apache wrote:I got a very simple advice for you to play this puerh games, as you are in HK, you can do all three without any problem, not like some of us in the west:
1. 飲熟: drink shu tea
2. 藏生: keep sheng for aging
3. (痴)舊: drink someone else nice and expensive aged tea at tea gathering, or in a tea shop or anywhere when there is opportunity
I'm doing the first two, but the last item is much harder to do where I'm now
I must say people here are finding my interest in Chinese tea culture surprising and entertaining since I'm not ethnically Chinese. I'm quite enjoying their reactions.
jayinhk wrote:One thing I've noticed recently is I get treated much better speaking English since the ball is in my court. This is a general rule (not just for tea stores). People are a little on edge if I immediately start speaking Cantonese to them here. I have a number of theories as to why that is, but regardless, speaking English first just seems to work better for me unless the other person doesn't speak any at all.
Other times people love it and start laughing, and occasionally people just expect me to speak it. HK's a place I still haven't figured out yet.
gasninja wrote:welcome aboard. Im more than a little jealous of anyone that lives in Hong Kong. If I lived there I would probably end up having to eat traditional stored cakes for breakfast because I'd have no money left for food after buying tea.