Diving into Pu-Erhs September 21 2020
Hello, Thirsty Nerds!
I've been receiving quite a number of emails, dms & in-person questions regarding pu-erhs lately. It seems there's an upswing in popularity for this complicated and delicious tea family and y'all are thirsty for knowledge!
Pu-erh tea (most closely for American tongues pronounced as "poo-ahr," try to swallow the R) is one family in the category of tea known as "heicha,"...
American-Grown Caffeine April 10 2020
It’s true through, the holly family has produced some super tasty rocket fuel level caffeine. We’re talking specifically ilex paraguariensis, ilex guayusa and ilex vomitoria, each native to one of the Americas. Each of these holly...
Oxidation vs. Fermentation September 16 2019When teaching classes, speaking on panels, or even just in casual conversation, two of the most common questions I've been asked are:
- What is oxidation?
- What does fermentation mean in regards to tea?
BTB: Ranger's Blend July 09 2019Today's episode of Behind the Blend features my personal favorite of our RPG character class collection: Ranger's Blend!
The inspiration for each character class blend is an archetype, rather than any specific character. Rangers are sly, observant, and physically dexterous. They have a close relationship with the forest, a kinship with the natural world.
|Toasty green mélange of foresty delish.|