Tuesday, September 19, 2017

1990s Private Production (Light Wet Stored)

Bringing out the 1990s Private Production (Light Wet Stored) from storage. This mid to late 90s tea is distinctive in the way that the wet storage conditions was managed to coexist with the raw characteristics of the tea.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tea Auctions – The Value of Antique Tea

L: 1910s Song Pin Hao, M: 1950s Red Label, R: 1950s Liu An Tea Basket – Understanding the Chinese market and the human element allows us to see the value of antique tea. (Source of photos from L & H Auction Hong Kong)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tea Auctions – The Rising Tide of Capitalism

The impact of tea auctions have elevated prices in the category of antique tea. This rising tide of capitalism has spread ripple effects far and wide through the market for old tea.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In Pursuit of Tea Appreciation

Drinking the best tea in the world does not guarantee the sense of enjoyment and appreciation. For the tea itself is only part of the answer the other half of tea appreciation rests with us.