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Illustrated review: Wish upon a stir

3 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

“You can enjoy the great outdoors while wishing upon a stir!” Tstix Classic Organic Green Leaf features an illustration I created a few years ago for “What my Tea says to Me” series. Tealightful! Packaged perfectly for work, travel,Show More Summary

Blast from the past: Tea time two

3 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in July of 2014. Along with Oscar Wilde, I am a firm believer that “Nothing succeeds like excess.” While it is doubtful that he was referring to the imbibing of tea, or cake, for that matter, I like to believe that he … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the past: Tea time two appeared first on T Ching.

Online tea communities

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It can be hard to find fellow tea lovers nearby.   I can’t easily go into a restaurant and order a Shan Lin Xi oolong from this spring’s harvest and then rave about it to whoever is there.  The tea community is niche and very spread out.  Sure, there are people … Continue reading ? The post Online tea communities appeared first on T Ching.

Review: Tea Sparrow

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Tea Sparrow is a piece of a growing market of subscription-based tea services on the web. Based in Vancouver, Tea Sparrow grew out of a co-founder’s need for natural teas without artificial flavorings. That enthusiasm for natural loose leaf teas led to the creation of this service, which prides itself … Continue reading ? The post Review: Tea Sparrow appeared first on T Ching.

2008 Nan Jian 912, Aging Wuliang Puerh and Breaking Into Iron Bings

I threw in a cake of this one to sample in my order of 2008Wild Arbour King cakes from Yunnan Sourcing a few months back. It was (and still is) selling for $40.00 for a 400g ($0.10/gram)cake but was included in the 12% sale at the time (by pure coincidence a 10% off sale is on now). Show More Summary

To-go matcha bottle hits Kickstarter

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

World Tea News dropped a matcha bomb on us yesterday when they pointed us to tea startup Pret-a-Matcha’s new matcha contraption, the Pret-a-Matcha bottle. And, let’s be honest here, it looks pretty sweet…er, umami: The Pret-a-MatchaShow More Summary

A Sip of Ceylon

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

150 years of tea! This year (2017) Ceylon celebrates a century and a half of growing world-class tea, and the planet sipped along with jubilee in a Global Tea Party on July 6th at 5:00 pm in every time zone. Nothing quite like having the world champion Cricket player from … Continue reading ? The post A Sip of Ceylon appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the past: It’s time for a tea break

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in July of 2013 To foster a corporate culture of inclusion and acceptance in the workplace, tea needs equal time in the break room. It is as simple as that. Anyone who enjoys a morning or afternoon tea break should not feel … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the past: It’s time for a tea break appeared first on T Ching.

How to host a perfect tea tasting party

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Afternoon tea is a practice that simply calls for socializing. A nicely set table with charming porcelain teacups on saucers, a steaming pot of tea and stacks of deserts, is not complete without a lively chatter of your dear friends....Show More Summary

Blue Zones

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Everyone wants to live longer…and be healthier. Modern medicine has made it possible to increase the overall lifespan of the human population. While we can all be thankful that someone can be on their third heart, there is only so much modern medicine can accomplish in the face of deep … Continue reading ? The post Blue Zones appeared first on T Ching.

Advice On Buying Fresh Sheng Puerh, 2008 Mengku Shuangjiang Wild Arbour King And Catching Up With The Ones That Got Away

Have you ever sampled a puerh, liked it, but by the time you go to buy it’s sold out? Of course you have, its happened to all of us. You never forget it do you? But have any of you had a chance to buy that same cake 9 years later? This is a story about making wrongs right again… I have a long history with this cake. Show More Summary

Blending Japanese Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

It’s typhoon time in Japan, which I actually don’t mind, because it gives us some relief from the suffocating heat! So for the next several weeks, green tea addicts over here will be toggling between putting on the kettle and getting their cold brew on. So what does this have … Continue reading ? The post Blending Japanese Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Calling all creatives

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I am proud to remind everyone that T Ching has been an important tea blog for many years. I launched T Ching 11 years ago and we’re still going strong thanks to our devoted readers, outstanding guest contributors and devoted T Ching Staff. Our Editor in Chief, Tony Nunez, has … Continue reading ? The post Calling all creatives appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the past: tea cocktails for the dog days of summer

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted in July of 2012. It’s the height of summer, and these long, hot days practically beg us to get a bit more creative with our liquid refreshment. If you still haven’t gotten around to making a few tea...Show More Summary

How to choose a teacup

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

A cup of tea or coffee is perhaps the best way to welcome your mornings. It rejuvenates the senses almost immediately and you feel invigorated. You are now ready to get off the bed, start the day gradually and go on having some good experiences in the world. You could … Continue reading ? The post How to choose a teacup appeared first on T Ching.

Japan’s Greatest Culinary Combo: Green Tea With Rice

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Nowadays, people put Japanese green tea into almost everything. Just a few of the more unique green tea combos include green tea alcoholic beverages, green tea fudge bars, and, of course, the ever popular green tea Kit Kats. However,...Show More Summary

2007 Boyou Manludashan and Pushing Puerh Through Awkward Adolescence

A few months ago I drank up a few cakes of this tea and it was delicious. It served up big fragrant floral tastes in a punchy slightly bitter base taste. It had a simple unpretentious mouthfeel but carried the taste well. It was definitely one of my favorite daily drinkers over the last year. Show More Summary

Honoring the 4th of July

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Our Nation has suffered tremendously this year. We’ve come to a political crisis that has caused increases in anxiety and depression around the country. I googled “Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?” “We think of July 4th, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and … Continue reading ? The post Honoring the 4th of July appeared first on T Ching.

Happy long holiday week-end

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Greetings one and all. We decided to take a long holiday week-end. No new post today but we’ll have some musing for you tomorrow – in honor of the 4th of July. Hope you’ll check back for that.   The post Happy long holiday week-end appeared first on T Ching.

Wuliang Clan

Gentle Reader, before we get down to our mutual camellia sinensis addiction, it would probably be helpful to give you the background to how I approached today's tea.  The one informs the other, and it would be giving you a partial assessment...Show More Summary

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