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Tea in the garden

9 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I love decorating magazines, architecture magazines, and gardening magazines. If I had the extra time, I'd probably spend a lot of it sitting in my own backyard garden - matured like me over the years - familiar and comfortable, drinking tea and looking at pictures of other people's... Show More Summary

3 ways to combine tea with a meal

Seafood and white wine Tea and wine share many similarities. The pairing of food and tea follows the same functions as with wine has. It's in Chaozhou, the place where gongfu cha originated, that the Chinese have pushed the interactions between fine tea and food the furthest. Show More Summary

Back seven: entertaining guests with tea

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

When my wife and I have guests at our home, serving tea is a part of our tradition and something that requires a bit of thinking ahead. As overzealous hosts we often prepare meals in courses (and always too much). It is usually right before desserts Continue reading ? The post Back seven: entertaining guests with tea appeared first on T Ching.

When Someone Asks You If You Are a God

...you know what to say. Likewise, when someone asks you if you want to try seven samples of decent tea from around Yunnan, you say YES. While we're on the subject, it is a truism that my entire childhood was changed when I first heard...Show More Summary

Pesticides? Not in my tea!

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Those of us who are part of the organic movement are painfully aware of the hazards of pesticides in our foods. Because we perceive tea to be a healthy beverage, we might not think about pesticides being associated with the produce. Continue reading ? The post Pesticides? Not in my tea! appeared first on T Ching.

Global Tea Hut: Affecting Change

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human one. Everywhere you go you can’t help meeting people who are more spiritually aware of concepts like equanimity, mindfulness, compassion, Being, presence, meditation, surrender, forgiveness and so on. Show More Summary

Nursery Breakfast

nursery breakfast feeding from the rubbish bins he baby fox

Good Medicine: a tea lounge in Hood River!

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Good news, Good news! Hood River, Oregon finally has a tea lounge! I'm sure you've heard of a "tea parlor" - which conjures uncomfortable seating in a chilly, unused room. You've also, no doubt, heard the term "Tea House," evoking Continue reading ? The post Good Medicine: a tea lounge in Hood River! appeared first on T Ching.

Test : 2 ans de stockage

J'arrive à la fin de mon stock de (mon excellente) Beauté Orientale de 2012. En haut, à droite, on voit mon dernier paquet de 150 grammes. Je viens de l'ouvrir après l'avoir reçu ainsi il y a 2 ans. Cela me donne l'envie de comparer ces feuilles avec ce même thé conservé dans une grande jarre qinghua (en haut à gauche). Show More Summary

Dear Teabauchery: storing oolong

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

We at T Ching are delighted to add a tea advice column each month. If you have a question about any aspect of tea - from etiquette to teaware to tea itself - Teabauchery will answer your questions. Send those queries to teabauchery@tching.com Continue reading ? The post Dear Teabauchery: storing oolong appeared first on T Ching.

Tea Guy Speaks Summer Hiatus

As it turns out, Tea Guy Speaks has embarked upon a brief hiatus during this fine summer. There's still plenty of stuff to look at in our archive and we'll be back sometime before autumn arrives. Thanks, as always, for visiting. Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online

Honoring life with a great tea

These leaves are a Bai Ji Guan Yan Cha from spring 2012. This type of cultivar produces one of the lightest and finest tea in Wuyi. Its roasting level is lower than that of Shuixian or Rouguei. And it's so pure and good that I feel comfortable...Show More Summary

Reprise: Teaching Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

How would it be, us teaching tea, To whomever presented themselves ready? Continue reading ? The post Reprise: Teaching Tea appeared first on T Ching.

You're a Dinosaur - A Relic of the Cold War

Despite M's famous words, sometimes it's OK to be a relic of the Cold War. Today, I am going to show you some photographs of black, gloopy teas from bygone days, one of which is definitely from the Cold War period.  All three of these...Show More Summary

Iced tea vs. hot tea: which is better on a hot day?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

We’ve nearly reached the peak of the summer, and it is hot in most places around the country, even here in the Pacific Northwest. With there being no sign of the temperatures Continue reading ? The post Iced tea vs. hot tea: which is better on a hot day? appeared first on T Ching.

Gongfu Tea Tips from Global Tea Hut

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

In a life of tea, one will brew tea for many kinds of people in many different situations. Continue reading ? The post Gongfu Tea Tips from Global Tea Hut appeared first on T Ching.

The Tired Father

he tired father rying to sleep in a field full of grasshoppers

A thought on tea energy

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Chaqi (??), literally means "tea energy," and is a frequently used word by Chinese tea people. This important characteristic of good tea goes beyond other characteristics such as taste, smell and shape. But what is Chaqi? Continue reading ? The post A thought on tea energy appeared first on T Ching.

Thés en été à Taiwan

Le thé en extérieur donne une saveur, une dimension gustative fleurie et douce à mes sorties estivales. Ici, lors d'un barbecue familial, sur les hauteurs de SanHsia, je conjugue un Oolong de Shan Lin Xi aux plaisirs des grillades. La légerté de ce Gao Shan Oolong se marie bien avec les crevettes et fruits de mers grillés. Show More Summary

A tea review – Gokujo Hojicha

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I always get excited when I hear about a new tea shop opening. Ippodo in New York City looks and sounds like something right out of Japan. Upon further investigation, I've learned that this is the first Ippodo to open outside of Japan Continue reading ? The post A tea review – Gokujo Hojicha appeared first on T Ching.

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