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Blast from the Past: Sharing the Strong, Distinctive Taste of Yerba Mate

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

A trip to the Dobra tea house has a way of gathering all the elements of the day and making them a part of the tea-drinking experience.  We drink beverages distractedly throughout our multi-tasking lives all the time, but a tea house...Show More Summary

Spring 2016, the legend of Lishan Oolongs

Da Yu Ling, former tea plantation Last year, I reported about the fact that the tea plantations on Da Yu Ling are returned to the government as their leases expire. The tea trees are uprooted and the death of Da Yu Ling can only mean that its legend will continue to live on in the memory of tea drinkers. Show More Summary

Tea Evaluation and Scoring

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

News about a tea competition results awhile back started me considering what a tea competition evaluation and scoring process might be like.  As my mind works it would be interesting to compare some of the methodology and evaluationShow More Summary

Whitepaper from World Tea Expo chock full of information

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I routinely read the World Tea News as a way to keep current with industry news. I was delighted to learn that they have put together a White Paper that highlights their upcoming Expo.  For those who will not be attending next month,...Show More Summary

Weather and Tea

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I’ve recently noticed articles on how climate change is affecting the production of tea.  First, I noted an article on Assam’s tea production being affected, then saw others about other tea-producing areas as well.  One of them stated that it could affect tea production by a cut of over one-half sometime … Continue reading ? The post Weather and Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Enjoying Tea Outdoors

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

As Summer approaches and the temperatures warm, many will say it is too hot for tea. For me, it is one of my favorite times of the year to drink tea.  One of my favorite ways of drinking tea is outdoors while enjoying nature.  While it is possible to fill … Continue reading ? The post Enjoying Tea Outdoors appeared first on T Ching.

Raspberry Matcha From Tea’s Me

I love love love matcha Green Tea! So any matcha samples are warmly received. I’ve never tried the matcha and raspberry combo before, so I’m excited when Tea’s Me’s Raspberry Matcha blend comes through the post. The packaging is nice […] The post Raspberry Matcha From Tea’s Me appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

Peruvian Spiced Berry From Inca Tea

I’ve had various teas from Inca Tea‘s range before, so I was particularly looking forward to reviewing their Peruvian Spiced Berry Tea. Until now my favourite of theirs had been their Tawantin Black Tea, because it was a way for […] The post Peruvian Spiced Berry From Inca Tea appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

Blast from the Past: Real Tea – On the Go

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It was three-and-a-half years ago that I converted to tea after thirty years of drinking stinking coffee.  The wonderful thing about tea is that you can drink it all day long and suffer neither the jitters nor the social plague of coffee...Show More Summary

"The best tea autist blog"?

Spring 2016 Jinxuan Baozhong I laughed when I read this on an Internet Forum about my blog:"This is the best tea autist blog. He takes really nice photos while reviewing teas that 99% of his readers will never be able to afford or find. Show More Summary

Review: Golden Leaf Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Golden Leaf Tea  is an online tea retailer that specializes in Oolong, black, and pu erh teas from Taiwan (hence the name, I assume). They’re single-origin and minimally processed. They don’t have as much of a variety of options as some...Show More Summary

Renaissance de la tradition du thé de la dynastie Sung

Taiwan est une petite ile qui joue un rôle déterminant dans l'art du thé depuis une vingtaine d'années. Ancienne colonie japonaise (1895-1945), Taiwan a gardé de nombreux liens avec le Japon après la seconde guerre mondiale. Le Japon...Show More Summary

10 Best English Lit Books To Read While Drinking Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Everyone's done it at least once. Make themselves their comfort tea (masala chai on my end or a really deep oolong), grab a blanket, and curl up with a good book. But what to read? Never fear: this nerdy girl has got the answer! Here...Show More Summary

Illustrated Review: Pu Erh Xishuangbanna

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Savor a sip of your Pu-erh tea. Allow the rich, black liquid to swirl on your tongue and make your senses dance. Can you feel it? The connection to spirit? How your body communicates while drinking Pu-reh tea is what the Chinese call “Cha Qi” –– tea energy life force. … Continue reading ? The post Illustrated Review: Pu Erh Xishuangbanna appeared first on T Ching.

In search of Tea culture on Mount Emei, Sichuan

Fuhu temple The tea culture on display at the Emei Shan's Tea Expo was commercial and felt artificial, shallow despite (or rather because of) the huge size of the booths. MarshalN makes a good case that most traditions you find in Chinese...Show More Summary

A Tea Enthusiast Quits Tea: Part Two

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Read Part One here. Cost of a tea habit Another different type of negative concern relates to the cost.  Of course, he was prone to excess, and ramping up a tea habit and setting up a gear infrastructure is one of the most expensive parts, but he admitted to spending … Continue reading ? The post A Tea Enthusiast Quits Tea: Part Two appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the Past: Focus on the Farm

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

By Dan Bolton, editor of Tea Journey Editor’s Note: Tea Journey is still on Kickstarter. Check it out now! Antonio Rigno de Oliveira farms a small plot of land in Piatã, in Bahia, Brazil. His son-in-law, Vladimir, and wife, Zora, farm the adjoining land. Show More Summary

Wenshan Baozhong du printemps 2016

Nouvelle plantation de thé au Wenshan Le froid prolongé de cet hiver a contribué à décaller les récoltes du printemps 2016. Mais la bonne nouvelle, c'est que l'attente a permis aux théiers de mieux se reposer et leur lutte contre un court épisode de neige a concentré leurs arômes. Show More Summary

Discovering Colombian Tea

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It’s well known that tea is produced in most parts of the world, but Colombian tea is a special case because this country mostly focuses on coffee. I had the pleasure of visiting the tea field of the company Agricola Himalaya. Although most of their tea business has been traditionally … Continue reading ? The post Discovering Colombian Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Tea with the Elderly

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Never before in history have we experienced five generations existing at the same time in the numbers we are currently seeing! It’s an exciting time to be alive! But we are also going to be in serious trouble real soon. Daily, 10,000 Baby Boomers, born 1946 through 1964, are turning 65 … Continue reading ? The post Tea with the Elderly appeared first on T Ching.

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