Unearthing Savor & Soil

A worn and weathered large-leaf Assamica strain planted from seed in the 1970’s Cultural Revolution. I sampled the soil around this tree in Spring of this year, discovering to my amazement that over the decades it had cultivated an intricate network of beneficial bacteria and fungi around its root structure. The tree produces sugars through…

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The Complete Guide to Oolong Tea Craftsmanship: Distilling the Art and Science of Flavor Formation

A 34-minute deep-dive into Oolong tea craftsmanship, including interviews with Oolong Tea Masters, a review of the scientific literature on Oolong tea flavor formation, and plenty of clips taken over years of traveling out to tea farms and producing tea alongside the professionals.

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Thriving in a Corona Red Zone (Plus Other DIY Tips for 2020)

Dyl finds himself in China amid the coronavirus outbreak. Unusual times call for unusual measures to survive and thrive… but he’s fine. Mom, he’s fi..MOM, I’M FINE!

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