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 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 are … 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

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

勐海茶廠筆記: 勐海味 The Menghai Tea Factory “Menghai Taste” – Personal Thoughts

I would like to use this post to provide quick descriptions of well-known Dayi (Menghai Tea Factory)  productions and just a few additional tidbits of information about Menghai Tea Factory I’ve picked up to help users learn about and discern different recipes. Of course, discussing all of Dayi’s productions might take a lifetime – Even … Continue reading 勐海茶廠筆記: 勐海味 The Menghai Tea Factory “Menghai Taste” – Personal Thoughts

Seattle Trip

For my birthday last week, I took a trip up to Seattle with the GF. We went for a wedding, but I seized the time as an opportunity to meet some people from the Seattle tea community – Including Oolong Owl, and James from Tea DB – and do some tea tasting at both Floating … Continue reading Seattle Trip

Storm Breaker

I think Reno knows I’m headed to the Pacific Northwest tomorrow. It’s been rainy and grey for the past couple of days. This damp cold winter weather is perfect for drinking more shou pu. Continuing on my Crimson Lotus samplers, I cracked into Stormbreaker. The material is beautiful and the resulting liquor delicious. Storm Breaker brews … Continue reading Storm Breaker