When Keqi Meng moved from Hangzhou to Chicago, he had no plans to open a tea shop. That’s despite the fact that his hometown in China is famous for its tea. The best known? Longjing, but its literal translation is “dragon well.” “It’s a very classic Chinese green,” said Meng. “It has a little toasty...
The front room of this Buford Highway treasure is stocked with some of the world’s finest teas. The friendly, knowledgeable employees will gladly steer you to fine pours like matcha green tea, smoky oolong, or a delicate Chinese white tea.
A Fujian tea shop owner recently hired a young lady to seduce a bunch of Chinese officials and blackmail them with scandalous pictures. It was reported that over 20 officials were blackmailed. [ more › ]
Chalait's matcha latte. Matcha, or finely ground powder made from green-tea leaves, is obviously not new. In fact, it's literally ancient — and in New York, it's been available in select tea shops and Japanese and Chinese restaurants for quite some time. Show More Summary
The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker prepare to make out in a Chinese tea shop moments before the biggest battle of the summer begins. [...]
Today I would like to continue a discussion of my tea tasting experience at The Chinese Tea Shop. I return with more to tell about my tea tasting with Daniel Lui. Continue reading ? The post More on my experience at the Chinese Tea Shop appeared first on T Ching.
As part of my self-education, I sourced out another tea merchant in the Vancouver area. This time I wanted to go to a more traditional tea shop, so I went to China Town and found one called The Chinese Tea Shop where I met the owner Daniel Lui. I explained … Continue reading ? The post The Chinese tea shop appeared first on T Ching.
Tea Leaf Nation has translated a post by a student from Peking University on Renren which has gone viral. At first glance the rant, shared over 26,000, appears to be just the complaints of a beleaguered boyfriend sick of his partner's browbeating. On closer examination however, the author's subtle and biting criticisms of the CPC's 18th Party Congress become apparent. [ more › ]
Over the last few weeks one has consumed Fu Zhuan Cha on an almost daily basis. The decades old bricks which one has consumed over the last five years or so are dwindling. Thankfully Daniel of The Chinese Tea Shop provided a generous sample, this dry stored 1995 Fu Zhuan Brick from Yi Yang factory, and one has been dipping into it off and on. Show More Summary
A sample of this fine Lao Ban Zhang cake was gifted by Daniel Liu of The Chinese Tea Shop. He provides excellent background on this tea and on Ban Zhang in general posts on his vendor blog (see here and here). Especially interesting is his commentary on Lao Ban Zhang, Xing Ban Zhang, and Lao Man Er and the statistics on tea in Lao Ban Zhang. Show More Summary
So, we meet at last, Other Teas from Tea Urchin. Today's article collates a set of teas kindly provided by Eugene, the Strahlian force behind the shop, whom I suspect may have more than a little Chinese material in his own ancestry. If you've not yet check out his shop, I urge you to do so, if only for the aesthetic appeal. Show More Summary
[media:76325] BEIJING—Hijinx Of The Masses, a Chinese sitcom about 16 twentysomethings who live above a tea shop, was canceled Monday...
About 14 years ago, I met an entrepreneur who wanted to open up coffee shops around China. I never thought the coffee business would work in the country. The Chinese would not easily give up their tea drinking culture for a bitter, overpriced drink, I told him. Starbucks has proven me wrong. Show More Summary
There are not so many places in North America where you can just stumble upon nice, forgotten, aged tea. Even thoughtout Asia these days, finds of old forgotten treasures are rare. Once in a while you hear of people hitting jackpot (see here and here). Show More Summary
This sample was sent compliments of Daniel at The Chinese Tea Shop. The dry leaves have a faint sour fruit odour to them as well as a very unnoticeable dry storage smell. When the water is boiled it makes its way over the dry leaf, embracing it, rising it. Show More Summary