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  • 2014 Dan Cong oolongs

    Tea Obsession
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
    2014 New teas have arrived...I don't normally drink commercial grade teas, why drink it when there are better choices right? This year's commercial special grade Honey Orchid dan cong is an exception.  Every time I drink it i like it more.  It has the depth and smoothness as an old tree tea, although not quite as deep and rich, but it's there.  Not bitter nor astringent.  A very good batch of honey orchid, the best since 2007 for the same class. My other choice is the Lao Xian Weng old tree, outstanding!  Every aspect of this tea is how I like my tea.  When a tea…
  • Nothing More to Laos

    The Half-Dipper
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I may have previously confessed to being a stalker, of bargains. Doomed to walk the dimensions between reality and dream, we bargainstalkers are ghostly half-souls, the nosferatu of the teaworld.  It is our destiny to drink anything and everything, for only then, in the asymptotic limit of our consumption, is that one true bargain to be found: that final bargain, beyond all bargains, which will
  • New Product: Sencha Saemidori Superior

    News from Upton Tea
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This "deep steamed" Sencha is a first flush spring tea of superior quality and flavor. The gorgeous leaf has a dark green color and lustrous sheen. The light cup has a sweet flavor and clean aftertaste. Crafted in Kagoshima prefecture from the Saemidori cultivar in very limited quantities.
  • Letter: A new tea experience

    Tea Masters
    Stephane
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    "Dear Stephane, I had been drinking and enjoying the Shan Lin Shi oolong tea (“won” in your contest), each time using a small Yixing pot...but yesterday, for the first time, I prepared it in a Gaiwan.  The result was one of those  memorable tea moments, a sudden awakening to a new experience. I was flooded with impressions, shocked by how much I’d been missing with all my previous brews. Probably quite personal and subjective, but a beautiful mix of scents followed: nutmeg, cloves, eau de cologne and tea biscuits. The same followed through in taste, with  a soft,…
  • Three Years Medicine: Aged White Tea

    T Ching
    So Han Fan
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I moved to China in 2010, I had already been interested in tea for about seven years. I had served tea to lots of people all over the world in a purely gregarious sense, and also in a professional capacity as the tea sommelier at the now-defunct Jade Leaves teahouse in Austin, Texas. Every so often, people asked me what my favorite kind of tea was. While I do find that most people gravitate towards a particular type of tea, my honest answer was always “I don’t have a favorite, I like all different kinds of tea.” If I was feeling exceptionally honest I would add,…
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    Tea Obsession

  • 2014 Dan Cong oolongs

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
    2014 New teas have arrived...I don't normally drink commercial grade teas, why drink it when there are better choices right? This year's commercial special grade Honey Orchid dan cong is an exception.  Every time I drink it i like it more.  It has the depth and smoothness as an old tree tea, although not quite as deep and rich, but it's there.  Not bitter nor astringent.  A very good batch of honey orchid, the best since 2007 for the same class. My other choice is the Lao Xian Weng old tree, outstanding!  Every aspect of this tea is how I like my tea.  When a tea…
  • Green Tea Tasting on Sunday 6/8/14

    3 Jun 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A very special Green Tea tasting coming up on Sunday June 8th  It is not to be missed!  These teas are from a special sample set made for members of a tea organization. Each producer contributed the best of what they made and went through rounds of tasting in order to be part of the sample set. We have only 25 to 50 grams of each tea, quantity is very limited.
  • Spring tea and tea ware sale at Tea Habitat

    28 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    Take 20% off on tea wares and single tree Dan Cong oolong teas.For limited time only, hurry in!
  • Tea tasting events schedule for the coming months

    28 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Check out schedule and make reservations here As the weather is getting warmer and nicer in sunny southern California, out door and tea is inevitable!  This year, new series of tasting events will be held with special emphasis on getting to know tea and tea ware, also tasting techniques and taste development.  In addition to having great teas, learning would be the key.  We set up a fixed monthly tasting on every 3rd Sunday of the month for this purpose.  In case of rain or other natural reasons, we will announce cancellations ahead of time.   The coming Sunday…
  • Yixing Pots 2014 Spring 6

    20 Mar 2014 | 9:04 pm
 
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    The Half-Dipper

  • Nothing More to Laos

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I may have previously confessed to being a stalker, of bargains. Doomed to walk the dimensions between reality and dream, we bargainstalkers are ghostly half-souls, the nosferatu of the teaworld.  It is our destiny to drink anything and everything, for only then, in the asymptotic limit of our consumption, is that one true bargain to be found: that final bargain, beyond all bargains, which will
  • Asian Cyclists

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Asian cyclists caught in a storm of rain and ponchos
  • It Tastes So Right, It Can't Be Wrong

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Today, I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine who is a bit... "special".  The appearance will terrify you, perhaps, but I think that you, as did I, will grow to love her.  Perhaps love her a bit too  much.  Let us not get ahead of ourselves. Before the "main event" today, I warmed up the cockles of the empty, barren wasteland which is my heart with an old purchase from days gone by:
  • The Bald Man

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    the bald man at the arrivals gate straightens his hair
  • Six Machine (Get On Up)

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I am a hunter, Gentle Reader, a stalker.  I ruthlessly track my victims throughout night and day, over the course of many weeks, perhaps months if necessary. My prey: bargains. Dirty great big tea bargains. I believe it was a thread on Teachat that caused the alarm lights to begin flashing in my HQ.  Recall the scene from Ghostbusters, in which a loud alarm bell rings in our heroes'
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    News from Upton Tea

  • New Product: Sencha Saemidori Superior

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This "deep steamed" Sencha is a first flush spring tea of superior quality and flavor. The gorgeous leaf has a dark green color and lustrous sheen. The light cup has a sweet flavor and clean aftertaste. Crafted in Kagoshima prefecture from the Saemidori cultivar in very limited quantities.
  • New Product: Sencha Yabukita Organic #1

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A superior offering of Sencha from Kirishima city, in Kagoshima prefecture, also made from the Yabukita cultivar. The dry leaf has an attractive dark emerald color and a lovely, fresh aroma. The smooth cup has complex sweet notes and pleasant taste, with a long finish. Supplies of this offering are limited.
  • New Product: Sencha Yabukita Organic #2

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This selection from Kirishima, in Kagoshima prefecture, is crafted from the Yabukita cultivar and usually reserved for the domestic market. The mouth feel has a decidedly brothy character, and the flavor has a classic "umame" aspect. A superb specimen of this style and grade.
  • We will be closed on Friday, July 4th

    22 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As many of you know, we have always been closed the week of July 4th. This year will be different, and we will only be closed one day that week - Friday, July 4th. Orders placed by noon ET on Thursday, July 3rd, will be shipped out the same day. Any orders placed after noon ET on Thursday, July 3rd, will be shipped out when we return on Monday, July 7th. From everyone here at Upton Tea, we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
  • New Product: St. James Pekoe

    22 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This offering from the Uva district has an interesting leaf style, with a rolled/rounded look. The infusion is dark, with a full mouth feel. Light hints of rose and cedar have been noted in the liquor. This tea is very appropriate as a self drinker, but can easily accommodate a dash of milk.
 
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    Tea Masters

  • Letter: A new tea experience

    Stephane
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    "Dear Stephane, I had been drinking and enjoying the Shan Lin Shi oolong tea (“won” in your contest), each time using a small Yixing pot...but yesterday, for the first time, I prepared it in a Gaiwan.  The result was one of those  memorable tea moments, a sudden awakening to a new experience. I was flooded with impressions, shocked by how much I’d been missing with all my previous brews. Probably quite personal and subjective, but a beautiful mix of scents followed: nutmeg, cloves, eau de cologne and tea biscuits. The same followed through in taste, with  a soft,…
  • Summer vacation approaching fast

    Stephane
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Starting Monday afternoon, I will start a little vacation. Orders placed this weekend on tea-master.com will be shipped on Monday, but after that you'll have to wait a few days or more!Before my extended high mountain and tea travel, let me share these 2 recent high mountain Oolong Chaxi. Each session is like a 30-45 minutes vacation.In both cases, I'm brewing my spring 2013 Lushan Oolong. It provides a wonderful energy boost. I often kick myself for not having it earlier in the day!The blue Chaxi gives a blue sky, Côte d'Azur kind of feel to the tea. And since I know the feeling of having…
  • Hung Shui Oolong de Yong Lung, printemps 2014

    Stephane
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    Cultivar: Qingxin OolongOrigine: Yong Lung, Dong Ding, TaiwanRécolté à la main fin avril 2014Process: Hung shui Oolong (Oolong roulé, oxydation proche de 30% et torréfaction longue).Préparation en gaiwan.La température du gaiwan baisse plus rapidement qu'une théière Yixing. En été, ce n'est pas un bug, mais une fonctionalité! A cette époque de l'année, le matériel reste plus facilement chaud après le préchauffage. Et puis, quand il baisse, cela rend la consommation du thé plus aisée et agréable. De plus, pour un Hung Shui Oolong récemment torréfié, la chaleur…
  • Tasting, comparing and learning

    Stephane
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Alishan spring 2014 JinxuanThis week, I had tea with Elie, a French student who has just spent a year in Kunming and a few weeks in Taiwan. In China, he has acquired a taste for tea and wishes to open a tea club when he returns to France.In Yunnan, he has learned how tricky it is to find good puerh that is what it says. So, he's relying on experts to select his teas. I found his humble attitude very wise (know what you don't know) and agreed to let him taste some of my good Oolongs on a nearby mountain. There, Elie told me he has biked around Taiwan for a couple of weeks and visited…
  • Schwarz Rot Gold

    Stephane
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Als Deutsch-Franzose machte mir das Viertelfinale zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich wenig Spaß. Ich hatte beide Mannschaften in der Vorrunde angefeuert und mir gefiel wie die Franzosen wieder zu ihrem Spiel fanden. Am Schluß war das Ergebnis aber gerecht und ich konnte mich freuen, daß die Bessere meiner Nationalmannschaften den Einzug ins Halbfinale schaffte.Als ich gestern früh, in Taiwan, um 4 Uhr früh aufstand um das Spiel gegen Brasilien zu sehen, konnte ich 100 prozentig für Deutschland sein. Und was für ein Spiel! Ich war im siebten Himmel (meine Wohnung ist im 7. Stock). Ich…
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    T Ching

  • Three Years Medicine: Aged White Tea

    So Han Fan
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I moved to China in 2010, I had already been interested in tea for about seven years. I had served tea to lots of people all over the world in a purely gregarious sense, and also in a professional capacity as the tea sommelier at the now-defunct Jade Leaves teahouse in Austin, Texas. Every so often, people asked me what my favorite kind of tea was. While I do find that most people gravitate towards a particular type of tea, my honest answer was always “I don’t have a favorite, I like all different kinds of tea.” If I was feeling exceptionally honest I would add,…
  • A word or two about tea bags

    Guy Munsch
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The period from 1904 to 1908 was a bellwether one for tea in the United States, or for those with more traditional tea-drinking habits, the beginning of the end of the practice of enjoying properly prepared tea. In 1904, iced tea was popularized by Richard Blechynden at the St. Louis World’s Fair. At about the same time, New York tea and coffee merchant Thomas Sullivan began to send customers samples of tea in hand-sewn tea bags, which were not intended to be used as an infusion method, but customers did so anyway and the tea bag was born. After thousands of years of preparing tea by…
  • Life by the Cup

    Rafe
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    An inspirational quotation; exquisite description of a tisane, blend or whole leaf beverage; a story rich with character and conflict; revelation; reflection; as well as exercises for the reader’s growth make up each chapter in this remarkable how-to book. Life by the Cup: Ingredients for a Purpose-Filled life of Bottomless Happiness and Limitless Success. I admit to being put off at first by the deeply personal nature of the author’s disclosure, but this reservation was soon put aside by the splendidly written exposition moved along by compelling narration.  Tea weaves its way…
  • Special industry: dong ding oolong

    Andy Kincart
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Recently I attended an event that I believe was a first of its kind here in Taiwan. The Nantou County Government sponsored the Lugu Farmers’ Association to host a public forum on the local specialized industry of Dong Ding Oolong Tea. The renowned tea source of Dong Ding Mountain is located in Lugu Township of Nantou County in Central Taiwan. The event was organized by the United Chinese Art of Tea Promotion Association, and regional representatives from all over the island attended along with many other leading professionals in the field. Along with all these “tea pros” was a full…
  • Convenience over everything?

    dwalden
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    My husband and I were reading a foodservice survey done about a major coffee chain which concluded that consumers valued taste, cleanliness, and convenience almost equally. So, if you have the cleanliness and taste, but not the convenience . . . problem. As anyone in retailing knows, it’s all about location. Cleanliness doesn’t cost a thing but some elbow grease.  I think location has been one of the problems in getting loose tea concepts going for the average, unfunded proprietor.  Most have had to settle for ‘B’ or worse locations simply because of the cost.
 
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    Tea Guy Speaks

  • Free Classic Tea eBooks II

    William I. Lengeman III
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here's part two of the list of old tea books that I've reviewed at The English Tea Blog. Most of them are available in free online or ebook editions. Check out part one of the list here. Tea-Blending as a Fine Artby Joseph M. Walsh linkAn Essay on TeaBy Jonas Hanway linkTea; Its Effects, Medicinal and Moralby George Gabriel Sigmond linkLetter to a Friend, Concerning Teaby John Wesley linkA Popular Treatise on Teaby John Sumner linkThe Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura linkTea and Tea DrinkingBy Arthur Reade linkThe Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
  • Free Classic Tea eBooks I

    William I. Lengeman III
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In addition to writing about tea at this site, I contribute frequently to The English Tea Store Blog. One of my favorite topics there is old books about tea. Now that every bit of text in the known universe is being (or soon will be) digitized, it means that quite a few of these dusty old tomes are readily available in free electronic editions. Here are links to some of the reviews I've written about them and here's part two of the list.Tsiology; A Discourse on TeaBy A Tea Dealer linkTea, Its Mystery and Historyby Samuel Phillips Day linkA Journey to the Tea Countries of ChinaBy Robert…
  • Ceylon Tea Trails Luxury Tea Resort

    William I. Lengeman III
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Cuisinart TEA-100 PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper
  • Tetley Tea Folk World Cup Commercial

    William I. Lengeman III
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online
  • The Best Cup of Tea in the Entire World

    William I. Lengeman III
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:58 am
    Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online
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    Heaven of Tea

  • Limeade Twist Pie

    My name
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Limeade Twist Pie Friday, July 25, 2014Posted by Admin Use Limeade Twist tea to upgrade your traditional Key Lime Pie recipe. Ingredients Graham Cracker pie crust (9 inch, cooled) 1 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 egg 4 tsp Limeade Twist tea ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice Whipped cream Lime Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. 2. Brew 4 tsp Limeade Twist tea in Perfect Tea Maker at 208°F; strain and cool to room temperature. 3. Mix egg and sweetened condensed milk. 4. Add in ¼ cup tea and ¼ cup lime juice until just mixed. 5. Pour into pie crust and bake until just set, about 15…
  • Green Tea Ice Cream

    My name
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Green Tea Ice Cream Friday, July 18, 2014Posted by Admin Enjoy the ultimate Summer treat - green tea ice cream! Ingredients 1 ½ cups heavy cream 2 cups half-and-half ½ cup sugar 2 tsp Matcha powder, sifted Instructions 1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly until sugar dissolves. 2. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Silver Needle White Fish

    My name
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Silver Needle White Fish Wednesday, July 16, 2014Posted by Admin Hosting a sohpistcated Summer event? Serve smoked Silver Needle White Fish! Ingredients 8 oz of fish 1/3 cup sake 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea 1/3 cup jasmine rice 1 tsp sugar Serves Two Instructions 1. Marinate the fish in a mixture of the sake and salt for 8 hours. 2. Steam the fish until tender and flaky, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove fish from steamer and let cool for 15 minutes. 4. Cover a wok with aluminum foil on the bottom, and place in it a mixture of the tea, rice and sugar. 5. Use chopsticks to make…
  • Raspberry Chutney

    My name
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Raspberry Chutney Friday, July 10, 2014Posted by Admin Backyard barbecues are always a good idea in the Summer. Upgrade your spread with our sweet and savory Raspberry Chutney using Raspberry Balsamico Herbal Tea. Ingredients 1 large onion diced 1 tbsp butter ¼ cup Raspberry Balsamico, ground fine 1 12 oz pkg frozen or fresh raspberries 1 cup water ½ cup Perfect Tea Rock Sugar Instructions 1. Melt butter in pan. 2. Add onion and cook over med-low heat until caramelized. 3. In sauce pan, boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. 4. Add Raspberries, cook until fruit breaks down. 5. Add…
  • Teavana Summer In New York

    My name
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:56 am
    Teavana Summer In New York Monday, June 30, 2014Posted by Admin What we enjoy most about Summer is taking our iced tea outdoors for festivals, concerts, barbecues and more. As we get into the heat of Summer, we want you to show us how you're enjoying our iced teas for a chance to win tickets to the NY Philharmonic performance in Central Park. Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRY OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED…
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    WordPress Tag: Tea

  • Stricken: Survival Guide for the Nastiest of Colds

    Sarah Elizabeth Sells
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    This weekend began with grand plans… I made a very ambitious to-do list that spanned three pages in Patrick’s forsaken journal, then promptly caught a terrible cold and accomplished absolutely nothing. Symptoms include an aching head, runny nose, sore throat, and bad hair. You know your situation is really getting desperate once that last symptom kicks in. While thus plagued, I’ve decided to make the most of this illness by sharing my survival tips for terrible colds and bad hair. In no particular order, here they are: Survival Tip #1 ~ Create a cozy nook With a box of…
  • Simple Home Remedies

    lifeasaryn
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    On those nights you just want something sweet, try out this home remedy. I just made a piping hot mug of lemon honey tea. It is quite healthy and simple to make! Ingredients: 1/4 lemon 1 tsp of honey 2 cups of water 1 mug Steps: 1)Fill the mug with water, then place in microwave for 2 minutes 2)Cut your lemon in half, using just one half of that, slice a small slice for deco inside. 3)Take out mug from microwave, add in the lemon juice, and stir in the honey 4) Enjoy your tea!
  • Mad Hatter Tea Party 2014

    cindyparrett
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Yesterday was Audrey’s end of summer, back to school, Mad Hatter Tea Party. Most of her friend
  • Herbal Tea bags

    renacokayne
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
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  • Mock-cha cookies

    takeawaytakeout
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Let me start off by saying – I love green tea.  Even better, I love green tea flavored treats.  Ice cream, macarons, you name it.  If it’s green tea flavored, I’m hooked.  I know, I bragged about my food being inspired by Texas cuisine.  But, I couldn’t resist whipping up a batch of green tea flavored snacks to munch on while winding down for the evening. That being said, green tea powder (Japanese matcha powder, to be specific) is really hard to find here in my small town.  I went to several different stores in the bigger city searching for it –…
 
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    Tea Party Guide Blog

  • Printable Games

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    A great resource for printable games you can use for your tea party games and for any holiday or special occasion.
  • Printable Holiday Games

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Do you need the best printable holiday games that you can plan for your parties through the Holidays and beyond?
  • Perfect Tea Party Hats

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Tea party hats really add to the flair of a tea party. From your friend's tea party to the Kentucky Derby you will be ready for what ever event comes your way.
  • A Tea Gift Basket for Every Occasion

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    A tea gift basket for every occasion like a holiday gift basket, Christmas gift baskets, wedding gift basket, birthday gift baskets and of course baby/new mom gift baskets.
  • Tea Party Guide, From Adults to Children

    9 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Here at Tea Party Guide, you will find ideas for everything you need for your afternoon tea menu, invitations, etiquette, and even crafts to make this your best party ever.
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    World of Tea

  • How We Used Tea in Our Wedding Ceremony

    Tony Gebely
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Because tea is what brought Katie and I together, we thought we’d use it in our wedding ceremony. Let me explain first how tea brought us together because some people seem to think this kind of thing just doesn’t happen. Geoffrey Norman aka “Lazy Literatus” has a “standing ‘scientific’ theory that tea and dating don’t blend.” I asked him what he thought of our relationship and he said that it “seems to exist in stubborn defiance of my theory” and that Katie and I must have “sold our souls to Guan Yin… or something…
  • The Engineer’s Guide to Tea Preparation

    Tony Gebely
    29 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    The bulk of tea produced in the world is commodity tea, meaning that it is actively traded and it’s price is determined by the markets. Commodity tea is relatively cheap, with the worldwide average price of commodity black tea typically in the area of $2.85USD/kilogram. Many of the world’s famous tea cultures1 are famous because they are promulgated by common man and are thus largely based on cheap commodity tea. There is however, a larger amount of high quality tea being produced every year, what some are calling the specialty tea industry. One way to think about the difference…
  • Post-Fermented Tea Classification

    Tony Gebely
    8 Mar 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Post-fermented Teas China Hunan Heicha 湖南 黑茶 (Anhua) Fu Zhuan 茯砖  “fu brick” Qian Liang Cha 千两茶 “thousand tael tea” (sometimes called Hua Juan) Bai Liang Cha 百两茶 “hundred tael tea” Shi Liang Cha 十两茶 “ten tael tea” Hua Zhuan 花砖 “flower brick” Hei Zhuan 黑砖茶 “dark brick” Xiang Jian 湘尖 “hunan tips” Tian Jian 天尖 “sky tips” Gong Jian 贡尖 “tribute tips” Sheng Jian 生尖 “raw tips” Qu Jiangbo Pian 渠江薄片 (coin shaped) Sichuan Heicha 四川 黑茶 Nan Lu Bian Cha 南路边茶…
  • Übersicht Teeverarbeitung

    Tony Gebely
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:34 am
    A German translation of my original tea processing chart. The original processing chart can be found here. German translation courtesy of Thomas Kasper of SiamTeas. Thomas Kasper is known for sourcing pure teas from Thailand. Download a high resolution versions of the chart: [PDF] [JPEG]
  • Gráfico de los procesos del té

    Tony Gebely
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Gracias a Fernando Enrique Padín Sáez de España por proporcionarme esta traducción al español del gráfico de los procesos del té. Original here. Descargar gráfico de los procesos del té: [PDF] [JPEG] Gráfico de los procesos del té by Tony Gebely is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at worldoftea.org.
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    A Tea Addict's Journal

  • Guide to buying tea in China: Part IV – Negotiations

    MarshalN
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    So this is probably the most and also, in some ways, the least important. A lot of you probably know of something called euphemistically the “laowai special”. Laowai being the term applied to (mostly white) foreigners, laowai special means that people who are foreign to China often get a special price, although in this case, a specially inflated price. Tea shops are not immune to it, especially smaller operations that tend to quote prices based on the whim of the shopkeeper or owner, rather than to pre-set prices from corporate headquarters. So, buying from the mainland has its…
  • Guide to buying tea in China: Part III – tasting tricks

    MarshalN
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    Note: A friend noted that what I’ve been saying here can be mostly applied even for web-shopping online from Chinese or Western vendors alike. I suppose that’s sort of true. Let’s say you’ve gone through the hassle of finding a shop, sitting down, finding a tea you want to try, and didn’t get jasmine pushed on you in the process. Now what? Well, presumably, they will now brew you the tea. So far, so good. There are a number of things to be aware of, at least. I’ll list them 1) The brewing vessel – while I only use pots for my own consumption, when…
  • Guide to buying tea in China: Part II – what to do

    MarshalN
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    So let’s say you settled on a tea store and you’re about to go in. What then? First of all – if a shop already has some patrons in there, and I don’t know the shop owner already, I don’t go in. There is no rule that says you can’t walk into a store with customers, but generally, unless it’s a big store with more than one tea table and more than one free storekeep, I’d avoid those and wait for them to clear. If you can invest multiple visits to the same market, then by all means go in and get to know them, but if this is your only visit,…
  • Guide to buying tea in China: Part I – where to go

    MarshalN
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    Traveling to China soon? Want to buy some tea for yourself or someone else? I thought I should do a guide on what to do when you’re in China and looking for tea. Note: things I say here do NOT apply to Hong Kong or Taiwan. China’s commercial landscape for tea is pretty different from these two places and so they operate under separate rules. First of all, we should start with the question of where to go to buy said tea. Now, if you can answer a few quick questions 1) Do you speak any Mandarin? 2) Are you buying for yourself? 3) Do you have a lot of time this trip? If the answer to…
  • Price dislocation

    MarshalN
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:41 am
    I remember when I first started drinking puerh seriously almost ten years ago, a common argument that you see around the internet (Chinese, mainly) and among drinkers is that it’s cheap, so it’s worth bothering with. Oftentimes the comparison was with longjing – one jin of longjing was probably somewhere in the ballpark of 1200-2000 RMB back in the day, whereas the equivalent of good quality puerh was only a few hundred RMB. It was simply a lot cheaper to drink puerh, and so even if you have no intention of aging the tea, of dabbling in the aged tea market, of wanting to…
 
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    Tea Trade - Recent Global Posts

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Learn more about Southern Boy Teas here. You can also learn more about Southern Boy Teas here. Taster’s Review: I love a bowl of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream!  So rich, creamy and the crisp, cool mint flavor really makes it a perfect summer time treat.  And hey ... let's not forget the chocolate chips.  Mmm!  Chocolate! So I was looking forward to trying this new flavor from Southern Boy Teas:  Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Iced Tea! It is a tasty iced tea.  There is a palate-pleasing balance of mint, chocolate and creamy…
  • First Flush Long Jing Green Tea from Teasenz

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Teasenz Tea Description: A first flush Longjing tea picked in early spring. An exceptional quality rarely seen outside of China. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Nice!  This is an exceptionally fresh-tasting Longjing!  I'm not surprised, of course, because I can't recall being disappointed by any of the teas that I've tried thus far from Teasenz!  This company is one that is committed to offering the very finest (and freshest!) teas.  I like that in a tea company. And I'm finding myself really appreciating the freshness…
  • Earl of Anxi Blend from Verdant Tea

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Traditional Earl Grey is a classic, great for every season. With the Earl of Anxi, we start not with a black tea, but with our Master Zhang’s Hand-Picked Tieguanyin to give the bergamot a sweet, bright base and reinforce the floral citrus notes. We draw out the citrus sweetness with a uniquely creamy and rich orange peel, and crystallize the florals into a prominent position with jasmine blossoms. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is really a unique take on Earl Grey – unique but very…
  • 'Cause I'm TNT

    Xavier
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    First I should confess that I should have written down the good tips @lahikmajoe wrote to me (http://lahikmajoedrinkstea.blogspot.fr/2010/07/wiens-teehandlung-schonbichler.html) as I had no Internet connexion while I was in Vienna but after coming back, it seems I did rather well.                      I didn't manage to find this nice tea shop/salon and after reading through his article once more I am quite saddened, even though I was even more saddened to discover that a place with such a promising aspect had moved to an unknown address a few…
  • Just Charming Chai Blend from Just.Organic.Tea

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Just.Organic.Tea Tea Description: Spicy and full of flavor. Our premium black teas mingle with cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and orange peel for an intense full-bodied flavor. If you like your chai spicy and rich, pick this blend. Or, for more tea flavor and less spice, mix with our Oothu tea to fit your taste. Fair trade & organic certified. Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Just.Organic.Tea here. Taster’s Review: I love a good, spicy chai, so when I read the description above, that's exactly what I envisioned.
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  • 2006 Langhe 9579 Ripe Pu erh

    wilson
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    I am impressed with the pu erh produced by Langhe Tea Factory.  The ripe and raw cakes I had drank (see my earlier blogs) were to me, very good and this ripe cake I had opened was not a disappointment either.This is a 2006 Langhe ripe cake.  Unlike wines where names are given to the wines, pu erh cakes are named with a 4 digit number, which in this instance is 9579.  Yes, it is quite difficult to remember these numbers especially when these numbers are only used by a specific tea factory, and tracking down such teas may be a challenge when you are in a…
  • Japanese Tea Ware

    wilson
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I bought some Japanese tea ware recently.  Some of the tea ware, as you will have noticed from the above pictures, looked appropriate for brewing Chinese teas I am drinking.  I had even purchased a few Japanese  ceramic water jars with covers which I will use to store my tea (I will have a separate blog entry for these jars).  Why did I buy Japanese tea ware?  They are not that expensive (almost my Japanese purchases were  made through Ebay).  Yes, some of these tea ware are used or old, but  I was intrigued by these stuff I had bought.
  • 2006 Haiwan Pasha Raw 200g Cake

    wilson
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Haiwan Tea Factory in 2006 produced 2 versions of this tea.  A 200g and 400g cake was made and released for sale.  I had managed to snagged both versions few years ago from Yunnan Sourcing and I believed the proprietor Scott still have a couple more of the 400g cakes for sale.This tea is non smoky but I found this tea to be very enjoyable.  There is salivating sensation after I drank the tea and there was a delayed faint sweet aftertaste.  Very smooth tea and a session of this tea ends quite fast.  A little expensive now, but the price is comparable to some new…
  • A Traditional Tea Set

    wilson
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    During the 1960s to 80s, one common sight in many homes and offices would be this basket that contain a cylindrical teapot.  This tea set basically was designed to keep the tea warm for a few hours.  If you noticed the 2nd pix, the interior of the basket is lined with thick foam but is 'wrapped' with a colorful cloth. Such a setup can enable up to 2 liters of tea to be kept warm.  My teapot shown is smaller and holds about 1.5 liters instead.  I was told that in the older days, a fresh brew was made every morning and another in the afternoon.  A tray of teacups are…
  • 2013 Xiaguan Fang Cha 100g

    wilson
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:24 pm
    I bought some raw pu erh tea while I was browsing the Kunming tea markets a couple of months ago.  This is the 2013 Xiaguan Fang Cha.  This 100g square brick is very tightly compressed like their traditional iron cakes. You will observe the pointed spikes on the brick that was from the molding process when the tea was being compressed. One thing I learnt about Xiaguan compresed tea - put your palm on the brick, press your palm on the pointy side of the brick...its quite sharp.....if its blunt....may be a fake (I will verify this).The description on the box says the tea used in…
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  • 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…
  • spring time tea

    Gingko
    10 May 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Perfect green tea season now!I had a tea gathering with my friend Bin and his wife. Obviously my friends are of the Facebook generation. Bin took photos during our tea drinking and post them on WeChat (which is used more than Facebook by a lot of Chinese). All the photos below were taken by Bin.I asked Bin to select tea to drink and the order of drinking. It was a challenge because we could just drink so much tea no matter how much more are available. We ended up tasting 5 new green teas, which turned out a good amount. The types of tea and order of drinking were casually determined by Bin on…
  • RIP, Lu Yun, father of modern puerh

    Gingko
    8 May 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Last week, a very important figure in puerh history, Lu Yun, passed away, at the age of 57. The name of Lu Yun is less mentioned in recent years, although he was one of the most recent and one of the youngest "godfather" of puerh. To a lot of younger tea drinkers, Lu Yun may not sound a familiar name. However, many people are very familiar with his lifetime work, without even realizing it. He was the head of Menghai Factory, and then CEO of Dayi. He was the leader of the developing team of Dayi 7262. He was involved in research and development of some of Dayi's most popular products including…
  • pictures of some popular Factory #1 teapots

    Gingko
    26 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    More pictures are here. The pictures are rather small and are mainly for the purpose of style identification. These pictures could be found in quite a few Chinese tea websites and teapot websites. So far there is no copyright concern. I guess some non-Chinese yixing lovers would be interested in these pictures as well, and therefore put them in the above public album. I have a few other series of Factory #1 teapots pictures and will put them together in a folder soon. These are not inclusive of all Factory #1 teapot styles, but cover most of the commonly seen styles. There were large amount…
  • The last bit of 2013 green tea

    Gingko
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    I'm sitting in a room full of 2014 new green teas, while drinking this last bit of a 2013 green tea called "wild orchid bud". By the way this is a very unimpressive green tea name, as there are so many "orchid this", "orchid that" tea in China! This is one of my favorites in recent years. Amazingly, this tea still tastes very good. Sometime ago, when I wrote this blog post about shelf life of green tea, I was thinking that among all green teas well made and well stored, some teas simply last longer than others. For example, quite a few Anhui green teas (such as huang shan mao feng and this…
 
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  • Days that make us Remember

    Adam Yusko
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    I am not going to lie, for a little while there I had started to forget what it is I actually like about tea, and why I spent so much time drinking it, and learning how to best prepare it.  I think if people spend enough time on anything eventually they will need to step back and reevaluate their situation.  I've found myself several times in the past week being completely able to have tea on
  • Isn't it Ironic?

    Adam Yusko
    7 Jun 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I've long stopped wondering about what people google to find this blog, but the past month has caught me chuckling to myself a few times due to the name I happened to choose for this blog and my current field of work.   I'm not sure I've ever explained the reason for the name of this blog, but as it initially was intended to be a tea review blog, I thought well its going to be a blog giving
  • Priori-teas

    Adam Yusko
    7 May 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Sorry for the horrible word play in the title.   However I've been thinking a lot about where tea ranks on my list of priorities lately, and I am not exactly sure.  I view it as an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable diversion, and still enjoy it immensely.  However I've struggled to find the time for it lately, and that is what worries me.  There seems to be an endless battle between working out/
  • The Spirit of Tea

    Adam Yusko
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Through over 5 years on my blog, many things have changed personally, some at least in part inspired by tea.  As tea drinkers we get a lot of questions on what tea is to us, or why we drink tea.  Honestly though through those 5 years and actually back further I realize tea has pretty much been a constant in my life.  Why does this simple set of leaves thrown into hot water help people relax, wake
  • Cold Brewed [Steeped] Tea

    Adam Yusko
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:50 pm
    In passing with another tea person I know I had a brief although provocative conversation.  I mentioned that I was drinking some Cold Brewed Keemun I made for a party I hosted, and his initial reaction was that it was a waste of good tea.  I a bit shocked at the somewhat up front condemnation of how I was drinking this tea, decided to ask him more about what he meant, and the conversation that
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  • Announcement: Break from 14th to 24th July 2014

    Derek
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    We will be taking a 11 days break from 14th to 24th July 2014 (both dates inclusive). All orders received after 13th of July 2014 (Sun) will be processed upon our re-open on 25th July 2014 so do place your orders quickly. Thanks.
  • Announcement: 30% off on Green Teas and Taiwanese Oolongs

    Derek
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:57 am
    One more reason to reach for your favourite Green Tea and/or Taiwanese Oolong- we have marked down the prices of all our green tea and Taiwanese Oolongs by 30% Yes, 30%! While stocks lasts Here’s the list of those still in stock S/N Tea Usual Price Revised Price 1 Taiping Houkui 28.00  $             19.60 2 Dongting Biluochun  $        37.00  $             25.90 3 Dafo Longjing  $        30.00  $             21.00 4 Huangshan Maofeng  $        22.00  $             15.40 5 Shan Lin Xi  $        38.00…
  • Muzha Tieguanyin- The Neglected Wulong of Taiwan

    Derek
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 pm
    When it comes to Taiwanese Wulong tea, the Taiwanese High Mountain teas (台湾高山茶) are usually among the first to come to mind, with its sweet, refreshing taste, making it a hit with beginners. The Oriental Beauty aka Dongfang Meiren (东方美人) is also another wulong tea that is often brought up- with its combination of black tea-esque sweetness and excellent marketing legends (which most probably did not happen). There is also Dongding Wulong (冻顶乌龙)- which in some ways can be viewed as the predecessor of the Taiwanese High Mountain teas- and Wenshan Baozhong…
  • Announcement: Spring Break plus pre-Break Sale

    Derek
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We will be taking a break from 4th April to 13th April 2014. As we will be out of the country, all calls will be unanswered and all emails will be replied to on our return. We will take and process orders up to the last possible moment, please see the following cut-off dates for timing of last order: i) All local (Singapore) prepaid orders Cut-off time: 6pm 3rd April 2014 ii) All local (Singapore) COD orders Cut-off time: 6pm 2nd April 2014 iii) All overseas orders Cut-off time: 12pm 3rd April 2014 All dates and times based on Singapore time (UTC +  8) All orders received after the above…
  • Life with a Tetsubin

    Derek
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:39 am
    Not all tea making equipment are equal. Ask a tea lover for his or her ‘stuff’ and you will be treated to an array of teapots, gaiwans, tea trays even, but seldom do any tea lover talk about his or her kettle. I know of tea addicts who fuss over their teapots but do not even own a dedicated tea kettle. As I wrote about earlier, when it comes to making tea, it is only as good as the weakest link. The finest Dahongpao, infused in a genuine Yixing Shuipinghu, would only taste mediocre when heavily chlorinated tap water is used. By the same token, a summer Assam is going to taste horrible…
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  • Teavivre Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea

    Nicole Martin
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Country of Origin: ChinaLeaf Appearance: jade green, flatIngredients: green teaSteep time: 3 minutesWater Temperature: 185 degreesPreparation Method: glass teapotLiquor: pale greenish goldThis tea is a bit unusual in that it was harvested on March 23rd. This is very early in the Spring, prior to the Qing Ming harvest period. Production is extremely small at that time. The resulting tea was nothing short of amazing. Not only was it intensely aromatic but it had a very complex flavor profile. It was nutty, sweet and crisp with floral notes, a touch of melon and even a bit of creaminess. It…
  • Handmade Tea Along the River

    Nicole Martin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Country of Origin: ChinaLeaf Appearance: small, dark green with lots of lemongrass and huge pieces of fruitIngredients: Mao Feng green tea, cantaloupe pieces, lemongrassSteep time: 3 minutesWater Temperature: 175 degreesPreparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea MakerLiquor: pale greenish yellowI'm terribly behind on tea reviews which means that I have not been able to indulge in my +Handmade Tea shipments in a timely fashion. This particular blend was sent out in April. Oy vey! Cantaloupe is one of my favorite fruits to eat in this summer so it appealed to me before before tasting.
  • Global Tea Hut June 2014 - Mi Xiang Oolong and Red Tea

    Nicole Martin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was really excited to dig into the June shipment from +Global Tea Hut because they sent an oolong and a red tea, both made from Mi Xiang leaves. Before I even opened my envelope I received an email from them letting me know that there may be an issue with the packaging. Sure enough when I opened my tin the two teas were hopelessly mixed together. When I let them know about it they were very quick to apologize and send a replacement, even including a bonus of purple red tea.The difference in the dry leaves was really obvious here. The oolong had the characteristic deep green leaves…
  • White2Tea 2013 Jingmai - Old Arbor vs Plantation

    Nicole Martin
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I posted some questions about how to the age of puerh tea from the leaves on TeaChat and Paul from +White2Tea was quick to respond with information and an generous offer of samples to illustrate the differences. I've got a whole batch of goodies to write about from him but in this case I did a comparative tasting of 2013 Jingmai raw puerh. One is an old arbor tea (many vendors will call this "ancient") and one is from a plantation.In all of the photos the old arbor version will be on the left and the plantation on the right. Right off the bat, there was a definite difference in the…
  • Reader Survey: What Would You Like to See Here?

    Nicole Martin
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There other day I asked on Twitter what questions people had about tea that they would like to see answered in a blog post. I got some really awesome responses (thanks guys!) but I thought that I would post it here too for those of you that are tweet-less. What would you like to see here on +Tea for Me Please? Is there a tea topic you'd like to know more about? Give me your feedback! Readers are what keep this blog running so keep those comments and emails coming. I love hearing from you all.Life has been a bit crazy lately but I'm working on getting back on track with my monthly podcast…
 
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  • How Crafty is Tea: Part Two

    Talia Hirsch
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    For my second interview, I was glad to find someone with passion for craft itself. Nathan, another Teawrights customer, loves anything he can make with his own two hands that he can use for a purpose. It was so interesting to find out about all the different things he explores and how that affected his […]Author informationTalia HirschMarketing Intern at Boston TeawrightsHi, fellow tea enthusiast! My name is Talia, and I’m so excited to be part of the internship program for Boston Teawrights. Tea has always been near and dear to my heart ever since the first time I tried it, prepared…
  • What Influences Terroir?

    Louise Lumia
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    What Influences Terroir? In general, tea plants grow well in tropical or subtropical regions where rainfall is abundant, humidity is high, and the dry season is no longer than 90 days, and temperatures never fall lower than 23° F.  Although this generalization applies to tea plants around the world, tea grown in the U.S doesn’t fall […]Author informationLouise LumiaMarketing Intern at Boston TeawrightsMy name is Louise and I’m a Communications Studies major at Emerson College. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and now live in Cambridge. I love to travel, and have enjoyed exploring…
  • Tangled Tea History

    Mairead McCarthy
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    From our series on the history of Tea. An exploration of how tea was introduced to England and became the popular drink it is today.Author informationMairead McCarthyMarketing Intern at Boston TeawrightsHey Everyone! I’m Mairead, which is pronounced like parade with an “m” for those of you who are not proficient in Gaelic. I am a Boston native born and bred. I have just completed my sophomore year at Boston College (go eagles!). At school I am currently pursuing a Finance degree as well as a minor degree in history.As a business major, I am excited to be working at a young startup…
  • In The Spirit of Exploration

    Caleb Hodes
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Teawrights is about more than just tea. In all that we do, we believe in the spirit of exploration, discovery and craft. These are the channels that spark the imagination, and in turn arouse the Human Spirit. Practicing the art of tea draws upon these channels, making it a spiritual pursuit that arouses our Humanity.Keeping this in mind, it's only natural that thoughts wander to other pursuits in exploration, discovery and craft. To inspire you, we've brought together several articles from across the internet. Create, enjoy, inspire.Author informationCaleb HodesFounder at Boston Teawrights |…
  • How Crafty Is Tea

    Talia Hirsch
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    An interview with Shannon Sadowski, discussing her history with tea, her Teawrights experience, and other stories.Author informationTalia HirschMarketing Intern at Boston TeawrightsHi, fellow tea enthusiast! My name is Talia, and I’m so excited to be part of the internship program for Boston Teawrights. Tea has always been near and dear to my heart ever since the first time I tried it, prepared the Russian way with a splash of milk. I often opt for a soothing cup of jasmine tea when I need to relax, and I especially love walking around in the sun, sipping on a refreshing iced tea. I am a…
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  • Teasenz Samples Arrived

    Teablr
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Got Teasenz shop samples and testing them hard. Will post some reviews soon. Continue reading → The post Teasenz Samples Arrived appeared first on Teablr.
  • Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding from TeaVivre

    Teablr
    14 Jun 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Very nice Taiwanese oolong tea, mostly intact small leaves carefully folded into small pearls. Flowery aroma and not roasted. Good to drink during summer months. Continue reading → The post Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding from TeaVivre appeared first on Teablr.
  • Bai Mu Dan – Nonpareil from eSGreen

    Teablr
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    BaiMuDan is my favorite kind of tea I use to drink everyday. This one is interesting and classy. Continue reading → The post Bai Mu Dan – Nonpareil from eSGreen appeared first on Teablr.
  • Tea Classico – Rare Selection of Traditional Chinese Teas

    Teablr
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Rare selection of traditionally aged puer teas from Hong Kong and Taiwan by Tea Classico excellent shop. Continue reading → The post Tea Classico – Rare Selection of Traditional Chinese Teas appeared first on Teablr.
  • ESGreen renewed tea shop is excellent

    Teablr
    13 Jan 2014 | 4:49 pm
    ESGreen very nice tea shop to order teas and teaware. Continue reading → The post ESGreen renewed tea shop is excellent appeared first on Teablr.
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  • Kyaukme Black Tea Review

    Emily Hunter
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Shan Valley Tea has recently received a new batch of our Kyaukme Black Tea. This tea comes from the founder’s home town of Kyaukme, a center for tea trade in Burma for centuries. I recently got to try the latest batch. Here are my impressions. I steeped a teaspoon of the tea in a tea ball in freshly boiled water for 2 minutes. The tea is tightly rolled like coffee grounds, so be sure to use a tea ball that doesn’t have large holes. This tea is quite rich to the nose, not weak like standard store-bought black tea. It has depth and vigor. Despite the strong nose, the taste of the tea is…
  • Kokang Green Tea Review

    Emily Hunter
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Another one of our regional specialty teas is Kokang Green Tea. Kokang is considered to have the best tea in all of Myanmar. Settled by the Han Chinese centuries ago and a center of tea trade, the plantations here take advantage of the high elevation and their thorough knowledge of making excellent teas. Our Kokang Green Tea is a first flush tea, and is considered by many Burmese to be the highest quality green tea available to the public in Myanmar. It is shipped as a full-leaf tea, so you may need to break up the leaves to make them fit into a tea ball, or use a tea strainer to brew it. The…
  • Kokang Regional Tea

    Emily Hunter
    15 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the teas that we brought back is our Kokang Green Tea. This is considered to be the best green tea in all of Myanmar, and can be quite difficult to get. We’re excited to be able to offer this rare tea to our customers. But what makes this tea so special? For that, we need to learn about the Kokang region of Myanmar. Kokang Region Kokang is a small special region in the northeast corner of the Shan State of Myanmar on the border with China bordered by the Salween River. The region is populated by the Kokang people, who are descended from Han Chinese who fled there in the 17th century.
  • Harvesting Your Tea

    Emily Hunter
    1 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    All tea comes from the same plant, but the way that it is harvested causes some of the major differences between tea types. Things like the age of the leaf in the growing season, how it is shredded, and how long it is aged all play a factor. The tea harvesting season is in full swing in Myanmar, and we’ve just got back with some special first flush teas from there. We’ll be talking about them in future posts. In this post, we’re going to talk about how tea is harvested. First steps In general, tea is grown at high altitudes because it gives better flavor. Once a tea plant is at least…
  • The Key to Making that Perfect Cup of Tea

    Emily Hunter
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tea is undoubtedly the world’s most popular beverage.  What many people don’t realize is that most true tea or the most popular types of teas all come from one species of plant, Camellia senensis.  The difference is in when the plant is harvested, how it is cured, prepared and aged.  There is a saying in Asian culture that essentially says that you could study tea for an entire lifetime and not know everything about it or even all the different types of teas that there are. Whether you prefer a white or a green tea such as a Young Hyson , a traditional Japanese Bancha or Genmaicha, …
 
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    Tealeaves Folio

  • How to Make An Authentic Iced Tea

    tealeaves
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Leave the powder on the ski slopes and join in the movement towards long term energy and an authentic iced tea experience. read more The post How to Make An Authentic Iced Tea appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • From The Standard High Line NY: Mixologist Gates Otsuji’s “Moonwalk”

    tealeaves
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Blast off and mix a NYC favourite using our Golden Tippy Assam tea. read more The post From The Standard High Line NY: Mixologist Gates Otsuji’s “Moonwalk” appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • Chef Dan Olson’s Lavender Earl Grey Ice-Cream

    tealeaves
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Stay cool with this chilly tea treat from The Chef Who Fed the Oscars and the Golden Globes. read more The post Chef Dan Olson’s Lavender Earl Grey Ice-Cream appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • Shaken, Not Stirred

    tealeaves
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Celebrate the 07th of July in style with this killer 007-inspired tea martini recipe. read more The post Shaken, Not Stirred appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
  • How to Properly Store Your Tea

    tealeaves
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:45 am
    Protect vulnerable tea leaves against the elements in your kitchen. read more The post How to Properly Store Your Tea appeared first on Tealeaves Folio.
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