More than 280 articles to help you learn about tea
Evidenced by the response to the sessions I presented at the recent Los Angeles International Tea Festival, there is an unslakeable thirst in the tea-drinking public to learn more about tea.
People who are new to artisan teas wonder what to eat with tea. When you explore past the grocery store shelves and brand-name teabags, it's...
With the change of seasons, tea preferences may also change. As Autumn beings, some tea lovers reach for darker, more intense teas. It is a time of...
Three ways recycle your used tea leaves rather than throwing them away.
Genmaicha (玄米茶, "brown rice tea") is a Japanese brown rice green tea consisting of green tea mixed with roasted popped brown rice. It is...
You can tell a lot about artisans by how they care for their tools. The same can be said of a musician and her instruments, or a chef and his knives. Just as a master of any skill or craft can be distinguished from an amateur by that singular, effortless grace known to the Chinese as gong fu,
Dragon Well is a Chinese tea is also known as Longjing. Pouring hot water into my cup, I watch the long, sword-shaped leaves open. As the leaves...
Tea basics answer questions about brewing the best cup of tea. We’ve curated tips from some of the most trusted tea people.
The main problem with Darjeeling tea is quantity: there will never be enough to satisfy demand.
When you buy organic tea you support the organic tea movement. Full stop. What is it that you’re supporting? Your purchase supports organic farmers who have the integrity of the earth in mind.
Iron Buddha, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Iron Bodhisattva, Tik Goon Yam, Tieguanyin, Tie Guan Yin, Tit Kwon Yin. These are different spellings of the same tea. Of course this same tea can have a huge spectrum in terms of grade, taste and quality but that is a story for another post.
In this post for TChing, (First Experiences with Matcha) , Michael Haavaldsrud touches on a few of the difficulties we all face when dealing with...
Note: As I was preparing for the "Multiple Infusions" class I'll teach on May 7 at the Midwest Tea Festival, I realized that we don't have a post...
Diane covers the descriptions and brief explanations of the top 5 tea types in an informative video.
Joint pain is quick to hinder our mobility as well as decrease our fervor in life. It manifests as inflammation, which is usually characterized by swollen joints, redness, loss of joint function and stiffness.
Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that is quickly gaining in popularity.
What does science say about the debate on brewing the perfect cup of tea?
When most practitioners think about tea culture, they think about the word “Cha Dao (茶道).” More specifically, when they think about tea culture pertaining to particular countries, they think of Chinese “tea art,” the…
If you find that your teas are all over the place, keep the following sorting, storing, and organizing tips in mind.
Melted snow tea is a luxury during winter, especially during power outages when snow quiets the world.
Hojicha is a roasted green tea. Some types are made by roasting the leaves and others the stems.
I am shamelessly subverting the commercialization of Black Friday, calling it Black TEA Friday. Please join me in celebrating Black Tea Today.
Directions for tea-making exemplify the difference between vocational training and education…
One member of my Tea Dharma Club asked me: “Is the tea ceremony romantic?” I was surprised by this question, so I checked an English dictionary to find what the word “romantic” means.
Do your daily tea tastes change with the season? People ask me about my favorite “tea”. Those of us who are deeply engaged with the world of tea...
Matcha, Sencha, Gyokuro and Hojicha; which Japanese green tea have you had? They are all green teas, but tastes are very different. And they also have different health benefits. Why is that?
Why make notes, or why try to break down the experience to concepts and description…
I will happily bake, create, and use matcha as an ingredient in my home kitchen. Here are some tips…
Green teas are not all created equal, but they are delicious! The taste profile of the teas are affected by the terroir/growing conditions and the method by which they are processed.
The guywan is another of those Chinese inventions like paper and printing and china itself – the simplest way of preparing and enjoying tea all day and night long. Use a guywan a time or two and you feel as though you’ve been handling one all your life.
Sitting down to drink a cup of tea grants us permission to slow down. Slowing down is a powerful…
Diane shows why brewing loose leaf tea is so simple, fun, and rewarding that anyone will want to try it!
Here are some good reasons you should consider using tea as a cleaning aid and deodorizer.
I discovered an incredibly sophisticated yet simple solution for making full-spectrum structured water…
If tannins such as in tea are allowed to build up on tooth enamel they can cause stains.
So where does one go for the best-quality water? A bottle of spring water? …Think again!
If you are a lover of black teas, you should try the Indian teas in the video.
Cold-brew tea is popular for many reasons, including its lower caffeine content, smoother taste, and natural sweetness.
Experience the calm environment of tea-time by knowing how to make the most out of your tea leaves.
There is an effective and affordable alternative to ensure that your house smells fresh: Tea!
In 1731, a Japanese Zen priest observed Chinese immigrants, living in Nagasaki, drinking sencha - steeped or infused tea. Sencha liberated tea...
Do you need some ideas to celebrate Mother's Day with tea? One of the popular tea traditions in the U.S. is to celebrate Mother's Day....
Here are eight surprising ways you can maximize a used tea bag for a zero-waste lifestyle.
How to best use honey and what honey to use with what tea.
There are so many ways to brew a delicious cup of tea that you might not have considered.
This video discusses how to make your loose tea stay fresher longer.
This coming weekend will bring with it an interesting little holiday from Japan called White Day.
There are more non-dairy alternatives available than ever for tea lovers.
Kombucha is ‘hot’ but there’s another fermented #tea you may have never heard of called Puerh.
If one of your goals for new years was to organize, here are some articles on tea organization and storage.