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Postby betta » Nov 11th, '08, 14:14

Hello, I just enter the puerh tea world lately. Could anyone tell me whether this book is worth reading and buying?
Thanks for any feedback.

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Postby Jeremy » Nov 11th, '08, 15:12

I do not have that one, but I have his other book.

In my opinion, anything material that is in english is good. We loose out on soo many resources if you cant read chinese, so I personally buy anything available in english. Actually I own some chinese books too for pictures of yixing.

Just my take
(and his other book is good, not great).

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Postby puerhking » Nov 11th, '08, 16:21

has anyone tried cloud's sheng puerh?

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Postby wyardley » Nov 11th, '08, 18:11

I have it, and I think it's worth reading. The English is not great, especially in the first edition (I heard some improvements were made before the second edition, which I think is the one I have).

Mr. Chan is a perfectionist, and has strong opinions, but as long as you're willing to read his opinions and be willing to form your own (keeping in mind that his opinions are probably more informed than yours or some random guy on the internet like me), I think it's a good read. Also, keep in mind that Wu Shing (the publisher of this book, Art of Tea Magazine, Puerh Teapot Magazine, etc.) and their authors have been accused by some of promoting certain cakes to increase the value of their own holdings / collections (for example, they have a close relationship with Changtai, and a lot of Changtai cakes get championed in the books and magazines). I'm not personally in a good position to judge the veracity of these accusations... just putting it out there. Rumor or not, it's worth bearing in mind, at least if you're using their books / magazines to base your purchasing decisions on.

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Postby shogun89 » Nov 11th, '08, 18:14

I love the Art of Tea magazines. They are great. I read a little every day and cant even tell you how much more it has made me appreciate tea and begin to form my own opinions.

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Postby taitea » Nov 11th, '08, 23:39

Why is he called Cloud?

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Postby wyardley » Nov 12th, '08, 01:37

taitea wrote:Why is he called Cloud?


Nickname. Maybe "why does he always refer to himself in the third person" is a better question (a question which I've asked him, though with no response). :>

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Postby betta » Nov 12th, '08, 12:19

Thanks everyone for the responses. Wyardley, thank you for the insightful information. I'll order it soon :D

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Postby taitea » Nov 12th, '08, 12:22

Taitea hopes Betta enjoys the book, thoroughly.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Nov 12th, '08, 15:42

I've been wanting to order a copy for myself for awhile now. Maybe I'll take the plunge, not to mention it will give me a good reason to pick up some pu samples from hou de :)

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Postby Victoria » Nov 12th, '08, 15:55

taitea wrote:Why is he called Cloud?


As far as I know Cloud is an Asian first name. I know of another Cloud - he is Korean.

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Postby wyardley » Nov 12th, '08, 16:39

Victoria wrote:
taitea wrote:Why is he called Cloud?


As far as I know Cloud is an Asian first name. I know of another Cloud - he is Korean.


浮雲 (Fú Yún) means something like floating cloud, and is an internet pseudonym; not the same as his personal name, 陳淦邦 (Chén Gàn Bāng).

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