Fatty Shiboridashi

Scored this fat shiboridashi at a second-hand shop. It came with three matching cups. Tried my best to capture the crackle celadon finish. Looks like it could easily hold 6oz […]

Book: The Tea Cyclopedia

This is a pretty unassuming little book, but turned out to be a solid read. The style of the cover actually mislead me into thinking it was a lot older […]

Networking (and the Vancouver Tea Festival)

Or as I’m going to call it, “networking” fingerquote end fingerquote. To start, the industry I’m in (or rather, the industry I’m trying to break in to) requires networking. Most […]

I’d just gotten off an eight hour shift, and I still had to drop off an item at the library. After that, it was either wait twenty minutes in the […]

You were a mystery, given to me by a transient gamer friend who, chances are, I will never see again. I never knew your season, year, or even factory, but you […]

Oh hey, I’m actually discussing a book that’s easily available for once. If you ever wanted a book that focuses exclusively on the history of British involvement in tea (misnomer: there is a […]

Tea Processing is a bit like my library’s spiritual successor to Tea Growing. It’s not the ACTUAL successor, he wrote another book called Tea Manufacture that this book actually references […]

My posts are so far and in between that it’s difficult to tell when I’m gone at all. So it may or may not surprise anyone to know that I […]