Thursday, September 2, 2010

TeaDrunk Forum: Low-Profile but Informative

This is the second in my series of posts about websites, after my feature on teaviews. The TeaDrunk Forum,, 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.


  1. I think it's a very informative site too. And I also hope there is more regular activity going on.

  2. Alex,
    I just found your email in my box.I thank you for telling me about this scam. It is just horrible, however the logo looked extremely amateur and I did not believe it one hundred percent. I am glad I posted it so you found it.. How did you find my post of it?
    I see Beth perhaps found it?
    What are teas?.. forgive me but I have never heard of anythink like it other then hot tea or iced tea!! LOL
    I will remove there link asap!
    If there is anything else I ought to do, please let me know. I will also take it off of facebook, thank you so much you kind soul.
    hugs, Darlene

  3. Hi Darlene, Thanks for the reply! I think taking down the links and facebook posts does make a difference.

    I found your blog when I was researching the "award" I had received; when I started getting suspicious and started typing in the name of the domain and "blog award", that was when I found your blog and realized that there were lists of awards for dozens of other subjects.


    About tea...tea is much more complex than just a single kind or just hot vs. iced. I run an informational tea website, and there's a page on tea which might be a good starting point for you, if you want to learn more. It's really amazing how many different types of tea there are, and how diverse they can be!