Tag: Silver Needle

Exploring Fujian teas

For nearly 5,000 years, tea has been an integral part of Chinese life, eventually spreading worldwide by sea. The coastal Fujian province was one of the first places that developed and provided tea to the foreign market. The southern Fujian port of Xiamen (ancient Amoy)…

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Tea and wine: Vintages and terroir

A common lament from foodies, farmers, and culinary writers is that many of us have become too far removed from the origins of our foods. We have no tangible connection to the land, the farms, and all of the uncertainties…

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Two styles of white tea

I hated my first white tea experience. It was a Lipton white tea blend in a tea bag and it put me off of white tea for years. Then I had real white tea: Silver Needle. Made with tea buds, Sliver Needle tea brews a rich delicate liquid…

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Consistency vs. quali-tea

Tea production goes through a number of steps during which individuals with varying skill levels determine the final taste of the tea. At each step of the journey, from the selection of the tea plant varietal for the growing region…

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My tea story

When I meet someone who’s “into tea,” it is enlightening to find out exactly how their journey with tea got them to where they are now. How did they get from Lipton to a fine Bi Luo Chun? When did they transition…

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A review of The Persimmon Tree’s Peach Apple Crisp tea

Recently I had the pleasure of trying The Persimmon Tree’s Peach Apple Crisp tea, which included a mingling of flavors that I had never experienced before. I love rooibos and have been devoted to it since I first tried it in Amsterdam…

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Separation anxiety

I’d like to share with you the separation anxiety I am suffering through.  It is not because of my separation from a loved one, from the place I called home for the last five years, or from working at Rishi, but...

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