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Harvest Moon 7542 puerh Chaxi

Spring 1997 Menghai Tea Factory 7542 puerh The Harvest Moon is the September full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This year, it coincides with the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival. It's arguably the second most important festival in Chinese culture (after the New Year). Show More Summary

Morning Beauty during summer vacation

This Chaxi was one of the highlights of my summer vacation on Taiwan's Pacific coast. I brewed a high oxidized Oolong, the type of tea I typically choose for the morning. For this trip, I had my 2013 summer Oriental Beauty.Since it's...Show More Summary

Vacances pacifiques

La côte Est de Taiwan, entre Hualien et Taitung offre des paysages magnifiques: falaises et précipices côté terre, et océan Pacifique indomptable côté mer. L'arrivée d'un tourisme de masse de Chine Populaire a permis la création de nouveaux...Show More Summary

Is Tea A Diuretic? Or Not?

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I have written on many occasions about the hydrating effect of green tea.  I had noted conclusions from Carrie Ruxton from Kings College in London who is a public health nutritionist, that tea is in fact hydrating. “There were no statistical differences between regular tea and water when a wide … Continue reading ? The post Is Tea A Diuretic? Or Not? appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the Past: The Art of Reading the Tea Leaf

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Tasseography or tassology is a fortune-telling method that involves interpreting tea leaves. “Tasse” is from the Arabic root word for “cup” and “graphy” means “map.” The cup serves as a map, and the tea leaves are interpreted based on where they fall on the cup map. Show More Summary

Africa’s Jungle Teas – Disease Prevention Has a New Ally

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Jungle Teas is a North Carolina-based startup hoping to improve the standard of living of impoverished African communities by finding markets for their nutritious wild-harvested herbal teas. I am one of its co-founders. Although scientifically...Show More Summary

Tea Friends Meet Up in Chicago

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The tea drinking community is an incredibly friendly and welcoming one. I have been a member of a tea forum called Steepster since 2011 and recently became a more active participant. I got to know several members and we started chatting nightly about tea, food, and many random subjects. Show More Summary

Teas in Peru

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Tea has always been popular in Asia, Europe, and North America. What about tea culture in other parts of the world? In my recent travel to Cusco and Lima, Peru, I learned that they too drink quite a bit of tea. I saw much more tea being sold than coffee. … Continue reading ? The post Teas in Peru appeared first on T Ching.

What do Teapots Have in Common with McDonald’s?

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Tea and McDonald’s? It might sound strange, but follow along with our L-theanine fueled logic. A customer asked if certain tea pots should be used with different teas. For the purposes of this discussion, we will rule out talking about...Show More Summary

East Formosa vacation

Qingxiu temple in Jian township, near Hualien In the early 20th century, Japan promoted the 'Formosa Oolong tea' brand while it occupied the island (1895-1945). During my vacation on the East Coast of Taiwan, I visited this well preserved Japanese Shinto temple. Show More Summary

Blast from the Past: American Chinese Teaware

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The art of gong fu cha, the Chinese tea service, is generally practiced using a specialized tea set.  Collectively called cha ju (or equipage by people who insist on using French), the instruments of gong fu cha encompass a whole spectrum...Show More Summary

Facebook Finger….

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

World Tea Expo 2016 in Vegas witnessed a most dangerous disease. After a much-delayed six-flight journey through China, over incessant rain and torrential weather, my right index finger had blood oozing out at the Tealet party. There was a collective sigh of relief when it was discovered to be simply … Continue reading ? The post Facebook Finger…. appeared first on T Ching.

Tea Power: Help Your Skin Glow with These Amazing Tea Drinks

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The moment we collectively embraced health as our lifestyle and turned to choices that not only benefit our overall well-being but prolong life as well – we knew drinking tea was going to be the “it” treat. Tea has been a side-nutrient to regular diets for a long time. Show More Summary

Japanese Green Tea: The Inside Story

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Over the last year and a half, Chiki Tea has become increasingly well-known in local tea-producing circles around Kyushu island–Oita prefecture in particular. Some farmers are keen to get to know us because of our connection to the West. Show More Summary

Rendez-vous matinal et estival avec du thé

Dian Hung sauvage, 2011 La vie vous impose parfois des obligations nouvelles, inattendues, surtout quand on vit à l'étranger. Il faut apprendre à s'y habituer et, parfois, essayer de transformer cette obligation en opportunité! Ainsi, après avoir pesé le pour et le contre, mes enfants suivent une scolarité locale dans le cursus chinois. Show More Summary

WARNING – Always Read the Ingredients Label

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

As most of you know, I’m a big believer in health and wellness. As most of you know, sugar is very bad for you.  Sugar is responsible, among other things, for the increase in obesity and type II diabetes in our children and a myriad of health complications in the … Continue reading ? The post WARNING – Always Read the Ingredients Label appeared first on T Ching.

Blast from the Past: Cold Brewing Iced Tea

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Summer is a great time to enjoy a glass of iced tea.  Brewing tea in cold water produces a refreshing beverage.  The cold water gently pulls the flavor from the leaves.  All types of tea – white, oolong, green, and black – can be cold brewed. One tablespoon of premium … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the Past: Cold Brewing Iced Tea appeared first on T Ching.

The New Tea Party

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Over the past decade or so music festivals around the world have seen more and more tea lounges and tea servers. These welcome additions to the art and culture scene are a testament to the fast-growing tea market in the West but are also evolving how young people appreciate tea. At … Continue reading ? The post The New Tea Party appeared first on T Ching.

5 Ways to Use Green Tea in Your Skincare Routine

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants are something we all can benefit from getting more of to fight off free radicals. Antioxidants can help with overall health and also skin health. Try incorporating green tea into your skincare routine to help boost and maintain skin health. Show More Summary

Making Thai Iced Tea from Scratch

4 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I recently ran across a recipe for Thai tea, a from-scratch version of the iced milk tea.  Here in Thailand, that’s often made from a powdered mix, artificially flavored and colored orange.  I researched the original ingredients once...Show More Summary

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