Same deal as before. If you don’t know the drill, read this. Wow. Four hours and we have enough people to run a buy… I’ll continue accepting expressions of interest in case anybody ghosts or we get enough people to fill a second pool. Here’s the form to determine budget, timing and level of interest. … Continue reading Taobao Lottery Round 4 is open for EoI
Be patient therefore, teafriends, until the coming of the patina. See how the steeper waits for the precious fruit of the leaf, being patient about it, until her pot receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the patina is at hand. Patience is a … Continue reading The Gospel of James
Look hard enough at any scene where experts and amateurs congregate around a subjective experience, and you’ll find a conflict simmering beneath the surface between new(bies) and old(-timers), articulable facts and the knowledge and awareness that comes only with extensive experience and exposure. This is something that relatively-green community members like myself have to be … Continue reading A Disturbance in the Force
GB3 is currently at capacity. Teas have been purchased and should be on their way to y’all within two weeks. Here is the link to join the group-buy waitlist. Man that filled up fast. This buy is capped at 19 slots (excluding me). For the next few days, priority will be given to those who filled … Continue reading Taobao Group Buy 3 is live! Register here.
Update to previous post from here. After consultation with those who have already expressed interest, this buy will run a little differently. The vendor offers 8g samples of most of their teas at very reasonable prices. I have ordered 15 samples in order to allow vetting of productions before the buy – good and bad … Continue reading Happenings! Taobao Lottery Round 3 Update
I’ve cooled somewhat on the idea of doing regular reviews for teas – there’s hardly a shortage of them on the interwebs and I’m not sure what the broad-stroke opinions of a relatively new drinker would add to the mix – but when a tea can illustrate a greater point I think it’s a different … Continue reading Bana Tea Company – 2008 Limited Edition Sheng Pu’er Review
BIG OLD UPDATES BE HERE. READ THEM. Information on what these buys are can be found here. Read it thoroughly before proceeding. The expression-of-interest survey is here. The final cost-per-share, timing, and candidate selection reflects the responses I receive. ~EDIT 20180624: This buy will likely be $30 per share, though I may end up contacting the … Continue reading [UPDATE/REWORK] Taobao Lottery Round 3