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  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 4 years ago

    I picked this up from the public library. Unfortunately the last person to have it decided to write in it with a black felt pen of all things. And I know it was recent because in the margins where they decided to […]

    • Did you try comparing the different books you read on the tea topic?

      • AJ replied 4 years ago

        Unfortunately, I couldn’t compare them face to face as I checked them out from different libraries… I did go over my notes, photos and memories of Tea Growing, though. I’ll have to go out and check both of them out some time to give a proper review.

        Maybe I’ll wait until I come across a few more books on the subject.

  • AJ commented on the post, Teaser…, on the site 4 years, 1 month ago

    Weird old article hunts like this is what I live for.

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 4 years, 2 months ago

    I found this one poking around a used bookstore (in about… 2017? 2016? I’m behind). It’s a slim, unassuming volume, and I picked it up with a few others after flipping through it. I was struck by the Table […]

  • AJ commented on the post, Book: Tea Art of China, on the site 4 years, 3 months 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 on the site Tea Stacks 4 years, 3 months 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 4 years, 8 months 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 on the site Tea Stacks 4 years, 10 months ago

    Scented Orange PekoeWorking 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 w Continue reading

  • 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 5 years, 4 months 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.

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  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 5 years, 4 months ago

    Vancouver Tea Festival 2018 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 Continue reading

    • 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 on the site Tea Stacks 5 years, 6 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 […]

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  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 6 years, 5 months ago

    Vancouver Tea Festival 2017 Last year we had a pretty chilly winter, and it’s starting to look like this year will be going much the same way. Day One I thought I’d dressed adequately for Continue reading

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 6 years, 5 months ago

    Book: The Spirit of Tea Fear not, a post on Mohammad Mirza is also in the works. I ended up stumbling on a great source in English, so now it’s getting a bit long and needs some Continue reading

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 6 years, 11 months ago

    Book: Homegrown Tea I had an ulterior (well, not that ulterior) motive in picking up this book, and it was mostly just to read the very first section on growing camellia sinensis. Continue reading

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 6 years, 12 months ago

    So it’s been a long term, and I’m only two chapters into Harvesting Mountains.

    Last I checked, anyway.

    My life has been consumed almost entirely be geology, and I haven’t done anything tea-related since […]

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 7 years, 3 months ago

    Book: Tea Production, Land Use Politics, and Ethnic Minorities I’m free! That is, I’ve finished another harrowing term. I mistakenly thought I would have more free time, and went a little overboard at the library. At least Continue reading

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 7 years, 5 months ago

    Vancouver Tea Festival (2016) Two things happened yesterday. The Vancouver Tea Festival ensued, and Tony Gebeley published his book. This is a book I’ve (read: most people) been spying on Continue reading

  • AJ wrote a new post on the site Tea Stacks 7 years, 10 months ago

    Book: Tea Manufacture, by C.R. Harler Whereas I called Tea Processing the spiritual sequel to Harler’s Tea Growing (as it draws from many different resources, but does take largely after Harler’s ha Continue reading

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