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A Conversation with Totem Tea

2 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Taiwan is home to some of my favorite styles of tea.  From the buttery floral high mountain oolongs, to the honey flavored bug bitten teas, to the minty black teas, I can never get bored with tea from Taiwan.  I recently found a new company out of Portland called Totem … Continue reading ? The post A Conversation with Totem Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Really, World Tea News? Shame on you!

11 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I have been enjoying the articles on World Tea News since its inception. They have always offered pertinent and valuable tea related stories and news. Not the case with a post by Stephenie Overman. Her piece is entitled “Sugar’s Calories May Serve as Destressor“. Show More Summary

The gift of feedback

Thanks to Teddy, I will be able to finish this article in no time. (The pictures are from my morning tea, a roasted Yancha brewed on a new version of this pine and bamboo Chabu.)The following text is a feedback that Teddy sent me after receiving his latest tea order:"The Da Pang Green Tea from Hsin Chu was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Show More Summary

Sankt Nikolaus - Saint Nicolas - Santa Claus

Red tea from Yunnan 2012 Santa Claus is like tea: a previously local tradition that has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon! Sankt Nikolaus used to be a bearded priest who rewarded good kids and punished the naughty ones in Germany and in the East of France. Show More Summary

A Fine Duo: Asian Pears and Tea

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Sometimes the best combinations of ingredients are hiding in plain sight. Here’s one: Asian pears and  tea. Freely interpreting the saying used in culinary circles, “What grows together goes together,” it should come as no surprise that the leaf and the fruit find their way into the same dish nowadays. Show More Summary

La coupe qu'on ne remarque pas

La fonction d'un accessoire de thé est d'être au service du thé et de remplir cette fonction de manière simple et efficace, en passant presque inaperçu. C'est le tour force de cette nouvelle coupe de thé en porcelaine fine. Wenshan Baozhong bio torréfié de 2013 Pour la tester, je déguste cet excellent Baozong bio torréfié du printemps 2013. Show More Summary

Tea-Related Guinness World Records

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Several tea-related Guinness World Records were broken in 2016. On June 14th, 735 guests attended the largest ever cream tea party in Shanghai, China, which was organized by the British Consulate General to celebrate Queen Elizabeth the Second’s 90th birthday. Show More Summary

Sunday tea class

What's the right teapot size for Wuyi Yan Cha? Here's a familiar situation at our tea class. Every week, we take turns to set up a Chaxi. And then, when we are all set, we often find out that the teapot we've brought is not a good fit for the tea we're going to brew. Show More Summary

L'esprit du calendrier de l'Avent

Oolong de FuShou Shan Revoilà venu le temps de l'Avent! En décembre dernier, j'avais adoré ouvrir chaque jour une porte de mon calendrier et infuser un bon thé dans l'attente de Noël. J'ai appris aux infos que cette tradition allemande se pratique de plus en plus en France. Show More Summary

7542, Pure puerh power

Enjoying the qi of 7542 raw puerh "Ever heard of Cha Chi?" is an article I wrote in 2005 and I've noticed that it continues to be read on a regular basis. New tea drinkers seem to have a hard time to understand this concept of energy felt in the body. Show More Summary

Blast from the Past: Experimenting with a Samovar

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Given the high number of Russian immigrants in our area of the Pacific Northwest, we recently decided to try out their time-honored way of drinking tea.  We took a trip to a nearby store that sells groceries and kitchen supplies forShow More Summary

Le dragon fait virevolter les feuilles d'automne

Ce Chaxi est le même que dans l'article précédent, mais l'ambiance qui s'en dégage est tout autre. Un temps gris et froid a remplacé le soleil. Cela me donne envie de rester à l'intérieur, pour mon cours hebdomadaire de thé. Cette strophe du poème XXVII de Victor Hugo dans 'Les Feuilles d'automne' me semble appropriée. Show More Summary

Tea and Travel: Finding Comfort in Tea While Abroad

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

If you were given the chance to live abroad for a year, would you take it? My response was an absolute yes. It was a no-brainer decision when my husband was offered the chance to move to Dublin, Ireland for work. As avid travelers, we looked at this move as … Continue reading ? The post Tea and Travel: Finding Comfort in Tea While Abroad appeared first on T Ching.

Tea Basics: Why You Should Drink Loose Leaf Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

If you’re someone who drinks tea for its health benefits and/or aroma and flavor, you might want to think twice the next time you go to grab those convenient tea bags you purchased because they were the cheapest and most convenient option. Show More Summary

The Benefits of Holy Basil

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Ginger spiked tea with a few leaves of Holy Basil added to it is something I distinctly remember as a part of those days during my growing-up years when I could sense the beginning of an irritating cough or needed an urgent relief to the blocked nasal passage. In fact, … Continue reading ? The post The Benefits of Holy Basil appeared first on T Ching.

My tea gift for Christmas 2016

The Christmas season provides a great opportunity to share the joy of tea with friends and family. But what is a good tea to introduce others (or oneself) to real, natural high quality tea?This Jinxuan Oolong from Zhushan from spring 2016 is, imo, a very good choice. Show More Summary

Going Green for Beauty

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Green tea is probably the healthiest thing you can drink: it supports the process of weight loss with its fat burning properties, it is filled with antioxidants, it improves blood flow and lowers cholesterol levels, while its L-theanine has a calming effect. Show More Summary

Cours de puerh cru

Qingbing de Lincang de puerh cru sauvage de 2006 Les fêtes de fin d'année approchent à grande vitesse. C'est le moment de déguster des thés exceptionnels comme mon puerh cru sauvage de Lincang de 2006. Je suis allé puisé cette galette...Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

More than ever, in this rapidly changing world, I want to say thank you to all of you who start, continue, or come back to follow my tea blog. Your interest and support are phenomenal. I am so grateful to you all who make it possible that I live (from) my tea passion. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Blessings

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Those of us living in the U.S know the sense of fear and foreboding that has reached epidemic proportions. It is a scary time in the world as people suffer around the globe.  At this time of Thanksgiving however, let’s lift our cup of tea and focus our energies on … Continue reading ? The post Thanksgiving Blessings appeared first on T Ching.

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