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Sen no Riky? in Cinema

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The two Japanese films, 1989’s Rikyu and 2013’s Ask This of Rikyu, could have been written by the same screenwriter as the plots tell almost identical sequence of incidents in Sen no Riky?‘s life.  I know because I binge watched the two movies one Saturday morning last year, and I … Continue reading ? The post Sen no Riky? in Cinema appeared first on T Ching.

The Economic Future of Direct Trade Tea: A Look at Chinese Quality Tea

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The sustainability of the commodity tea industry is in question as the cost of production continues to grow and the global market price of tea has not changed much in the past decades. Like with the coffee industry, many are advocating...Show More Summary

Spirals: Part 3

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Some time ago, I traveled south in Taiwan to a new Vipassana center. Ten days later, I was given a ride to the nearest train station by a kind fellow meditator. As we drove along through the beautiful scenery, I learned that she was the owner of an English school, and … Continue reading ? The post Spirals: Part 3 appeared first on T Ching.

A Plummy Idea: Summer Fruit Poached in Tea

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Summer is here and the rainbow of stone fruit has begun coloring the stalls at my local farmer’s markets. Though eating fruit out of hand can be a sublime experience, poaching some of those fruits in black tea is another distinct pleasure. Show More Summary

Recognizing the Leaf

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

We two – India and China – have a strange relation when it comes to tea. We have nothing in common except that tea came to India from China and was established by the British on a slavery model to outsmart China on its profitability. Things have changed with the … Continue reading ? The post Recognizing the Leaf appeared first on T Ching.

From the Archives: How to Break the Coffee Habit

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Every day, new patrons come to our tea house looking for an alternative to coffee.  Perhaps their doctor told them to cut down on their caffeine intake, or perhaps coffee wasn’t “working” like it used to, causing jitters and anxiety,...Show More Summary

Trip to Europe

The tea-masters.com boutique won't make any shipments for a month starting now. I thank all of those who placed their orders just before my European trip and I kindly ask the others for patience until I come back.Summer is a great time to drink tea! The sunshine gives such nice colors to the brew and to the ware... Show More Summary

Tea Goes Public

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Two retail specialty tea concepts have become public companies since 2011.  One was Teavana, now owned by Starbucks, and one very recently joined the stock exchange: David’s Tea, headquartered in Canada, with stores and growth aspirations in the United States as well. Show More Summary

Spirals: Part 2

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

View Part 1 here. Article by Lindsey Goodwin, Arthurian Mythologist Shortly after I made Taiwan my new home last fall, I visited Mr. Xie, an organic farmer. He explained how his success with organic farming had encouraged others in his area of Nantou County to convert to organic production as … Continue reading ? The post Spirals: Part 2 appeared first on T Ching.

Go With Passion

It was a fall evening in 2008 that I decided to start a tea blog.  In retrospect I knew very little (still do in fact.) However I did have one thing, passion, passion to learn, passion to know, and passion to try. Honestly I had no clue...Show More Summary

Tannic Acid–Again!

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Okay, have you just about had it with all this tannic acid stuff? If I read another article about putting teabags on a sunburn, diaper rash, poison ivy rash, ingrown toenails or to stop bleeding because the tannic acid in tea will relieve the burn, or stop the bleeding, I’m … Continue reading ? The post Tannic Acid–Again! appeared first on T Ching.

Gold, Silver, and Pu’er Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Investment: The action of process of investing money for profit or material result.  (dictionary.com) As a boy, I would go to book collector events  with my grandfather and marvel at the thousands of books on display and for sale. Being around a group of collectors takes an amateur into a … Continue reading ? The post Gold, Silver, and Pu’er Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Fête des pères

Le plus beau cadeau, c'est la vie! En tant que parent, la plus grande joie, c'est de voir son enfant grandir et devenir plus autonome, cultivé et responsable. Il ne s'agit pas seulement qu'il sache ses leçons par coeur et qu'il obtienne des 20/20, mais qu'il fasse sien ce qu'il apprend. Show More Summary

From the Archives: Poor Tea in Good Restaurants

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Surely as a tea drinker you’ve experienced the following: You’re finishing a fabulous meal and feel nearly sated.  Food: beautifully prepared and presented, creative, and delicious.  Service: knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Show More Summary

A first class feeling

Traveling to another continent is great. But the 12 hours (or more) journey in a plane to get there is modern torture. There's lost time, crowds, police, a lack of legroom and bathroom access, bad food, noisy engines... Taking the plane...Show More Summary

Tea in a Fraternity House

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

If you want to know a person, and I mean really know a person, how do you do it? I’m not claiming to know the definitive answer, but I can tell you what works for me. In my years as a member of a fraternity in college, I can certainly … Continue reading ? The post Tea in a Fraternity House appeared first on T Ching.

Spirals: Part 1

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Article by Lindsey Goodwin, Arthurian Mythologist When you are on a spiritual path, you probably find that your route is often a circular or spiral one. You begin at one point and, after months or years of moving and growing and learning and changing, you return to the same place: … Continue reading ? The post Spirals: Part 1 appeared first on T Ching.

Brique de puerh cru d'Yiwu de 1995

Quelle idée de boire un vieux puerh cru par une après-midi ensoleillée où le mercure dépasse allègrement les 30 degrés Celcius! D'habitude, ce genre de thé chaleureux est surtout réservé aux froides soirées d'hiver! Mais c'est compatible...Show More Summary

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