Monthly Archives: September 2016

Da Yu Ling

Before I go any further, let it be noted that I recorded my tasting notes for this tea on the back of an old shopping list.

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Quote of the Day

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Anji Bai Cha

There’s no doubt about it, if you’re truly serious about your love of the leaf, then Anji Bai Cha, or Anji (a county in Zhejiang province) White Tea is simply one of the teas you’re going to have to taste … Continue reading

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The Tea Library – “Tea Wisdom”

A short and sweet review for a brilliant little book today.

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Grandpa Style

If the gong-fu style of tea preparation, with its elaborate equipment, detailed methodology, and precise amounts and temperature control represents yin, then its yang can be thought of to be the “Grandpa style” method of steeping tea leaves.

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2012 Ba Da Sheng Pu-erh

I can’t help it, but I’m a sucker for loose leaf sheng Pu-erh.

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Broken Cup, Empty Leaves

The teacup bears the scars of a collision with a much larger gaiwan, a trauma it was never going to recover from.

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