Friday, October 15, 2021

A makeshift; Tea Strainer - Filter - Lǜ chá qì, stand/holder

 A small clamp on a Pine base: It works 👌   Refined model up next

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

View from a high vantage

Asakusa’s Kaminarimon and Nakamise-Dōri at dusk. The large lantern lights up around 5:00pm, sun setting at 5:30pm in Tokyo in late September. Sensoji Temple at the end of the shopping street.

Friday, September 24, 2021

A Morning 3 hr Saunter ... Update 3:30 !!!!

The 5 Freeway upgrade construction in process .. view from Los Alisos overpass.

Southern California:  30% chance of Rain ... Sean washed his car !!!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Setting up a Specialized Stump Jumper Pro for Jean

 Changing to a Shorter length Stem & new Pedals:

Friday, September 03, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

5 Fwy South Bound at Alicia Pkw

 Major re-construction underway !!!

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Two Meng Hai factory Shu-Pu-Erh cakes ... different recipes and outer wrappers; the 7452 vintage 2010 and 7572 from 2019

What does 7572 stand for?

7572 is a code that stands for a recipe/blend for a pu erh tea. The first two numbers ’75’ refers to the year a recipe was first introduced. 

The third number7stands for the type of leaves used. This can range from 0-9 depending on the size of the leaves. In this case it’s 7, meaning that relatively large leaves are used. 

Finally, the last digit stands for the factory where the cake is made. In this case number ‘2’ stands for the Menghai tea factory. See below the full list of factories:

  • #1: Kunming Tea Factory
  • #2: Menghai Tea Factory
  • #3: Xiaguan Tea Factory
  • #4: Puer Tea Factory

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Cross-Sections from the time before.... In the days of BLUE PRINTS

Standard 3,000 psi Yoke attachment

 Cold water (Arctic) Upgrade for Main Spring

High 5,000 psi attachment Screw System

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Opening Time: ...

Two productions, one recipe .. 7572:


Monday, June 28, 2021

Afternoon Tea ..

 Such a very nice day .. late afternoon tea-break