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Illustrated Review: Shape Shifter

6 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Cool blades of grass spring up between her toes, Her eyes drift to soft, shape shifting clouds, Steam begins to dance across the grass, The elixir of summer’s end in her mouth. During the last days of summer, many discoveries can be made, such as finding a forgotten sealed pouch … Continue reading ? The post Illustrated Review: Shape Shifter appeared first on T Ching.

Soirée vins et fromages, et thés aussi!

Jean-Luc Lanoix est un caviste passionné à Haguenau, en Alsace. Il y a 4 ans, il m'avait fait découvrir les vins naturels et de nombreuses informations pratiques pour bien déguster du vin. Cette dégustation vins et fromage fut un tel...Show More Summary

Calling All Tea Loving Entrepreneurs

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I am the founder of T Ching and I have a proposition for you.  If you’re an imaginative tea lover who’s looking to bring your talents to an existing enterprise, I’d love to talk with you about an opportunity here at T Ching. I’m looking for a partner to help … Continue reading ? The post Calling All Tea Loving Entrepreneurs appeared first on T Ching.

How tea saved my life

As a kid, my favorite beverage wasn't tea but coca-cola! I remember the joy of being allowed 1 can a week for Sunday's lunch! As a teenager, I drank the soft drink in bigger and bigger quantities. Luckily, I also exercised a lot and never became overweight due to this addiction. Show More Summary

New Ice Tea offering Without Sugar…..but…..

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I was happy to learn about a new offering of iced tea blends from Glucose Health. I do however have some concerns. Although you can see what they’ve added to the mix, it fails to show the actual ingredient label so that one can’t see if there are any additives not … Continue reading ? The post New Ice Tea offering Without Sugar…..but….. appeared first on T Ching.

5 Surprising Ways Matcha Boosts the Immune System

6 days 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

last weekFood & 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

last weekFood & 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

last weekFood & 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

2 weeks agoFood & 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?

2 weeks agoFood & 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

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