以茶會友

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

見茶是茶, 見茶非茶,見茶又是茶: Seeing Tea As It Appears, No Longer Seeing Tea As It Is, Seeing Tea As It Is Once More. – Personal Thoughts

In this post, I would like to quickly discuss the limited opinion I’ve formed on modern teas through discussion, research, and tasting I’ve done. I believe that modern tea has been produced in such a way that it will hit a drinkable age much earlier than “classic” teas known to the puerh world. Included below … Continue reading 見茶是茶, 見茶非茶,見茶又是茶: Seeing Tea As It Appears, No Longer Seeing Tea As It Is, Seeing Tea As It Is Once More. – Personal Thoughts

Sip Straight To The Soul: The 5 Characteristics of High-Quality Big Tree Tea – Translated Article

This and another post on plantation teas will be my last Ulumochi translations for a while. Original article here. It has been a pleasure discussing tea with him briefly, he has contributed much to the pu’er community in Taiwan, and is someone I believe Western audiences may benefit from as well. In Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, … Continue reading Sip Straight To The Soul: The 5 Characteristics of High-Quality Big Tree Tea – Translated Article

89 Qing Bing: A Traditionally Stored 7542 From The Same Era As The 88QB – Translated Article

This article is from Cloud’s Tea Journal. This article had not been translated into English, so I included it because it has great information on the 88 and 89QB, as well as a review from Cloud. I did not include pictures from his blog, because they are his own. I only translated this because I … Continue reading 89 Qing Bing: A Traditionally Stored 7542 From The Same Era As The 88QB – Translated Article

Ripe Tea: Different Levels of Fermentation – Translated Article

Continuing on my current curiosity regarding ripe pu’er, here is a piece published last month (April 2018) discussing fermentation levels. As usual, some liberties were taken in translation, but I do my best to remain as true to original content as possible when translating over. Different levels of fermentation: What’s the difference? We all know … Continue reading Ripe Tea: Different Levels of Fermentation – Translated Article