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    Global Tea Hut: September 2015 – Morning Dew

    I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to receive an envelope from +Global Tea Hut than I was for September’s shipment. The gift for this month was a translation of Lu Yu’s The Classic of Tea, also known as the Cha Ching. I was lucky enough to find a copy of the Francis Ross Carpenter translation a few years ago but it has been out of print for some time. I’ll be working through this one slowly. The drawings in particular do a great job of illustrating the tools that were used during that time period. For those of you that missed this issue, I’ll be sure to add the link here once it…

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    Global Tea Hut: August 2015 – Elevation

    Seeing that big brown envelope from +Global Tea Hut sticking out of my mailbox puts a smile on my face every month. Even if I’m having a bad day, my mood lifts immediately and I rush inside to dive into the contents. This month is particular was one I was looking forward to because it the one and only tea that they repeat every year. Last year’s Elevation was phenomenal so my expectations were set a bit high. Global Tea Hut has this tea especially made by Mr. Su with less withering than usual. Weather has a huge effect on the finished tea during processing and this tea was a great lesson in that.…

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    Global Tea Hut: July 2015 – Mountain Wind

    Wow, I’m really behind on sharing my +Global Tea Hut experiences with you all! Good tea takes time I suppose. The puerhs that they have sent in the past have been some of my favorites so I was excited to see Mountain Wind in this envelope. The leaves were incredibly beautiful, especially as they slowly unfurled in my bowl. One of the most valuable lessons that this subscription has taught me is bringing things back to basics. Fancy equipment is nice but it’s easy to get caught up in having “stuff” and the technical mechanics of brewing. At the end of the day all you really need is a bowl, hot water and a handful…