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50 True Facts about Green Tea and Health (Catechin, ECGC, Polyphenols and Tannin)

1 hour agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The use of green tea as a medicine began thousands of years ago at first in China and then spreading throughout Asia. Like water, green tea has no calories.  Regular green tea has a water content of 99.9% and it can rehydrate the body. Show More Summary

Une leçon de Hung Shui Oolongs

Comment apprendre le thé? Comme pour le vin, c'est en le dégustant et en sachant exactement ce que l'on déguste. Si l'on est débutant, on commencera par goûter à des thés de familles différentes (blanc, vert, Oolong, rouge, puerh par exemple). Show More Summary

Dong Ding finesse

Winter 2017 Top Hung Shui Oolong from Dong Ding It's difficult to brew tea perfectly. I confess that it doesn't happen as often as I'd like. It's a constant challenge and I'm the first to notice when I merely brewed a good rather than a great cup of tea. Show More Summary

Dark Oolong for a dark hour

Despite the title of this article, this isn't a Chaxi devoted to the movie about Winston Churchill. In my previous article I found inspiration in a book by Alexandre Dumas and I could also do one about Chuchill. The last lion, Winston...Show More Summary

Blast From the Past: Chi and Tea?

4 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

If you find yourself lagging and dragging right now – start sipping and start breathing; pour a cup of tea and then do some deep inhalations and exhalations. Change is all around us.  Change comes from within us.  Change is us. For most of us, the weather is changing during … Continue reading ? The post Blast From the Past: Chi and Tea? appeared first on T Ching.

La Reine Margot et un thé de la concubine

Il n'est pas question de thé dans 'La Reine Margot' de Dumas, mais cela ne l'empêche pas d'être un roman historique captivant de la première à la dernière page. J'ai eu envie de créer ce Chaxi pour rendre hommage à ce livre! En effet, on peut trouver partout de l'inspiration pour un Chaxi, une cérémonie de thé. Show More Summary

Why Buying a Silver Needle White Tea is Always a Risky Task

5 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Guest post by: William Bailey If you ever tried Silver Needle white tea and didn’t understand why there is so much fuss about it, there might be a logical explanation. Maybe you have bought the wrong tea. Silver Needle is probably the...Show More Summary

5 Most Effective Detox Drinks for Weight Loss

6 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Guest post by: Amanda Wilks Are the limits of your current diet not doing enough for your weight? That’s totally understandable considering how complex and difficult a proper diet and exercise regimen can be. Combining the proper amounts...Show More Summary

Hangover Tisane Recipe

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I began studying herbalism in my late teens, and have continued practicing to varying degrees ever since. While in my early college days, the top two requests I got were tea for when people were sick with some kind of cold or flu; and a cure for “wine flu” also known as … Continue reading ? The post Hangover Tisane Recipe appeared first on T Ching.

Tea and Kids – Parents and Grandparents – Listen Up

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I’m often asked if it’s o.k. for kids to drink tea. The answer is a resounding YES. I remember reading an article a few years back about elementary school kids in Japan getting green tea during their morning at school. (I did searchShow More Summary

Blast From the Past: New Years Resolution: Lose weight with Green Tea? The Skinny on Fat and Tea

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

You’ve heard them many times before, maybe even uttered from your own lips. Those New Year’s Resolutions roll off our tongues like so much saliva. It’s certainly easy to say, but not so easy to follow through on. The past few years have...Show More Summary

Tea photography clues to select an online tea seller

Spring 2017 High Mountain Oolong from Bi Lu Xi Obviously, tea photography is very important for online tea selling, since customers can only see the products on their screen. Good pictures of the dry leaves, of the brew and of the open...Show More Summary

Can Tea Decrease the Risk of Blindness?

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

I am happy to report that hot tea can in fact significantly reduce your likelihood of getting glaucoma by 74% according to an article by Reuters. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness around the world and it looks like hot tea can really help in the battle to … Continue reading ? The post Can Tea Decrease the Risk of Blindness? appeared first on T Ching.

Débuter 2018 par un puerh de 1988

La nouvelle année commença par quelques bris de feuilles de puerh de 1988 au fond de ma théière Yixing zisha en forme de buche. Cela semble peu, mais ce fut suffisant pour quelques excellentes infusions puissantes et raffinées aux senteurs de camphre et d'encens. Show More Summary

Townshend’s Tea Spirits

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

A couple weeks back, my husband and I stopped at the liquor store to get a bottle of brandy for Christmas. While we were there I happened to spot this sample pack of tea liqueurs and was extremely excited to try it! We’ve been to one of the Townshend’s Teahouses … Continue reading ? The post Townshend’s Tea Spirits appeared first on T Ching.

Happy 2018

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

All of us at T Ching want to wish all of you blessings for the New Year. May 2018 bring everything into your life that you’ve been imagining and dreaming about. Use your daily tea ritual time to invest in the present and future. Set your intentions and follow through … Continue reading ? The post Happy 2018 appeared first on T Ching.

Shiraore or Karigane?

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The answer is BOTH! It’s a regional thing: Shiraore is for folks in Kyushu, while those posh folks from Kyoto call it Karigane! Both come under the category “Kukicha” which means “stem” tea. “Karigane” means “wild goose” in Japanese....Show More Summary

The year 2017 in 12 pictures

If you're reading this blog on a big screen, I recommend you enjoy the pictures in big size on the TeaMastersphoto blog I launched this year.It's been very humbling and inspiring to meet photographer, artist... Stéphane Barbéry in October. Show More Summary

Blast From the Past: Tea Haiku

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Tea and poetry have an inextricable link. The mere process of drinking a cup of tea invites quiet contemplation which, in turn, provides the proper mental terroir for self-expression, like poetry. As a result, there’s no dearth of tea–inspired poetry. Show More Summary

Christmas Tea and Teapots

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

For many, Christmas means gifts. And gifts can really run the gamut from delightful to what-am-I-actually-supposed-to-do-with-this. Either way, we are appreciative because the individual went to the trouble of getting us something, of thinking of us, of trying to include us. Show More Summary

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