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Back Seven: Tea Drunk!

17 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

drunking tea until its me how can I ever stop Continue reading ? The post Back Seven: Tea Drunk! appeared first on T Ching.

Shangri La’s chocolates: paradise in your mouth

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Of all the foods and drinks in this world, there aren’t many (or perhaps any) that can top tea and chocolate. In fact, the two have been featured together in at least a dozen posts here on T Ching. This post highlights a new... Continue reading ? The post Shangri La’s chocolates: paradise in your mouth appeared first on T Ching.

Global Tea Hut: solace in a cup of tea

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The confessional tone of many contributions to the Global Tea Hut monthly newsletter has led me to believe I already know some of you personally, though we are all spread out across the globe. Is there something in the nature of teaShow More Summary

Tea poetry: radio’s contribution

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

One long summer in Honolulu, Oahu, I spent the morning hours watching old movies on a local television channel. In addition to adaptations of literary works such as David Copperfield and The Count of Monte-Cristo, Continue reading ? The post Tea poetry: radio’s contribution appeared first on T Ching.

Time for repose

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

To the Chinese, the heart is the central life image, and a source of thought and intelligence. A healthy life includes essential time-taking activities, such as repose. Continue reading ? The post Time for repose appeared first on T Ching.

Back seven: tea and tomlike

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It was a crisp clear morning toward the end of September. All were properly attired in layered outerwear and with backpacks packed with food and beverage as well as the requisite all purpose knife, thermos, and traveling tea set. Continue reading ? The post Back seven: tea and tomlike appeared first on T Ching.

Taiwan tea drink culture

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This is the take-out drink store that is just next door to my apartment in Taichung, Taiwan. It also happens to be my favorite of its kind. The main Continue reading ? The post Taiwan tea drink culture appeared first on T Ching.

Global Tea Hut: the exquisite black dragon

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Almost exactly one year ago, I was witnessing an Oolong maker in Taiwan drip with sweat as he darted around two adjoining rooms to roast, measure and taste tea. Normally, he spoke quickly and with great enthusiasm. That day, he was more extreme Continue reading ? The post Global Tea Hut: the exquisite black dragon appeared first on T Ching.

The 7542 puerh standard and compound interest.

1995/96 Menghai Tea Factory '7542' cake The compound interest formula is very useful to understand to the price of older 7542 cakes.The calculation goes like this:Price in Y years = Price now x (1+ rate of return)^YWhat's interesting...Show More Summary

Teenager Tea

Teenage pu'ercha is a great deal easier to handle than real teenagers, I think.  Although my boys are just 2 and 4 years old, at the time of writing, I look forward to their teenage years.  In tea years, it is approximately years 2-10...Show More Summary

Truth in advertising

The advantage of going from blogging to selling tea is that I spend time searching and selecting teas I find fantastic. But the disadvantage of selling tea instead of just blogging about it, is that it blurs the line between describing and promoting it. Show More Summary

Chinese, II

when I realise he Tsinghua fireflies are smartphones

1995/96 Menghai 7542

Saviez-vous que Warren Buffett, le génial investisseur, a gagné 99% de sa fortune après l'âge de 50 ans? Etonnant, non? Cela me fait penser au puerh de collection dont la valeur augmente de manière pratiquement exponentielle! Une galette...Show More Summary

Face / Off

In this battle between two adversaries, the part of John Travolta will be played by the 2014 "Huazhu" from Pu-erh.sk. I've enjoyed a number of teas from PETROS THE DESTROYER this year.  In summary, each is well-made, each is a good and tasty example of each stopping-point on his travels around Yunnan.  One cake was "budget", the rest were... Show More Summary

Kickstarter Choco Matcha Latte Mix

It isn’t often I write a post on here that isn’t a review of tea! But today I’m making an exception – mainly because it’s a tea I want to become a reality and be able to review in the near future. At teareviewblog we’re big fans of the Vitalife range of teas, and their […]

Fire and water for tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Fire is a masculine energy force and water is known as a feminine energy force. Much of our universe is either one or the other of these forces. When it comes to making tea - tea brings these forces together. Continue reading ? The post Fire and water for tea appeared first on T Ching.

Caffeine-free tea? Treasure or nightmare?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I read with tremendous interest the recent article featured by World Tea News about the young neuroscience major who is trying to create a non-caffeinated tea. Continue reading ? The post Caffeine-free tea? Treasure or nightmare? appeared first on T Ching.

First brew of high mountain Oolong

This is my Qilai high mountain Oolong of Spring 2013. It comes from one of those rare mountains that have tea plantations reach above 2000 meters. It's a very fine high mountain Oolong and this is how I express its qualities:- This tea follows the rule that the better the leaves, the fewer I need. Show More Summary

10/10 in Taiwan

Late 80s Jingua Gongcha Today, October 10, is the National Day of the Republic of China (R. O. C.) on Taiwan. 103 years since the Qing dynasty has been overthrown in 1911. This explains why the decades are counted with 11 years of delay in Taiwan. Show More Summary

Back Seven: On tea

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Venus her myrtle, Phoebus has her bays; Tea both excels, which she vouchsafes to praise. Continue reading ? The post Back Seven: On tea appeared first on T Ching.

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