debunix wrote:Irony: the article, as I read it on a computer not tricked out with ad-blocking software, was accompanied by an ad for.....
....wait for it....
Not irony, just better Google ads placement savvy on the part of the low-end advertisers. Irony that an article on high-end tea drinking...using this other link to the story (w/o ad blocking gives you tons of Google ad placement by the lowest of the low-end and yet no Adagio ads), gives you sidebar 'FROM THE ARCHIVES' tea related stories, but missing is the one Thi did on Imen from 2009
...high-end Dan Cong:http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/12 ... a-20120112
Not a very well written article, but sadly such is the case with dime store (yeah, I'm ancient) journalism, or what passes for it in the LATimes these days.
yancha that costs $130/25gm...not 28g, but 25g ...so which is the particular tea in question, from what vendor???
deciding on the perfect pot to use for the medium-roast Fujian tea he wanted to drink on a recent afternoon.
He packed 10 grams into a clay teapot smaller than his fist. The rare tea is a luxury that can cost $130 for just 25 grams. Called a "rock tea" in Chinese, the variety has a distinct taste because of the way it's grown in the cracks of Fujian province's steep cliffs.
What is medium-roast? (loaded Q
"distinct taste because of the way it's grown
[ in the cracks of Fujian province's steep cliffs.]" <<<we can debate that one too :p
*edit* link in OP, now shows no comments posted for the story
...the wonders of online moderation(censorship)?