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by John_B
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting tea structurally
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Tasting tea structurally

To be fair my writing is too lengthy and too poorly organized to be read regularly. A little here and there could be informative. The age of plant issue is interesting related to sheng. I'm probably not the right person to fill in details, and anything I say about it might be partly or mostly wrong....
by John_B
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting tea structurally
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Tasting tea structurally

The only huge gap in that post was not mentioning Tea in the Ancient World. Just kidding; the content seemed to work. I cover essentially the same themes in lost of posts, just framed slightly differently. Even the framing and wording used isn't all that different. The underlying theme that it shoul...
by John_B
Fri May 29, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: US tea production, the Great Mississippi Tea Company
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: US tea production, the Great Mississippi Tea Company

I looked up the pricing related to an online comment and I think one version was listed for $9 per ounce, and another for $13, so that's essentially double those amounts per 50 grams. It's a bit expensive. I wouldn't have expected it to cost less than equivalent Asian tea, but then there really coul...
by John_B
Mon May 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: US tea production, the Great Mississippi Tea Company
Replies: 2
Views: 151

US tea production, the Great Mississippi Tea Company

I did an interview post with Jason McDonald on the Great Mississippi Tea Company (his venture). Their history is fairly short, under a decade, but they've already created a number of novel tea versions, winning some awards for that, and are ramping up production and distribution. This covers some of...
by John_B
Wed May 20, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Experiment with Vietnamese white, compressed black, and sheng teas
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Experiment with Vietnamese white, compressed black, and sheng teas

In a meet-up series of online gatherings a friend in Vietnam passed on a lot of input about her family making trial versions of white, compressed black, and "witch's broom" style versions of sheng. This blog post collects photos and descriptions related to that. It's a lot to unpack. They have a rel...
by John_B
Tue May 19, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Japanese Goishi-Cha
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: Japanese Goishi-Cha

I've only tried one version of this tea, which I reviewed at the end of last year. Trying it was strange on a few levels, because I've never tried anything close to that in character, and because a local Chinese tea vendor passed it on. He didn't like it. And because it was in tea bags; odd it worke...
by John_B
Tue May 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo

They finally posted the article I was working on for TChing on this theme, which is also posted in my own blog: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.com/2020/05/switching-to-online-contact-during.html There isn't much new in there, beyond what I covered in discussion here. Tealet has been doing a se...
by John_B
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo

The next related event I'm aware of isn't until July:

https://www.nomadteafestival.com/

I hope that the world is mostly back to normal in three more months, but who knows at this point.
by John_B
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo

I caught part of it, but it ran from 1 AM to 5 AM here (in Bangkok, on the "other" side of the world). Sometimes I wake up in the night so I clicked on it to see parts of two of the segments. It looked ok. The idea was to get a lot of people involved with tea short time-slots to say what they wanted...
by John_B
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo

Tealet is holding such an event from April 9 to 10 (so today and tomorrow, except I'm 12 hours ahead here in Bangkok):

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2709661922601424
by John_B
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Holding an online version of a tea conference / expo

Someone asked an interesting question about interest in an online version of a tea conference in a couple of Facebook groups. This is one related post, in Gong Fu Cha: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gongfucha/permalink/2249355321834158/ I'll start by adding some thoughts on how that might work. Obv...
by John_B
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 86
Views: 16506

Re: Musings on Dancong…

John_B, the reference to "finishing in a Wuyi style" applies only to one particular tea (the Fan Shu Xiang) and the information comes directly from Cindy. It was an experiment that they tried (with very interesting results, I think) Her other DC teas (made by her husband's family) are traditional D...
by John_B
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 86
Views: 16506

Re: Musings on Dancong…

Not to try to interrupt the flow of this discussion, but someone just asked an interesting question related to dan cong style. They are familiar with more oxidized and more roasted versions as originally being from the Chaozhou area, and I wondered how that fits in with others' experiences. I've tri...
by John_B
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is home aging a myth if you don't live somewhere hot and humid?
Replies: 18
Views: 2049

Re: Is home aging a myth if you don't live somewhere hot and humid?

It really goes without saying, but younger sheng cakes tend to transition over the first three years or so within a range that would still be considered young. The cakes changing normally over that time is often positive, not drying out to remain the same, or picking up limited negative range scope ...
by John_B
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: My first sheng experience

This last line of discussion about health issues reminds me of something I'm experiencing, just second hand. I'll visit the States for a wedding in May and wanted to bring my niece (getting married) some interesting tea, probably sheng, shu, and black, since sheng and shu present well and black is a...