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5 Surprising Ways Matcha Boosts the Immune System

4 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Matcha green tea powder is one of the healthiest beverages in the world- it’s rich with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Matcha green tea powder helps boost your immune system in five surprising ways, from helping youShow More Summary

Brothers in tea

Antonio and Anton come from 2 very different countries: Spain and Finland! Today, these 2 young tea enthusiasts have met thanks to a little tea event I organized for them. Serious loose leaf brewing is done by very few people in their 2 countries, both told me. Show More Summary

Premium bottled tea versus home brew

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

For years, bottled teas meant one thing – bad tea in a bottle. Traditionally, the lowest grades of tea were used for bottled or canned tea. These cheaper teas are mainly from low lying regions, which also have higher rates of contamination than their higher elevation counterparts. Show More Summary

Enjoying Puerh That is Not Good- 2005 Guanzizai YiWu #30 and 2007 Guanzizai “Nanlahe” YiWu

I really enjoy this A Tea Addict’s Journal article fromyears ago about what exactly makes a tea bad. A tea can be poor for many different reasons- too weak, too strong, no stamina, off taste, off storage, bad Qi, no mouthfeel, harsh dryness, ect… these are just some of the reasons a tea is not a good tea. Show More Summary

Blast from the past: 3 steps to introducing tea to non-tea drinkers

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in August of 2015. When we encounter something new that we want to add to our lives, it is only normal that we also want to share it with others. It starts almost as an obsession sometimes,...Show More Summary

Summer tea classes

I'm not sure I've skipped a full month of blogging before, but it happened this July! If you follow me on Instagram or FB, you have seen that I wasn't totally absent from the web. It was a month of vacation, but, at the same time, I was also busy teaching tea. Show More Summary

How to cook with tea

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Nothing makes you feel better on a cold winter night more than a soothing cup of tea, but about those hot summer days? Not a lot of people are fans of warm beverages when the temperatures are rising, yet most of them don’t realize how much they can do with … Continue reading ? The post How to cook with tea appeared first on T Ching.

Introducing Laomane Menghai Banzhang Factory: 2006 Laomane Menghai Banzhang Factory “Banzhang Wang” Banzhang Ancient Arbor and 2006 Laomane Menghai Banzhang Factory “Banzhang Wang” Laomane Ancient Arbour

Is there anyone out there reading this that has ever heard of Laomane Menghai Banzhang Factory? This factory has been around for a little while and is located in the puerh producing village of Laomane (aka Laomaner). Location, location, location. Show More Summary

What’s The First Tea Innovation in Thousands of Years?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Drum roll please……….The answer is Purple Tea. Not everyone has heard of purple tea. Rich in antioxidants, it has one particular flavonoid, anthocyanim malvidin, which you might recognize as being responsible for the vibrant color of blueberries, cabbage, grapes, acai berries and now purple tea. Show More Summary

Bargain Basement Clear-Out Puerh at Awazon

After loading up on mainly semiaged Lincang puerh from Shuangjiang Mengku Factory purchased at Yunnan Sourcing (here, here, and here). I turned my attention to an often overlooked puerh tea vendor that I have never ordered from before, Awazon (not to be confused with Amazon). Show More Summary

DunHuang Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The recent heat wave could have brought back memories of a few indelible summers, but it evoked most vividly the visit to last year’s Cave Temples of DunHuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road exhibition at the Getty Center. The first MoGao Cave Temple, located in Gansu Province’s DunHuang City, … Continue reading ? The post DunHuang Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Un rêve de puerh devient réalité

Bourgeons de puerh d'arbre multi centenaire De nos jours, ce serait quoi un jeune puerh de rêve? Essayons un instant de faire une liste de ce à quoi un tel puerh idéal pourrait ressembler:- Il proviendrait de grands théiers sauvagesShow More Summary

Alsace traditions and tea

I've now lived 21 years in Taiwan and every time I go back to Alsace, I better appreciate its culture and traditions. I've become more and more a tourist in my own home region and it's interesting to see the same things with my new Taiwan perspective. Show More Summary

Blast from the past: Would you like tea with that beer?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally published to T Ching in August of 2013. It’s all a matter of taste – some love it, others find it abhorrent.  But the trend in American microbrews cannot be denied – tea is now hot in the beer space.  Home...Show More Summary

"Puerh Tea Is The Black Hole of Tea"

I have a phrase when it comes to puerh that my tea drinking friends have all heard before..."Puerh tea is the black hole of tea"It is a true mystery. It sucks you in slowly but surely. If you really really love tea, it is only a matter of time before it sucks you in too. Show More Summary

Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Green tea and matcha aren’t just for ceramic tea mugs anymore. Bartenders across the nation have been using green tea and matcha in their trendy recipes, and it’s been a great success. Here are a few trendy and tasty cocktail recipes for any bartender to wow their friends and guests – … Continue reading ? The post Trendy Green Tea Cocktail Recipes appeared first on T Ching.

I don’t like Teavana, but I’m sad to see it go. Sort of.

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Every mall near me has (or, will have had) a Teavana. For a while, it was the only place to go if you wanted loose tea and didn’t want to take a ride all the way out to Chinatown. I remember when I first got into tea I walked into … Continue reading ? The post I don’t like Teavana, but I’m sad to see it go. Sort of. appeared first on T Ching.

The Tea Explorer

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I just learned about a documentary film from Canada aired this past Wednesday. It’s called The Tea Explorer and was filmed by a self professed “tea junkie” Jeff Fuchs. Taking his viewers along the infamous Tea Horse Road, you can easily get a feel for the journey that had been taken … Continue reading ? The post The Tea Explorer appeared first on T Ching.

Green tea, skin health, and the sun

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Those of us who love green tea drink it for the delightful flavors it unleashes into our cup. One study, referenced from this blog, adds another layer of value to this cherished brew. Green tea appears to improve skin health and adds another layer of protection against the sun’s UV assault. Show More Summary

Same Tea Different Years 2013 & 2014 Shuangjiang Mengku “Sprit of Tea”

I purchased a sample of these two with my tong of 2008 WildArbour King cakes and a 2008 Nan Jian 912 cake. An interesting thing to note is that when Yunnan Sourcing has a sale on a certain puerh, not only does the whole item go on sale but also the samples as well. Show More Summary

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