Hello again! I’ve been spending quieter mornings with my tea looking at more articles I just feel like translating. This one speaks to the “Gushu,” or “Ancient Tree” label, and how it stands in the market. It also briefly touches on arbor and plantation teas, discussing how the author views the situation as a whole, … Continue reading Don’t let “Gushu” become pu’er tea’s Negative Equity – Translated Article
A post written by one of my personal favorite bloggers (Ulumochi/烏魯木齊), getting down to the real marrow of the pu’er situation in China. The topics discussed can be reflected in many ways in the Western World. For many, this is nothing new, but I find the story and topic quite interesting, so I hope you … Continue reading A Story About Pu’er & Ideology – Translated Article
A quick link to the original article here. This one was done for a fellow tea enthusiast writing a paper on duckshit oolong for a folklore class. I hope this was educational and useful! Some of you may be somewhat familiar with the origin story, but there may be a few extra tidbits here and there. … Continue reading Duck Shit Oolong – Translated Article
I first came across Awazon looking for a cheap shou that I’d heard was tasty – the 2001/2005 Awazon Fine Aged Ripe (spoiler: it is – please leave it alone until I get around to buying a stack of it). With next to no knowledge of sheng I decided to add two raw cakes to … Continue reading Awazon – 2007 “Meihua” Sheng Pu’er Review
N.B This post was written in February 2018. Much has happened since, so expect to see updates shortly. This is my failure. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Different people add value to a community in different ways. Sometimes that means demonstrating how something can be improved, sometimes it means cocking … Continue reading Exemplars
Hello there! You read blogs online? You’re hip? You drink tea? But…maybe are not familiar with the Chinese language! Fear not! This list – though not by any means comprehensive – may help you navigate those online terms. You too can practice them and be one of the hip kids on the corner! Unfortunately I … Continue reading Quickie: Chinese Tea Tasting Terms
I’d like to thank anyone taking the time to check out our site, and I hope you all find something to enjoy here. For my (if not actually the) first post, I’ll start as I mean to go on, and share a feverish sales pitch my opinion of a suitably highbrow production – White2Tea’s 2017 … Continue reading White2Tea – 2017 Lumber Slut Shou Pu’er Review
We are the Dead Leaves Club.