The Teahub blog and tea talk blog are 2 blogs from a clever Chinese tea company, JinYuXuan, with a website called Tea hub. I think it's a wonderful idea for them to extend their store with 2 blogs. Maybe I should extend my blog with a web store, too?!!!
The reading is quite interesting. Their focus seems to be on Pu Erh tea, which is one of the most difficult for westerners to understand. The driving force behind them is a tea master called Ms. Liu. -Shouldn't she be called tea mistress?!-
Located in Mainland China, this company seems to associate local tea sources, tea knowledge, english and web proficiency. If they have good businss sense, they may become leaders in export of Chinese teas.
What I like about the blogs is that the information provided is quite reliable and stems from a deep knowledge about tea. However, mistakes (or differences in opinion) can't be ruled out. For instance, here they advocate using glass to brew green tea because you can see the leaves unfold. However, glass doesn't handle heat as well as chinaware and leads to a more fuzzy smell. This is an interesting experience everybody can make: brew the same tea in different tea wares and find out which gives the best result. Don't always trust the tea master, become one!
Sencha de Shimizu, Oku-yutaka
3 days ago