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
Because of recent talk in the r/tea subreddit, I thought I would share my “evidence” for why teas can age and how. This is what I have managed to gather from reading Chinese forums, English blogs, and other tea-related research articles. Once a tea is picked, it begins to wilt and oxidize. We can use … Continue reading An Argument For Why Teas Age, and How.
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
Not long ago, Sean sent me a pot – a twin to my own 65ml zini shuiping – which was lending an unpleasant taste to some of his teas and clogging on a hair-trigger. While I haven’t touched the first issue yet (which I suspect might just be a lack of seasoning), it did provide … Continue reading The Finer Points of Yixing Butchery
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. If you participated in the previous round and know you aren’t interested in this one, drop me a message. THIS SURVEY IS STILL ACTIVE AND WILL … Continue reading Taobao Lottery Round 2 (UPDATED)
GB#1 Production Weight List Cost Shipping Total “60s Guangyun Gongpai” 357 35USD 13USD 48USD 2000 “XG” Tuo 250 16USD 9USD 25USD 02 Yiwu Mahei 357 65USD 12USD 77USD 06 NQW Bulang 400 48USD 15USD 63USD 07 YXW Naka 357 38USD 12USD 50USD Continue reading Previous Taobao Teas