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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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...
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 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.
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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
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.
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