Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tea Information & Resources

If you check in here from time to time you're probably aware that I maintain a large - and growing - list of tea blogs. Thanks to the convenience of RSS, it's possible to scan those sites that publish feeds to see if anything interesting is going on. Although I have to admit that there aren't enough hours in the day to read many of them.

There is one site that I find myself coming back to often. That would be CHA DAO, whose creators describe it thusly - "dedicated to discussion and appreciation of teas, especially those from pacific asia. not a monologic journal, but rather a forum where members can discuss the joys, bewilderments, and mysteries of this most potent infusion."

A collaborative effort, with 17 contributors listed, CHA DAO's articles lean toward the "serious" side of tea drinking and culture, whatever that means. Some articles may even be a bit too technical for the casual tea fancier, but there are plenty of others that are quite entertaining and informative. I especially enjoyed South of the Clouds: A Voyage to Yunnan, which you can read here.

Here's another informative page I ran across recently. Teabits of Information is maintained by and contains a lengthy list of tea resources and information.

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