Before I launch into how to become a Blend Meister in your own right, I want to say congratulations to the entire team and fellow bloggers here on T-Ching for scoring Best Blog and being nominated for Best Social Media Reach at The World Tea Expo! You have … Continue reading ? The post The Best Kept Secret for Boosting Inferior Leaves appeared first on T Ching.
As you’ve probably gathered from my last two posts on TChing, I’m on mission to explore different ways to enjoy cold or frozen tea. I really love TEAsicles and I adore Chai tea, so I’ve created Chai TEAsicles! It’s best to create the Chai on cooler days as you will … Continue reading ? The post Illustrated Recipe: Summer is Tealicious appeared first on T Ching.
Creatures of habit that we are, it’s often refreshing to shake things up, step outside of the box a bit, and loosen our grip on the familiar and the routine. Goaded by the offer of some beautiful tea cups (or perhaps it would be more accurate to call them bowls … Continue reading ? The post Changing Our Tea Habits, One Cup at a Time appeared first on T Ching.
For the past few months, a commercial shown often on a Korean channel drew my attention. Without English subtitles, I could not tell if the commercial was a preview of a Korean historical drama or an infomercial advertising a travel...Show More Summary
If any of you are podcast listeners out there, some of you may already be familiar with the Sawbones comedy podcast. On this show, Dr. Sydnee and her husband Justin spend each episode discussing the weirder side of medical history, often to humorous results. Show More Summary
Guayusa is a leaf that is related to Holly that grows almost exclusively in the Amazon in Ecuador. In fact, over 98% of the Guayusa leaf produced in the world comes from Ecuador, making this leaf a chief export in this day and age. While Guayusa is still catching on … Continue reading ? The post What is Guayusa? appeared first on T Ching.
Hello, Friends! Your local book nerd Kitty B here with more suggestions for classics with your tea. Although between the August humidity and the heat in some of these American novels, you might want to sip on something chilled. My suggestion? Iced tea. It is the ideal combination for your … Continue reading ? The post Iced Tea & American Lit Pairings appeared first on T Ching.
We’ve all been reading for many years about the health properties found in green tea. These are derived from catechins, flavonoids, and phenolics, with catechins being the star of the show. In a study published in January of this year in the Journal of Scientific Reports, researchers Dr. Show More Summary
Everyone talks about the good old days, but in truth, I am still too young to have a firm opinion as to whether the past might have been better than the present. But what if there were a way to travel back to an older tradition? Korean teas might just … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the Past: Korean Teas appeared first on T Ching.
The way to Munnar, a quiet hill station in southern India, is full of sharp bends and narrow pathways.There are colourful houses, temples, and little schools dotting the slopes, with numerous quaint shops selling handicrafts and a choice of teas with various spices. Show More Summary
When my wife and I have guests at our home, serving tea is a part of our customs and something that requires a bit of thinking ahead. As overzealous hosts we often prepare meals in courses (and always too much). It is usually right before desserts that a mini dilemma … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the Past: Entertaining Guests with Tea appeared first on T Ching.
Recently, I’ve begun to fall in love with young sheng puerh. Brewed with less leaf and cooler water than would be used in aged sheng or shou puerh, it offers crisp, fresh flavours with an aggressive astringency that I’ve come to appreciate. Show More Summary
My husband has been collecting tee shirts for decades. He has some terrific ones for sure. Old Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, James Taylor, We are the World, to name a few. I see these as fond memories – memories of wonderful concerts that we’ve attended over … Continue reading ? The post Brew, Drink, Repeat appeared first on T Ching.
Fukamushi sencha is a type of deep-steamed Japanese green tea. It’s not as popular as standard sencha, but it’s also produced in great quantities in Japan. Maybe you’ve already tasted fukamushi sencha, but didn’t realize it. How can...Show More Summary
July 28th, 2016. From 3 PM to 5 PM.18 women are brought to this tea plantation to pick these tea fresh leaves by hand. We are close to Songboling, Taiwan's biggest tea village near Nantou in Central Taiwan. This is a plantation of Taiwan Tea Extension Station No. Show More Summary
Darjeeling Tea Hills The Kanchenjunga Mountains so close – Everest looms in the remote distance. The mist covered tea hills of Darjeeling even with their exquisite beauty, pale in the shadows of the eternal Everest. He is mysterious and he knows best. He is calm and stands mighty in … Continue reading ? The post Darjeeling Tea Hills appeared first on T Ching.
Puerh tea can be a tricky thing to get into. With the confusing terminology, vast array of regions and varieties, and of course the huge amount of bad puerh out there, it’s a wonder people start drinking puerh at all. For many puerhShow More Summary
Today's agenda: got the shengpu up in the Sentra. Go to room 1-12, ell 'em Miss Lin sent ya. Please make your brewings clean, rinse up in between. Rule #1 about me: I am pathologically contrary. If you tell me that I have to like something, or, even worse, that it is cool to like something, then I will almost certainly dislike it, on principle. This is not something over
With a huge variety of teas, we have to ask, “Who is drinking all this stuff?” Before the days of mega-chains and Walmart-like businesses that carry seemingly anything, businesses prided themselves in specializing in a very niche segment of whatever category they were in. Show More Summary
The Wucha feeling is the ultimate pleasure for Teaparker and most of his students. Wu Cha literally means 'no tea'. That means that you are drinking a tea that is so fine, subtle and pure and that you barely notice, at first, that you are drinking tea. Show More Summary