Østerlandsk Thehus Shou Pu-erh

Oesterlandsk thehus shou - dry leaf

On the face of it this is a fairly ordinary shou, a good-but-not-great daily drinker.

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2010 Hai Lang Hui Wei Sheng

2010 Hai Lang Hui Wei - wrapped

I bought this 400 gram beeng back in October of last year over at House of Tea, and have spent the intervening period trying to find adequate time to sit down with it, and to get to know it.

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Espresso House Chai

Espresso House chai - packaging

“Look, they have chai”, observed Teaist Junior, as we ordered in our local branch of Nordic coffee chain Espresso House.

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Brewing Up With Bottled Water

This post is about another on-going experiment I’m running.

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Kettle Smackdown

caydanlik as kettle

During an idle moment I was looking at my çaydanlik, and for the first time it occurred to me that the lower pot, the kettle part, has a lid of its own. In normal use, of course, the upper pot in which the tea is brewed sits on top of it.

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The Tea Library – “The Life of Tea: A Journey to the World’s Finest Teas”

life of tea cover

This book appeared on my tea-radar when a review of it was featured on the Friday Roundup, a regular article on Nicole Martin’s excellent blog “Tea For Me Please“.

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2006 Haiwan Lao Tong Zhi Zhuānchá

2006 haiwan lao tong zhi - wrapped

This was another purchase from House of Tea.

I have a soft spot for both tea-bricks (Zhuānchá) and the produce of the Haiwan tea factory, so once I clapped eyes on this baby a sale was always going to be a likely outcome.

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