Tea Blog Posts From Around the Web

Here are the most recent tea blog posts from around the web, this list is updated twice daily. Please contact me if you’d like your site included in this list.

  • Korea’s Obsession with Fried Chicken
    Korean fried chicken gives new meaning to the letters K-F-C. But, unlike Colonel Sanders’ original recipe, the ingredients are no secret.Some of the most popular marinades for South Korean-style chicken are soy sauce and garlic, but the quintessential flavor is a sweet and spicy coating called yangnyum.Fried chicken is huge in South Korea. There are about 50,000 fried chicken restaurants throughout the country. Most are small franchises that deliver to your door on motorbike. It’s ... read more
    Source: Wooree Tea StoriesPublished on March 29, 2017 11:38 am
  • 5 Reasons You Should Participate in Matcha Matches
    Our Matcha Matches program is coming to a close March 31st, but you still have three days to play a part! Just a refresher: Matcha Matches is our effort to help Gift of Life Marrow Registry find more donor matches. We’ve pledged 5% of all of our Matcha sales from January 1st until the end of March. If you’ve ever thought about Matcha, now is the time to act. Make sure your Matcha purchase doesn’t ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on March 29, 2017 10:00 am
  • Le printemps à Taiwan
    Puerh 7542 de 1999 dans ma coupeDans une semaine on fêtera Qingming, le nettoyage des tombes, à Taiwan et en Chine. Cette fête marque aussi la fin des meilleures récoltes de thé vert de l'année. En effet, avant Qingming le soleil n'est pas encore trop fort, les températures trop hautes et les bourgeons sont donc plus petits et leurs arômes plus délicats.Intéressons-nous donc à la météo Taiwanaise pour savoir à quoi nous attendre cette saison. ... read more
    Source: Tea MastersPublished on March 29, 2017 8:13 am
  • Immortali-Tea
    The search for the fountain of youth, the magic herbs, the tinctures, tonics, and elixirs with supernatural and unexplained cures has been going on relentlessly for millennia. It seems many people want to live forever. Many desire immortality, and most people truly want to be healthy. The search goes far and wide and great sums of money are paid for longevity. Most people will try almost anything at least once. Those of us in the ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on March 29, 2017 8:08 am
  • Kneaded Incense – Japanese Nerikoh
     Pine and Sandalwood Nerikoh - 03/2017Nerikoh is a traditional incense that was once very popular amongst the nobility and upper class in ancient Japan. The old ways of making nerikoh relies on basic rudimentary tools that acts to preserve the intrinsic qualities within the natural ingredients. It is a craft that requires much effort and patience. Nerikoh consists of diverse blends aimed at drawing out the power of raw natural materials that include aromatic woods, ... read more
    Source: The Guide to Puerh TeaPublished on March 28, 2017 10:18 pm
  • Oolong Tasting with The Tea Makers of London
    Usually when I can’t decide what tea I want, I tend to fall back on an oolong. Even though it is such a wide category of tea, no other tea type offers such complexity and variety of flavour. Oolong teas can range from green and floral to sweet and fruity or to dark and roasted, with much more in between. I often find that they’re the one type of tea I reach for when I ... read more
    Source: The Tea Cup of LifePublished on March 28, 2017 8:07 pm
  • How to Take Care of Your Chasen (Tea Whisk)
    photo credit: miheco via photopin (license) I’ve been drinking matcha every morning since last year. Even my wife drinks it too. We’re regular matcha drinkers now Because of that, I’m using the chasen (茶筅, tea whisk) more often and thus I must take care of it. I’ll tell you what I know about the subject in this post. It’s not difficult at all, and you’ll save money by not having to buy a new ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on March 28, 2017 12:38 pm
  • Wuyi Origin Yashi Xiang aka Duck**** Aroma [Episode 203]
    The infamous Duck**** aroma tea featured on TeaDB. This is an oddity for TeaDB, a Dancong. Enjoyable, aromatic tea. Thanks to Cindy for sending this our way. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/ ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on March 28, 2017 10:05 am
  • From average to paradise in 3 teas
    I think that Mick must have liked last July's 3 tea classes, because he came back to see me for 3 new classes! He was very intrigued by my Wuyi teas and wanted to try some with me to better understand the true taste of Yan Cha.I started by showing him 3 Shui Xian. The one on the right is heavily roasted (let's call this the Hong Kong style). The one in the middle has ... read more
    Source: Tea MastersPublished on March 28, 2017 10:01 am
  • Tea group buying & the Sheng Olympiad: an interview with Andrew Richardson of Liquid Proust Teas
    I’ve not written about non-standard tea sourcing before.  A blog post citation from Cwyn’s Death by Tea identifies the background: “More and more tea heads on vacation trips are dragging home kilos of tea they tested and bought for friends back home […] The forums are full of people now offering to do group buys from numerous sources, employing their own sets of connections […]” So, a new wrench for vendors to contend with ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on March 28, 2017 8:08 am
  • Review: The Republic of Tea Super Green Tea: Serenity
    From my tea beginnings I have loved The Republic of Tea. I’ve also recently enjoyed learning about matcha and its rituals. When I heard that The Republic of Tea created bagged matcha and green tea blends with other herbs, I couldn’t wait to try it. Keep in mind, these blends aren’t your typical, vegetal matcha. The addition of herbs and green tea leaves make for a lighter, more balanced flavor. I eagerly opened up serenity ... read more
    Source: Teaviews.comPublished on March 28, 2017 8:07 am
  • Women in Tea: Shiuwen Tai
    Shiuwen Tai of Floating Leaves Tea in Pinglin, TaiwanIt is from Shiuwen that I have learned the most about Oolong tea, particularly Taiwanese Oolongs. I am so grateful for her shop - Floating Leaves Tea - her teaching, her generous sharing of knowledge, her sense of humor and her friendship. I had the chance to travel with Shiuwen and a small group of tea lovers in 2015, to tea fields of Taiwan. There I met ... read more
    Source: Steph’s Cup of TeaPublished on March 27, 2017 10:23 pm
  • Vintage Korean Celadon Teacups
    I recently purchased a set of Korean Celadon teacups online.  The seller indicated that this 5 teacups were made by Kim Jonmoku Tongoku. I have no idea about this maker and I would need my Korean readers to give me more input on the maker as well as on Korean celadon.  I had noticed that there are many Koreans that enjoy drinking Chinese tea and many of these drinkers do take very nice pictures of their tea ... read more
    Source: travelling teapotPublished on March 27, 2017 9:35 pm
  • Gokô cultivar gyokuro from Kyô-tanabe and some detail about this type of tea
    I recalled it in a previous article, but gyokuro is indeed the Japanese tea to enjoy in the current late winter/early srping season. By this I mean that not only gyokuro is never sold at the time of shincha, but... Read More › ... read more
    Source: Japanese Tea SommelierPublished on March 27, 2017 8:46 pm
  • Budding Products: Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection, AriZona, ITO EN
    Bagged Tea News Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection Twinings Tea has introduced a limited edition Beauty and the Beast collection. The line of teas coincides with the live action Beauty and the Beast film currently in theaters. Twinings’ master tea blenders created the blends. The collection features specially designed limited edition boxes that relate to the film. Each box of 20 tea bags retails for $3.99. The collection will […] The post Budding Products: ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 8:09 pm
  • Nepal Tea’s Kickstarter Campaign Exceeds Goal
    Nepal Tea  is a certified organic specialty tea supplier that helps improve the lives of Nepali tea farmers and children. Founded in 2016, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company recently implemented a Kickstarter campaign to grow its social project. Founder Nishchal Banskota and Sashreek Shrestha created the campaign and set the fundraising goal at $32,000. According to a press release, 494 contributors generated $42,759. “It is amazing to see people […] The post Nepal Tea’s ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 8:08 pm
  • Darjeeling’s Dry Spell Ends Just in Time for Harvest
    After a long winter dry spell, widespread rainfall has brought delight to tea planters in sub-Himalayan West Bengal including Darjeeling, one of the highest tea-producing regions of the country, reports India’s The Economic Times. The rains are expected to give a heavy boost to the quality and quantity of the first flush. Per Indian meteorological department statistics, Sikkim and the Sub-Himalayan region hills witnessed 30.6 mm of rainfall from March […] The post Darjeeling’s Dry ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 8:08 pm
  • English Tea Shop Takes on the World
    A recent article on Minutehack.com, which features business-focused stories for entrepreneurs and executives, highlighted the British tea company the English Tea Shop. The independent 7-year-old company, it reports, is “riding a wave of demand for high-quality, organic food and drink” with its range of more than 130 varieties of teas and tisanes produced at its ethically forward-looking Sri Lanka factory. The company, which prides itself on its “Love, Care, & […] The post English Tea ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 8:08 pm
  • RTD Tea Market Is Growing Faster Than Soda
    Ready-to-drink teas are steadily increasing in popularity among consumers and sales are expected to continue to grow. The ready-to-drink tea market has grown by 40 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to a report by Zenith Global, a beverage consultancy. The average annual growth rate of RTD teas is 7 percent. Its growth has far exceeded that of soda for the last five years; and global consumption of RTD tea […] The post RTD Tea ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 8:08 pm
  • The Booming Tea Industry in the United States
    The popularity of tea continues to rapidly grow in the United States. Though it is common knowledge that tea has long been widely consumed in countries such as China and India, it is not commonly known that the U.S. ranks third in the world for the amount of tea it imports, while Russia and Pakistan rank first and second, respectively, according to International Tea Committee statistics. The State of the […] The post The Booming ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 8:08 pm
  • Yixing inventory #19: Repaired
    At this rate I’ll be posting pots for years and still have stuff leftover. I am a sucker for pots that have been repaired with these old nail technique. They’re really pretty. 125ml. ... read more
    Source: A Tea Addict’s JournalPublished on March 27, 2017 11:29 am
  • Tocklai Tea Institute to Receive Funding
    Aid is on the way to financially troubled Tocklai Tea Research Institute, India’s premier tea research institution, which is jointly funded by the government and industry through the Tea Research Association (TRA). “The [government] allocation for the next financial year 2017–18 has been brought back to the previous level of 2015–16, which will be around Rs 16 crores plus,” TRA Secretary Joydeep Phukan told World Tea News. Last August, the […] The post Tocklai Tea ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on March 27, 2017 11:27 am
  • Tea Review: Two Teas from Tea Side
    Tea Side is located in the far north of Thailand, offering a wide range of teas harvested and produced in Thailand. I have not drunk too much Thai tea previously, so I’m glad to have the chance to try several samples of oolong and black teas from Tea Side. For this week’s post, I have chosen a black tea, Tea Side #2 Ancient Tea Trees, and an oolong tea, Tea Side Oriental Beauty, to ... read more
    Source: ChapediaPublished on March 27, 2017 11:08 am
  • Bitterleaf Teas Hummingbird 2013 Spring Jing Mai Ancient Tree Raw Puer
    Country of Origin: ChinaLeaf Appearance: loosely compressedIngredients: puerh teaSteep time: 15 secondsWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: pale goldJing Mai is one of my favorite puerh growing regions but this is the first tea from there that I've written about in almost a year. So much tea, such little time! The 2016 Year of the Monkey, also from +Bitterleaf Teas, was one of my favorite shengs in recent memory so I was really looking ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on March 27, 2017 11:00 am
  • The Best Teas for Allergy Season
    Oh, Springtime. As wonderful as the blossoming flowers and chirping birds might be, Spring fever can turn sour when you’re hit with seasonal allergies. If you’re already noticing a light dusting of pollen on your car, windows, driveways, or pets, it’s time to buckle down and prepare yourself for sneezes and sniffles. This season, use tea to fight back and make it through allergy season with your sanity intact.  French Lemon Ginger When you’re ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on March 27, 2017 10:00 am
  • Bristol Chai entame sa campagne de sociofinancement !
    Bristol Chai : le début d’une nouvelle aventure! Ce printemps, Gabriel Svaldi, fidèle membre de l’équipe Camellia Sinensis depuis 2009, ouvrira le premier bar à chai du Québec, en plein coeur de Montréal (intersections des rues Prince Arthur et Clark). Une ambiance envoûtante mariant le dynamisme de Montréal et la chaleur de l’Inde, le tout dans un superbe environnement embaumant les épices et les pâtisseries maison. Ce 27 mars aura lieu le lancement officiel ... read more
    Source: Blogue du dégustateur de théPublished on March 27, 2017 9:27 am
  • These are my favorite tea memories
    My association with drinking tea goes back several years.  I have a collection of some favorite memories of tea that I find myself  going back to often, and it helps to instantly refresh my mind. Surprisingly, each of these recollections now seems to convey a unique emotion depending on the people or the place surrounding them. For instance, during my days as a student in a business school, drinking tea at a street side tea ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on March 27, 2017 8:09 am
  • Accords gourmands : érable et thé
    Au Québec, le dégel du printemps rime avec l’arrivée de la cabane à sucre – une tradition artisanale et populaire depuis le début du 19e siècle. À l’occasion du temps des sucres, Émilie Poissant, notre spécialiste accords gourmands, vous propose quelques accords thés et mets pour votre prochaine visite à la cabane à sucre, ou pour déguster avec votre mets favori à base de sirop d’érable. Naturellement, lorsqu’on pense à la cabane à sucre, on imagine la traditionnelle soupe aux ... read more
    Source: Blogue du dégustateur de théPublished on March 26, 2017 9:50 pm
  • Portrait d’équipe – Émilie Poissant
    Portrait d’équipe - Émilie Poissant Chez Camellia Sinensis, ce qui importe autant sinon plus que la qualité de nos thés et objets, c’est l’équipe derrière l’entreprise. Ce mois-ci, nous vous présentons Émilie Poissant, gérante de la boutique du marché Jean-Talon à Montréal et spécialiste des accords gourmands. Émilie, quel est ton rôle au sein de l’équipe? Je travaille avec l’équipe de Camellia Sinensis depuis maintenant 6 ans. Pâtissière et chocolatière de métier, sommelière de formation, j’ai ... read more
    Source: Blogue du dégustateur de théPublished on March 26, 2017 9:49 pm
  • At The Tea Table with Andrea Reese of Tea Box Express
    How often do you throw yourself a tea party? It’s now easier than ever thanks to a subscription service that essentially mails you a tea party in a box. Andrea Reese is not only a fellow tea lover but also the founder of Tea Box Express, one of the tea related subscription boxes I recommend. Each month Andrea selects whole leaf teas along with other tea related goodies for subscribers to enjoy during their tea ... read more
    Source: The Tea Cup of LifePublished on March 25, 2017 8:07 pm
  • Where’s the Tea?
    Serving generic store brand tea bags to a tea person is like serving a coffee person a cup of scalding water, generic instant coffee and a spoon . . . The Tea And Hat Lady  We just traveled from Las Vegas to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, through ten states, stopped at many restaurants, stayed in four LaQuinta Hotels (our pet travels with us) and I can honestly say that tea drinkers are considered last when it comes ... read more
    Source: Tea and HatsPublished on March 25, 2017 6:25 pm
  • Simple Home Storage Solutions
    Pu’erh storage is as complicated as you want to make it. But it’s also an issue that needs to be addressed for anyone with a stash. Keeping your pu’erh in open air or close to aromas is a good way to slowly ruin it. Pumidor is a scary sounding word and can represent overly elaborate, endlessly complex solutions.. For instance there are some pu-heads that have hand-built a sealed non-aromatic wood box from scratch with multiple ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on March 25, 2017 6:02 am
  • A Helpful Moment
    I've been thinking a lot, lately, about how "helpfulness" has become a bit of a lost art. And now when I come across it, I'm completely blown away. This isn't about friendliness. I encounter friendly folks every day. But helpful, well, not as much.My most recent encounter with helpfulness was when ordering a "get well" gift for a loved one who has been battling cancer. I remembered the beautiful packaging and the soothing herbal teas ... read more
    Source: An International Tea MomentPublished on March 24, 2017 8:08 pm
  • Does Matcha have Caffeine?
    Does Matcha have caffeine?Yes. Matcha is a type of green tea, and green tea contains caffeine.Because Matcha is made from crushed whole tea leaves, the caffeine content is somewhat higher than that of bagged tea. In fact, the Matcha caffeine levels can actually equal half the level of a black cup of coffee. When comparing Matcha's caffeine to steeped green tea you receive 31.8 mg caffeine in regular green tea and 68mg of caffeine in ... read more
    Source: Wooree Tea StoriesPublished on March 24, 2017 4:37 pm
  • What’s in a Name? Part II: Gyokuro & Kukicha
    Welcome back to our blog series on tea names! Today, we’ll cover gyokuro and kukicha.   Gyokuro  玉露 Gyokuro, meaning “jewel dew,” conjures up an image of morning dewdrops collected from rare jade, and the tea liquor is a vibrant green color to match. Gyokuro is famous as a luxury tea; it’s harvested just once […] The post What’s in a Name? Part II: Gyokuro & Kukicha appeared first on Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. ... read more
    Source: Kyoto Obubu Tea PlantationsPublished on March 24, 2017 9:13 am
  • Blast from the past: what to know about matcha and caffeine levels
    This article was originally posted to T Ching in December of 2015. Whether you ask for matcha tea, matcha green tea, or matcha powder, you are essentially asking for the same thing; matcha tea is powdered tea most often made from Japanese green tea, but can be made from Chinese tea, or any other tea for that matter. Being that matcha is typically green tea, and green tea is caffeinated, there is some caffeine ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on March 24, 2017 8:08 am
  • 30 springs!
    It’s exactly 30 years ago this month that my life changed. Nothing had previously marked me out for a life in the tea trade. Palais des Thés opened its first boutique in March 1987, in a small backstreet in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. Then there were two stores, then three, and gradually the brand was born. Our learning progressed at the same rate. We needed to travel, to meet people. And what can ... read more
    Source: Discovering TeaPublished on March 24, 2017 8:07 am
  • The Gaiwan Purchasing Guide – Part One
    For new tea drinkers, and even some seasoned ones, the gaiwan (or “lidded bowl”) can look intimidating and confusing. After all, why not just settle for the convenience of a stainless steel infuser or the fuller flavor of a teapot? There are a few reasons to consider purchasing a gaiwan.    For practical purposes, the gaiwan demonstrates an amazing amount of versatility. It can be used to steep for any tea. It is also not ... read more
    Source: MeiMei Fine Teas BlogPublished on March 24, 2017 2:51 am
  • Friday Round Up: March 19th – March 26th
    Trek to Brooklyn 2017I was a bit bummed to miss the NYC Coffee and Tea Festival for the first time in many years. Thankfully I was able to live vicariously through +Jo J's blog post.Meet my tea petRegular readers will know about my obsession with tea pets. +Anna Mariani introduced us to her squirrel tea pet and the adorable story that goes along with it.Notes from the Tea UndergroundI've said it before and I'll say it again, +Geoffrey Norman gets ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on March 23, 2017 11:38 pm
  • A Tea-Infused Chili Recipe
    I love to cook (as does the Littlest Tea Critic), and I've been known to dabble a little bit here and there with adding tea as an ingredient. A few weeks ago I was cooking and decided to add some smoked paprika to the recipe. 'Smells like lapsang' was my first reaction when I opened the spice jar. I tucked that information away for later, and I recently got the chance to use it.When Arbor ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on March 23, 2017 8:07 pm
  • Extended Episode Pu’erh Regional Primer [Inbetweenisode 124]
    An extended episode covering the big pu’erh regions of Yunnan. References to babelcarp and a couple of the regional TeaDB articles. http://babelcarp.org/babelcarp/https://teadb.org/yunnan/ ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on March 23, 2017 10:18 am
  • Tea and citrus
    If you are like me, you have had this experience. You have just brewed a favorite tea and then taken one sip. Inopportunely but invariably, the phone rings or someone’s at the door and you are derailed from that relaxing cup, distracted for just long enough that the perfectly brewed tea has cooled in the cup. Are you disappointed or angered about a potential waste of perfection? For me, quite the contrary.  Often, I’m pleasantly ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on March 23, 2017 8:08 am
  • On the Lake
    On Pike Lake in northern Wisconsin where I grew up, nearly all of the houses were built high above the water. To reach the lake, you had to get down thirty or more feet of embankment covered with oak and birch trees, and numerous plants including poison ivy. Homeowners put in long flights of stairs made of wood or brick, or carved out winding dirt paths. A neighbor’s house, however, was the only home built ... read more
    Source: Cwyn’s Death By TeaPublished on March 22, 2017 11:31 pm
  • Visiting The Mercantile
    We did a little side trip today to Pawhuska, Oklahoma so that I could visit the establishment of one of my favorite Food Network stars -- Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. This was not a spur of the moment decision, we have been planning the detour for months and convinced ourselves that "yes, definitely this is on our way home! We choose a route that would take us passed the Ranch. Peaceful country scene.    ... read more
    Source: Tea and HatsPublished on March 22, 2017 6:25 pm
  • How Tea Rookies Can Dip Their Toes into Tea
    There are varying levels of “loving tea.” There are those who love herbal teas and blends, those who love grabbing interesting teas from the grocery store, and then there are people like us. We love the nitty gritty of tea – the rare oolongs, the aged Pu’erh cakes, and the uber-grassy green teas imported straight from Japan. If you want to dive into the world of tea head first, there are a couple ways of ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on March 22, 2017 10:00 am
  • Tea Is A Culture Bridge
    The Chinese have many words for people who, like myself, have Chinese ancestry but are not from China.  They range from the common and innocuous hua ren 华人 or “culture person”, to my personal favorite, the colorful 混血儿 hun xue er meaning “mixed blood son”.  Somewhere in between is a fascinating epithet hua qiao 华侨 or “culture bridge”.  I like this word, not so much to identify myself with as a Chinese-American person, but as ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on March 22, 2017 8:08 am
  • Black tea from Sayama, Yume-wakaba cultivar
    After the excellent Kôshun from Ashikita, here’s again a black tea, this time coming from the prefecture of Saitama, from Iruma city to be more precise. Certain may have guessed, it is a tea by Hiruma Yoshiaki. Last year, I... Read More › ... read more
    Source: Japanese Tea SommelierPublished on March 21, 2017 8:29 pm
  • What I Like About Japanese Green Tea
    This is a question that I’m often asked. People wonder why I stick to Japanese green tea, if there’s such a great variety of tea in other countries as well. First of all, I have both lived in Japan and traveled there multiple times. Plus, I also studied the Japanese language, so naturally I am biased towards Japanese culture and that includes tea. But besides that I want to give you more concrete reasons. They ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on March 21, 2017 8:07 pm
  • Floral Teas to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring
    I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m not a fan of flowers. While you may find some greenery in my house, anything floral is usually fake. Don’t get me wrong though, I do think certain flowers are very pretty. I just prefer fake ones over real ones because when I find flowers that I like, well, I want them to last forever. However, my relationship with floral teas is entirely different. As it ... read more
    Source: The Cup of LifePublished on March 21, 2017 7:05 pm
  • Jade Mountain from T2 Teas
    The other day I visited a T2 Tea store – a modern, exciting, and colourful store with a HUGE range of premium teas and teaware. And home to a delicious brew called Jade Mountain. They’re always brewing up some delicious blends, so I often pop-in to one of their stores when passing, even if it’s just for a refreshing brew! The store clerk on this particular day was brewing up some Jade Mountain – they sold ... read more
    Source: Tea Review BlogPublished on March 21, 2017 12:08 pm

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