Issue 13 on 7 July 2015
For the past three weeks (and for the rest of the summer) I have been serving tea and selling tea and teaware at the Farmer’s Market in my hometown.
A Comparative Pictorial of Age - Huang Pian
Huang pian are tea leaves that are picked out during the processing of puerh tea.
The True Face of Da Yu Ling - Part 3 - The Da Yu Ling
Thank you Da Yu Ling tea plantation for all the delightful memories!
A Gift of Tea's Pu'er Tea Academy
Wouldn't a few hours of learning, tasting, and talking tea with experts and enthusiasts be the perfect afternoon activity?
My souvenirs from Japan
The tea drinking culture in Japan is strong. Whether you go an eatery (where you choose and pay your food choices from a vending machine and give your selected coupons to a waiter) or a high end restaurant, you will be served tea.
2013 Jing Gu Old Arbor Yunnan Sourcing
Recently I received this sample of Yunnan Sourcing's 2013 Jing Gu Old Arbor along with a purchase of other teas.
Not Quite so Young “Yiwu” Raw Pu’erh [June 2015 Tea Drinking Report]
Big shoutouts to Dignitea and Brian (double B) for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is!
Matcha Man ...
Drying in Tea Processing
At times, these can be two distinct steps in processing and at other times, it can be seen as more of a continuum, and sometimes teas are only dried for shelf-stability.
Strategies to Build Value for Vietnam Tea
In a quest to be more competitive with their tea exports, officials in Vietnam are encouraging a new focus on fair trade certification
What Countries Grow Tea?
A Place for Tea
A clean room – with just a broad couch, a ready table, burning incense, a cup of tea – empty of unnecessary things.
REVIEW: YA SHI XIANG DAN CONG OOLONG FROM MAINLAND CHINA
A tea with a similarly unusual name is in our cup today – Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong (aka King of Duck Shit Aroma) Oolong is a rare Dan Cong varietal grown in and around Ping Keng Tou village in the Phoenix Mountains in Guangdong Province.
Spirals: Part 3
Some time ago, I traveled south in Taiwan to a new Vipassana center. Ten days later, I was given a ride to the nearest train station by a kind fellow meditator.
Vacation In Nagoya
This tea shop also sells green tea ice-cream. He even sprinkled my ice-cream with matcha, which made this treat a very enjoyable snack.