Monday, April 23, 2012

Hey you guys.


Okay, it has been a very long time since I've last written.  Before I explain, let me say this:  Having a serious tea hobby, a job, and deciding to learn about pottery is enough to take up all hours of the day.

I don't need to explain. You're smart!

Okay, so the last major event with tea was the southeastern tea meetup with Bears.

I sent Bears the pics that Jess and I took. He also used this photo - it's the list I made of teas that we had, who brought the tea, and who brewed it. In the cup- some kinda XZH sheng from 2006.  Shah82 brought it and brewed it.
A personal fave was Jason's 2007 Jin fo Yancha - complex, rich, and long lasting.  I felt it's energy surging through my body.  While it isn't the best thing to say here - you would've had to be there to really know.  Then again, maybe you already do!

Here's a gaiwan and part of a teapot.  They are both Jason's.  After the first and second visit I realized there was no real reason for me to bring teaware unless I just wanted to show it to others.  My teapots suck and/or are underfired.  So for the time being, I'll bring the best tea I can and leave it at that.

The final pic - the small pot behind the gaiwan is the sheng pot, the darker pot is the Yancha pot, and the pot on the left, I believe, is the shu pot.  We had one shu that Day - the 2008 Dayi Hong.  Jess brought it, I brewed it.  There's a sheng and shu version, and both are okay given what they are.

A fantastic trip overall.  A kind soul named Jess drove me while I filmed the trip, and we had to ride through heavy rain on the way back, so I drove for a bit of the way.  I'm not tall, but those small cars can really feel cramped sometimes.  I'd post those videos, but they need to be snapped together and rendered before they are view worthy.  Take care, dudes and dude-ettes.  (TMNT reference, anyone?)