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Spring has sprung

Got a call on Friday saying that the 2013 Ben Shan is in, so I bought some! You guys, I am spending too much on tea. In the shop, I tasted an A Li Shan and a Li Shan, which … Continue reading

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Using a gaiwan for fun

But not much profit. I made this for a class on instructional design and I think it is rather suited to this blog. I might make my summer project a foray into recording tea tastings and more instructional material.

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I think Pinterest is making me stupid.

Or maybe I was always stupid and was just being steered away from low tide by generous and concerned instructors and compatriots this whole time. But I will say that I didn’t start to feel dumb and full of writer’s … Continue reading

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A tea party

About a week and a half ago I had a tea party. Unlike those of old it did not feature stuffed animals drinking air, but I can assure you that if my childhood doll Kirsten had been able to make … Continue reading

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The end of an era

This is the last tea I have left that I got at Puget Sound. It came from a professor turned friend. I never identified it and it is a green tea, unusual for me. Teas are for drinking, not hoarding. … Continue reading

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Listen, don’t talk, Part II

The Asian Studies program at Puget Sound did a lot of tea-related events. The last one I attended was a tasting of Taiwanese tea hosted by Shiuwen of Floating Leaves Tea in Ballard. We had a green oolong, a black … Continue reading

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Listen, Don’t Talk: Part I

When I was a little girl my mother kept a half-acre of flowers growing from March to October. I asked her once, unfamiliar with the processes of plants, why she didn’t keep it going year-round. She said for one thing, … Continue reading

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