This is the second in my series of posts about websites, after my feature on teaviews. The TeaDrunk Forum, teadrunk.org, is an often-overlooked resource and online tea community. The community presents itself as a "Multilingual Forum for Chinese and Japanese Tea". Pictured is a screenshot:
As you can see from this screenshot, it's a pretty minimalist layout, clutter-free and easy to read.
What is special about this particular forum?
It's not a very extensive forum. Posts are infrequent and sparse. But what I find distinguishes this forum is the quality of posts and the uniqueness of information contained therein. My first several introductions to this forum came through google search results. When researching relatively esoteric styles of tea or other tea-related topics, I often found that discussions on this forum were among the few English-language sources available.
I would love to see this forum grow somewhat, although I'd be hesitant to encourage large numbers of people to sign up because I hope it retains its quality and focus. But even as-is, it is a valuable resource, something that would be beneficial for people to read even if they do not choose to participate.