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Blast from the past: what to know about matcha and caffeine levels

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in December of 2015. Whether you ask for matcha tea, matcha green tea, or matcha powder, you are essentially asking for the same thing; matcha tea is powdered tea most often made from Japanese...Show More Summary

Tea and citrus

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

If you are like me, you have had this experience. You have just brewed a favorite tea and then taken one sip. Inopportunely but invariably, the phone rings or someone’s at the door and you are derailed from that relaxing cup, distracted for just long enough that the perfectly brewed … Continue reading ? The post Tea and citrus appeared first on T Ching.

Tea Is A Culture Bridge

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The Chinese have many words for people who, like myself, have Chinese ancestry but are not from China.  They range from the common and innocuous hua ren ?? or “culture person”, to my personal favorite, the colorful ??? hun xue er meaning “mixed blood son”.  Somewhere in between is a … Continue reading ? The post Tea Is A Culture Bridge appeared first on T Ching.

Jade Mountain from T2 Teas

The other day I visited a T2 Tea store – a modern, exciting, and colourful store with a HUGE range of premium teas and teaware. And home to a delicious brew called Jade Mountain. They’re always brewing up some delicious […] The post Jade Mountain from T2 Teas appeared first on Tea Review Blog.

Moving on in business

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

A short time ago, I received my final K-1 on a business a female partner and I incorporated in 2004. The business plan was tight, the recipes I’d worked on for years were like nothing out there using tea back then..lattes, blended drinks, favorite vendors secured… the whole 9 yards. The … Continue reading ? The post Moving on in business appeared first on T Ching.

Illustrated review: The magic of white tea

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

“…Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.” – Rumi Fluffy snowflakes dance and float, piling softly one on top of other. In the same moment, the silvery hairs of white tea float and dance, delicate as snowflakes in my cup. Snow is white, yet white tea is not white. The … Continue reading ? The post Illustrated review: The magic of white tea appeared first on T Ching.

2003, puerh far West

2003 raw puerh China's state monopoly on the production and sale of tea (and puerh) lasted until the end of the 20th century. In the first years around 2000, some big private players started to create new factories with their own brands (like Haiwan or Changtai). Show More Summary

Blast from the past: Teabags – the gateway brew

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in March of 2015. Whole leaf enthusiasts know the exquisite difference between a cup of carefully steeped whole leaf – part ritual, part alchemy, part spirituality – and half careful attention to detail. Show More Summary

Buyer Beware – Investigate your teas!

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

A former contributor sent me an email today with a link to a most disturbing event. It appears that a tea shop in San Francisco’s Chinatown sold some herbal tea that sent two people to the hospital. According to officials at the Department of Health “The tea leaves bought at … Continue reading ? The post Buyer Beware – Investigate your teas! appeared first on T Ching.

Présidentielle 2017 - Humour

Plantation de thé en hiver à Dong Ding Pour mieux comprendre les candidats à l'élection présidentielle, toute l'équipe du blog TeaMasters a enquêté sur les thés que boivent les principaux candidats. Même le Canard Enchainé n'a pas réussi...Show More Summary

A Tea Mystery at Work

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I am fortunate enough to be able to brew and drink tea at work just about all day.  For the past few years, I have only brewed black tea western style to sip on throughout the day.  I was saving all my gongfu brewing for home, which meant I was only really … Continue reading ? The post A Tea Mystery at Work appeared first on T Ching.

Tea and Board Games

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Reflecting on the day serenely with a cup of tea in hand is a great way to spend an evening, but that isn’t always what we’re looking for. Sometimes a little more excitement is needed. One of my favorite pastimes is board gaming, and the social elements of tea and … Continue reading ? The post Tea and Board Games appeared first on T Ching.

A colorful friend and inspirer

A dream came true last Saturday. Sasha and I met in person around a cup of tea in the mountains for the first time. This Israeli tea friend and I have stayed in contact since his first tea order. His photography is very creative and he makes good use of today's post processing capabilities to enhance the colors of his pictures in a very joyous way. Show More Summary

Tea Steeping Innovation

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I have bashed the tea bag for years. “Let your leaves dance,” I say…but I may have just met my match. Chiki Tea has agreed to a licensing deal to open in Connecticut, and our partner rocked up with a box full of handmade organic muslin reusable teabags. My first thought … Continue reading ? The post Tea Steeping Innovation appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the past: The art of Chinese tea pots

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in March of 2014. The jury remains out on the appropriate nomenclature for a practitioner of the art of gong fu cha, aka “kung fu tea.” The unique collection of skills and sensibilities employed...Show More Summary

Un thé d'exception pour un voyage aux pays des arômes

Dong Ding Oolong du printemps 1980 Je risque de passer une fois de plus pour un élitiste du thé si je ne fais pas ce petit rappel qu'on peut trouver beaucoup de plaisir quotidien dans des thés simples et bon marché comme un Jinxuan Oolong...Show More Summary

Turmeric Tea

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Did you know that the secret to better health probably has been sitting in your cupboard? Isn’t it great when a common ingredient has so many health benefits plus has a low cost? That ingredient is Turmeric. WHAT IS TURMERIC? Turmeric is a spice that has been used in India for … Continue reading ? The post Turmeric Tea appeared first on T Ching.

The dos and don’ts of green tea smoothies

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Green Tea is a truly remarkable beverage. It’s not only versatile and delicious, it’s also extremely beneficial for your health and wellness. Green tea’s bioactive compounds are a goldmine of antioxidants and other nutrients that are...Show More Summary

Hong Kong, 20 years later

When Hong Kong was under British rule from 1841 to 1997, it was THE major hub to purchase products (including tea) from China. For far too long, China didn't conduct much direct trade with the rest of the world, but let the merchants of Hong Kong play this crucial role. Show More Summary

Review: Rooilife Rooibos Tea

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Last week I got to try a new (to me) brand of rooibos tea–that is, Rooilife rooibos tea. The first thing that struck me was the packaging. Up until that point, I don’t think I’ve seen tea packaging I would consider truly appealing. This box of tea bags has a … Continue reading ? The post Review: Rooilife Rooibos Tea appeared first on T Ching.

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