Issue 26 on 20 October 2015
TEA REVIEW: "KING OF DUCK SHIT AROMA" OOLONG (NOT KIDDING)
Every so often, especially when placing an order with an astronomical shipping rate, I impulse-buy a tea based on name alone. Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong normally wouldn't trigger such a reaction, but the translated name "King of Duck Shit Aroma" definitely captured my interest.
Yi Xing Clay - Part III
We hope the following articles would help everyone who loves Yi Xing teapot to have a better understanding of this great gift from mother nature.
Tenmoku - A Closer Look
Tenmoku tea bowls are characterized by a thick glaze on the surface (both inside and outside) of a bowl. Tenmoku bowls had its origins in China, where Japanese monks had visited Chinese temples (experts think monks, during the 13th century, had visited Tian-mu temple in China, hence the name 'tenmoku') and bought back these tea bowls (and I imagine some Chinese tea as well) when they returned to Japan.
Essence of Tea’s 2014 Yuanwei [Episode 128]
A raw pu’erh from Essence of Tea’s lineup, the 2014 Yuanwei.
Asian Teaware from a Canadian Perspective
Today’s podcast sees the Kawartha Potters Guild of Peterborough, Ontario examine several ceramic teawares: A Shigaraki Shiboridashi (Japan), a Yixing Teapot (China), and a Minoyaki Tenmoku Chawan (Japan). We’re crossing cultures and learning arts. It’s the World Tea Podcast.