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11 Year Aged Pu’ Erh Tea from Chash Tea

With the post-Christmas weight not seeming to shift all that quickly – I was delighted to see Pu’ Erh hiding in the big box of teas sent to me by Chash Tea. Pu’ Erh is a fermented, aged tea that […] The post 11 Year Aged Pu’ Erh Tea from Chash Tea appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

Blast from the Past: New Marketing Tools (Circa 2011)

21 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Marketing is one of my favorite parts of running our business – a close second to face-to-face interactions with our guests at the teahouse (which I love). It’s the part in which I get to be creative and have the opportunity to bring...Show More Summary

Review: Tearrific! Ice Cream

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Our resident foodie Robert Wemischner always seems to wow us with how well tea can be incorporated into meals (especially dessert!), so it was only a matter of time before I came across a business that is doing just that, albeit on a slightly larger scale. Tearrific! Ice Cream is, … Continue reading ? The post Review: Tearrific! Ice Cream appeared first on T Ching.

Interview with TJ Williamson of The World Tea podcast

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

TJ Williamson is the founder and host of the World Tea Podcast. His podcast has helped bring the tea community together and has addressed many issues and interesting topics in the tea world in a fun and lighthearted way. He continues...Show More Summary

Is Bigger Better? Big Tea vs. Small but Reliable Tea

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

What does the recent planned closure of four Starbucks’ Teavana tea bar concept outlets (three in NYC, one in Beverly Hills, CA and one in Seattle) and converting them to Starbucks say about the marketing efforts and style of Big Tea?...Show More Summary

More Inscrutable Tea Quotes

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

  Tea is wealth itself, because there is nothing that cannot be lost, no problem that will not disappear, no burden that will not float away, between the first sip and the last. – The Minister of Leaves It seems the Minister of Leaves favors the tabooed double negative and … Continue reading ? The post More Inscrutable Tea Quotes appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the Past: How Mom and Pop Tearooms can Learn from the Big Tea Players

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

According to Wikipedia, “frenemie” refers to either an enemy disguised as a friend or a partner who is simultaneously a competitor and rival.  I came up with the idea for this post when I was talking to one of my clients earlier in the...Show More Summary

Tea Pets and the Value of Aesthetics

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Many of the best-loved tools used in tea will never touch your lips, but they will touch your heart. Tea pets are small, generally ceramic animals, traditionally placed on a tea table during a gongfu cha ceremony, or any intense preparation of tea. Show More Summary

Chinese New Year vacation coming

1999 Menghai Tea Factory 7542 puerh I inform you that I'll be off for the Chinese New Year from February 2nd to February 14th. That means that you can still place your order until January 31st for a delivery on February 1st. Otherwise,...Show More Summary

Illustrated Review: Margaret’s Hope Golden Delight, 2013

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

There is a sad yet beautiful story surrounding Margaret’s Hope Golden Delight 2nd flush tea. Originally, the tea hailed from Bara Ringtong Tea Estate. But, in 1927, the owner caught a vision of his daughter standing in the tea gardens while mourning her sudden death. Show More Summary

A great cold day for tea

A couple of days before the historic snow fall in Taipei, I practiced my Chaxi for tea class. And thanks to very cold temperatures, I felt like using my Nilu with charcoal fire. I was pleasantly surprised by how much heat a few pieces...Show More Summary Giveaway!

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

To give back to our fantastic readers, we here at T Ching have organized a giveaway with To join, all you need to do is write a poem or short story related to tea in the comments of this post. We will choose our favorite and feature it, along … Continue reading ? The post Giveaway! appeared first on T Ching.

Comparing Tea and Chocolate Tasting

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Comparing tea and wine tasting has come up quite a bit, but what about chocolate?  Of course, I mean specialty bean-to-bar-chocolate, the kind of thing many people aren’t aware even exists. Some chocolate bloggers are just talking about...Show More Summary

Fruiteas Date & Lime Tea from O-Teas

Knock Knock. Who’s there? The postman. With a delicious package of Date and Lime Tea from O-Teas. I couldn’t wait for this one to come in. I’ve never tried date in a tea blend before. I’ve eaten plenty in my […] The post Fruiteas Date & Lime Tea from O-Teas appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

Organic Dragon Well from Canton Tea Co

Here’s the second sample that arrived from Canton Tea Co the other day – Organic Dragon Well Green Tea. Personally, I’ve never tried this green tea before – and I’m intrigued by the processing method they use, pressing the leaves […] The post Organic Dragon Well from Canton Tea Co appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

Blast from the Past: Trusting Your Senses

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I trust my senses to make a good cup of tea, but that has not always been the case.  As a novice loose-leaf tea drinker, I was afraid to trust myself.  I rarely made a cup of tea without my tools.  As the years passed, though, I ditched the thermometer … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the Past: Trusting Your Senses appeared first on T Ching.

A Happy, Healthy, and Creative New Year, Folks!

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I’m often asked why I founded Chiki Tea. Well, it’s a very personal reason and one that I’m happy to share! You see, in 2012, my darling brother Edwin took his own life. He struggled with labels like ADHD, bipolar, and manic depression...Show More Summary

Review: 2015 Yang Luo Han by Yunnan Sourcing

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Released in 2015, this shou puerh tea cake is pressed and blended under the Yunnan Sourcing label and sold on both the US and China Yunnan Sourcing websites. Known for the tea-drinking goat on its label, this cake made quite a splash in the tea community when it was first released. Show More Summary

Drink your cloud, un hommage aux morts de janvier

Ce mois de janvier nous apporte chaque jour la nouvelle d'un décès d'artiste ou de personne proche. Ajoutons à cela la mémoire des attentats de janvier 2015, un temps gris et froid, et on a là un cocktail de déprime parfait!C'est enShow More Summary

Seven Treasures Tea from Doehi Tea

Select blend of the finest black and green teas is enriched by royal ingredients and noble, blazing colors. Full, fruity, sweet flavors. The post Seven Treasures Tea from Doehi Tea appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

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