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Such fun at World Tea Expo 2018! - Post #1—Workshop Part 1

Such fun at World Tea Expo 2018!<p>In this post I'll tell you about the beginning of the workshop I hosted, "Learn to Pair Teas with Food & Build Menus …

Yixing Teapots

These gorgeous zisha (purple-sand) teapots are made from genuine forty-year-old clay. They are all handmade in cooperation between Master Zhou’s two …

Natural Beauty

Biogenetics: Reducing the Mystery and Multiplying the Benefits of Tea

Tea’s a five-thousand year mystery tale. For every major fact we know, there is so much we have only been able to guess at or approximate about the …

An Exploration of India's Regional Chai Preparations

<b>Indian restaurants</b> throughout the U.S. seem to serve chai with a heavy handedness on the milk, sugar and masala added to black tea, which is …

introduction to Junci Tea Pots

Tea vs coffee in China: new-style cafes’ frappuccino fightback suggests there’s room for them and Starbucks too

The Chinese have been drinking tea for more than 2,000 years, but the 21st century is turning the old traditions on its head amid an onslaught of …

Tea Production in Vietnam: A History and Evolution

Ask people where tea comes from and not many will immediately think of Vietnam. Yet, according to the most recently published UN FAO statistics, …

Southwest Roadtrip: In Xishuangbanna, Home of Tea

<b>I’m standing outside a Hani guesthouse, on my first road trip to Xishuangbanna, the home of tea. I turn my gaze slowly across the sky towards Nannuo</b> …

Tea chemistry 茶化學 2011

The chemistry of Tea<p>The chemical profile that determines the distinct tea character. The chemical composition of fresh tea leaves and processed green …

tea, words and poems

---many writings and quotes from many people, link at bottom---<br>Quotations involving Tea<br>All the following quotations have a reference to tea and are …

All the Tea in China

FEATURES<p>Charlene Wang 汪晓宁<p>This is an account of pursing, tasting, finding and trading in tea by a 'tea entrepreneur', Charlene Wang, the founder of …

Feeling Your Way

FEATURES<p>Feeling Your Way<br>The Cultivated Aesthetic in Taiwanese Tea Art<p>Scott Writer<br>Monash University*<p>This essay illustrates how the previously …

The Gentle Art of Tea Drinking in China

FEATURES<p>The Gentle Art of Tea Drinking in China<p>John Calthorpe<p>John Calthorpe is, in fact, John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (1913-1987), writer, traveller …

Inside the Taster's Practice

“Backpacking in the Himalayas in the late 1980s, I first tasted fresh spring Darjeeling and I was in trouble!” recalls Camellia Sinensis tea taster …

Hung Up

The breakthrough study in tea tree genome by Prof. Li-Zhi Gao etc – World Tea Organization 世界茶叶组织

Figure 1 Phylogenetic Analysis of the LTR Retrotransposon Sequences in the Tea Tree Genome.<b>茶树基因组中LTR逆转录转座子序列的系统发育分析</b><p>The neighbor-joining and unrooted …

Genes

Introducing the concept of “Evil Qi” and Spotting Heavily and Lightly Sprayed Agrochemicals in 2004 Long Yuan Hao Bama and 2006 Long Yuan Hao “Banna Impression” Brick

I have to say, I was hopeful with this 2004 Bama that I purchased for $35.50 for a 380g cake ($0.09/ gram) in my second order from Awazon. I have one …

Jasmine tea's many secrets

Jasmine plantation in Huatan, Changhua county, Taiwan<p>Jasmine tea and flower scented teas in general have a long history in Taiwan dating back to the …

Alishan High Mountain Oolong

Floral, buttery and light bodied, Alishan was the first oolong I encountered on my tea path. It opened up my mind to what is possible with tea, …

Lishan High Mountain Oolong

photography by Douglas King<p>The highest tea growing peaks in Taiwan are located on Lishan. Misty, cool, high elevation, this mountain produces some of …

Sheng wild puerh of 1995

Sometimes a video is more useful than a long description. I've tried to show you how I've brewed this particular puerh today. Watching the video, I …

Waking Up Aged Oolong

Aged oolongs can have a soothing energy. They are usually temperamental, and sometimes sour, but if you nurture them they can be full of life and …

2017 Essence of Tea WuLiang Wild and Reasons You Might Enjoy Wild Tea More Than Puerh

David of Essence of Tea has challenged us, the humble drinkers of puerh, to question what it is we value in our teas . For him in chronological order …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Countenance: Travelers Along the Tea Horse Road

<i>Tea once traveled the most daunting journey of any plant on the planet. Few tea drinkers know the story of how tea spread to every nation from its</i> …

What is Oxidation?

Oxidation refers to a series of chemical reactions that result in the browning of tea leaves and the production of flavor and aroma compounds in …