Just talked with Mr. Chen of Xi-Zhi Hao over the phone. There has been too many rains in Yunnan, that the quality of “Gu Hwa” – autumn mao cha – is aversely effected. XZH has decided not to produce autumn cakes this year. That can only mean scarcity of its 2011 spring cakes.
On the other hand, Taiwan has been in a near drought situation. The prospect of Winter-harvested oolongs is not good.
Bad weather … bad weather… Somehow I feel a bad, strange weather has become the “norm” in recent years.