Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Time to open some Shu Pu .. two cakes

With all of our extended family visiting we are consuming Pu-Er at a prodigious rate. Jean self promoted to “Tea Boss” took auntie under tutelage. First lesson: “Best not to use Pa Pa’s teabowl.

Both cakes from Menghai in Xishuanghanna, Yunnan province, China. The cake on the left was produced in 2002. The right 2008, we are starting to see changes in food safety markings and holographic security tags to secure outer wrappers.tpuer1tpuer2

Some files uploaded to YouTube


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sequoia National Forest

A family adventure with the Sequoias:IMG_9080 

Sean and Jean on the trail ….IMG_9031IMG_9010

On the road .. Jean, Heather, Jake, Sean .. Andrew and Robin up front.IMG_9088[1]

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Jean brews Flower Tea

Watching as the Blossoming Flower Tea Wrap opensjft