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Convenience over everything?

12 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

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. Continue reading ? The post Convenience over everything? appeared first on T Ching.

The other best tea blogs: A series – Part 2

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Today's post is the second in my series to learn more about the finalists for the title of Best Tea Blog at the first annual World Tea Awards. In this post, I spoke (again via email) to Jen Piccotti, the creator and voice of An International Tea Moment... Continue reading ? The post The other best tea blogs: A series – Part 2 appeared first on T Ching.

Summer vacation approaching fast

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. Show More Summary

It Tastes So Right, It Can't Be Wrong

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 getShow More Summary

Magnum opus: part 2

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Sometimes quantity must make up for quality, and sometimes you lack either. That was a meaningless sentence, but it summarizes the hopeless viewpoint I had at the beginning of the year as Grand Emperor of the Tea Club. Continue reading ? The post Magnum opus: part 2 appeared first on T Ching.

Hung Shui Oolong de Yong Lung, printemps 2014

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. Show More Summary

My favorite teahouse

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I’m always on the lookout for the quintessential tea house. For me, it would be in nature as my relationship with tea speaks to its natural elements. Continue reading ? The post My favorite teahouse appeared first on T Ching.

The Bald Man

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White tea phenomena

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This summer, when I traveled back to China, I found white tea had become popular. When I visited friends, almost all offered me white tea. They also told me that white tea was good for health. Continue reading ? The post White tea phenomena appeared first on T Ching.

Sipping to save

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Sri Lanka has achieved another ‘first of its kind’ tea. Ethically and environmentally friendly tea products are gaining momentum the world over. Continue reading ? The post Sipping to save appeared first on T Ching.

Tasting, comparing and learning

Alishan spring 2014 Jinxuan This 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. Show More Summary

Six Machine (Get On Up)

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 threadShow More Summary

Schwarz Rot Gold

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...Show More Summary

To fund or not to fund, that is the question

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Once again, World Tea News turned me onto an article about tea research being threatened by the Arizona Representative Matt Salmon (R). Continue reading ? The post To fund or not to fund, that is the question appeared first on T Chi...

Baozhong jade du printemps 2014

Cultivar: jade Oolong (Tsui Yu/Cui Yu)Récolté le 1er avril 2014Origine: Pinglin, Wenshan (nord Taiwan)Process: Oxydation légère à moyenne, non torréfié, mais bien seché. Feuilles triées (sans tiges).Ce Wenshan Baozhong provient d'une plantation nouvelle. Show More Summary

Ukiyo-e

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings first produced and popularized in the eighteenth century. Continue reading ? The post Ukiyo-e appeared first on T Ching.

Double Pushchair

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Summer freshness

Yesterday's brewing of the Xue Li Gankou green tea in 2 bowls has inspired me to make another experiment. Today, I'm using another green tea. This one is from Wenshan, made from the qingxin Oolong cultivar this spring.Again, I compare...Show More Summary

Om my my matcha

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Which approach would you expect gets you more antioxidants from tea – Steeping the leaves in boiling, or near-boiling water, then discarding the leaves and drinking the resulting infusion, or just eating ground tea leaves? Continue reading ? The post Om my my matcha appeared first on T Ching.

Gankou Xueli, la fraicheur du Pacifique

Le Gankou Xueli est un thé vert originaire d'Anxi (Fujian, Chine) et dont les premières mentions dans le sud de Taiwan remontent à 1876!Il y est récolté tout au long de l'année, car le climat autour de Hengchun, la ville la plus proche, correspond bien à la signification du nom cette ville: éternel printemps. Show More Summary

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