Same deal as before. If you don’t know the drill, read this. For those who’ve been involved in past buys, be aware that I’m asking for shipping upfront now so I don’t have to chase people up for it. The buy is most-likely full already, but if you want to be placed on the “just … Continue reading GB5 (Bajiaoting Liming Bulangshan Qiaomu) Buy is live!
As hypocritical as it is (given my habit of hanging shit on the whole tea-as-drugs thing), getting to know the 2004 Yangqinghao Tejipin really piqued my interest in regions with reputations for intense qi – among these would be Naka, by all accounts. I’ve also been toying with the idea of stepping far outside the … Continue reading [LFGoosh] 2007 Yaba Naka Gushu Review
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
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
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
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)
I first came across Awazon looking for a cheap shou that I’d heard was tasty – the 2001/2005 Awazon Fine Aged Ripe (spoiler: it is – please leave it alone until I get around to buying a stack of it). With next to no knowledge of sheng I decided to add two raw cakes to … Continue reading Awazon – 2007 “Meihua” Sheng Pu’er Review