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Dirty Dozen Anniversary

19th Sep 2019

It was 12 years ago @tirtausada and I scrimped together $200 each from our crumby odd jobs and pooled it in a joint business starter account. He, a disgruntled, prematurely retrenched tea professional … read more

Here comes the Chois

8th Jul 2019

Bohyang FamFifth-gen tea custodian Junyong Choi (centre right, dark blue) is the new wave.He spearheads the movement of Korean tea culture back to being organic, quality-focussed and export ready. … read more

Falling out of Flavour

Posted by Arthur Tong on 16th May 2018

Don’t get caught up in the mindless purchase of famous teas, taste firstOnce upon a time there were the classics. These teas were held in high esteem over many centuries, their reputation preceding th … read more

Who's Cookin'? #hellopuerhmyoldfriend

Posted by Arthur Tong on 29th Sep 2017

This one's a segue between tasting sheng (raw) and busting out the shou (ripe) pu-erhs on next post.Before we taste more pu-erhs, we thought we'd cut through some of the distracting noise about who ma … read more

Your First Dip #hellopuerhmyoldfriend

Posted by Arthur Tong on 25th Aug 2017

Ay, so you’re ready for a taste?Let’s start with the original yet ironically, the less familiar. Let’s go with a compressed sheng or “raw” pu-erh.You may recall from the last post that the now popular … read more