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Collection of T Ching articles about people in the tea world or industry

Ruhani Sandhu

Ruhani Sandhu

“Every day I drink a different tea and I give my full attention to what I am drinking to focus on the flavors within it…”

Lu Tong; The Poet Sage of Tea

Lu Tong; The Poet Sage of Tea

Lu Tong, the Poet Sage of Tea was a respected tea personage of the Tang Dynasty in China. Little is known of his life, (795 - 835 CE) other than...

Mom, me, and tea

Mom, me, and tea

My mom passed away recently. She is on my mind every day. How does that relate to a tea blog? It’s an important part of my personal tea story. It was the end of a very long adventure the two of us lived together.

Back Seven: Meet Rajah Banerjee

Back Seven: Meet Rajah Banerjee

This post was first published on the T Ching blog almost seven years ago, on October 25, 2007. Please read yesterday’s post, by Rajiv Lochan, wherein the author establishes Banerjee’s influence on the tea industry even today.

Famous people drinking tea

Famous people drinking tea

I like to do ‘series’ on our Facebook page, and the current one is photos of famous people drinking tea. When I started searching, some devotees to tea were expected; some were surprising.

My Korean Chado teacher

My Korean Chado teacher

Ms. Kim Miza is my Korean Chado teacher. She is 72 years old but still very energetic, working every day. Before becoming a Chado teacher, Ms. Kim was a painter.

Nirmal Sethia, A tea visionary

Nirmal Sethia, A tea visionary

Mr. Nirmal Sethia is the founder of Newby Teas, an international tea label that has won around 85 awards from the North America Tea Championship and the British Great Taste Awards since its establishment in 2000.

Tea friends are the best friends

Tea friends are the best friends

I am now in Korea. The first reason I came here is not embarrassing – I missed my friends. However, the reason I missed my friends here so much is because I felt lonely in Hong Kong. This is a bit embarrassing. Although the Hongkongese are…

Afternoon tea with Lady Sippington

Afternoon tea with Lady Sippington

Within the first few months of working at Ahmad Tea, I had the privilege of meeting graphic designer and tea enthusiast, Lady Sippington (the alter ego of English expat, Nina Daryanani, named by her friends and family after her…

Gandhi and tea

Gandhi and tea

When one thinks of Mahatma Gandhi, peace comes to mind. When one thinks of drinking tea, a calming effect often comes to mind. So, clearly, Gandhi must have been a strong proponent of tea drinking…