Archive for July, 2011

Tie Guan Yin

Three things you should see/read about Tie Guan Yin oolong tea, one of the most delicious and complex teas one can enjoy:

1. Rootd Tea’s history of and brewing suggestions for Tie Guan Yin

2. Chan Teas’ overview of the processing of Tie Guan Yin

3. An amazing 38-minute CNTV video about Tie Guan Yin

(via the previously mentioned Chan Teas post)

Best of 2011, so far

Everyone else in the world has done their “here’s the best music of the year, so far” posts/album roundups/etc., so here’s my contribution, a 19-track mix on

There are a few tracks I wasn’t able to get on here (stuff by the Beastie Boys and Honey Ear Trio), but otherwise it’s a nice little mix of hip-hop, reggae, dubstep, and folk. Admittedly, it’s a bit heavy on the hip-hop and beat side of things, but hey. That’s what you get.

Comments appreciated.