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  • #7646

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    Best night-time study aid for a student is a keemun or an autumnal darjeeling (since now I have a bundle of it). And, I can still get to bed at a decent hour…maybe 2am or 3am! Haha. But I have never really had a problem going to bed even after a cup of tea. Although, I definitely HAVE felt the effects of caffeine, which are really not good…too many cups of coffee after too little sleep is a horrid idea.

  • #6753

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    On the very surface of this topic (as I can’t really dig too deep into TeaForte since I am not too familiar with this company), it is great seeing how much attention tea is gaining from businesses in other markets. This definitely shows the upward trend of the product, which is exciting for someone who is getting into the business!

  • #5934

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Any more news on this development? I talked to a few STI folks about the idea and they seemed fairly interested!

  • #6083

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Hawaii, Georgia (the country), Portugal, Argentina, …thats all I can think of at the moment!

  • #6018

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    Only on rare occasion will you find a hand picked and hand produced tea from Japan. Those are artisan teas that usually only are available in only a few kilos every year. As for the machine harvesting, it is still the most heavily utilized method for picking and producing tea in Japan. But as Charles said, they are very high tech and able to produce very high quality teas!

  • #6002

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Ah quite a good question….
    I believe it depends on the steeping method.
    Highly oxidized oolongs can be steeped many times if the proper amount of leaves is used with the right amount of water. For darker oolongs, gongfu steeping is the way to go! I have easily got 12 good steeps from a pearled, dark oolong.
    Formosa is different though because the amount of times one is able to steep a tea is dependent on the surface area of the leaf.
    BaiHao (formosa) oolongs are not highly compressed or rolled or pearled. They have a more wiry appearance to them, so they do not have as much surface area to be exposed during the steeping.
    Does that make sense?

  • #5987

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    There were quite a few business there that really stood out! One thing I found surprising was the number of businesses selling pu’erh tea. There were at least 7 or 8 booths that boasted quite a selection of pu’erh cakes. Much more than last year anyways!
    Also, the selection of RTD beverages and companies involved in that industry is on the rise. I saw quite a variety of them, and was able to taste quite a few!
    It is definitely a place where you want to spend more than just one day. I did not have that luxury, but I would suggest it! The connections made there are valuable!
    Also, be sure to check out the Tea Farmers Alliance! That will grow rapidly I believe!

  • #5969

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    Might want to check them out too! Great prices, fast shipping, and fantastic tea. I posted some notes about their autumnal darjeelings. http://darjeelingteaxpress.com/

  • #6344

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    This was one of the most detailed and well written articles I have ever seen on pu’erh. Bears is quite knowledgeable when it comes to that subject!

  • #5903

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    @jackie Thanks! Yes the story of my ridiculous antics continues on! 🙂

  • #5923

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Yes me and Chris did talk about what we learned in the classes and how they were set up. We both learned the same basics for the most part, but he said that the STI goes much much more in depth about each specific kind of tea. That is expected though as the STI is a combination of different courses, whereas Tea Masters is one bulk course.

  • #6560

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    So once people paid the fee, their account would be activated to be able to view and join the specific group?

  • #5919

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    The one thing about Tea Masters is that they are an online organization, so reading up on their strategy and teaching methods may be useful in creating the basis for an online STI course, perhaps..?

  • #5917

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    The Tea Masters Association is another organization, but they do not have the respect that the STI does within the tea industry.

  • #6546

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    I feel like there should be 2 cupping sets sent to the students. 1) it is a bit of a security measure if one should break. 2) having two sets is useful for comparative cupping, which should be integrated.
    Just testing =]

  • #5913

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @xavier There are different class levels that the Specialty tea institute offers. The level 1 and 2 courses are fairly basic introductions into the specialty tea industry. The level 3 series of courses break down each kind of tea and explain more in depth about them. The level 4 courses (which are still in the works) are more science based. One learns about the chemical reactions that take place in each step of processing, and there are several more still in the works.

  • #5938

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    The last batch of tea I ordered were two pu’erh cakes sourced for a shop in the Czech Republic. Petr Novak generously got them for me as well as sending a tea set! I have yet to review them but they are fantastic!

  • #5900

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Started drinking tea when I was 15 because of a sore throat. Became addicted and, well, the rest is evident through my blog 😉

  • #5911

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    I would love to be involved somehow! Be sure to keep me updated!

  • #6508

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    That would be a useful feature!

  • #5880

    Sir William of the Leaf
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    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Well, I know of some tea enthusiasts who add milk to hojicha! It is technically still a green tea, but roasted. Does this count? Haha

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