After receiving your email by answered part of your questions. Based on your comments, we'd love to discuss more with you here regards to the questions you concern:
1. It is true that you won't able to see the modern way of tea brewing been mentioned of how a modern-day busy person in the office can brew tea using 5 Element methods. The 5 Element Tea is the book give a brief introduction of what is ancient Chinese tea knowledge and concept of how to choose, brewing and drink tea accurately. Base on this knowledge, you are able to follow the rule to find the right tea for yourself. But for the brewing in the office, you still can choose basic ancient Chinese tea brewing teawares to make the simple brewing. If you wish to use a sort of tea brewing machine or any kind of fast brewing methods can meet these rules, we have to say you won't able to find it. The modern busy office life is the lifestyle actually competely against human nature, it's impossible you can find the perfect balance between the modern busy life with slow life. The 5 Element Tea is trying to sharing the concept of how human's should slowing down their life and cherish the tea or any natural things wish fully attention, not just use it as method and continuing rush in your life.
2. Regards to the Puer tea, we have clear explanation between the Raw puer tea and Ripe Puer tea (Fermented one), what's the difference they have and how the different 5 elements they belong to and how to choose and brewing them accurately, maybe you can review it to find the details.
Regards to the White Tea, yes it is different years of aged white teas are actually will change and belongs to the different elements. The aged tea is another big project takes years to complete the details of explanation, so we don't mention this context in the book. not only white tea, different types of tea, made by different processing, made from different leaves, stored in a different condition, been aged in a different time, but the function will also totally different. Apologize won't able to answer this question in details in this book, it will take at least a few years of training so that can answer your question in clearly. Once again, the 5 Element Tea is trying to help people to get the basic concept of how to find the accurate teas for themselves in general based on the ancient Chineses science of 5 Element theory. If you would be interested in the dig deeper, we would encourage continuing following us, because we will step by step to sharing deeper know ages year by year to answer in details of your questions.
3. TGY belongs to Oolong tea. Oolong tea is one of the most complex tea in Chineses tea categories. Because of Oolong tea's production relates many different types of tea varieties and different kind of methods, and similar situation as above questions you have, the agining process will giving the different result and leading the tea go to different elements direction.
When you get confused about TGY or any other kind of teas, there is always two types of tea suitable for you to drink when you don't know what to drink: Fermented Puer Tea (Ripe Puer Tea) and Yellow Tea. We have given the details of the explanation of why in the book.
4. Truly, in your country wherever you are, the locals always have their own way of finding the traditional herbs or foods for their health needs. And in 5 Elements system, the 4 seasons affecting the Earth over the whole year is explained well. But in some countries, there aren’t 4 distinct seasons, only a dry season or a rainy season like in most Southeast Asian countries, for example. One thing you need to remember is that no matter how many seasons you have, things still behave according to Yin and Yang. For example, if you live in tropical countries, the rainy season and dry season are actually corresponding perfectly with Yin and Yang. What kinds of herbs and foods are available in the dry season, and what kinds of herbs and food are available in the rainy season? Just pay a little attention to this, and you’ll find that nature has already provided the perfect medicines for you. We highly recommend you should take our online course - Ancient Chinese Science of Tea Blending and Wellness (https://www.udemy.com/course/tea-blending-and-wellness/), we have answer details of your question.
Thanks again for your serious thinking and reading in our book and your questions are important to give more effective for our readers. Like we said, again, the tea knowledge is big like an ocean, we're on the road are ready to spend our lifetime build up the comprehensive tea knowledge for tea lovers step by step. We're very happy to know this book raises some questions for you, meaning it's a good key is willing to help you to open the door one by one. The deeper you explore, the more you will find. We highly recommend you continuing following with us, we're going to have more new tea books and courses release to help you to understand the tea world in deeper and deeper.
In Good Tea :)