Tea Industry

Industry

Vincent Liu: Tea Enthusiast Creates the MyTeaPal App

Vincent Liu: Tea Enthusiast Creates the MyTeaPal App

I am always drawn to stories of how the innovations of technology interact in a meaningful way with the ancient world of tea. A computer scientist with a passion for bringing people together to share tea, Vincent Liu created MyTeaPal to help tea lovers organize their...

Tea Towels: Tea Art & History

Tea Towels: Tea Art & History

Collecting Tea Towels A dear tea-loving friend introduced me to the idea of collecting tea towels. Before that, I assumed that tea towels were just fancy kitchen towels that you only put out when company came. So my friend was horrified when she caught me wiping my...

Aesthete Tea

Aesthete Tea

A week ago, a dear friend gifted me with an ounce of Aesthete Tea’s Golden Milk. The tisane is a warming and heady blend, filling me with its saffron light from toes to head. A closer inspection of the pouch revealed that this spiritual infusion of beauty and health...

Interview With Rajiv Lochan Regarding the Pandemic

Interview With Rajiv Lochan Regarding the Pandemic

Lochan Tea is experiencing the pandemic as a tea grower, processor, and exporter. Contacted via email, Rajiv Lochan kindly agreed to share the impacts over the past nine months, as well as his prediction for 2021. What follows is a transcript of our correspondence on...

Interview: Olive Leaf Tea

Interview: Olive Leaf Tea

We recently got the chance to learn a little bit about olive leaf tea from Barbara Hare, co-owner of Baroness Olive Oil. Please enjoy! ( Please note that interviews do not necessarily reflect the opinions of T Ching, nor do we either agree or disagree with any...

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

Connecting Baseball With Tea

Connecting Baseball With Tea

Finding baseball’s connection with tea is not too interesting a project.  At MLB (Major League Baseball) stadiums, craft beers and specialty wines are served.  Tea is unlikely to receive a spotlight even if it is infused with alcohol.  Ballpark food menus' beverage...

Tea Bringing People Together (Just Less Literally Lately)

Tea Bringing People Together (Just Less Literally Lately)

I keep reconsidering and changing my impression of tea culture.  Or subcultures - it's not all one thing.   What really started me thinking about this was a family tradition of having a cup of tea with my parents in the evening.  Odd timing for that caffeine intake,...

T Ching Classics: Tea Bringing People Together

T Ching Classics: Tea Bringing People Together

Recently, I ( Jaelithe, the Managing Editor ) was lamenting with some friends online about not being able to spend Christmas with family this year because of COVID. One friend was particularly distressed, as she didn't know yet if she would have her kids for Christmas...

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

Return to T Ching Classics: Back to School 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...

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. 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...