Here is an article published today in the New York Times on the Chinese gong fu tea preparation and ceremony. It does a nice job of connecting fine teas with fine wines for readers who are more familiar with the latter. Click here for the article.
Another article in the Washington Post reports that vintage Chinese teas dating as far back as 1949 is available at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. I guess folks there can now shun away that $300 Krug Champagne and instead spend the money on a potful of 1985 vintage tea. Here is the article.The above articles are as a breath of fresh air after reading the other article -- about a clueless tea businessman in Lake Tahoe -- which I mentioned in my previous post.