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    The Tea Cupper’s Notebook by Antonio Moreno Areces

    Tea journals are hard to come by. In fact, the only other one I’ve reviewed is the now out of print Moleskin Passions Tea Journal. What impressed me about this notebook from +Čaj Chai was that is is very straightforward. There’s no unnecessary fluff like recipe pages. The pages are large enough to allow plenty of note taking while still being portable and easy to manage. I’ve never seen fields for the shape, type of leaf or number of buds before but those are definitely appreciated. Instructions are provided for using the ISO-3103 method of evaluating tea but the pages could just as easy be used for gongfu brewing. The flavor wheel is simple but…

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    Moleskine Passions Tea Journal

    After years of begging and pleading with countless emails and tweets, Moleskine finally created a Passions journal for tea lovers. The journal itself is stylish and well appointed in typical Moleskine fashion. The sleek black hardcover is embossed with tea kettles, teacups and other tea related things. There are tabbed sections to record tasting notes, recipes, places and websites as well as for tracking your collection. I could do without the recipes section but there are plenty of tea lovers who will use and enjoy that part. The introduction gives a very decent basic education on tea and I have found the vocabulary list very helpful. Who knew that tea could be biscuity?…