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Nouveau e-book: les céramiques chinoises du British Museum

La version française de ma visite au British Museum est également disponible en format PDF!En juillet, j'avais passé toute une après-midi dans la salle 95 des céramiques chinoises, en compagnie de la célèbre collection de Sir David Percival. Show More Summary

Blast From the Past: Tea and cakes: Favorite fall recipes

18 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Everyone knows that tea is delicious with breakfast, especially on cold, rainy mornings when water streams down the window panes and cars make splashing sounds as they drive by. Although not all of my favorite fall recipes are just for...Show More Summary

A new e-book: TeaMastersBlog at the British Museum

I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers in the world and beyond! Just in time for the holiday season, I have finished writing this 50 pages long e-book in pdf format. During my UK visit, I spent one afternoon in the Chinese Ceramics Room No 95 and took many pictures of Sir David Percival's collection. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Blessings from T Ching

yesterdayFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

As 2017 comes to a close, we all tend to reflect on the year. For many around the world, it’s been a horrifying year of violence, fear, and distrust. The very foundation of our society and culture has been challenged in a way that I haven’t witnessed in my lifetime. … Continue reading ? The post Thanksgiving Blessings from T Ching appeared first on T Ching.

Thankful Thoughts from First to the Last Sip of Tea

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I challenge you: Yes you, tea lover. We all know tea as a contemplative and reflective beverage. However, we also know we have the option to gulp and go. Such a waste, though, isn’t it. In this fast-paced, nose-to-the-grindstone society, so much gets lost, gets forgotten, and taken for granted. Show More Summary

Tea Experience Contest – Enter to win $500 AND a year of TEA

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I wanted to call everyone’s attention to an interesting contest that is being sponsored by the Tea Council of the USA. To enter is quite easy – simply share a photo/video or experience that you have with tea that communicates your enjoyment in a unique way, time, or place. Show More Summary

Holiday Tea Desserts

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It feels like we’re hurtling toward the holidays at breakneck speed. Taking a few moments out of a busy mouse-clicking online-gift-buying dinner party-planning day for me means focusing on preparing the perfectly brewed cup of tea from a favorite tea estate. Show More Summary

Travel and Tea

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Guest post by: Rebecca Brown There is something deeply human about brewing and drinking tea. Maybe that’s why tea and travel — another deeply-rooted ancient human pursuit — go so well together. My lifelong fascination with tea knows no borders. Literally. Whenever I would travel, I would use every stop … Continue reading ? The post Travel and Tea appeared first on T Ching.

2017 Essence of Tea Yiwu GuoYouLin and Trusting Gushu Claims

These days are quite different that when I first started drinking puerh. Back then nobody really understood what “ancient” “old tree” “gushu” really meant or how to distinguish between such stuff from even some factory produced puerh. Show More Summary

Blast From the Past: Theoretical Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

There’s a theory in theoretical physics that explains and links all known phenomena.  It is rather aptly called “the theory of everything,” and is sometimes also known as the final theory.  In fact, it is sort of along the lines of the whole “a butterfly flapping a wing in China … Continue reading ? The post Blast From the Past: Theoretical Tea appeared first on T Ching.

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena, California, was created by landscape designer Kinzuchi Fujii (1875-1957), who commenced the project in 1935 and was forced to abandon the endeavor in 1942 due to World War II internment. Show More Summary

Qu'y a-t-il de mieux qu'un Dong Ding Oolong?

Plantation à Feng Huang, Dong Ding en hiver Top Hung Shui Jinxuan Mieux qu'un Dong Ding? La réponse est simple: 2 Dong Ding!! Et comme j'adore les Hung Shui Oolong, qui le nom technique des Oolongs torréfiés de Dong Ding, je suis particulièrement...Show More Summary

A Short History of Wild Tea/Yesheng As I See It

Traditionally, wild tea/ yesheng was not aged like puerh tea. This is a rather recent idea. The qi of wild tea was to Clear Heat in the body and the leaves were consumed fresh by the minorities of Yunnan. The more bitter the taste the more effective it was at Clearing Heat. Show More Summary

The Perfect Treats to Pair with Afternoon Tea

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Guest article by: Lucy Wyndham. There is nothing quite like finding the perfect treat to go along with your tea. While the tradition of afternoon tea is usually associated with the British, it is now a delight that is enjoyed aroundShow More Summary

Taiwan tea house

When there's good weather, I often take my visitors to a wonderful spot in the mountains of Tucheng, half an hour drive from my place in Banciao. Last Saturday, the weather was dark and cloudy, so I opted for this old style tea house located a 10 minutes' walk near my house. Show More Summary

2017 Essence of Tea Nancai Ancient And Finding Other Obscure Puerh Producing Villages

Has anybody ever heard of Nancai? Certainly not me. Since my return to puerh there seem to be about a billion more puerh producing villages in our vocabulary. Whenever I have no clue where an area is these days I refer to this all important list. Show More Summary


last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

What the heck is Biohacking? Amid all the talk about anonymous (or not so anonymous) hackers stealing valuable personal information and closely guarded state secrets from “secure” databases all over the globe, the word ‘hacking’ has taken on both a complicated and seemingly trepidatious connotation. Show More Summary

3 Top Western Vendors of Korean Tea

I have been meaning to update my large list of all places big and small that sell Korean tea to the Western world but have been putting it off. Since my last update, I actually think less vendors are selling Korean tea. If I were toShow More Summary

Hung Shui Oolong class

Yesterday I gave another tea class to Antonio. Thanks to the cooler weather, we felt like brewing roasting Oolong! So, I set up 2 dark Chaxi for him and for me to match the mood of the teas. We're using porcelain gaiwans to brew all our tea(ching materials)! It's affordable, neutral to the aromas, stylish, easy to clean, requires skill to handle... Show More Summary

Choisir le thé qui fait vibrer ses emotions

Le thé ne fait pas le bonheur, mais il peut y contribuer! Le thé est comme l'argent et toutes les choses matérielles. En soit, ce n'est qu'un produit inerte qui ne prend un sens pour nous que si on le désire. Donnez une coupe de votre...Show More Summary

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