以口就茶 – Using Your Mouth to Drink Tea – Translated Post
A T4U post from 2012: Using your mouth to drink tea is a topic that has already been discussed quite extensively. Those who support and oppose the concept are always firmly dug into their respective camps, so I won’t say any more than is needed – I just want to quickly discuss my recent thoughts on … Continue reading 以口就茶 – Using Your Mouth to Drink Tea – Translated Post
That One Pumidor Post I Promised Over A Year Ago…
… though I can’t find said promise; maybe I felt guilty and retconned it out of existence. I’d like to say I’ve been busy working on pumidor stuff, but the truth is more like “I’ve been busy with school and started giving a shit about working on my pumidor again about two months ago”. This … Continue reading That One Pumidor Post I Promised Over A Year Ago…
Translated Article – Sealed Pu’er Storage Comparison Experiment
This article was retrieved here. All the usual caveats of my previously translated articles still apply here~ Please don’t shoot the messenger. For this one I will add a quick personal note: For anybody that somehow has not heard about sealed storage in the West, the first place you should absolutely go to find information … Continue reading Translated Article – Sealed Pu’er Storage Comparison Experiment
A Brown Mystery: Stamps and Skidmarks
Recently, Alex and I orchestrated a small group buy among a few friends to get our hands on some teas hoping to find some promising “winners.” One of these happened to be a ’03-’04 Brown Chantai that I picked up from a gentleman I very frequently purchase pu’er from in Taiwan. While I have had … Continue reading A Brown Mystery: Stamps and Skidmarks
So…have you all seen Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon? The famous Ang Lee movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is actually named based on a common Chinese idiom, describing somebody who conceals their talent. Our Jianghu hero Li Mubai (Chow Yun-Fat) is tasked with the duty of protecting a dangerously powerful sword, the Green Destiny – But in the days … Continue reading 急功近利
What’s in a water?
Short answer: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and hopefully not a whole lot else. Water gets discussed in the tea scene often enough, but I suspect that most people worry about it a lot when they’re brand-new, and proceed to forget about it shortly after. If you’re lucky, you’re like Sean and have glacial run-off on … Continue reading What’s in a water?
Impressions (2015 & 2017) YS
Today I decided to step several inches out of my comfor […]
It’s been quite the busy semester for me up here in quaint bum-fuck Reno. I’ve been preoccupied with teaching my first semester of Chinese at the university and trying to keep up with my own master’s degree. Of course, this hasn’t kept me from drinking tea, nor exploring the deep sea of information out there … Continue reading Wednesday Update
GB6/7 : Pretty Little Lüers/Aged White Teas [Closed]
If you don’t know the drill, read this. From what I’ve gathered around the traps, there’s a healthy amount of interest in aged white tea these days. Unfortunately, I know nothing about white teas. More-fortunately, a buddy of mine (Adrian, for those who know him) is bigly into them, has been Taobaoing baicha for a … Continue reading GB6/7 : Pretty Little Lüers/Aged White Teas [Closed]
GB5 (Bajiaoting Liming Bulangshan Qiaomu) Buy is live!
Same deal as before. If you don’t know the drill, read this. For those who’ve been involved in past buys, be aware that I’m asking for shipping upfront now so I don’t have to chase people up for it. The buy is most-likely full already, but if you want to be placed on the “just … Continue reading GB5 (Bajiaoting Liming Bulangshan Qiaomu) Buy is live!