Tough and complex question.
First of all, we should probably write in english... which can be quite tough for a number of us not born in an english-speaking country. And if some of you know how bad our language-teaching classes are in France, you can easily measure that difficulty
It took me several hours to translate my last article in english... and I'm pretty sure it's far from good
Even better would be to be able to read chinese and japanese...
And then, how are we going to bring something interesting to our fellow tea-drinkers? I'm personnaly not really fond of describing by the menu the teas I drink... too many differences between all of us, even when a same tea is tasted by different persons. If the question of this topic was "how to write about teas
", I think it can be interesting if one wants to have general ideas on a family of teas. It could be yancha for example or maybe chinese vs japanese greens. But I'm not sure one's feelings can be easily understandable to others... excepted what has been said previously when you get to know very precisely one's tea tastes.
On the other hand, if the question was "how to write about Tea
(in general)", there's probably an infinite space of expression. Because every one of us will have a different approach : spirituality, teawares of a particular type, a limited family of teas, historical/geographical infos about tea, arts graviting around chadao and sado, etc...
That's what I'm more inclined to do. It's also what interests me the most in the other blogs. Among others, I pretty much like MarshalN's "Tea Addicts Journal" 's approach, which mixes nicely the two ideas, with a real personal expression.
And what better place than our blogs and teachat to gather around a cup when we don't live next door? Thanks Teachat!!!
Edit : Ok, should have read more carefully, it's in the pu forum, talking about tasting notes...