|Filed Under:||Food & Drink / Tea|
|Posts on Regator:||251|
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|Archived Since:||April 24, 2010|
I apologize for this sacrilegious post. I have been breaking a lot of ground in terms of my physical fitness lately. Today I ran an identical race to one I ran last year, except this year I finished the 5k in nearly 8 and a half minutes less this time around. Show More Summary
Influenced by recent events with my personal life, namely my return to physical activity through running and mild weight training. One thing I have been reading about runners is it is fairly easy once at given level to just maintain at that level, but to get better though you need to train in new and more taxing ways. Show More Summary
As a tea blog written in English, or some close facsimile, yet talking about tea in a way that so few English speakers understand. I have occasionally had to try and explain to others how I drink tea. In a certain sense, even with the...Show More Summary
So I could go on for quite some time about how my sleep schedule has been messed up for about 3 weeks now. Quite often resulting in multiple nights in a row of 6 hours or less of sleep even if that means being awake hours before I would even consider leaving for the office. Show More Summary
On Teachat I was given a great suggestion to do videos on styles of teaware. While I think the intial intention was a single video, the more I tried to wrap my mind around how to set the up the more daunting of a task it seemed to be. Show More Summary
Honestly tea can do lots of things for various people, and it can be all sorts of things to various people, but I am here to talk about one particular effect that is helping me so much right now. I currently find myself sipping on the first cup of tea from a session of a tea that I had recently gotten in. Show More Summary
It is a rainy fall day here in Mid-Michigan, and today I finally got around to doing something that will help get my tea sessions back on track. Somewhat shortly after moving for my new job, my electric hot plate boiled its last kettle full of water. Show More Summary
I am sorry, I realize it has been quite a while since I posted. So while I try and put it on my list to take new and interesting photos, I decided to put out a somewhat fun and hopefully quick post. Here are my confessions as an avid tea drinker. I reboil water... Show More Summary
Today I filmed myself trying to remember how to brew Gyokuro. Thankfully I remembered how to brew Gyokuro incredibly well. The weather may have helped as well, as it is a cool Fall day, with a persistent drizzle. I hope you enjoy this...Show More Summary
Chances are if your pot looks like above, you used too much leaf. At the same time this was very close to passable and nearly great, simply because of the type of tea it was, which can be very incredibly forgiving with brewing parameters. Show More Summary
I will try and keep this post as focused as possible, I am a bit shaken up writing this, but while I felt I 'knew' for longer, I was officially diagnosed a decade ago give or take a few months. Yet first came knowing, then came living...Show More Summary
Alright August is almost over, and I have never been happier to say that. Before I get too far, I would like to congratulate my brother and his new bride on their wonderful wedding, I can not imagine how tired you two are, but I am exhausted from just being the best man during the wedding week maddness. Show More Summary
I have had quite a few friends look at me in amazement when I tell them that when I drink tea it can easily be an hour long event if not an afternoon long event (when I have an afternoon to spare). They get this look in their eyes,Show More Summary
An absolutely delicious Gaoshan! Like I say in the video if you are a tea drinker and have not gotten into Gaoshan yet-- WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
I am really not sure why this hit me so hard today of all days, though it has always slightly nagged me, almost since the time I started drinking tea. Yet there is a lie so deeply spread throughout all of tea culture, we have all probably heard it dozens if not more times. Show More Summary
Sometimes it is good to have conversations with Tea Vendors, and this post is inspired from a discussion with a Tea vendor who is worried about orders, and the lack of repeat customers he has had even with mostly positive feed back on his offerings. Show More Summary
It is hot out side, but that doesn't stop me from filming myself brewing up some lovely Shincha!
The older I get the more and more budget conscious I seem to get. Thankfully on the plus side I have graduated over the years to better and more secure jobs allowing me to not quite reduce my tea spending, while reducing the percentage of money spent on tea. Show More Summary
Like a kid that doesn't want to eat his vegetables I struggled to get to know Taiwanese High Mountain oolongs. Not quite sure why it seemed like such a challenge, I have always liked them when I brew them right, and I brew them right nearly as often as any other tea with similar experience. Show More Summary
To anyone that wanders into my dining room, there is really no hiding the fact that I am an avid tea drinker, and teaware collector. I am borderline calling it a shrine to teaware related pottery. I honestly think I have spent too much time discussing something that photos can easily show, so 5000 words coming up shortly.