The Ultracrepidarian’s Notebook

Monthly opinions, research and reviews in the world of tea. This stimulating non-commercial blog is never used to promote the products of Tillerman Tea.
Steeped in Delusions and Other Bits and Pieces

Steeped in Delusions and Other Bits and Pieces

Excuses, Excuses This is a bloggers worst nightmare; I’ve run out of things to write about. Oh, I haven’t run out of ideas; I’ve plenty of those. I’ve just run out of up to date research. I write mainly about Taiwan and as I’ve noted previously, Taiwan is notoriously...

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Stinky Tofu!

Stinky Tofu!

Epicurian delight Have you ever tried Taiwan’s “stinky tofu?” it’s usually deep-fried and is sold at night markets in most of Taiwan’s larger cities. It IS stinky and it IS an acquired taste; one that I have yet to master. Not certain I ever will; or really want to....

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Drinking Tea “Properly”

Drinking Tea “Properly”

Tea is naught but this: First you heat the water, Then you make the tea. Then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know. Sen no Rikyu I recently came across the above lines immortalized by Sen no Rikyu, the great master of the Japanese tea...

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