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International Tea Day 2022

International Tea Day 2022

What is International Tea Day On December 19, 2019, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21st an annual INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY. The UN...

Tea in Ukraine

Tea in Ukraine

Are there tea farms in Ukraine?Is tea part of Ukrainian culture? These are questions I've been asking myself over the last week. Watching the news...

November Tea Raffle

November Tea Raffle

Each month we take great pleasure in introducing you to some of our favorite tea businesses and their wonderful specialty teas. We hope you take time to visit their sites and get to know them and their teas better. Winners will be announced in the Tea Sippers Weekly Digest on December 5.

September Tea Crossword Puzzle

September Tea Crossword Puzzle

Judi Slack designs her crossword puzzles to challenge our tea vocabulary. In this month's challenge, you are very likely to need some resources to...

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

Today is the first day of Iced Tea Month and Thursday, June 10th is Iced Tea Day. According to Joe Simrany, past president of the Tea Association of...

Happiness Month

Happiness Month

October is Happiness Month in the Columbia River Gorge. Happiness is an interesting concept, a little different for each of us.  Research has shown...

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony

Sadou, chadou or even cha-no-yu--as it is often called--is the beautiful, meditative, and serene Japanese ritual of ceremonial tea. It’s also a...

Tea Sets and Appreciation

Tea Sets and Appreciation

A few days ago, my husband and I were in the kitchen in order to discuss what we wanted to do about dinner. While we were talking about it, I...

Pop-Up Dining

Pop-Up Dining

Chef Flynn McGarry just opened his first permanent restaurant in NYC. He named the establishment “Gem” which is his mother’s first name spelled...

Happy 2018

Happy 2018

All of us at T Ching want to wish all of you blessings for the New Year. May 2018 bring everything into your life that you've been imagining and...

Christmas Tea Blend 2017

Christmas Tea Blend 2017

I've been meaning to get back to making a masala chai and a Christmas tea blend, so to clear through both I combined the themes.  This also contains...

BioHacking

BioHacking

What the heck is Biohacking? Amid all the talk about anonymous (or not so anonymous) hackers stealing valuable personal information and closely...

How to choose a teacup

How to choose a teacup

A cup of tea or coffee is perhaps the best way to welcome your mornings. It rejuvenates the senses almost immediately and you feel invigorated. You...

Tea Melange, Anyone?

Tea Melange, Anyone?

Return to T Ching Classics: Holiday Cookies For Tea As a chef, I approach tea as a flavor that I might incorporate into a food, whether sweet or...

Keeping your tea fresh

Keeping your tea fresh

Way back (20 years ago), I studied the tea ceremony in the States. In truth, I did it to drink Matcha rather than sit in seiza, keeping pace with...

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Blessings

Return to T Ching Classics: Thanksgiving Blessings Those of us living in the U.S know the sense of fear and foreboding that has reached epidemic...

A visit from Mr Gyokuro

A visit from Mr Gyokuro

One of the many rewards of running a foreign tea shop out here, deep in the Kyushu countryside, is that farmers get wind , and bring us their tea to...

Top 10 Teas to Avoid

Top 10 Teas to Avoid

Many people go towards drinking tea for the health benefits that have been shown to be associated with a great cuppa.  With that being said, it is...

A Visit to Té Company New York

A Visit to Té Company New York

On a recent trip to New York City, I met a friend at a new tea bar called Té Company.  The past few years, I have gone to Tea Drunk in East Village...

Exclusive Tea Party Ideas

Exclusive Tea Party Ideas

What better way to express the appreciation of a hot cup of tea (and all rituals that come with it) than either hum to the Britain’s national anthem...

Is Tea A Diuretic? Or Not?

Is Tea A Diuretic? Or Not?

I have written on many occasions about the hydrating effect of green tea.  I had noted conclusions from Carrie Ruxton from Kings College in London...

Darjeeling Tea Hills

Darjeeling Tea Hills

Darjeeling Tea Hills   The Kanchenjunga Mountains so close – Everest looms in the remote distance. The mist covered tea hills of Darjeeling even...

Kanchan View Tea Estate

Kanchan View Tea Estate

Upon reaching the Kanchan view tea garden, we were greeted by a couple of solid iron doors which led to the bungalow in which we were to meet the...

Libre Tea Tumbler Giveaway!

Libre Tea Tumbler Giveaway!

Calling all tea lovers! We are running a giveaway with our friends at Libre Tea to give away a 14oz Insulated Tea Tumbler!  These are great for cold...

We Are Finalists!

We Are Finalists!

It gives me tremendous pleasure to report that T Ching has been named a finalist in not 1 but 2 Best categories; Best Blog and Best Social Media...

Tea Aversion and Attraction

Tea Aversion and Attraction

Experiences in tea can be vast and varied. Some good, some bad, some we’d like to enjoy again, and some we would rather forget. That said, judging...