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Shine Magical wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Victoria wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Shine Magical orders from TeaMasters frequently and has posted often about teas he’s tried. In fact, just checking here there are 150 posts about Tea-Masters here on the forum
I feel confident at least 130 of those posts were made by me. :D

I am a loyal customer of TeaMastersBlog and for good reason.
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Shine Magical wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Victoria wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Shine Magical orders from TeaMasters frequently and has posted often about teas he’s tried. In fact, just checking here there are 150 posts about Tea-Masters here on the forum
I feel confident at least 130 of those posts were made by me. :D

I am a loyal customer of TeaMastersBlog and for good reason.
me too !!!!!
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:05 am

I bought his tea once and then met him and Tea Parkerr once.
Neither were favorable expirences but I know I am the odd minority so I will just leave it at that.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:06 am

Sweetestdew wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:05 am
I bought his tea once and then met him and Tea Parkerr once.
Neither were favorable expirences but I know I am the odd minority so I will just leave it at that.
I know what you mean... you are not alone
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:20 am

When I first stumbled upon the YouTube channel I thought I took brown acid by accident...
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:07 am

StoneLadle wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:20 am
When I first stumbled upon the YouTube channel I thought I took brown acid by accident...
Funnily you can also identify a lot of his – and by extension, teaparkers – followers by the way they talk about tea... :lol:
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Guy Juan wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Awesome, so no question of the quality or legitimacy ...but prices are higher with certain teas...but that might indicate better quality even between 2 exact teas based on storage etc.....

Sounds legit I’ll grab a few samples.

Thanks!
I don’t think there’s any question about the authenticity of his teas. I’ve had wonderful green oolongs from him in the past.

The pricing of some of his aged oolongs are laughably outrageous. He’s selling an oolong from 1980 for $27/gram. Another oolong from 1998 is $1.5/gram. I also think that is way overpriced.

I seem to remember there being more of these old, overpriced oolongs on the site last year. Perhaps Teaparker asked for them back.

When I can’t get a line on Taiwanese Bi Luo Chun I’ll order from Stephane. Same for Baozhong. I mostly drink darker oolongs but I personally like these two styles a lot.

He seems to have an unfavorable personal reputation (nothing unethical afaik) from multiple people I am friends with who have spent time with him. On the other hand his business has a generally favorable reputation.
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:13 am

Second that, persona and business are two be looked at separately in this case.

On that note I recently browsed through a few of Teaparkers books in a shop, they are all quite badly produced, printing, paper and atrocious pictures, look like they are self-published(which is maybe the case). I was curious and asked a few tea friends about him, many had heard of him, but everyone was quite puzzled how he’s so well-known among foreigners, as in Taiwan he does not seem to enjoy any notable distinction as a “tea master” – whatever that is in the first place…
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:30 am

... does teaparker have youtube also?
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:27 am

Many of his blog articles describing his obsessive searches are pretty entertaining. His level of obsession reminds me a little of Hojo.
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:10 pm

LeoFox wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:27 am
Many of his blog articles describing his obsessive searches are pretty entertaining. His level of obsession reminds me a little of Hojo.
Makes me feel like watching bad docos on bad tea... I mean you don't see me and friends wearing berets and sailor shirts extolling Bordeaux...
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