The Energy of Old Teas
The dark colors of this 30 year old loose puerh tea displays the sign of age but hidden from sight lies a deeper and more profound transformation. The energy of old tea is soft and nurturing whilst being expansive and powerful.
2007 Colds and Flu
In general, I don’t drink many teas with 2-10 years of age. With all the storage experiments I’ve been doing, I can taste fermentation and storage to the point where it screams at me and obliterates the subtleties for me at first.
2007 Taetea Dayi 7592
This is a Taetea (aka Dayi) ripe cake. Produced by Menghai Tea factory in 2007, this Dayi (logo name) tea cake blend is call 7592. 4 digit names were commonly used especially by Dayi to name their teas. Some very popular dayi tea cakes include 7542, 8582 and 7572.
Separating the Tea from the Chaff
We are experiencing a new renaissance in tea. This new era of interconnectedness allows a few taps on a screen to connect an American in the rural Midwest with tea from a remote Yunnan village.