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2017 Yunnan Sourcing Blinded Puerh Tasting Event Alpha & Beta

This is classic, old-style, puerh blogger fun and games! It was a bit of a puerh blogging tradition back in the day to sample the latest Yunnan Sourcing brand puerh blinded and see how poorly you could guess the tea producing area. This sport was usually orchestrated by good ol’ Hobbes of the Half-Dipper (see here, here and here). Show More Summary

Why it is fun to travel around China

I submit that really every part of China is worth seeing, not just Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing. Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan are very different from Guangdong and Fujian, which are not at all the same as Heilongjiang, Jilin, andShow More Summary

South China chemical producer halts ammonia output as gas crisis deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Yunnan Yuntianhua Co, a major chemical producer based in the southern province of Yunnan, has halted synthetic ammonia production due to natural gas shortages as the nation's winter heating crisis deepens, it said on Tuesday.

‘World Building of the Year 2017’ awarded to post-earthquake house in Chinese village

The reconstruction project reinvents traditional techniques In 2014, the Ludian earthquake struck Yunnan Province in southern China, collapsing some 12,000 homes and damaging another 30,000. The quake inspired architects at the Chinese...Show More Summary

A Short History of Wild Tea/Yesheng As I See It

Traditionally, wild tea/ yesheng was not aged like puerh tea. This is a rather recent idea. The qi of wild tea was to Clear Heat in the body and the leaves were consumed fresh by the minorities of Yunnan. The more bitter the taste the more effective it was at Clearing Heat. Show More Summary

Rajiv Lochan and Doke

3 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Rajiv Lochan was born in a tea garden in December 1953, and ever since has tried to do something different. Destiny took him to different corners of tea: from Darjeeling to Yunnan to Shizuoka to Bihar to Mississippi. From where the British accidentally grew the world’s best tea – Darjeeling … Continue reading ? The post Rajiv Lochan and Doke appeared first on T Ching.

Creamy Tea Sauce

3 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I have come to the conclusion that, for me, it’s all or nothing with tea. For the teas that I drink habitually (those from Assam, Sri Lanka, Yunnan or Keemun), sometimes I enjoy them straight and spartanly (no adornments, no sugar, honey lemon or milk. At other times, I go … Continue reading ? The post Creamy Tea Sauce appeared first on T Ching.

Little Tong Noodle Shop’s Loving and Eclectic Ode to Yunnan

The restaurant offers hard-to-resist interpretations of the region’s astonishingly diverse culinary traditions.

Two distant hypervelocity stars discovered by Chinese astronomers

(Phys.org)—A group of Chinese astronomers led by Yang Huang of the Yunnan University in Kunming, China, has detected two new unbound hypervelocity stars located over 70,000 light years away. The discovery, described in a paper published Aug. 29 on the arXiv pre-print server, could help scientists better understand the nature of these rare, peculiar stars.

Yunnan: a board game

5 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Yunnan: A Game for Hard-Boiled Tea Traders is a board game created by freelance designer Aaron Haag and published by Argentum Verlag in 2013. The colorful game board highlights a region named Qamdo, along with four well-known Chinese provinces: Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet (autonomous region ), and Qinghai. Show More Summary

Saturday assorted links

1. Smart people usually look smart. 2. 1991 NYT profile of Krugman, Summers, and Sachs. 3. Is Yunnan cuisine about to sweep the U.S.? 4. There is a tendency toward excessive entry in homogeneous product markets (pdf).  And Growth Econ blog on mark-ups. Show More Summary

Bargain Basement Clear-Out Puerh at Awazon

After loading up on mainly semiaged Lincang puerh from Shuangjiang Mengku Factory purchased at Yunnan Sourcing (here, here, and here). I turned my attention to an often overlooked puerh tea vendor that I have never ordered from before, Awazon (not to be confused with Amazon). Show More Summary

Same Tea Different Years 2013 & 2014 Shuangjiang Mengku “Sprit of Tea”

I purchased a sample of these two with my tong of 2008 WildArbour King cakes and a 2008 Nan Jian 912 cake. An interesting thing to note is that when Yunnan Sourcing has a sale on a certain puerh, not only does the whole item go on sale but also the samples as well. Show More Summary

Chinese pickaxe killer gets death sentence for massacre

A Chinese man who massacred 19 people with a pickaxe including children and his parents was handed the death sentence Friday, a court in southwest Yunnan province said. Yang Qingpei murdered his parents on September 28 last year when they refused to give him money, the Qujing City Intermediate People's Court said on its official microblog account. Show More Summary

Eat: Hot-Weather Comfort Food

Cold pork noodles dressed in vinegar, from the East Village by way of Yunnan.

Chinese villager pleads guilty to killing 19 people

A man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said. After returning to his home village in Yunnan province on September 28 last year, Yang...Show More Summary

2008 Nan Jian 912, Aging Wuliang Puerh and Breaking Into Iron Bings

I threw in a cake of this one to sample in my order of 2008Wild Arbour King cakes from Yunnan Sourcing a few months back. It was (and still is) selling for $40.00 for a 400g ($0.10/gram)cake but was included in the 12% sale at the time (by pure coincidence a 10% off sale is on now). Show More Summary

Is Dali, Yunnan the very best place in the world to visit right now?

It has just that right mix of exotic and comfort, and is mostly unfrequented by Western tourists.  You can spend a day in the center of town and not see ten of them.  Here are a few points: 1. Except for the rainy season, the weather...Show More Summary

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