I used to worry that I'm like Toad of Toad Hall with my various obsessions, but I've come to embrace my essential geekiness. In no particular order I am obsessively enthusiastic about old Seiko watches, vintage Gillette razors (tracked down a 1914 Old Type after reading The Guns of August) and, yes, tea. Yunan Sourcing and O-cha.com have made/ruined me.
I tend to prefer the more robust Chinese greens to Japanese, but I might have to sell my soul for some more Uji Matcha Kiku Mukashi from O-cha. But I'm just learning as I go along. It's not a competition. Same as with scents. I like to use things, I'm not a collector.
Matthew Wild, the Duke of Buckingham
Hi, F. Thanks for writing. Yeah, dementia doesn't really have any simple solutions, but anything is worth a try. When it's me i hope someone will wave some perfume under my nose. Best, jtd
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