Issue 30 on 29 November 2016
A Short Journey to Witness the Processing of Oriental Beauty
Oriental Beauty has always occupied a very unique position in the diverse and long-spanning history of tea. Although it is a type of oolong, it does not present any of the normal flavors we have learned to expect.
1998-2003 House Blend via FarWenwa [Episode 185]
A house-blended mix of 13yr+ pu’erh mixed in together. Generously sent to us courtesy of Geraldo at Far Wenwa.
Sipping Tea On The 35th Floor
Beautiful tea, a perfect view, and a trained staff do not always equal a good tea experience. This is what I learned at the second afternoon tea I had in London, at the Shangri-La hotel.
2015 Green Miracle by Yunnan Sourcing
The 2015 Green Miracle is one the most publicized shou puerh productions by Yunnan Sourcing coming out of last year. This 250 gram cake is made from light fermentation wild arbor material harvested in Spring of 2014 from 50-70 year old trees according to the Yunnan Sourcing website. For 22 dollars, it’s a good, affordably priced tea that could easily become a daily drinker.
Available Now — Tea: A User’s Guide
The day has finally come, my book Tea: A User’s Guide is now available! The work is a result of my 10 years as a student of tea. As you may know, tea is one of those subjects where the more you learn, the less you realize you know.