Wednesday, August 23, 2006

What is traditional Kung Fu Tea?

Beside the known meaning of Kung Fu Tea = A lot of work/practices to prepare tea.
What is the true method and practice of it? Where is the origin and steps for it? and the meaning behind the steps?
Who really understood the practice of it? Too many questions, too little answer. Anyone....

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


The most labor intensive finessing of tea processing. Either in phoenix, Yiwu or Anxi, there is no substitute.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Oolong's Crab's Claw...

Vines growing on a 400+ years old tea bush. So how old is the vine?
Crab's claw is a parasitic vine.... Do you want to have a cup?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Hong Kong Dim Sum at 5:30am

Puerh+shoumei. A cooked and a White or B&W.
A very traditonal Cantonese hangout in Hong Kong.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

The reason for visiting Korea....

Insadong, Seoul. The gathering of all sort of tea and pottery shops.

Kwangju, South of Seoul. Where all famous potters from Koryö and Chosön Dynasties gathered.

Underglaze Iron, Korean Celadon. Some of the most breath taking work of art. 16th C. Joseon period.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Best Tea House, HK

Master Chan was kind enough to treat us with some 80's puerh.
I fall in love with this turn of the century pot.... Unfortunately, the tag was far out of my reach : (

Monday, August 14, 2006

Guangzhou Tea City

Searching for a good Wuyi tea vendor/roasting master.

Friday, August 11, 2006

A True Hong Kongese diet...

Nothing can compare to a True Hong Kong style "High Tea":
Panty Hose milk tea (a mix of red/black/cooked puerh and egg shell, cooked for hrs.), company with Buttered Pineapple bun, right off the oven.... Pure satisfaction!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Great Tease from a Hong Kong's Vendor....

A complete stack of 80's Guang Yun Gong Beengs, company with Hun Yins, 80's 8582s. 2 Cupboards full of 20's-80's zhu ni and other fun pots.
Also my pick of a 30's Zhu Ni pot. What do you think, did I picked a good one?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Comparing Wuyi and FengHuang tea farms

Chinese saying of a "Rich Earth" comparing to "Poor Earth".
The Qi and Natural spirit in Wuyi are far Deeper/Richer then the Qi in FengHuang.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Wuyi Rock Oolong tasting....

An eye opening tasting, at one of the bigger factory in Wuyi Shan.

From top to bottom:
1. Huang guanyin 2006 May. Fired once.
2. 200+ years old bush Shui Xian. 2004 May. Fired twice, Micro-fired 2 times
3. 28-30 years aged old bush Shui Xian. Micro-fired once.
4. 5 years aged Da Houg Pao. Micro-fired 3 times.
FYI: Correction on my previous posting May 31, 06. "Dynasty Dan Cong" Article regarding DHP.
From Wuyi's farmers point of view, Da Houg Pao is not under Shui Xian category, but a separated variety.

I never had such good Cha Qi wuyi tea experience before, specially the 5 years aged DHP (Which I did shared with people at tea gallery this Tuesday), it was like drinking a fine aged 15-20 years old puerh from Yiwu. These are combination of many factors: Clean environment, old bush harvests, experience farmer, one harvesting per year or sometimes every 2 years, right processing by hand, master firing technique, proper storing and most of all patience from the master. Wuyi Rock oolong is a "Crafted" tea, unlike puerh which could be aged by nature.

Charcoal firing room on the right and finish Tie Luo Han at the end.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

500+ years old shui Xian single bush

A time capsule and Qi gathering spot. 1500+meters on the slope of Wu Dong.

Feng Huang Mountain Range

View from the top of Wu Dong Mountain (1720m), Chaozhou. Guang Dong Province. Heaven Pond on the far right and the peak of phoenix (the head) in the middle.

The Famous Song King Tea Bush 728+ years old. Growing under the rock engraved in Red "Song Zhong".
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