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Exploring World Tea  Conference + EXPO 2021

Exploring World Tea Conference + EXPO 2021

World Tea Expo 2021 was unlike any of the previous nineteen. And that's putting it mildly. Last minute adjustments challenged everyone to "pivot" aggressively with the basic logistics. And the new partnership felt like a jarring change in the basic nature of of...

An Overview of Tea in Nepal

An Overview of Tea in Nepal

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 59 secondsGuest Contribution by Narendra Kumar GurungThe recent international Tea day corresponds to the 25th anniversary of the Nepal government celebrating a local National Tea Day, observed at the end of April.  This occurs at...

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

Today is the first day of Iced Tea Month and Thursday, June 10th is Iced Tea Day. According to Joe Simrany, past president of the Tea Association of the USA, Iced Tea Month began in 1994. The role of the Tea Association is to promote tea awareness to increase sales,...

Using the Term “Oriental” in Tea Names

Using the Term “Oriental” in Tea Names

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes, 44 secondsI suppose this works as a part 2 covering the ‘political correctness and tea’ theme, after my article last month.  Make no mistake: The non-PC term “oriental” is almost certainly on the way out, and it's only a matter of...

Women’s History Month in Tea

Women’s History Month in Tea

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and advancements of women around the world. Since the beginning of the holiday in 1978, there have been great advancements for women - particularly in tea. 2021 is the first year that I am personally...

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

Introducing a new feature - a video interview with a contributing author. A New View of Women In Tea Growing up in Nepal (a very male-dominated society) in a household of 6 sisters, I realized my brother and my privilege as males early on. From simple things such as...

Festivals

2020 International Virtual Tea Festival

2020 International Virtual Tea Festival

Invitation to our Virtual Tealand With so much going on in the real world, it’s time to gather -- as best we can -- in Tealand. Join us for two days of focusing on tea as a positive and healthy alternative. November 7 & 8 As sponsors of this event, T Ching and the...

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

On Tea Evangelism

On Tea Evangelism

I wanted to write a short opinion-oriented post for T Ching for once; to get away from the interviews, research, and topic-summary themes.  I talk a lot about tea; why not cover how that goes? Google + ending had me thinking quite a bit about social media, but I've...

The Tea Fairy Brigade and Swap

The Tea Fairy Brigade and Swap

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 51 secondsGuest Contribution by Victoria BrownBefore the call, I rehearse my introduction, remind myself how many times I should speak, and review my notes in case there are awkward silences. When I sign off, cheerily waving goodbye...

Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony; Share the Humanity of Tea

Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony; Share the Humanity of Tea

Guest Contributor, Dewey Meyer Estimated reading time, 5 minutes. How did the Wu-Wo tea ceremony begin?  Wu-Wo is a tea ceremony based on traditional Chinese Gong-Fu small pot brewing dating back to the Ming Dynasty more than 300 years ago. In 1989 Grand Master Tsai...

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

Introducing a new feature - a video interview with a contributing author. A New View of Women In Tea Growing up in Nepal (a very male-dominated society) in a household of 6 sisters, I realized my brother and my privilege as males early on. From simple things such as...

ABC’s of Tea; Introducing Tea Educator Judi Slack

ABC’s of Tea; Introducing Tea Educator Judi Slack

Something New About Tea Every Day Tea Educator Judi Slack has a talent for discovering some of the most interesting details about tea history that surprise and delight. She weaves her research into a colorful tapestry of classes and into a blog, "The ABC's of TEA". We...

A Day in the Life at Nepal Tea’s Family Farm

A Day in the Life at Nepal Tea’s Family Farm

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 15 seconds Guest Contribution by Nishchal Banskota - Founder, Nepal Tea I am a man of many stories and I believe everyone has a powerful story. However,  we almost always fail to show or tell that story. Think about it: When was the...

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...

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....

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...