Tag: fermentation

Tea oxidation vs. fermentation

One of the first “serious” tea books I read cover to cover was The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide, co-authored by Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss. To this day, it remains one of my favorite books about tea…

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The evolution of tea – Part 2

When we last left off, we were speaking of the Sage of Tea, Lu Yu, who wrote one of the most comprehensive treatises on tea, Cha Jing, or The Classic of Tea. We know that tea during Lu Yu’s time (Eighth Century) referred…

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The China Tea Book: A diamond in the rough

Luo Jialin’s The China Tea Book has a lot going for it. From a visual perspective, it is nearly flawless. A substantial book at three pounds, it captures the beauty and serenity that defines the birthplace of tea and, much like…

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