Tuesday, 20 September 2011

he can't even review tea, can he?

I am drinking Green Pu-Erh Tuo Cha and relaxing a bit after a long day.

along the green Nymphenburger canal

Recently I responded to an offer to write tea reviews for a site.  It looks like an interesting opportunity, but I don't want to say any more about it until it's a done deal. 

I was asked what sort of tea I liked...the site was explained to me and like I say, it looks promising.  So I wrote back saying I was interested, and I mentioned this tea blog.  You know.  As in, 'You want to see how I write?  Go check out the teablog.'  

Despite how informal and slipshod it might appear, I put quite a lot of thought and care into this teablogging lark.

Here's the thing, though.  I don't do many tea reviews.  I do some (I used to write many more), but for the most part I start reviewing a tea and I go off on a tangent.  It's not that I can't simply review a tea.  But one of the ways I like to set this blog apart from others is to make it otherwise entertaining.  It's certainly a blog about tea, but I like to see how far away from tea I can get without completely losing my readers.

If I've done my job well here, you'll periodically say to yourself, 'I wonder what ridiculous nonsense that Lahikmajoe  has been writing about lately.'  That non-teadrinkers regularly come here is something that continues to please me to no end.

But I like to try new tea and despite all the evidence to the contrary, I enjoy reviewing tea.  That's actually why I think it'd be a good thing for me to write tea reviews in a more organised setting.  

A place where I'm not trying to be clever and distracting and boundary pushing.  Because as much as I'd love to tell you about how this Green Pu-Erh Tuo Cha tastes, I've already exhausted myself.  I am curious if the folk at the tea reviewing site took one look over here and said to themselves, 'Who is this guy?  What the hell is he talking about?'


  1. I will admit, I'm a casual tea drinker and don't understand what you're talking about half time when it comes to tea. I'm here because I love your writing style and words can be enthralling when used correctly. Even if names like Green Pu-Erh Tuo Cha are Greek to me; your humor and passion makes reading your blog worthwhile.

  2. I like that you don't post normal, straightforward reviews, but instead, reference various teas and comment on them in the context of posts about one or many other subjects.

    It makes your blog unique and interesting to read. There are lots of review-centered blogs out there...why be just like everyone else?