All Good Things…

I’m here to say goodbye. I just read that there is now an oyster-vending machine in my home town, and I think that’s a perfect way to introduce my last ever blog post. The oyster, that snot-textured harbinger of vomit-inducing fishiness, that molluscory kryptonite to anyone with sensible taste buds, is the perfect demonstration of […]

From Thailand With Love

Last week, there was a day where I didn’t have a good day. Lady Devotea did not have a good day either. In fact, it was early on in a succession of challenging days. Now I don’t want you to think it was something earth-shattering. Nobody got diagnosed with some sort of terminal ailment, a […]

The Power of Positive Reviewing

I started as a video reviewer, and have many times reviewed teas on this blog, so messages like this aren’t unusual, I get them all the time: steven zhou: hello Do you like the best green tea in China – longjing green tea from west lake in hangzhou? We need to do product review, please […]

The Tea Trade Quartet

It’s been three months since I last wrote a tea blog post, which is about three times slacker than my longest previous gap. Over seven years and many words – this will be my 395th blog post on this site (after about 8 on my first location, and there’s about 20 on Beasts of Brewdom, […]

Awake At The Wheel

In my first post since Christmas Eve – that’s pretty well a month – I am going to attempt to cover a bunch of things, using my own tea Roulette Format for the third time. If you have not read one of my previous efforts of this kind (shame on you!) it’s where I make […]

Take It Cheesy

It’s two weeks since Lady Devotea and I left Canada, and this blog has been hovering over me. I just don’t want to admit that that particular adventure was over. Despite cranking up the heat and refusing to change the time back on some of my devices, I am unable to pretend to be in […]

Portlandish

What does it really take to know a city? More specifically, can you get to grips with a city by visiting a representative sample of it? And is three restaurants, two Asian style gardens, a rose garden, a back yard and two days of continuous teas in seven different locations a representative sample? I say […]

It’s Tea. It’s Personal.

I’ve been at this blogging lark for over seven¬†years, and looking back, it seems to¬†mainly be a series of posts that switch between unintentionally abusive rants and intentionally abusive rants. Every so often, I try to be serious, and usually fail. The thing I am really terrible at is using the blog to promote our […]

For The Kiddies

Tomorrow is my birthday, and as usual, there will be world-wide celebrations and much rejoicing. However, this year, I though I’d bestow a gift instead, to all of humanity. There are two things that are vital for us to pass on to our children, a love of learning and a love of tea. It’s best […]

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