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Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Best Tea Books

Tea chatting online is a daunting activity, with puerh fanatics known to lurk for years before saying hello. You can avoid the awkwardness of speaking up about your favorite tuos with this clever guide. Before sticking yourself out there in the minefield, read this book for tips on sounding erudite about bricks while avoiding tea trolls. Full explanations of Simplified vs. Complicated Yun will appeal to beginners as well as experienced fanatics, as will the chat applications available on Ubuntu. Probably the most useful chapter is Google-ready tea phrases in a variety of languages, including apology texts in Japanese. 

Finally a breath of fresh air in the field of seemingly endless gender studies, this time focusing on tea from the male perspective. No doubt the chapter called Down Town Abbey which focuses on tea, politics and London men's clubs will result in at least one well-attended forum at this year's MLA conference. Sorry ladies, but you are sooo last decade. It's time to step aside and finally allow men their day on top of the tea world. Surely they have more to say.

This timely publication is a straightforward how-to from soup to nuts on pressing your own puerh without ever leaving your sofa. Contains necessary information like bulk mailing producers and disguising third party Lincang sources. The book has a 200 page chapter on designing your own wrappers and nei fei, and examples of date stamp fonts and holostrips that rival even Taetea's best fakers. Real or pretend, you can do it yourself and cut out the middleman. This book will pay for itself in no time once you start emailing friends and selling tea on Instagram like the other big guys do.

A typical tell-all confessional from the perspective of the child dealing with a parent's puerh hobby. You might need to skip past the whiny chapters on the author's therapy experience and 12-Step co-dependency groups. The book contains a surprisingly sensitive distinction between puerh collecting and actual hoarding, but also some rather alarming advice on selling beengs without mother noticing they are gone. I stopped drinking for one day after finishing this.

A software application does not really qualify as a book, but nobody really reads anymore and this app is so timely. The features are simply amazing. The app is a browser .EXT that reverts Yunnan Sourcing back to its classic design, so you don't need to bother with the new catalog format!

I like the Doom Cart feature. All I do is type in the cake I want and the app finds it with the current price and adds it to the Doom Cart with an ongoing price tally, and any applicable buyer points. Whenever I load my browser, my Cart automatically updates with price increases or discounts.

To your desktop you can add on optional credit card interest calculators, savings planners and current vouchers. I haven't tried the new Bitcoin wallet bots yet, these might out-date themselves rather quickly but they are a cool idea for earning free money to buy tea. This fully automated language translation app works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, GSA, FxiOS, Maxthon, CriOS, Mobile and SamsungBrowser.

Finding good tea books to review is a daunting task, and I hope you enjoyed this year's review because I might not have another for next year.


  1. Well, if some enterprising youth brought out Ubuntu Cola on the back of the OS's fame, maybe it's only a matter of time before someone starts pressing Ubuntu beengs.

    There's got to be a good learning curve/sweetness arrives after a bitter start joke in there somewhere, but I'm damned if I can find it...

    1. Might surprise you the number of people using Ubuntu and read this blog.

    2. I would have gone for a good number of FOSS people among the readers, but probably would have guessed there would have been a high percentage of BSD users...

      I've been with Ubuntu since Breezy. A Fedora Core installation broke, Debian refused to install at all, but that newfangled Ubuntu thing did and never missed a beat thereafter. Stuck with Ubuntu ever since.

    3. I use statistics to make decisions on the blog format, which currently shows keeping graphics very basic is best for most people.