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A Vision For the Future of Western Tea Culture

A Vision For the Future of Western Tea Culture

Freelance contribution by: Leonard Nima Imagine for a moment a future full of enlightened people, educated with the times and having developed a fine temperament between one another. One where all bright minds can always have a cup of tea at the ready, in whatever...

What Is the Value of an American Tea Farm?

What Is the Value of an American Tea Farm?

My friend, California tea farmer Mike Fritts, called me last week with a request for help. I would like to ask for your thoughts and input by responding to this post. Mike needs help determining the value of his tea farm, Golden Feather Tea. More specifically, he must...

Virtual Tea Festival – Presented by Tealet

Virtual Tea Festival – Presented by Tealet

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, I began doing daily live videos on Facebook as I started to miss my daily tea-drinking sessions in my tea room in Las Vegas. The experience was awkward at first, but over time I started to realize that...

Survey of Chinese Tea Industry by HJC – Part 2

Survey of Chinese Tea Industry by HJC – Part 2

Guest Contribution by Max Chiang Senior International Marketing Manager | Int'l Dept | HJC GroupContinued from Survey of Chinese Tea Industry by HJC - Part 1 Tea Businesses Move Forward 1. Put epidemic prevention and worker health first while everything revives It is...

Survey of Chinese Tea Industry by HJC – Part 1

Survey of Chinese Tea Industry by HJC – Part 1

Guest Contribution by Max Chiang Senior International Marketing Manager | Int'l Dept | HJC GroupA few days ago, each big tea market officially reopened, so part of the tea enterprise stores have been restored to business. To understand more accurately the impact of...

Festivals

Virtual Tea Festival – Presented by Tealet

Virtual Tea Festival – Presented by Tealet

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, I began doing daily live videos on Facebook as I started to miss my daily tea-drinking sessions in my tea room in Las Vegas. The experience was awkward at first, but over time I started to realize that...

Midwest Tea Festival 2019

Midwest Tea Festival 2019

Kansas City, MO.September 7 & 8  10% Discount for T Ching Readers:   TCHING2019 (Note:  Classes are filling up fast. Most require advance registration.) What is a Tea Festival? Let me paint a picture for you...  Imagine arriving early to be one...

My First Tea Festival and Other Exciting Firsts

My First Tea Festival and Other Exciting Firsts

Despite the fact that I’ve been the Managing Editor for T Ching for almost two years, I never had the opportunity to attend one of the many amazing tea festivals that take place every year. Instead, I have had to settle for reading about them in posts by some of our...

Community

Switching to Online Contact During the Pandemic – Part 2

Switching to Online Contact During the Pandemic – Part 2

Continued from Switching to Online Contact During the Pandemic – Part 1 Using Zoom worked out.  I've only ever talked through video using Skype, Hangouts, Messenger, Wechat, Line, Whatsapp, and Microsoft Teams before (the last we use for work).  It's odd discussing an...

Switching to Online Contact During the Pandemic – Part 1

Switching to Online Contact During the Pandemic – Part 1

It's not that novel an idea to ramp up online contact over this pandemic period; I'm mostly just passing on my own experiences with it.  This post was originally going to be about the potential to move expo / conference events online, since that came up in Facebook...

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 4

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 4

This is the last week of Sip for Peace 2019. Coordinated with the International Day of Peace and other September world peace initiatives, I hope that we inspired some new ideas over last year and set a foundation on which we can grow in 2020. You who participated have...

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 4

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 3

This Saturday -- September 21st, 2019 -- is the annual celebration of the International Day of Peace. So I offer this suggestion; if you choose only one day to Sip for Peace, let it be this day. Millions of people around the world will be taking different actions...

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 4

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 2

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world and for many cultures it is used to celebrate meaningful traditions. Sip for Peace is a project with the mission of uniting this world of tea people to create and share visions of a peaceful planet. We remember...

Kanchenjunga Tears – Part 2

Kanchenjunga Tears – Part 2

Continued from Kanchenjunga Tears - Part 1 While traveling in Darjeeling together, Kandy had the American version of her father's book with her. The inclusion of the photos proved to be priceless. We met some of the people that appeared in the book – photos taken...

News

Announcing: T Ching Annual Writers Contest

Announcing: T Ching Annual Writers Contest

T Ching is an incredible platform on which to be published and recognized by tea lovers around the world searching for education and for community to share and expand their interests. What I believe our awards program will offer is a way for this community to become...

Hot Tea Causes Cancer:  FAKE NEWS!

Hot Tea Causes Cancer: FAKE NEWS!

For twenty-seven of the last thirty-four years of my teaching career, I have had the privilege of teaching teenagers.  As a Language Arts teacher, teaching teens to recognize fact from opinion is a challenge. There are two reasons for this: The first is the child's...

Decaf Tea – Au Naturel

Decaf Tea – Au Naturel

I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the discovery of some wild tea plants in the high mountain region of Southern China that appear to be naturally caffeine free, according to an article in Science News in November. This unique wild plant was discovered and...

A New Legacy of Darjeeling Tea

A New Legacy of Darjeeling Tea

  The Darjeeling tea industry has been going through a difficult three months. Tea business owners and tea lovers read any news article they can find on the situation because their beloved Darjeeling tea stocks have been taken hostage for the sake of Democracy....

Who has the best tea thermos?

Who has the best tea thermos?

It comes as no surprise that Zojirushi  won the Best New Tea Accessory award at the World Tea Expo last June. President and CEO Tatsu Yamasaki provided pertinent information about their insulated tea mugs in a World Tea News post. Having been manufacturing tea...

To-go matcha bottle hits Kickstarter

To-go matcha bottle hits Kickstarter

World Tea News dropped a matcha bomb on us yesterday when they pointed us to tea startup Pret-a-Matcha's new matcha contraption, the Pret-a-Matcha bottle. And, let's be honest here, it looks pretty sweet...er, umami: The Pret-a-Matcha bottle has everything you need to...