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Tea in the Ancient World blog, posts that aren't reviews

by john.b » Feb 22nd, '17, 23:25

I've mentioned my blog here before, and some in threads, but I've not mentioned that much in the way of posts for awhile, and I've covered some interesting ground in the last year. I'll leave reviews out of it for the most part (I write about a lot of the standard types) but some other posts were different, listed in reverse order here.

If all this looks like too much the posts on caffeine and pu'er storage seemed most informative, and my favorite was the post on tasting with input from other bloggers:

a Rou Gui review, along with discussion of variables in tasting tea, what can change what is experienced: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... it-on.html:

discussion of complexity or simplicity in the experience of tea, advantages and disadvantages: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... imple.html

travel themed post about tea shopping in Taipei : http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... aiwan.html

travel themed post about tea shopping in New York: Cityhttp://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... -city.html

review of brewing pine needles as a tisane, multiple types: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... -from.html

post about making a Christmas tea blend (one of two for this year): http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... sited.html

research post on effects of caffeine consumption and withdrawal: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... eine.html

post on Grandpa style brewing (technique based on leaves staying in the water): http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... ewing.html

review of Tea: A User's Guide (tea reference book): http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... rence.html

the fastest possible approach to brewing loose tea: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... inute.html

on pu'er storage and fermentation: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... ation.html

post on tea tasting based on input from other tea bloggers, and a chocolate blogger and wine maker: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... n-tea.html

review of teas from North Korea, and what it takes to get teas from North Korea: http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... -from.html

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Re: Tea in the Ancient World blog, posts that aren't reviews

by cwj » Feb 23rd, '17, 20:36

Awesome, I bookmarked it.
I love tea blogs...thanks for sharing this! I just started reading your post about grandpa style brewing.

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Re: Tea in the Ancient World blog, posts that aren't reviews

by john.b » Feb 23rd, '17, 22:53

I might also mention that originally the idea was to discuss tea related ideas, which sort of never really did develop, so feedback is welcome.

Even if it's along the lines of "you are wrong; I know tea better than you and drink better tea than you drink" type of judgement reading past the tone could turn up some interesting ideas. I'm no expert on tea anyway, just sharing some ideas, and some of what I've written could be wrong. Lots is about subjective impression, about trying things and liking them, so that couldn't be, but the scope varies.

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Re: Tea in the Ancient World blog, posts that aren't reviews

by imortalone » Apr 12th, '17, 12:32

Well tea has definately always been used. Infact it is often imported from other countries into main cities. In the modern world the tea trading industry is world wide :)

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john.b wrote: I might also mention that originally the idea was to discuss tea related ideas, which sort of never really did develop, so feedback is welcome.

Even if it's along the lines of "you are wrong; I know tea better than you and drink better tea than you drink" type of judgement reading past the tone could turn up some interesting ideas. I'm no expert on tea anyway, just sharing some ideas, and some of what I've written could be wrong. Lots is about subjective impression, about trying things and liking them, so that couldn't be, but the scope varies.

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Re: Tea in the Ancient World blog, posts that aren't reviews

by ethan » Jul 21st, '17, 18:16

I just read John B's latest blog. It is a good read though a bit long.

Through John I tried some of the teas of Cindy Chen that he mentions and I liked them a lot. W/ shipping they are just a bit too expensive for me-- and I have so many teas from Taiwan.

Anyway, I suggest you look at the blog. cheers

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