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How can a tea festival be virtual?

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How Can A Tea Festival Be Virtual? One of the most treasured experiences of U.S. tea lovers over the last decade has been our Tea Festivals. Starting on the west coast with the L.A. Tea Lovers Festival, at British Columbia's Camosun College Tea Festival Fundraiser and...

Drinking Tea Virtually

Drinking Tea Virtually

Guest contribution by: Jennifer Brenner, Director of TeaFestPDX For many of us who run tea festivals, it was a hard decision this year to cancel events into which we normally pour hours, days, and months of energy and love to create.  Our passion for all things tea...

The Marginalized Lives and Stories of Tea

The Marginalized Lives and Stories of Tea

The history of tea is filled with folklore and epic international conflicts which often fetishize the harsh realities for the individuals actually involved in the stories. Understanding the stories and struggles of marginalized people is a top priority for the...

Nominations for “Best of Awards” For World Tea Expo 2020

Nominations for “Best of Awards” For World Tea Expo 2020

Dear Readers,  It is again time to nominate writers, educators, and businesses in the specialty tea industry for this year's awards at World Tea Expo. Everyone who has a tea business or tea educational program is eligible to vote, and can do so here. Below is the...

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...

Festivals

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How Can A Tea Festival Be Virtual? One of the most treasured experiences of U.S. tea lovers over the last decade has been our Tea Festivals. Starting on the west coast with the L.A. Tea Lovers Festival, at British Columbia's Camosun College Tea Festival Fundraiser and...

Drinking Tea Virtually

Drinking Tea Virtually

Guest contribution by: Jennifer Brenner, Director of TeaFestPDX For many of us who run tea festivals, it was a hard decision this year to cancel events into which we normally pour hours, days, and months of energy and love to create.  Our passion for all things tea...

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...

Community

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How Can A Tea Festival Be Virtual? One of the most treasured experiences of U.S. tea lovers over the last decade has been our Tea Festivals. Starting on the west coast with the L.A. Tea Lovers Festival, at British Columbia's Camosun College Tea Festival Fundraiser and...

Comfort in Ritual – Part 2

Comfort in Ritual – Part 2

Continued from Comfort in Ritual - Part 1 As I write this, confirmed cases of the virus increase daily. The return to normal we desire looks to be several weeks or months away.  The tea community has an opportunity to turn the unpleasantness of uncertainty into a...

Comfort in Ritual – Part 1

Comfort in Ritual – Part 1

Birthday party, baby shower, wedding, Prom, graduation, anniversary . . . so many of life’s landmarks – large and small – have been postponed or scrapped or reimagined in the last 150 days. According to experts, more rites of passage will face the same uncertain fates...

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...

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...