These took a bit of effort. The pu’erh was so dark it wasn’t easy to get any definition into new images. Once I got past that I liked the end result. I’ve put them in the order I produced them to demonstrate the process I go through. The final image consists of about 20 different … Continue reading The Mystery Pu’erh Series
Gong-Go Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Results: Loved it after it sat in my cupboards for six years. If you can find it I do recommend it. Vendor: Whole Dragon Tea: “Mystery” Pu’erh Type: Pu’erh Origin: China Tasting: 14g / 205°/ 10oz / 1st infusion 10 seconds (increased by 5 for 14 additional) Average number of infusions: 15 Review: I picked up … Continue reading “Mystery” Pu’erh Tea Review (Whole Dragon)
I meant to post these last week but I got caught up in the whole social crossposting image cropping mess and never got to it. I gotten to the good as it gets point with cross posting images to social media so here is the Tevivre Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Series. As is now … Continue reading Teavivre Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Series
Results: Wonderful floral notes and worth the shipping wait. I’ve put this on my reorder list. Vendor: Teavivre Tea: Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Type: Oolong Origin: Taiwan Tasting: 5g / 212° / 125ml Average number of infusions: 3 Gong-Go Rating:⭐⭐⭐ Review: I recently received an order for Hui Kui with Teavivre and got this little free … Continue reading Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (Teavivre)
I’m so excited. I got my first Tetsubin Cast Iron Kettle today and a new Jian wear teacup. Merry Christmas to me. If you looking for something special for yourself or for someone else, you couldn’t go wrong with these beautiful pieces. The kettle is back cast iron with an enamel finish on the inside … Continue reading X-mass came early for me! You might want to add these to your list.
My passion for tea takes a couple of forms. I love to drink it, collect it, write about, take pictures of it, and make those pictures into art. I call my medium modern digital-composite abstract. My process starts with a single photo like this one of Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui from Tevivre. While I … Continue reading Tea as art – yup I’m a digital doodler too!
Gong-Go Rating: ⭐⭐ Results: While having a beautiful appearance, the flavor was not there. Worth trying for the novelty. Might work for those preferring extremely light green tea. Vendor: Teavivre Tea: Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui Type: Green Tea Origin: Anui Province, China Tasting: 9.6g / 185°/ 10 oz / 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (seconds) Average number of … Continue reading Gong-Go Tea Review – Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui (Teavivre)
Everyone loves the holiday season, but it also a drain on the wallet and limits the funds available for new teas. By this time of the year I also usually have a teaspoon of this and a bit of that, but by themselves, they are not enough for Gong-Go Flash-Infusion. Rather than sulk over the lack … Continue reading Cash-strapped for the Holidays? Then Blend Your Own Tea!
Vendor: Krups Product Name: Adjustable Temperature Kettle (BW710D51) Purchase Date: 2018 Review: I’ve wanted a variable temperature water kettle for years know. The first ones I saw were Japanese. Clucky looking and expensive, I passed and kept looking but the prices were always out of my budget and I eventually stopped. When I decided to … Continue reading Gong-Go Product Review – Krups Adjustable Temperature Kettle
Vendor: TIESTA TEA Product Name: Brewmaster Purchase Date: 2013 Review: I picked this infuser up on a whim while shopping at Winco. It’s BPA chemical free which is a must for plastics used with high temperatures. The strainer is a fine mesh that produces a clear liquor and is easily removed for cleaning. Dishwasher safe, … Continue reading Gong-Go Product Review – Tiesta Brewmaster Review