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by Greywacke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Drinking tea at night

I swing back and forth between "well my sleep-schedule is already in shambles" and "but maybe I can fix it if I just stop drinking tea at 7pm". That bit of self-improvement is not going as well as hoped. I try and drink something I know won't affect me as much; plus for a while I was trying to buy r...
by Greywacke
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: TWG Brand in the news for pesticides
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: TWG Brand in the news for pesticides

I can't say I'm surprised. They market a tea that is covered in actual gold :lol: https://twgtea.com/Products/Yellow-Gold-Tea-Buds They don't even sell "a" tea covered in gold. They sell *several*. https://twgtea.com/Products/Gold-Yin-Zhen https://twgtea.com/Products/Amour-de-The https://twgtea.com...
by Greywacke
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Tea Books

Thanks for the support; I've added a couple more China-specific English publications that were apparently written by the curator (Wang Jianrong) of, and specifically for, the China National Tea Museum (although I can't 100% confirm; just based on the synopsis I found with some of the books): Wang, J...
by Greywacke
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Tea Books

Extensive list, thank you for compiling. A Yixing addition; "Early teapots Encyclopedia II" by Dr Chi-Lin Lu Thanks, it makes me consider pulling out the other two-ish books on teaware and making a new section rather than grouping them under their country. The encyclopedia's translation was being p...
by Greywacke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Tea Books

This is something I’ve been keeping for a while. I recently thought to compile/organize/post it online for other people. Not included: books focusing on tisanes, tea recipe books, books not in English (because I only speak the one language, I’m definitely not an authority on others). I figured most ...
by Greywacke
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does the bottom piece of a gaiwan have a purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Does the bottom piece of a gaiwan have a purpose?

Alternatively, why do people (still) use saucers with teacups? It's a reciprocal for the cup. I don't often use it for pouring (unless I'm holding the gaiwan thumb-on-lid, fingers-on-saucer); usually don't see others do it either. It's more meant to give you something to hold when you're drinking di...
by Greywacke
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beyond Tea Enthusiast
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Beyond Tea Enthusiast

Canada's actually not too bad a place for tea. Vancouver and Toronto are solid hubs. Granted, Vancouver gets to sit right beside the only tea farm in Canada... I wouldn't bother going after certification either, but it's worth noting that Canada does have an "accredited" tea sommelier certification ...
by Greywacke
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Let's speak about Tea-Books
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Let's speak about Tea-Books

The problem, especially in tea production/regions, is that the experts working in those fields aren't writing books. At most, they're writing papers, published to journals, hidden behind paywalls. The people writing tea books these days are often bloggers, often tea lovers or tea vendors, who aren't...
by Greywacke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 174
Views: 15497

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello. I'm another 'port from Steepster and TeaChat--where I go by AJ and Arkose--and am a tea-drinking Canadian geologist. How long have you been drinking tea? Ten years to life. What kind of tea do you drink? Anything at least once, but I am partial to interesting blacks, darker oolongs (dan congs...