I am grateful and thankful that 2011 was a good year for my family. I made many new tea friends and had the opportunity this year to visit Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Malaysia for my tea adventures.
For next year, I will be visiting these places again as well as Yunnan to learn more about tea. If any of the readers are interested, it would be a pleasure to meet up with you at these places and I would show you the sights and sounds of the tea markets. Free.
I got to drink lots of pu erh tea this year. For ripe pu erh this year, the 2004 Xiaguan ripe, the ‘04 brick from Lau Yu Fat (Hong Kong) and ’06 Hong Tai Chang cake were very impressive ripe pu erh tea in my opinion.
I was also fascinated with raw pu erh that has the smoky aroma. I was smitten with the 2007 Xiaguan te-ji tuo. I found the brew simply delicious and I finished 2 tuos within one month.
For next year, I will endeavor to find out more about smoky raw pu erh tea during my travels and will continue to document those tea I have drank. I intend to revisit some tea I had consumed ….. I did buy doubles and triples ….. and see whether what I had blogged about the teas still hold true.
In one my earliest blog on tea, I stated “For me, its a happy and "at peace" sensation when I taste a good cup of tea.” After 3 years of blogging, that statement continues to summarize my tea drinking adventures.
Thank you for reading. Thanks for the feedback and encouragements. Happy New Year 2012.