Category: Tea Talk

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Tea With Friends: My First Proper Japanese Green Tea ~Experience~

  On Halloweekend, I took a trip to Shanghai.   Shanghai is 3 – 6 hours away by train, depending on which train I choose, and I had to work...

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“It tastes like tobacco-smoked sausage.”

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting every day this week. To those of you who receive each new post notification as an email, I apologize for the spam....

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Cloak your Tongue in Awesome Flavor (Teasenz 大红袍)

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a tea post, or at least that’s what it feels like to me.   I drafted most of my September posts back in...

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Chinese Pronunciation Guide

I’ve already written a couple of posts for people who’d like to learn Mandarin so I’ll link those below. This post is just a basic guide to help people better...

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The Phoenix Failed to Take Flight

Tea is such a weird thing. Even just one type of tea has several subcategories and varieties. Besides pu’er, I think oolong is the most varied type of tea. Oolong...

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The Tea Cupboard: Mystery Dian Hong

I’ve been drinking tea since before I went to kindergarten, so I can’t remember the first tea I ever tried, but I do remember the tea that converted me to...

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Gongfu Brewing, Explained

I’ve been talking about using the gongfu brewing method for the past couple of weeks, but it occurred to me that I haven’t really gone into the details yet. I...

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These Tea Leaves Made Me Cry with Happiness

By now I’m guessing you all know that I read and taste test things a couple of weeks before I get around to publishing the article. Having tasted 4 of...

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If it Looks Like Chocolate and Smells Like Chocolate…

A note on the language of this post: Teasenz classifies this tea bar as ripe (“shou”) “pu’erh.” I’ve found that the spellings tend to vary slightly depending on the speaker’s...

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Mei Leaf’s Blinding “Summer Haze”

For some background information, be sure to check out the post on my first Mei Leaf tasting experience. This week, I became well acquainted with Mei Leaf’s Hu Xiao Qi...

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