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Inquiring minds ask questions about specialty tea

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

A wonderful, kind, amazing man, known as The Candyman, David Klein, the originator of something you've all probably enjoyed - Jelly Belly jelly beans - invited me to join his Internet board of entrepreneurs recently. There is an interesting and wonderful interactive Continue reading ? The post Inquiring minds ask questions about specialty tea appeared first on T Ching.

Back Seven: A tea song

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Dan Chiu was an Immortal Who cared nothing for rich foods. But, after picking some tea & drinking it, he sprouted wings, And flew to the Abode of The Immortals, Continue reading ? The post Back Seven: A tea song appeared first on T Ching.

Ninjas Scaling Your Building

William of Bannacha is silent, but deadly. In the popular vernacular, he is both "camouflaged chameleon", and, simultaenously, "ninjas scaling your building".  You won't ever see him coming.  And when you do, it's too late.  No timeShow More Summary

What is Hung Shui Oolong?

Hung Shui Oolong from Yong Lung village, Dong Ding area It's one of the most popular Oolong category in my selection and a style I often write about. So, I was a little bit surprised to receive a question from a longtime reader to clarify what Hung Shui Oolong is, especially its relationship to Dong Ding Oolong. Show More Summary

An insider’s look at the Turkish tea industry and beyond

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

While the most ubiquitous role for women in the tea industry has been that of plucker, women are gradually moving from the field to tea company C-suites. Here in the United States, a number of prominent tea companies... Continue reading ? The post An insider’s look at the Turkish tea industry and beyond appeared first on T Ching.

Fly away with tea

Each tea session is an opportunity to escape your daily occupation and routines. Ancient Chinese scholars and officials already enjoyed their tea with a very poetic spirit and lots of symbolism in the accessories they chose. For instance, bamboo stood for the strength to bend but not break under the pressures of life. Show More Summary

Innovative water heater for single serve

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Every once in a while a new idea is put into action and the result is nothing short of miraculous. Miito has an innovative prototype that I can't wait to get my hands on. This ingenious induction wand marries form and function to create an Continue reading ? The post Innovative water heater for single serve appeared first on T Ching.

Biodynamic tea at New Moon Farm

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Lunar planting has long been practiced within the realm of agriculture. Planting by the cycles and rhythms of the moon is simple, tangible, and connecting. The influences can easily be seen in animals, plants, and soil. These effects remind us of the interplay Continue reading ? The post Biodynamic tea at New Moon Farm appeared first on T Ching.

3 new postcad gifts

I'm very happy to have printed 3 new postcards from last year's pictures. They look even better in reality and this year the printer had a thicker paper available that makes them even stronger to the touch. If you already have my postcards from previous years, then you'll start receiving these cards as gifts with your orders from now on. Show More Summary

What is specialty tea?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Among my peers in the tea industry there are many discussions taking place about the definition of terms like specialty tea and the use of terms like “real tea." In his recent post, A Call for Standards, Austin Hodge brings up this very subject - which can take you down a rabbit hole of tradition and semantics. Show More Summary

Lipton Tea Commercial - 1950s

Tea of the People - Innovative teas handcrafted with meticulously produced ingredients containing unmatched health benefits

Etain chéri destiné au thé, par Teaparker

Le nouveau livre de Chi Jung Sien (Teaparker, mon maitre de thé) est sorti. Celui-ci traite des accessoires en étain utilisés dans la préparation du thé.1. Qu'est-ce qui fait la beauté de ces accessoires en étain?2. L'évolution des prix aux enchères des pièces de vieux maitres,3. Show More Summary

Adding a family tradition of tea!

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

"Is it time for tea?" Or better yet, "Isn't it time for tea?" Sadly, in the United States neither of these phrases seems to be predominate in our culture. Continue reading ? The post Adding a family tradition of tea! appeared first on T Ching.

Sith

Some of my favourite music at school included (among death metal, progressive trance, and the opera of Lorenzo Da Ponte), albums made by East-Coast US groups from "The Projects".   If there is a common thread among these very different...Show More Summary

On the Virtues of Thee or Tea (1690)

From The Virtues of Coffee, Chocolette, and Thee or Tea, Experimentally Known in This Our Climate. See the full version here. Tea of the People - barrel aging teas like fine wine

New Video Describing Balhyocha!

So lately I have been doing a lot of personal searching, and personal development and goal setting. One thing that didn't sit right was how far I drifted away from tea, and while the past few months it has been getting a foothold in my life again, I did not want the blog or the videos to go. Show More Summary

Winter Da Yu Ling

Cultivar: Qingxin OolongOrigin: Da Yu Ling (2200 m)Harvested by hand on October 7th, 2014.Process: low oxidized, rolled, not roasted Oolong.Few leaves. Brewed with filtered water, heated in a silver kettle and poured into a gold plated silver teapot. Show More Summary

Back Seven: times for drinking tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

In idle moments When bored with poetry Thought confused Beating time to songs When the music stops Living in seclusion Continue reading ? The post Back Seven: times for drinking tea appeared first on T Ching.

Tea 101

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Are you looking for a reliable, research-supported source of information about camellia sinensis? A source which discusses - and cites - actual research supporting tea's myriad health benefits, as well as risks associated with over-consumption? Continue reading ? The post Tea 101 appeared first on T Ching.

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