The Tea Library – Tales of the Tea Trade, by Michelle and Rob Comins

Tales from the tea trade front cover

This was one of those books that everyone seemed to be reading earlier in the year, and given all the good reviews I read I simply had to order a copy for my own tea library.

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2020 Dung Ding

Dung Ding - dry leaf

My supplies of Bai Mu Dan, my morning leaf of choice, were rapidly dwindling, so I had to either make an order sharpish, or risk going without.

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Farmer Leaf Autumn 2018 Jingmai Gushu

Autumn 2018 Jingmai gushu - sample packet

Over the past few months it felt as though I’d been giving priority to the daily drinker side of my stash, so when I found the tea buying coffers pleasantly full I decided to have a mini splurge of sorts.

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Hong Yu White

Taiwan Hong Yu White - dry leaf

I first spotted these leaves when I was logged onto House of Tea to re-stock on their Bai Mu Dan.

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2010 Yi Wu Hai Lang Hao Wild Arbor Sheng – Part 2

2010 yi wu hai lang hao wild arbor redux - wrapped

I knew I’d give in to temptation sooner or later.

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Pi Luo Chun

pi luo chun - dry leaf

This tea came my way in the form of a free 3 gram sample that was included in a recent order I made over at House of Tea.

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2011 Nan Nuo Shou

2011 nan nuo shou - wrapped

This was one of a pair of beengs I recently bought to help prop up the shou side of my stash.

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A Place For Everything…

tidy up - drawer

…and everything in its place…

When I unexpectedly found the remains of a tuo that I thought I’d polished off some time ago it became apparent that I really needed to re-organise my stash.

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Wuhan Jiarun Huiming Organic Sheng

Wuhan Jiarun Huiming Organic Sheng - wrapped

As the name suggests, this tea is a product of the Wuhan Jiarun Tea Co. Ltd., who are based in Wuhan, Hubei Province.

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Steeper At The Gates Of Dawn

slshc balcony - trangia

Or, “Ode To Some Beautiful Leaves I Infused On My Balcony One Midsummer Morning”

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