More than 280 articles to help you learn about tea
Provocative Pairings: Tea, Cheese, and Chocolate.
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.
Tea and Food Pairing; What Goes With 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...
My Affair With Puerh Tea; Love at First Sip
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 to Recycle Used Tea Leaves.
Three ways recycle your used tea leaves rather than throwing them away.
The Legend of Genmaicha – The Accidental Tea of Japan
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...
Cleaning Teaware: the Tea Master”Bathing the Immortals”
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,
The Legend of Dragon Well Tea
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; Brewing a Good Cup of Tea
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.
The Benefits of Buying Organic Tea
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.
Why do Translations of Chinese Tea Names Differ so Much?
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.
Tips for a Frothier Matcha Top!
In this post for TChing, (First Experiences with Matcha) , Michael Haavaldsrud touches on a few of the difficulties we all face when dealing with...
Multiple Infusions: Unlocking the Subtle Layers of Flavor in the Tea Leaf
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...
Top 5 Tea Types
Diane covers the descriptions and brief explanations of the top 5 tea types in an informative video.
Best Teas for Joint Pain Management
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 – The Latest Trend In Japan
Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that is quickly gaining in popularity.
Brewing The Perfect Cup Of Tea, According To Science
What does science say about the debate on brewing the perfect cup of tea?
Comparing Chinese Tea Art Ceremony, Korean Tea Ceremony, and Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony
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…
Sorting, Storing, and Organizing the Perfect Tea Collection
If you find that your teas are all over the place, keep the following sorting, storing, and organizing tips in mind.
Brewing Melted Snow Tea, A Winter Luxury
Melted snow tea is a luxury during winter, especially during power outages when snow quiets the world.
Tea Trend in Japan – Hojicha
Hojicha is a roasted green tea. Some types are made by roasting the leaves and others the stems.
Celebrating Black Tea Friday 2021
I am shamelessly subverting the commercialization of Black Friday, calling it Black TEA Friday. Please join me in celebrating Black Tea Today.
A Dissertation on Making Tea
Directions for tea-making exemplify the difference between vocational training and education…
Is the Tea Ceremony Romantic?
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.
Are There Seasonal Teas?
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...
Green Tea Health Benefits; Choosing the Right Tea for Your Needs
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?
Keeping Tea Experience Simple
Why make notes, or why try to break down the experience to concepts and description…
The Essential Guide to Matcha: Matcha Recipes
I will happily bake, create, and use matcha as an ingredient in my home kitchen. Here are some tips…
How To Brew Loose Green Tea
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 Green Tea Ritual; How To Use A Guywan To Brew Green Tea
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.
Tea Is An Experience
Sitting down to drink a cup of tea grants us permission to slow down. Slowing down is a powerful…
How To Brew Easy Loose Leaf Tea
Diane shows why brewing loose leaf tea is so simple, fun, and rewarding that anyone will want to try it!
Tea for Deodorizing and Cleaning
Here are some good reasons you should consider using tea as a cleaning aid and deodorizer.
Boosting Your Water for Tea – Part Two
I discovered an incredibly sophisticated yet simple solution for making full-spectrum structured water…
Avoiding Tea Stains On Your Teeth
If tannins such as in tea are allowed to build up on tooth enamel they can cause stains.
Boosting Your Water for Tea – Part One
So where does one go for the best-quality water? A bottle of spring water? …Think again!
How To Brew Loose Leaf Indian Tea: Assam & Darjeeling
If you are a lover of black teas, you should try the Indian teas in the video.
The Big (But Little-Known) Benefits Of Cold-Brew Tea
Cold-brew tea is popular for many reasons, including its lower caffeine content, smoother taste, and natural sweetness.
How to Measure the Temperature of Japanese Tea
Experience the calm environment of tea-time by knowing how to make the most out of your tea leaves.
6 Simple Ways Tea Can Remove Unpleasant Smells
There is an effective and affordable alternative to ensure that your house smells fresh: Tea!
Japanese green tea: Sencha
In 1731, a Japanese Zen priest observed Chinese immigrants, living in Nagasaki, drinking sencha - steeped or infused tea. Sencha liberated tea...
Mother’s Day Tea: Tips to Celebrate With the Women in Your Family
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....
Zero Waste: Eight Surprising Reasons You Should Keep Used Tea Bags
Here are eight surprising ways you can maximize a used tea bag for a zero-waste lifestyle.
How To Brew Loose Green Tea with Local Honey
How to best use honey and what honey to use with what tea.
Alternative Brewing Methods for Tea
There are so many ways to brew a delicious cup of tea that you might not have considered.
How To Make Your Loose Tea Stay Fresh Longer
This video discusses how to make your loose tea stay fresher longer.
T Ching Classics: White Day, White Tea
This coming weekend will bring with it an interesting little holiday from Japan called White Day.
Dairy-Free Alternatives to Enjoy With Your Tea
There are more non-dairy alternatives available than ever for tea lovers.
How to Brew Loose Pu Erh Tea
Kombucha is ‘hot’ but there’s another fermented #tea you may have never heard of called Puerh.
T Ching Classics: Tea Storage
If one of your goals for new years was to organize, here are some articles on tea organization and storage.