About This Blog
I don’t blog individual tea reviews here, but you may find these on my Steepster (check it out if you like). I sometimes elaborate on favourite teas here, and/or use this blog to post photos I’ve taken of interesting tea leaves and brewed colours. I will blog about updates in my Tea Related Life, including new tea experiences (trying specific tea types for the first time, perhaps), new tea orders, and otherwise tea-related rambles.
Most prominently, I use this blog to talk about tea related books. Recently I’ve found myself searching out and collecting various texts on tea; most of these are older works, although I will try to review some of the more recent “complete” textbooks out there (Jane Pettigrew). Where I can, I will link to these books (or sites to buy them), however many of them may be out of print, or overpriced textbooks that are hard to come by these days (usually obtained from university libraries). In the future, I may also attempt discussion on papers I’ve found. You can find a complete list of my library and reading wishlist under “Bookshelf“.
I also like to think of myself as a bit of a doodle-artist, so any tea-related art I come up with will be posted here as well. My favourite tea-read is Kakuzo Okakura’s The Book of Tea, and you will find, without a doubt, quite a few quotes thrown in throughout here. Perhaps a blog post dedicated to it completely, including my take on quotes.
Because this blog relies on me having adequate time set aside to read an entire book, my posts will be a bit far and in between. Especially during the school year. But I’ll get around to all these books eventually.