Translated Article – Sealed Pu’er Storage Comparison Experiment

This article was retrieved here. All the usual caveats of my previously translated articles still apply here~ Please don’t shoot the messenger. For this one I will add a quick personal note: For anybody that somehow has not heard about sealed storage in the West, the first place you should absolutely go to find information … Continue reading Translated Article – Sealed Pu’er Storage Comparison Experiment


So…have you all seen Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon? The famous Ang Lee movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is actually named based on a common Chinese idiom, describing somebody who conceals their talent. Our Jianghu hero Li Mubai (Chow Yun-Fat) is tasked with the duty of protecting a dangerously powerful sword, the Green Destiny – But in the days … Continue reading 急功近利

Wednesday Update

It’s been quite the busy semester for me up here in quaint bum-fuck Reno. I’ve been preoccupied with teaching my first semester of Chinese at the university and trying to keep up with my own master’s degree. Of course, this hasn’t kept me from drinking tea, nor exploring the deep sea of information out there … Continue reading Wednesday Update

The Semantics of Sheng – Age and Maturity

A topic that surfaces regularly when I discuss tea with friends is the way we are forced to construct a shared vocabulary, and the difficulties that brings.  Appreciation of tea is already an exceptionally-subjective activity – mixing in the experiential isolation and vast variation in breadth of experience that often exists between pu-aficionados in the West only … Continue reading The Semantics of Sheng – Age and Maturity


上個禮拜跑去洛杉磯玩幾天,終於跟Alex碰到面了 (茶當酒喝…朋友就是這樣,一定要把人家灌醉!) 。這次終於有機會跟洛杉磯的一位老手喝杯茶。那天喝到了本人認為還得等幾年才會有機會碰到的幾款茶,然而我認為認識新朋友是主要的, 品茶次之。 我想請問一下有多少人每天上網急著po品茶的評語,或者跟網友計較關於茶的一些雞毛蒜皮的事情?依我個人的淺見,這樣就完全失去喝茶的原意。茶這東西是很神奇沒錯,但請大家千萬不要忘記茶最主要的目的:交朋友。我個人覺得喝茶最特別的就是可以以茶會友。光上網交流很快就會發現大家的意見都不同,說說自己的想法有時候也得小心小心再小心,難以知道何時無意中就踩到別人的地雷。我也知道很多人 (尤其是西方國家) 若想當面跟別人喝茶很不方便,但是如果能有機會去找別人喝茶,一定不要錯過! 非常高興這次能離開自己孤獨的小監獄去洛杉磯見朋友。茶到底不過只是一種飲料而已。若你喝時覺得開心,那就足以! 更好的就是與別人喝口茶 – 以茶會友。在洛杉磯的日子一輩子也不會忘,感謝你們留給我這麼多美好的回憶!   Continue reading 以茶會友