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Nothing helps a situation like a serious cup of tea. Looming deadlines? Cup of tea. Student trying to convince you to let them submit an unready doctoral thesis, while their primary supervisor has disappeared to South America? Cup of...Show More Summary

From Teaopia to CitizenTea

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Does the name David Bellisario sound familiar?  If not, does the name Teaopia?  Teavana?  How about Starbucks?   If the name Starbucks doesn’t, we must be living on separate planets.  But if you work backward from Starbucks, you end up at David Bellisario. Show More Summary

The Top Ten Unwritten Rules of Tea Blogging

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Related to talking to a friend new to blogging, I’ve noticed some assumed rules to tea blogging.  It’s always interesting to break one of these rules, to go in an unconventional direction, but I usually explain why I’m covering thatShow More Summary

Chocolate Tea – Am I in heaven?

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

As the Best Tea Blog on the internet, we receive countless offers to sample and review teas from around the world.  Subsequently, I have become extremely selective in my willingness to sample tea.  I have one prerequisite however which does eliminate many opportunities – it must be organic. Show More Summary

Kanchan View Tea Estate

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Upon reaching the Kanchan view tea garden, we were greeted by a couple of solid iron doors which led to the bungalow in which we were to meet the manager of the place. We went through the muddy roads of Kanchan View to reach the bungalow and greeted the manager … Continue reading ? The post Kanchan View Tea Estate appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the Past: Jasmine Tea is Not Green Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It is believed the jasmine flower bush was brought to China from Persia during the Period of Disunity (220-589).  Numerous jasmine varieties exist, but the Arabian jasmine is what gives Chinese jasmine teas their rich aroma.  Chinese...Show More Summary

Energy Boost with Matcha

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

With busy lives and demanding jobs, everyone is constantly seeking for energy boosters in order to get through the day. Caffeine is the one that helps us stay awake and gives us enough energy to focus on our obligations, but usually, people overuse it in the form of coffee and … Continue reading ? The post Energy Boost with Matcha appeared first on T Ching.

The Art of Tea is in the Making…Or Serving?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

High-quality, loose leaf tea is becoming more popular as people learn to appreciate the art and grace of tea. As an advocate for direct trade and a seasoned tea traveler, I have learned that for some the art is in how the tea is cultivated and processed while others focus on … Continue reading ? The post The Art of Tea is in the Making…Or Serving? appeared first on T Ching.

Chilly Decadence in a Glass

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

At a time when there is a plethora of melons on the market, from cantaloupes to Ogens to honeydews to Galias to Charentais varieties, and the weather is warm, if not downright hot, I am taking my daily  tea in an ice cold form: frappéed. Beautiful green-fleshed stripe-skinned melons with a … Continue reading ? The post Chilly Decadence in a Glass appeared first on T Ching.

TEAsicles!

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

  Cold-infused tea is a splendid way to beat the summer heat. Take cold infusion one step further with refreshing TEAsicles. You are only limited by your imagination. Be creative! Tempt your senses with chai creamsicles, lemon greenShow More Summary

Encore

Le chaxi crée-t-il l'émotion ou bien ne fait-il que l'exprimer? Aujourd'hui, il pleut à verse dehors et c'est jour de deuil en mon pays. Une fois encore le malheur s'est abattu sur d'innocentes victimes. Pardonnez-moi de ne pas arriver à faire comme si de rien était. Show More Summary

From bitter to sweet, 3 tea classes

Tea friend Mick came visiting Taiwan and asked me to organize some tea classes to deepen his knowledge and practice of tea. Aware of the importance of water, he was very interested in learning about kettles and their influence on water. Show More Summary

Blast from the Past: Why Tea?

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Over the past dozen or so years, my life has become increasingly entangled with the world of Chinese tea, which seems like an obscure, quirky thing to be fixated on.  The transition, however, has been completely natural for me as drinking tea quickly became my primary social outlet, my job, … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the Past: Why Tea? appeared first on T Ching.

The Beginning of a Great Tea Journey

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

For as long as I can remember, I have watched my parents starting their day with an energizing cup of chai. However, my own journey with the brew started with nothing less than the famed tea estates of Darjeeling. We were vacationing...Show More Summary

Interview with Ken Cohen of the Talking Tea Podcast

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The Talking Tea podcast explores the tea culture of North America. Hosted by Ken Cohen, the podcast touches on popular, and less common, aspects of the tea world and goes in-depth with the subject area to create an informational and entertaining podcast. Show More Summary

The Importance of Organic Tea

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

What is organic and what does it take to be certified organic? Read on to find out why consuming organic products is not only good for your family but also good for the environment. Continue reading ? The post The Importance of Organic Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Vacation in Alishan

Oolong plantation around Taihe, Alishan Most western Oolong drinkers probably know Alishan as the origin of some of Taiwan's best High mountain Oolongs. But the fame of Alishan as one of Taiwan's major tourist destination isn't primarily related to tea. Show More Summary

CasaWare Tilt & Drip: An Exceptional New Tea Infusing Mug

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I love it when a company gets it right. CasaWare’s Tilt and Drip Tea Infuser Mug has some innovative components that make single mug steeping of whole leaf tea a no brainer. They actually eliminated the need to wait patiently, holding...Show More Summary

Blast from the Past: Unique and Sophisticated Tea Cocktails

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in July of 2012. It’s the height of summer, and these long, hot days practically beg us to get a bit more creative with our liquid refreshment. If you still haven’t gotten around to making...Show More Summary

Sous les feuilles de thé, la plage

Un typhon balaie actuellement Taiwan de ses vents violents. Il m'a obligé de couper court aux vacances que j'avais prévues de faire dans le sud de l'ile. Au départ, j'avais même envie l'aller sur Lu Dao, l'ile verte, en face de Taidung. Show More Summary

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