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  • 2010 EoT Nannuo

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    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    We bought and pressed this tea in 2010, from the same farmer as our 2009 and 2008 Nannuo pressings. In 2010 we were less than 100% happy with it, and suspect that the old tree material we'd tasted and paid for had been mixed with some plantation tea by the time we pressed it. Rather than make it available for sale at the time, we decided just to wait, and see how it turned out. It was still nice tea, but just a bit thinner and not as deep in character as the pure old tree material we were expecting. We decided to wait and see. Since then, it has had 4 years in the UK and 6 months in Malaysia…
  • Simulated Anneiling

    The Half-Dipper
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Hoho, a pun to do with numerical optimisation.  Is there anything funnier than numerical optimisation?  If so, I don't think I've encountered it. Today's article is about, you guessed it, tea from NEIL.  I.e., tea from Teaclassico.  Thx, Neil.  I have written extensively about "TC" before, and how Neil, simulated or otherwise, has a unique talent for separating me from the contents of my
  • Things Get Wild at Dian Tuo

    Tea Drunk
    Dylan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Thick in the middle of tea bushes, Shunan takes a step toward another plant hoping to spot a tender bud. Suddenly the ground below her gives way and she begins to slide down the slope. She reaches out for the closest thing to grab on to and is saved by a near by tea branch. For such a frail looking plant, tea bushes are deeply rooted and very sturdy. Shunan pulls herself up laughing and returns to the search for wild tea. 

Tea picking is a physically demanding. The plants that produce the best tea can be lower to the ground or need a little bushwhacking to get to. For a lot of tea plants…
  • New Product: Fikkal Ilam Estate SFTGFOP1(Cl.) First Flush Select

    News from Upton Tea
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The cup of this wonderful first flush selection has a light floral aroma with a subtle evergreen hint. The flavor has notes of tropical fruits, including delicate pineapple nuances. The finish is crisp and cleansing, with a fading note of honeysuckle and winter melon.
  • The Tea Institute at Penn State's Yixing Teapot Exhibition

    Tea Masters
    Stephane
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Above, you'll find all the events that will take place during The Yixing Teapot Exhibition organized by the Tea Institute at Penn State. It starts in exactly 2 weeks, on April 23rd.The lectures will tackle the vast and complex subject of Yixing teapots, starting with the most fundamental key to understand them: the clay(s)!
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  • 2010 EoT Nannuo

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    We bought and pressed this tea in 2010, from the same farmer as our 2009 and 2008 Nannuo pressings. In 2010 we were less than 100% happy with it, and suspect that the old tree material we'd tasted and paid for had been mixed with some plantation tea by the time we pressed it. Rather than make it available for sale at the time, we decided just to wait, and see how it turned out. It was still nice tea, but just a bit thinner and not as deep in character as the pure old tree material we were expecting. We decided to wait and see. Since then, it has had 4 years in the UK and 6 months in Malaysia…
  • 110ml Huanglongshan clay Ming Yuan Luo Han teapot

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Completely handmade by Chen Ju Fang from 60 year aged clay mined from Huanglong mountan in Yixing. This mine is now closed and the remaining stocks of clay from here are sought after by contemporary potters and tea lovers alike. The pot was twice fired, allowing refinement of the between firing & the resulting pot is physically and functionally perfect - a testament to the skill of the potter. £168.00
  • 110ml #1 Clay 'Ming Yuan Luo Han' Yixing Teapot

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    This is the highest grade of clay in Master Zhou's collection. It is an exceptionally pure, aged Zini clay that makes very good tea. This clay and the '#2 Clay' we also offer are really exceptional in the scope of Yixing clays available today. This pot was completely handmade by Chen Ju Fang, and fired twice, allowing refining of the pot between firings and a more uniform firing of the clay. These pots perform perfectly with Yancha and Puerh teas. This is the highest quality clay we are able to find. £440.00
  • 2008 ChangYuHao Mengsong Ancient tree

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    When I first tried this cake, it had just been taken from storage, and after the first couple of brews I was left slightly disappointed. The leaves looked lovely, oily and strong, but the tea was a little shy. As I continued to drink my opinions quickly swung completely the other way. Actually it turned out to be lovely. Thick in the mouth with a concentrated, solid backbone of flavour. It is oily and rich and makes for a very enjoyable tea session, with a particularly special lingering aftertaste, evolving long after the tea session has finished. I'm very happy to include this cake within…
  • Late Qing Dynasty ShuangXi cups ~30ml

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    These late qing dynasty cups were used for wedding celebrations. Each one is unique and there is some variation in size/shape amongst them. No chips/cracks. £20.00 As low as: £18.00
 
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    The Half-Dipper

  • Simulated Anneiling

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Hoho, a pun to do with numerical optimisation.  Is there anything funnier than numerical optimisation?  If so, I don't think I've encountered it. Today's article is about, you guessed it, tea from NEIL.  I.e., tea from Teaclassico.  Thx, Neil.  I have written extensively about "TC" before, and how Neil, simulated or otherwise, has a unique talent for separating me from the contents of my
  • In Search of the Olde School

    12 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Gentle Reader, this article is all about taking it back to the old school.  This is because I am an old fool.  Furthermore, and in a very real sense, it is so cool. Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today in the sight of this package of copious samplage so that we might bear witness to the 2011 7542. Let us drink. Thanks be to Pu-erh.sk. Yay, unto the mighty packets did
  • Neil Before Your Maker

    5 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Say what you want about drug pushers, they know how to get the job done.  I strongly suspect that NEIL of Teaclassico used to push narcotics / finance revolutions in his past, because he really knows how to get me to buy tea. I feel unsafe around him. If this isn't a Taobao image then I'm a monkey's uncle. Let's open the batting with a "1990s" (aren't they all?) Phoenix tuocha.  (It is
  • Chiptunes + Shoops

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The Easter Vac.  It is a sacred time.  Not least because my college has, it being the end of term, wound down.  This means two things: (i) all the academics get to focus on sweet, delicious research; and (ii) I have the time to combat a Dark Breakfast every day, followed by a remedial diet of chiptunes + shoops (i.e., shupu) upon hitting my lab shortly thereafter.   Bacon followed by shoops
  • You Can't Choose Your Parents

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    There I was, whining extensively about a long-standing illness of some insignificant magnitude.  Then, during the middle of drinking the tea described below, my youngest son developed laboured breathing, and we whisked him (i) to the GP / family doctor, and subsequently (ii) onto the Emergency Department of our nearby hospital.   The sight of my dear little chap connected up to nasal cannulae
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    Tea Drunk

  • Things Get Wild at Dian Tuo

    Dylan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Thick in the middle of tea bushes, Shunan takes a step toward another plant hoping to spot a tender bud. Suddenly the ground below her gives way and she begins to slide down the slope. She reaches out for the closest thing to grab on to and is saved by a near by tea branch. For such a frail looking plant, tea bushes are deeply rooted and very sturdy. Shunan pulls herself up laughing and returns to the search for wild tea. 

Tea picking is a physically demanding. The plants that produce the best tea can be lower to the ground or need a little bushwhacking to get to. For a lot of tea plants…
  • Into the Fog. An Adventure at Lu Shan

    Dylan
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    view from the top Shunan sits on top of Lu Shan with a cup of tea looking over the fog which passes below her. The thick fog covers the earth below giving Shunan the feeling she could step off the mountain and walk to the peaks she sees in the distance. 

The trek up Lu Shan was new for Shunan. An area she hasn’t been before, Lu Shan is one of the coldest tea regions she has visited due to the high elevation. Through the thick fog that rests on the path, you can hear the gentle crunch of ice slipping off the trees. This fog is what gives Lu Shan tea the title “fog tea”. In the past,…
  • Phoenix Spring Green tea

    Dylan
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:40 am
    Shunan has returned to the beautiful Huang Shan for Mao Feng. 


Shunan loves Huang Shan for it’s natural beauty. Unforetunetly in recent years the tourism business has been supported by the local government more than the tea production. The tea production here is still strong and is producing lots of high quality tea. Mao Feng has not been researched as much as other tea varieties, thus the cultivar has been left untouched. Unlike other teas like Long Jing or Bai Mu Dan that have new varieties, which while easier to grow does not taste as good, Mao Feng is still mostly its original…
  • The Tea Formally Known as Scary Fragrance: Bi Luo Chun

    Dylan
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm
    A Qing Dynasty emperor once tasted a green tea known at the time as Scary Fragrance. When the emperor tasted the tea though, he did not think the name matched the beautiful taste. He renamed it Bi Luo Chun, which means green snail spring. Today Bi Luo Chun is one of China’s most popular teas. It considered best when sourced from Dong Ting Mountain. This is a mountain located on an island in a lake. The process of making Bi Luo Chun is very tedious because the picking is very specific. For Bi Luo Chun they use only super tiny buds. If you have a tea with a lot of large leaves is it not…
  • Yunnan Red Tea.

    Dylan
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Yunnan is most known for Pu Er, but did you know they also make red tea? (Known as black by the rest of the world for reasons we don’t understand.) Yunnan red tea, known as Dian Hong, has a relatively short history, but it does offer an unique opportunity to taste red tea from the Assamic family. Some of them are even made with old trees similar to Pu Er. You can learn more about Dian Hong and watch how it’s made by visiting our Youtube channel One large leaf
 
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  • New Product: Fikkal Ilam Estate SFTGFOP1(Cl.) First Flush Select

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The cup of this wonderful first flush selection has a light floral aroma with a subtle evergreen hint. The flavor has notes of tropical fruits, including delicate pineapple nuances. The finish is crisp and cleansing, with a fading note of honeysuckle and winter melon.
  • New Product: Namring Estate FTGFOP1 First Flush (DJ-9)

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This premium selection has an elegant character, with light flowery nuances in the aroma and cup. The liquor has a pale, golden-amber hue, a light pungency, and a clean finish. This 2015 pick is another great selection from this renowned estate.
  • New Product: Tindharia DJ-3 FTGFOP-1 First Flush Organic

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    From the 2015 first flush season, this delightful organic Darjeeling has a fresh character and buttery aroma. The leaf is bold and beautiful, and the liquor inviting, with lemon hints, evergreen notes and a pleasing pungency.
  • New Product: Heritage Assam Green Tea Spl.

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a unique tea made using old fashioned hand processing. The bold leaves have a dark olive to brown hue, decorated with a generous amount of silvery tips. The flavor is full with light malty hints and sweet notes. This "basket-fired" tea, dried over a charcoal fire, has a very subtle smoky hint, which balances nicely with the other flavor elements.
  • New Product: Ganesh Green Assam

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The large, olive-green leaves have a healthy complement of white buds scattered throughout. The pale ecru cup has a flavor profile somewhat reminiscent of a green Yunnan tea, but with a subtle maltiness. The clean finish has a light floral essence.
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  • The Tea Institute at Penn State's Yixing Teapot Exhibition

    Stephane
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Above, you'll find all the events that will take place during The Yixing Teapot Exhibition organized by the Tea Institute at Penn State. It starts in exactly 2 weeks, on April 23rd.The lectures will tackle the vast and complex subject of Yixing teapots, starting with the most fundamental key to understand them: the clay(s)!
  • Sécheresse dans les montagnes de thé de Taiwan

    Stephane
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    Entre Zhushan et ShanlinxiLe thé est un produit du sol, du ciel et des hommes. La terre y est l'élément le plus stable, mais demande tout de même un travail d'entretien sur le long terme. Le ciel, lui est l'élément le plus imprévisible, le plus variable. Le premier rôle du fermier/producteur de thé est de s'adapter aux caprices du ciel.L'hiver Taiwanais est traditionnellement une saison plutôt sèche, mais cette année, les précipitations furent particulièrement rares, surtout dans le centre et le sud de l'ile. L'impact est visible sur ces photos. En effet, on remarque une teinte…
  • Dream job: Watching tea grow

    Stephane
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    It has been a busy week of driving and exploring Taiwan's high mountain tea plantations. I'm bringing back lots of pictures, news and tea that I'll share in the coming weeks. (A Jinxuan Oolong is already available, but we need more patience for Qingxin Oolongs). I also found my dream job: watching tea grow in Chang Shu Hu from the above chair. The view on the plantations and surrounding mountains is simply fabulous. Unfortunately, the job's description doesn't stop there. It also includes very tough work in the fields and in the workshop :(So, if this was your dream job, too, I propose you…
  • 2001 Xiaguan Tea Factory Jingua puerh (shu)

    Stephane
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Quel étrange printemps Taiwanais! La semaine dernière, il fit si chaud qu'on se serait cru en été. Canicule et sécheresse. Mais depuis 7 jours, il pleut pratiquement sans arrêt sur le nord de l'ile et les températures ont chuté. Les réservoirs d'eau se remplissent à nouveau... mais je me reprends à avoir des envies de thé chaleureux. Cela tombe bien, car j'ai pu sélectionner ce melon de puerh cuit de Xiaguan de 2001!Cette manufacture se reconnait notamment à sa compression bien dure. Il m'a fallu l'attaquer au couteau à puerh, une fois n'est pas coutume.Sa forme de melon est…
  • Learn to distinguish old and fake old raw puerh

    Stephane
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    Puerh, I'm looking at you!William's first visit was too short (a whole afternoon!), so we scheduled another meeting last Friday. William isn't just blogging and selling puerh, he's practically engaged to the daughter of a Jingmai tea farmer, and aims to become a ea farmer himself! That's why he's studying agriculture in Taiwan right now. He has already a lot of experience tasting fresh teas from various tea regions in Yunnan (and beyond). So after Oolong last week, I proposed, and he accepted, a class about aged puerh.The aging potential of puerh has done wonders to the fame and reputation of…
 
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  • ITCC at WTE in LB . . . and other acronyms

    Dan Robertson
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    For tea lovers attending the World Tea Expo in Long Beach May 6-8, ITCC (International Tea Cuppers Club) will host their 6th Annual Cup Warming event. This year, the tea tasting social will be conducted on the main events stage on Friday, May 8, from 1:00 – 2:00. As in the past, several producers and experts will be presenting teas from their countries and offer a taste of their special teas. As always, the event is open to everyone, as well as ITCC members, and is free of charge. So we will have enough cups and tea, an RSVP to itcc@teacuppers is appreciated – but not required.
  • Flashback: the ritual of tea on holiday

    Michelle Rabin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    I must confess that I often make my tea in a rush. Life is very busy and I imagine that I’m like a lot of people in that regard . . . rushing from one task to another. I spent the last few days at the coast of Oregon and had an opportunity to slow down a bit. I came to learn something very interesting about my tea ritual during that time. It is my habit to brew tea in small pots; be they glass, tetsubin – cast iron – or clay. I’m often frustrated by the leaking liquor as I pour it into its awaiting cup. What I discovered, when I wasn’t rushing, was that the tea…
  • Unflavourable conditions

    Ben Dane
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    I would like to say here that I have no significant problems with flavored teas. I’ll drink whatever chocolate-rasberry-mocha rooibus you offer me, if I’m in the mood. What is Earl Grey if not just a very common flavored tea? Smokey Lapsang Souchong? Jasmine green tea? Flavoured tea is delicious, especially when paired with light, cafe-fare foods such as macaroons or little delicate cakes. I would recommend treating yourself to  Harney and Sons’ Paris. It’s a good ceylon with specific flavors of vanilla, caramel, and something extra. Now here’s where I’m going to express some…
  • Bowl Three: humility and gratitude, study, contemplation, prayer

    Global Tea Hut
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    All liturgies are in truth consummation and proclamation of a state of being—making the invisible become visible on the physical level. We make altars to our own inner truths. Bowing to the Buddha, I bow to awakening and stillness in me. I learn humility before the Divinity in me, and then begin to learn from the wisdom of those people, places and things which surround me. Daily prayer and contemplation compliment my meditation and tea, as does academic study of inspirations of masters past and present—for in their words I find the maps to my truths, as well as the words and ways I’ll…
  • Tea travels

    Rajiv Lochan
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    Tribute teas were prepared for the emperors. To do that, the leaf plucked had to be of the finest type which were then shaped by the most skillful fingers of the artisans. It was this message that Austin Hodge carried during his first trip to India during March of 2015. His message was heard loud and clear by the Tea Board of India and Tea Research Association, resulting in an invitation being meted out to him to work for the Indian tea industry to improve the present scenario. Austin visited Calcutta, Assam, Darjeeling, Dooars, Terai, Bihar and Nepal during his 20 day stay in the region.
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  • Star Trek - Klingon Tea Ceremony

    William I. Lengeman III
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    It's a tea ceremony of a decidedly different sort and it's enacted here by Star Trek: The Next Generation's resident Klingon, Worf. For more about the ceremony - which does not use tea as we know it - look here. Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online
  • Star Trek's Captain Picard On Earl Grey Tea

    William I. Lengeman III
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    I've never been a fan of the liquid perfume that's better known as Earl Grey tea, but of course we all like what we like. Here's a short clip in which Captain Picard, of Star Trek: The Next Generation, professes his fondness for it. Which leads to the obvious question - what would Kirk drink? Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online
  • The Scariest Tea Commercial You'll Ever See

    William I. Lengeman III
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Coulrophobes, beware. Here's a commercial from Herbaria Tea, a Hungarian company who apparently decided that the way to sell more of their herbal tea was to scare the crap out of potential consumers. As they put it, it's "a commercial that demonstrates the calming effect of Herbaria tea in an inventive and eye-catching way." That's a masterpiece of understatement. Watch if you dare. If you're a sensitive sort you should pass. Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online
  • NASA Tea In Space Video

    William I. Lengeman III
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    We trot this old favorite out once in a while. It's a 2003 video in which NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit drinks from a bag of tea using chopsticks. I'd caution you not to try this at home but that would just be silly. Eco-Cha - Responsibly Sourced Artisan Tea. Direct from family-run farms in Taiwan.
  • Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails

    William I. Lengeman III
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails (from a press release) In classy bars and cocktail lounges across America, tea is making a big splash. Absolut has launched a line of tea-infused vodka, companies like Owl’s Brew are springing up with teas crafted specifically as cocktail mixers, and foodie magazines such as Saveur and Food & Wine are featuring hot chai toddies and gin-spiked iced teas. With Abigail R. Gehring’s Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails (Skyhorse Publishing; April 7, 2015; ISBN 978-1-63220-449-3; $19.99)…
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  • #PretSessions with About Time Magazine & Pret's new Superbowl salad menu

    Food That Makes You Smile!
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’ve been thinking about how I can improve my blog recently; looking up all the little tips an
  • The Peace of Wild Things

    andyc37
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting for their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. – Wendell Berry
  • 開心茶

    肥婆蘭
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    今早讀到一個英國女營養師分享Happy Food,甚有同感。茶由產地到給人享用,經歷的步驟相當多 –…
  • Brew it like you mean it!

    The Tea-Rex
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Do you love tea as much as I do? Well may be I am preconditioned to love tea because in my home country (Pakistan) its like air to us and what if I told you that you maybe brewing tea wrong? So every Pakistani knows a thing or two about brewing tea. But I live in Melbourne and for the life of me I couldn’t find loose dried tea leaves at any of the big stores, Coles or Woolworths. Why is that a problem you ask? Because if you like a strong cup of tea (which I do) tea bags are just not gonna cut it. So I bought Tapal (I was feeling really homesick) tea leaves from an Indian store. So let’s…
  • NaPoWriMo 20/30 Tea inspired by Air Supply

    Charlie Alford
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    Tonight I came home from work and realised I’d forgotten to buy tea (this is a disaster for us British folk) and Air Supply “All Out of Love” started playing in my head (I’m random like that). So tonight I wrote a poem that can be sung (badly) along to the tune of the aforementioned song. Feet on the cold floor with my head by the door thinking of you all day I know your lost too but who knows what to do bewildered in urban grey. I wish you’d come home and forever stay if I could I would let you grow It would take me some time, and plenty of wine but I know how from…
 
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  • Our 2015 Fresh Chinese Green Teas are Arriving

    teatrekker
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    NEWS FLASH – WE WELCOME THE 2015 TEA SEASON The first of our 2015 fresh new Chinese green teas have arrived. What is here? Long Jing Longjing Dafo Gan Lu Also just in…..2015 Winter Frost Tea from Nilgiri, India. This is the first time in nearly seven years that we have had Nilgiri teas. Click here to see all of our 2015 teas that have arrived to date as well as a listing of other 2015 spring teas that will be arriving soon. Seasonal teas are wonderful because they contain fresh, vibrant flavors of the new season in their tiny tea leaves. While many who sell tea ignore the notion…
  • 2015 Fresh New Harvest Tea versus ‘New Tea’

    teatrekker
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    This post is something that we re-post each year at this time. We hope that it will clarified for many tea drinkers what they need to pay attention to right about now when purchasing tea in the weeks preceeding the arrival of fresh, new tea from the 2015 spring tea season. Every year, right before the fresh tea season begins, many tea sellers begin to introduce ‘new’ tea. While this may suggest that these teas are fresh teas from spring 2015, savvy tea drinkers know better. It is important to read between the lines this time of year and pay attention to the actual harvest dates of…
  • Our Thoughts About the Arrival Timeline of Our 2015 Spring Teas

    teatrekker
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Whoohoo….it is fast approaching new tea time here at Tea Trekker. I am re-posting this announcement from March 2014 (and 2013)  because, the timeline of tea harvesting is, well, the timeline, give or take the vagaries of global change in the weather. Early spring is an exciting time for us. It is filled with anticipation of the new tea season in China, India, Japan, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. We eagerly await the moments when we are notified by our tea suppliers that new fresh teas are ready and the samples we requested have been dispatched to us. The teas we select are then AIR SHIPPED to…
  • Aging Pu-erh in an Yixing Tea Storage Container

    teatrekker
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    As we photographed our beautiful Yixing clay storage container last week to put it on our website, teatrekker.com, we learned that on January 31st, 2015, three Qing dynasty Yixing tea storage containers containing Pu-erh tea went up for auction in the USA and sold for record-breaking amounts of money. We thought this a very auspicious coincidence as the story about these antique storage containers would serve to emphasize the conversation that we continue to have with our customers about storing tea, aging tea, and using the ‘right’ type of tea container for aging those teas. This…
  • Channeling ‘Tom Brady’s Wife’ in a Tea Meeting In Japan

    teatrekker
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Two years ago when I was in Japan on a tea buying trip, I had a series of meetings with several different tea companies to assess their respective teas for a possible purchase. Most of the meetings went well, with translators present to help both sides talk about details of purchasing the tea. I met some interesting men and women that day and tasted both good and lackluster tea. Every meeting was set up to last 20 minutes and they followed the same course. Introductions via a translator, a presentation by the tea folks, questions by me, and then a taste of one or two teas that they had…
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  • Where there's tea there's hope

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    According to accredited research drinking tea can boost your mental state. Tea has amino acid L-theanine which helps the brain relax and stay focused.  Drinking 4 cups daily of black tea lowers cortisol, the hormone associated with stress.  Red teas are known to relax irritations; green tea studies have shown that 2 cups daily reduce the risk of confusion by 50%.  The infamous late British actor and play writer, Arthur W. Pinero was correct:  Where there’s tea there’s hopeRead More
  • Tea and cigarettes

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:21 pm
    What would you do if you ordered your tea and you were served hot water in a cup and a pack of cigarettes instead of tea bags? Would you call the waiter back and ask him to take it back or would you simply pull a cigarette out, tap it on the table and dip it in the cup? The answer is, you dip the cigarette in your tea cup, add a lump of sugar, stir, have your tea, pick up your hat and leave. Yes, this is a tea bag that looks like a cigarette and has a tagline “Don’t smoke tea, drink cigarettes”.  Read More
  • Tea with Chopsticks

    7 Apr 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Prepare and drink tea with chopsticks. This is not just a crazy whim but one of the most innovative ways to drink tea. Some might say that this is not possible on this planet, they are right. Tea has been consumed in space using chopsticks. The International Space Station has been a hub of many out of this world experiments, including this one. With the space flight to be commercialized in the near future, you will also be able to gather the unique experience of using chopsticks to drink tea. Read More
  • No time to make tea? Pop a Green Tea Pill!

    2 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    So you don't have time to relax and enjoy your cup of special green tea? Days of worry are over; all you need to do is to pop a green tea capsule! For all green tea lovers out there, you now have the option of thinking beyond tea pots and tea cups. Have it on the go, while you are heading out or even in the park, when you want it is when you have it. It is certainly a fast and effective way of never missing out on the health benefits of your favorite tea again. Read More
  • Now that is an Expensive Teapot!

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:21 pm
    So you think that the teapot that you purchased last weekend was really expensive? Here is something to console you. A pair of “famille rose” coral ground teapots from the Quianlong Period were sold for $1,264,629 at an auction in Hong Kong. These pots have been painted with landscapes in blue and green colours. The design of the art indicates the appreciation of European landscapes. Hence not only are they the most expensive teapots in the world, but they also explore the European connection of China 200 years back.  Read More
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  • 2015 World Tea Expo Foodie Tour

    Tea-Guy
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Each year at the World Tea Expo I have found a way to explore the local culinary scene. Whether it was in Las Vegas or it's in the Long Beach/Los Angeles areas there's been something special. In 2014 I had Korean, Japanese, Russian, Cambodian, Mexican, Greek and Ethiopian. You can review last year's tour via my Yelp List.   By request of fellow expo attendees and bloggers I am sharing my tour list for the 2015 World Tea Expo from a culinary perspective and not guaranteeing the tea quality. As usual I will try to focus on mom and pop shops instead of chains as that is where my passion…
  • Spiced Apple Cider Chicken & Chun Mee Steamed Veggies

    Tea-Guy
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Spiced Apple Cider Chicken & Chun Mee Steamed Veggies Serves 4 BOWL 1 4 Chicken breasts (I used boneless breasts) 4 cups Fresh apple cider BOWL 2 1 Tbsp Fresh ground black peppercorns 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp DamnGoodPepper Special Blend (DamnGoodPepper.com) BOWL 3 Brussels sprouts (I used 10 total) Baby carrots (I used 12 total) 1 Tbsp butter/margarine 1 cup Freshly brewed chun mee Chinese green tea (loose leaf preferred) Freshly ground sea sale (to taste) PREPARATION STEPS Allow contents of BOWL 1 to marinade for two to three hours in the fridge Place contents of BOWL 1 into a deep…
  • Recipe: HOT Three Meat Lapsang Meatballs

    Tea-Guy
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:06 pm
    HOT Three Meat Lapsang Meatballs Makes a crap-ton of meatballs. This recipe is based on several I found online, but with a completely awesome twist or two of my own. I've never made meatballs before, so I figured I'd give it a shot tonight.   BOWL 1 These three meats blend together and accentuate each other's flavors very well. It's preferred to use non-lean meats as they have difficulty remaining moist during and after cooking. 1lb finely ground chuck 1lb finely ground lamb 1lb finely ground veal BOWL 2 This selection of spices (and Lapsang Soughing) were ones I selected for both…
  • The Dark Side of the Cup

    Tea-Guy
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The Dark Side of the Cup is a campaign on Kickstarter seeking funding for a mockumentary film celebrating tea and it's penchant for addicting those who consume it. The film looks like an interesting project, and one I would love to see come to fruition. There's not much time left for the campaign though, so definitely get crackin' if you'd like to help! Some of the Kickstarter rewards are pretty humorous, like a limited edition teabag, or dunking a biscuit on your behalf (yes, the filmmakers are Brits). Head on over and check out the Kickstarter Campaign.
  • Thou Shalt Clean Thy Zojirushi Water Boiler

    Tea-Guy
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    When I acquired my first Zojirushi I read somewhere that it might occasionally need cleaning. By the time I received my second Zojirushi water boiler a couple years later, I read it again. Here we are yet a couple years later and they’re in need of cleaning again. Somewhere along the line I realized I never once wrote anything about cleaning either of the Zojirushi CV-DSC/CV-DYC water boiler units I happen to have. So, here we go. Something you should always know how to do, and basic maintenance I tend to perform every six to eight months depending on water hardness and ph level. Using…
 
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  • Why do we drink tea?

    MarshalN
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Aside from the fact that tea is addictive through caffeine, why do we drink tea? Since I drink tea daily, it is not something that I spend a lot of time thinking about. For most of us, it’s already become such a routine that it’s just a simple part of day, but there is always a dimension of “why”, especially when it comes to trying to look for the finer teas, or to find teas that are particularly interesting. I think on a very fundamental level, a tea should be pleasant. This means that when drinking tea, it should deliver pleasurable things to you. What those are may…
  • Early, early spring tea

    MarshalN
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    We have all heard of Mingqian longjing, longjing tea that is harvested prior to the Qingming festival. This is supposed to be the pinnacle of green teas, because they consist of the most tender shoots of the tea plant. Of course, in warmer places plants develop shoots earlier. A couple friends of mine who own a teashop here in Hong Kong have recently visited the Chaozhou area to look at the farms there, and to try to find good dancong that are strong and roasted – older style tea, basically. They were shocked to find the leaves from above – these were leaves they picked from the…
  • When to give up

    MarshalN
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    At what point do you give up on a cake that you have kept for aging? I ask this because it is an important question for those of us sitting on tea. If you are a buyer of puerh and have stored some for aging, at some point you need to take them out and start drinking – after all, that’s the point. When you first start, it is likely that you bought more or less indiscriminately. You may have purchased teas based on recommendations by others who are supposed to, perhaps, know more than you. You may have bought because of the reputation of the vendor. You may have also bought because…
  • Breakfast tea

    MarshalN
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    On my recent trip to Shanghai I made a stop in my hometown. I stayed the night, and the next morning my hosts brought me to a teahouse to have something very local – breakfast tea, with noodles The noodles are in the bowl in an aged mushroom broth. The other stuff you see, from left to right, are pork chop, ginger strips, bamboo shoots, veggies, and smoked fish. All of these are supposed to be thrown on top of the noodles before consumption. As for the tea? Local Yushan green tea, which is not exactly the most elegant thing on Earth, is rather sweet, and goes down really well with local…
  • Adventures with a thermos

    MarshalN
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    So I’m currently in Shanghai doing some research, which means being in a library all day. This being China, you can bring a thermos into the library, and each reading room has a table for you to put your thermos along with everyone else’s. I figured that since I can’t drink tea otherwise, and I don’t want to wait till I get home before brewing some, I would try bringing tea in a thermos. I had in mind not just the regular giant plastic water bottles that people use here (mostly seen in cabs) where they stick an obscene amount of tea in there and brew all day. I thought…
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  • Does Decaffeinated Green Tea Retain its Health Benefits?

    Steven Popec
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    We have received several questions asking if decaffeinated green tea loses its health benefits due to the decaffeination process. The answer is yes, if the wrong decaffeination process is used.Several studies have shown that drinking green tea can decrease a person’s risk of cancer and heart disease. The tea’s naturally occurring chemical compounds called polyphenols provide these health benefits. The main polyphenols in tea are catechins, which include EGCG, the compound epigallocatechin gallate. EGCGs inhibit unhealthy cell growth and play a role in programmed cell death, both of these…
  • Tea: A New Rise in Popularity

    Steven Popec
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, second only to water. That is a pretty serious statement and one that can be a little hard to believe, especially in the United States where you can’t walk two feet without running into a coffee shop or a pop machine.Tea is steeped (pun intended) in centuries of tradition in regards to ceremonies, health benefits and the abundant selection of flavors. Take that coffee, “Who’s Yo Daddy”. Now in complete fairness coffee does have its own adhering qualities. There is the increased energy you get from the high levels of caffeine. Then…
  • The Secret of Peppermint Herbal Tea

    Steven Popec
    28 Feb 2013 | 8:11 pm
    As more Americans become interested in a more natural and holistic lifestyle, many are turning to herbal tea remedies instead of pharmaceutical options for treating minor ailments.  With its aromatic and health properties, as well as a pleasing flavor, peppermint is a popular and readily available herb.  One of the most common preparations is peppermint tea, although peppermint tea isn’t a true tea.  This herbaceous plant is completely separate from camellia sinensis, the plant that produces all varieties of true tea.  The more accurate name for peppermint tea would…
  • Embrace Fall With Autumn Tea

    Steven Popec
    30 Oct 2012 | 6:52 pm
    The days are growing shorter and the nights are becoming cooler, and summer is coming to an end once again. Fortunately, autumn tea will help you usher in the next season with joy. It will have you embracing the cooler weather to come and have you pining for the golds, oranges and reds of the autumn season. Autumn Tea is the perfect drink to usher in the cooler weather. It’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Harvest your ingredients: -5 cups apple juice, unsweetened -5 cups boiling water -5 teaspoons loose leaf tea -2 cups cranberry juice -1/3 cup sugar or honey -5 tbsp lemon juice…
  • What Is The Best Way To Steep My Tea?

    Steven Popec
    1 Oct 2012 | 9:29 am
    Experienced loose leaf tea drinkers know that the right brewing process is critical to making the perfect cup of tea. Steeping tea for too long can make it too bitter, while not steeping it for long enough can lead to a thin and watery taste. Just how long should you steep tea in order to make the perfect cup? What kinds of water should you use? Steeping methods vary around the world, but there are some general rules to follow. Before steeping First, make sure you start steeping process of your loose tea with fresh cold water. Cold water has more oxygen in it, and oxygen helps draw out the…
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  • Tea Art Magazine No.52

    wilson
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    I managed to get the latest copy of the Tea Art magazine while I was in Hong Kong last month.  Issue No. 52 is an almost 500 page magazine.  This book mainly concentrates on Pu erh and teapots and most of its contents are advertisements taken out by Chinese tea companies and tea shops.  My Malaysian readers would be happy to see a Malaysian ad.  You see Veronica Chan advertising her liu bao tea shop located at Damansara, Malaysia.  Yes, one article covered the opening of Lau Yu Fat 2nd tea shop located at Central, Hong Kong.  Operated by…
  • 2004 CNNP Bada Blue Peacock

    wilson
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    I had purchased a tong of these cakes when I was at the Malaysia tea expo in Kuala Lumpur last December.  This tea was on promotion and there were only 8 cakes (an unopened tong and 1 cake) left 'on the shelf '.  I decided to buy the lot.  An impulsive buy.I had made many tea purchases that were a miss than a hit.  This purchase, fortunately was a value for money purchase when I tried this tea at home.This tea had been well stored in Malaysia.  Breaking up the cake produced a dry crispy sound and the appearance of the cake looked good for its age.  My readers…
  • Guangzhou Adventures - A Smoky Xiaguan Morning

    wilson
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    I sampled 2 Xiaguan pu erh teas during a morning while I was in Guangzhou.I had the opportunity to sample the 2003 Xiaguan iron cake and the 2006 mushroom tuo cake.  Both are raw pu erh and you will observe from the above pix that these 2 forms of tea compression are usually found in Xiaguan pu erh tea products.  Xiaguan tea factory commonly compressed their pu erh tea into cakes, small tuos and bricks.  Sometimes, the pu erh tea are compressed into iron tea cake and mushroom shaped cakes.  This iron tea cake I tried is the 2003 version.  You do not see the…
  • Guangzhou Adventures 2015 - Fang Yuan Pai Teapots

    wilson
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    I took a vacation last week and spent 10 days just exploring tea in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.  It was an unusually pleasant experience to drink so much tea all day long.I was privileged that I knew a collector that owned some Fang Yuan Pai teapots.  Fang Yuan Pai teapots were the only authorized teapots that were made for the commercial market during the communist era in the 1960s to early 1990s (link).  He allowed me to handle his collection and photographed them.  I had bought one of my teapots there and included it in a teapot group photograph (pix…
  • 2008 Dayi Taetea Lao Cha Tou

    wilson
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    Lao cha tou is actually ripe pu erh tea.  During the manufacturing process of fermenting ripe pu erh tea.  Some of the tea leaves clumped together and looked like tiny nuggets or pebbles.  Tea manufacturers would collect these nuggets from their many ripe tea productions and pressed them into bricks when there is sufficient quantity of these lao cha tou.  I did noticed, during the course of my tea travels in China that lao cha tou were also sold in loose form.  This is the 2008 Dayi lao cha tou.  These were sold as 250g bricks.  I remembered that…
 
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  • tea drinking and prostate cancer

    Gingko
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Most tea drinkers I know of don't drink tea for its health benefits, although it's widely believed that tea has a lot of health benefits, many of which have been thoroughly demonstrated. Compared with many other health benefit questions about tea (such as tea and weight loss), influence of tea drinking on prostate cancer is probably one of the more important questions. I say it's more important mainly for two reasons.1. Prostate cancer affects 1 in every 7 men in the US throughout life time (http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/prost.html). It's found in about 1 in every 3 men over 70 years…
  • Kokang has great tea!

    Gingko
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    "Kokang has great tea!" said General Pheung Kya-shin on September 29, 2006. This line was printed on the wrappers of some limited-edition puerh cakes made by Man Le Tea Farm in Kokang.  Kokang is located in the so called "Golden Triangle", infamous for its drug trade. For decades, opium and other illegal drugs was the only main source of income for local people. The drug trade was encouraged by military powers including the Myanmar government.Grown up in ceaseless wars and drug trades, Genearl Pheung had come to understand that drug trade could never bring long-term peace and prosperity…
  • Guang Ya (广雅) "mellow taste" (味之淳)

    Gingko
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    This is a tea I sampled a few months ago and it's so interesting that I still think of it from time to time.Recently, I also constantly wonder how much longer the tea blog could last. I'm not just talking about this tea blog - although I have to admit that these days I share tasting notes more in other ways than on the blog, mostly because one could be lazy using other media that involves only taking a few pictures and writing a few lines, while getting a lot more instant feedbacks from people. I still think blog is a better medium for writing about tea. But most people, including me, go lazy…
  • to avoid over-brewing (and under-brewing) Chinese green tea (2)

    Gingko
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Part (1) is here.  3. TemperatureI don't believe temperature is a big factor that can cause over-brewing. As previously explained, in a vessel with wide opening and small volume, a tea can rarely be over-brewed, even when very hot water is used. Interestingly, in my observation, I've noticed temperature is often a big factor that causes under-brewing. In recent years, there seems a trend of recommending rather low temperature for green tea brewing. I believe brewing temperature can definitely be flexible, based on personal preferences and with other brewing parameters (infusion time,…
  • Anhui Long Stem Tea (杆尖)

    Gingko
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    You know, when you send a nice gift to family or friends, and when they enjoy it very much, you would feel so proud of yourself for finding such a wonderful gift. I like gifting friends with green teas, and would feel so proud for being able to send them great teas before their friends start drinking green tea for that year. A even better scenario is, when they enjoy it very much and can't even figure out what it is. In the past several years, I tried to introduce some rare and unique green teas to America, including Orchid Fairy Twig, White Plum Flower Peak and some others. These teas are…
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  • Adagio Teas Kai Hua Crescendo

    Nicole Martin
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: jade green, needle-like Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: deep gold +Adagio Teas  is well known for their fandom blends but every once in a while, they offer a straight tea that really makes me sit up and take notice. I ordered a sample pack this tea because
  • Friday Round Up: April 12th - April 18th

    Nicole Martin
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Time for the Tea Buyer Tutorial One blog that I look forward to reading every spring is Tea Adventures, written by Winnie of Teance. I live the harvest in each region vicariously through her frequent and refreshingly candid posts. This one in particular made me giggle a bit this week. Amazing Tea Race Speaking of living vicariously, the team at +Tealet is off on this year's amazing tea race.
  • What-Cha Nepal 1st Flush 2014 White Tea

    Nicole Martin
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Country of Origin: Nepal Leaf Appearance: varied greens, some interspersed needles Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: very pale gold This white tea is from Greenland Organic Farm in Nepal. The dry leaves were quite beautiful, closely resembling Bai Mu Dan. There were visibly broken leaves as well as some
  • Global Tea Hut - February 2014: Inner Path

    Nicole Martin
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    February is a time of celebration in China and Taiwan because of Chinese New Year. The tea "gift" included in my envelope was a trinket that is supposed to bring good fortune. I hope it works because I could sure use some of that. I put off drinking this one for a bit because I just have to be in the mood for shou in order to enjoy it properly. That being said, their description intrigued me.
  • Five Annoying Things About Being A Tea Blogger

    Nicole Martin
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    As you probably saw after reading yesterday's list, I think being a tea blogger is awesome. I wouldn't trade what I do for the world! That being said, there are downsides to everything. Here are a few of the things that I find annoying about being a tea blogger. 1. People who think that they "get it". When I tell people that I'm a tea blogger inevitably the response that I get is, "Oh, that's
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  • Our 2015 Fresh Chinese Green Teas are Arriving

    teatrekker
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    NEWS FLASH – WE WELCOME THE 2015 TEA SEASON The first of our 2015 fresh new Chinese green teas have arrived. What is here? Long Jing Longjing Dafo Gan Lu Also just in…..2015 Winter Frost Tea from Nilgiri, India. This is the first time in nearly seven years that we have had Nilgiri teas. Click here to see all of our 2015 teas that have arrived to date as well as a listing of other 2015 spring teas that will be arriving soon. Seasonal teas are wonderful because they contain fresh, vibrant flavors of the new season in their tiny tea leaves. While many who sell tea ignore the notion…
  • 2015 Fresh New Harvest Tea versus ‘New Tea’

    teatrekker
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    This post is something that we re-post each year at this time. We hope that it will clarified for many tea drinkers what they need to pay attention to right about now when purchasing tea in the weeks preceeding the arrival of fresh, new tea from the 2015 spring tea season. Every year, right before the fresh tea season begins, many tea sellers begin to introduce ‘new’ tea. While this may suggest that these teas are fresh teas from spring 2015, savvy tea drinkers know better. It is important to read between the lines this time of year and pay attention to the actual harvest dates of…
  • Our Thoughts About the Arrival Timeline of Our 2015 Spring Teas

    teatrekker
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Whoohoo….it is fast approaching new tea time here at Tea Trekker. I am re-posting this announcement from March 2014 (and 2013)  because, the timeline of tea harvesting is, well, the timeline, give or take the vagaries of global change in the weather. Early spring is an exciting time for us. It is filled with anticipation of the new tea season in China, India, Japan, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. We eagerly await the moments when we are notified by our tea suppliers that new fresh teas are ready and the samples we requested have been dispatched to us. The teas we select are then AIR SHIPPED to…
  • Aging Pu-erh in an Yixing Tea Storage Container

    teatrekker
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    As we photographed our beautiful Yixing clay storage container last week to put it on our website, teatrekker.com, we learned that on January 31st, 2015, three Qing dynasty Yixing tea storage containers containing Pu-erh tea went up for auction in the USA and sold for record-breaking amounts of money. We thought this a very auspicious coincidence as the story about these antique storage containers would serve to emphasize the conversation that we continue to have with our customers about storing tea, aging tea, and using the ‘right’ type of tea container for aging those teas. This…
  • Channeling ‘Tom Brady’s Wife’ in a Tea Meeting In Japan

    teatrekker
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Two years ago when I was in Japan on a tea buying trip, I had a series of meetings with several different tea companies to assess their respective teas for a possible purchase. Most of the meetings went well, with translators present to help both sides talk about details of purchasing the tea. I met some interesting men and women that day and tasted both good and lackluster tea. Every meeting was set up to last 20 minutes and they followed the same course. Introductions via a translator, a presentation by the tea folks, questions by me, and then a taste of one or two teas that they had…
 
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  • Baking with Tealeaves

    tealeaves
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Learn how tea can raise your baking to a whole new layer of tastiness with A Greek God Inspired Recipe. read more The post Baking with Tealeaves appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • A Tea & Alcohol Celebration of Cherry Blossoms

    tealeaves
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Join us in celebrating spring with two exquisitely beautiful cocktails from Justin Taylor. read more The post A Tea & Alcohol Celebration of Cherry Blossoms appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • The Last Words of Oscar Wilde: A St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

    tealeaves
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Dodge the alarmingly green pints and knock back a truly decadent Irish treat, brought to you by Justin Taylor of the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. read more The post The Last Words of Oscar Wilde: A St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • The Premiere; A Custom Blend for the Oscars

    tealeaves
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Explore our exclusive blend created for the Oscar Nominee guests of the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. read more The post The Premiere; A Custom Blend for the Oscars appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box: Pairing with Tea

    tealeaves
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Tea & Finger Food Pairings for Valentine’s Day read more The post Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box: Pairing with Tea appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
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