Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tieguanyin and me

Here’s a confession: for many years I detested Tieguanyin. For me it epitomized all that I disliked about Chinese tea (as a complete novice to tea)- it was bitter, astringent (at least those that I had tasted which admittedly were … Continue reading

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The Allure of Green Tea

Green tea has gotten quite a bit of a bum rap; ironically it can be traced at least in part to the perception of green tea being a ‘healthy drink’. Many vendors seizing our proclivity to embrace health claims- hey … Continue reading

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On names and translations

Translation is tough work, as someone who has translated from Mandarin to English and English to Mandarin for both work and personal purposes, I can attest as much. As any assiduous student of a translated text- from Sun Zi’s Art … Continue reading

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