Friday, September 23, 2016

Ask me a tea question

I have not written any thing tea related for years for various reasons.

1, My learning of tea had reached a bottle neck.  There isn't an end to learn about tea, but at one point or many points in our lives, one needs to take a break or slow down before going forward again.

2, There is a saying one can only succeed with passion in what he/she does, in my case, selling tea.  But running a business is a whole different dimension in knowledge, skill, time management, and organization, when one man wears multiple hats in an operation, the passion has to take a set back in order to make room for other departments of the business.

3, Tea is a vehicle, it has always been in the history, it is not the final destination, and it shouldn't be.  Tea has taken me far and beyond in understanding nature, being with nature, and reflect within through nature.  Nature is the way of Dao!  It's how things should unfold or has always been on the universal track.  With this understanding, one can accept matters and happenings with ease, also able to prevent the bad, stay on track, avoid harms way to achieve great results as we hope.  I realize that traveling beyond the tea path ultimately takes me back to where tea is and see it with greater understanding.  It is no longer picking out the tasting notes, what parameters to brew a cup of tea, etc.  Even the names or region of a tea is no longer important, when you treat it as a plant, all characteristics of any plant on earth carries similar fundamental nature and energy, also changes according to seasons and environment changes. 

4, My father's passing has created a tremendous emotional blockage psychologically, there will be years or never before I can recover, but I am trying, the act of trying perhaps is my cure along time.  

After a long multiple years of break, I feel obligated to write again, it's my way to journal my own psychological progress.  But I do not know where to begin, what topic to write about.  Ask me something, I'll select a topic from the questions to blog about. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Friday, July 25, 2014

2014 Dan Cong oolongs

2014 New teas have arrived...

I don't normally drink commercial grade teas, why drink it when there are better choices right?

This year's commercial special grade Honey Orchid dan cong is an exception.  Every time I drink it i like it more.  It has the depth and smoothness as an old tree tea, although not quite as deep and rich, but it's there.  Not bitter nor astringent.  A very good batch of honey orchid, the best since 2007 for the same class.

My other choice is the Lao Xian Weng old tree, outstanding!  Every aspect of this tea is how I like my tea.  When a tea is good, it goes well beyond flavor and taste.  JG put it in these words, when a tea contains essences that is life enhancing, it goes well beyond sensational satisfaction.  Many of the old trees resides up in the mountains with roots reaching deep and far under the earth, absorbing qi from heaven, nutrients from the multi-layers of rocks, clay and underground water. 

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Green Tea Tasting on Sunday 6/8/14

 It is not to be missed! 
 These teas are from a special sample set made for members of a tea organization. Each producer contributed the best of what they made and went through rounds of tasting in order to be part of the sample set. We have only 25 to 50 grams of each tea, quantity is very limited.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring tea and tea ware sale at Tea Habitat

For limited time only, hurry in!

Tea tasting events schedule for the coming months

As the weather is getting warmer and nicer in sunny southern California, out door and tea is inevitable!  This year, new series of tasting events will be held with special emphasis on getting to know tea and tea ware, also tasting techniques and taste development.  In addition to having great teas, learning would be the key.  We set up a fixed monthly tasting on every 3rd Sunday of the month for this purpose.  In case of rain or other natural reasons, we will announce cancellations ahead of time.  

The coming Sunday is our first public tea tastings if you can make it.  The June 8th tasting is a very very special one of best of the best green teas from various provinces of China.  These are the best selected by the growers themselves and judged by specialists.  The quantity is so small, you really don't want to miss this opportunity.  June 15 tasting is the beginning of our learning session, Yixing and what does it do to our teas! 

Note: we previously scheduled a tasting on May 11th, which is Mother's day.  As a result, we rescheduled the Green Tea tasting to the following Sunday, June 8th. 

Look forward to seeing you at beautiful Palos Verdes, California!

Thursday, March 20, 2014