Wednesday, July 20, 2005

First packages have arrived! Les paquets sont arrivés!

I have received news that my packages have arrived. Travel time was between 3 (!) and 6 days. Cindy at Cup of Tea and a Blog wrote a little about it July 19th: "I’m also reallyreallyreally excited about a special box of puerh and tea samples that I received from Stephane over at Tea Masters blog. I’ll be sampling and writing about these for quite a while."

Mes amis français ont également reçu leur colis. Ils m'ont déjà remercié en privé. Je pense qu'on verra bientôt leurs commentaires sur le blog, sous les articles des thés achetés ou bien ici.

3 comments:

sophie, de Lannion said...

My first order to Tea Masters has arrived all contained in a single parcel which looks like a chinese Ali Baba shop to me... Thanx to Stephane, there were many interesting tools added to main articles that I had specificaly ordered from him. I'd like to share for those ones :

* the Magical Eraser : I've got it ! c'est l'éponge magique de M. Propre... My mother just told me she knew about that stuff ; but she had never teached me this trick before, so I had to wait up to now before my white porcelaine teapots and gaibei got pure white again... no shame anymore when serving tea !

* You Mi Cha sweets : Stephane found on the market place this kind of sweet paste, as an answer to a question about what could be "you mi cha" from Taiwan ? it looks like small gum and you eat it when you have a sore throat for example. It is supposed to be made out of a citrus fruit pulp and TEA ; I cant say if there's any tea leaves in it, but the strong smell of eucalyptus and sweetness make it great ! I still wonder how the sample of this brown paste could pass through the customs without any delay...

* the Chinese Classic Orchestra : amongst the tea discs I had ordered (pu-er bingcha...), Stephane has added 2 CDs, and one of them is the chinese music that matches tea tasting... or you can listen to it after tea if you like to travel farer !

Other articles are : -top quality bamboo trays (one of them is got famous now on this blog), -2 yixing zi sha teapots, -tea ustensil sets (bamboo and wooden ; fingers dont get burned anymore !) ; -pu-ers (teas also advertised on the blog), -oolongs, -jasmin tea and different samples of teas that Stephane kindly suggested.

My only one regret I may have about this order would be that the delivery time has been very short (6 days) and I dont feel it comes from far away ! On the good side of fast shipping is that my parcel had no time for been vandalized...

Thank you very much for all Stephane !

lionel said...

J'ai goûté hier au Yi Wu Pu Er de 2001. Environ 4 g en théière de 15 cl, mais pas la même que j'utilise pour les vieux pu er. J'adore le parfum de cette galette : fumé, et très frais et champêtre à la fois. Les liqueurs successives sont dorées, translucides avec des particules fines en suspension. Le goût est très inhabituel quand on a peu l'habitude des pu er si jeunes. On sent une verdeur et une jeunesse certaines, l'amertume et l'astringence guettent mais ne se manifestent pas, la liqueur reste agréable en bouche. Par rapport à une autre galette 2004 achetée par ailleurs, on sent que ce Yi WU 2001 a déjà bien vieilli. Merci Stéphane pour ce beau pu er, que je vais essayer de faire vieillir dans les meilleures conditions (comment d'ailleurs ?), et que je vais aussi déguster de temps en temps...

Stephane said...

Thanks to Sophie et merci à Lionel for this nice feedback about the tea packages I have sent both of you!

Pour Lionel: pose ton pu er sur une étagère dans un endroit propre et sans odeur. Garde-le simplement dans son papier d'origine. Humidité et chaleur accélèrent le vieillissement. Point besoin donc de chercher un endroit frais et sec!