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  • AJ commented on the post, Book: Tea Art of China, on the site Tea Stacks 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    This one definitely doesn’t lay the information out in organized “bite sizes”. It doesn’t flow like a classic guide–in the way that most guides are sort of designed to be easily referencable.

    It more flows like a story, focusing on the author’s favourite topics and areas of expertise.

    It’s definitely a bit limited compared to traditional…[Read more]

  • AJ wrote a new post, Book: Tea Art of China, on the site Tea Stacks 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    This was a book I received back at 2017’s Vancouver Tea Festival. The author had a booth at the event, and I also attended her talk on the different tea-growing regions of China.

    I never really spoke to her […]

    • Apart from the last chapter, what are the differences with other “similar” tea guides or tea culture guides?

      • This one definitely doesn’t lay the information out in organized “bite sizes”. It doesn’t flow like a classic guide–in the way that most guides are sort of designed to be easily referencable.

        It more flows like a story, focusing on the author’s favourite topics and areas of expertise.

        It’s definitely a bit limited compared to traditional “guides”, and you sort of have to dig to find the interesting bits of unique information that aren’t just repeated from other works.

  • AJ commented on the post, Scented Orange Pekoe, on the site Tea Stacks 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Oh no, it’s just as cool and interesting as it sounds. It’s a huge, OLD ledger with so much history. They could pay me just to sit and flip through it.

  • AJ wrote a new post, Scented Orange Pekoe, on the site Tea Stacks 8 months ago

    Working at Murchie’s has been fun both on a tea-blending side, but also in that it allows me to scratch my Tea History itch.

    For those not well-acquainted with Murchie’s, it’s been around a good decade and i […]

    • A big black blending book? Now this is really interesting but perhaps I saw too many Indiana Jones.

  • AJ replied to the topic Disappearing Drafts in the forum Tea Conversations 8 months ago

    Same boat. I’ve had the problem for well over a year now. There was an attempt to see if they were related to my other account problems (being unable to edit my profile or change my Display Name, and my bio no longer inserting on my blog), but no luck. Just sort of… stuck in limbo.

    It’s been a bit of a drag for posting, since reformatting from…[Read more]

  • AJ commented on the post, Vancouver Tea Festival 2018, on the site Tea Stacks 1 year, 1 month ago

    As someone who doesn’t really drink, I don’t see the appeal either. I’m sure there are flavour combos that must work. Or alcohols that do well in hot beverages.

  • AJ changed their profile picture 1 year, 1 month ago

  • The Vancouver Tea Festival came upon me again, and I almost forgot about it until I got a text out of the blue from a friend helping organize it. That could have been disappointing. Since graduating and working […]

    • What I really found interesting when I hear about tea festivals in other countries is hearing about new products or trends.

      However, tea and alcohol? This is a strange mix for me.

      • As someone who doesn’t really drink, I don’t see the appeal either. I’m sure there are flavour combos that must work. Or alcohols that do well in hot beverages.

  • AJ wrote a new post, DIY: Tea Boat, on the site Tea Stacks 1 year, 4 months ago

    Unfortunately, draft and account problems persist, and I didn’t really have the willpower to completely retype this post in Word knowing that I would have to then reformat it once I pasted it into wordpress… S […]

  • AJ's profile was updated 1 year, 6 months ago

  • It began (as it usually does) on Google; this isn’t the first time I’ve typed ‘ “John Murchie”+tea ‘ into the Google search-engine. I’ve done it a few times now, but my search usually ends with very little […]

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