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From Our Members… 2018-06-09T13:25:53+00:00
  • An NYC Book Signing with Oscar Brekell
    Last week I had the opportunity to attend a book signing with Oscar Brekell, author of The Book of Japanese Tea, at T Shop. My work schedule has a bad habit of keeping me from my attending tea events so it was a pleasant surprise when this signing coincided with my day off. The weather has already become quiet chilly but this was a beautiful, slightly warm sunny day. I took some time to wander ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 5, 2018 11:00 am
    1 week ago
  • Friday Roundup: October 29th – November 3rd
    High Mountain Oolong Ali Bear from Tea BentoTea Chronicles shared a beautifully photographed review of a high mountain oolong from a company that I’ve become a big fan of. Their vivid descriptions and short, but sweet review style are something that I really appreciate. I suddenly found myself craving a good Jin Xuan after reading this one.Look into the eyes…Xavier at Teaconomics wrote a thought provoking post about the trope that is the adventurer traveling ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on November 2, 2018 11:00 am
    1 week ago
  • Of Green Hearts, Black Dragons and Soft Stems: A Look at “Qing Xin Wulong”
    The Cultivar Qing xin wulong harvested in Pinglin Qing xin wulong is the most widely planted cultivar in Taiwan and it is used in the production of some of that nation’s finest and most expensive teas. If you enjoy a good Lishan it will almost certainly be qing xin wulong. The same is true for most other high mountain teas, for top rated Dong Ding teas and for the best Wenshan Bao Zhong.[i] Qing ... read more
    Source: Tillerman TeaPublished on November 1, 2018 12:10 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Exploring the Black Teas of Colombia with Bitcao
    When we think of tea we most often think of places like China or Japan but did you know that tea is grown in Colombia? Bitaco’s fields are located at high elevation in the Andes Mountains. Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth and they are nestled alongside a protected rainforest. I love their commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices as well as their work with the Agricola Himalaya Foundation, which ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 29, 2018 11:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: October 21st – October 27th
    The Tea Vlogger in “American Vandal”Leave it to Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus to dig into the inspiration behind a tea vlogger character on the Netflix show American Vandal. Even if he does use tea balls, I think it is pretty cool to have some representation in mainstream media. Maybe fans of the show will find their way into the world of tea.Ochazuke: a delicious Japanese tea soupThis week Anna at The ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 26, 2018 11:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Celebrating 10 Years of Tea Blogging
    I’ve been on a bit of an unannounced hiatus for the past few weeks. Wedding planning while working full time and trying to keep the blog running caused me to crash and burn, so much so that I completely missed my own blogiversary. I drove myself crazy over not being able to get any posts written but ultimately decided that I needed to just give myself a break. There are so many times that other ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 22, 2018 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • The Cup of Tea I Always Wanted to Drink
    About four years ago I met Young Mountain Tea at a farmer’s market in Springfield Oregon. I had just wrapped up a season of harvesting seaweed along the California coast and was visiting a friend before trekking back to Minnesota for winter. As I walked through the late fall market something more unusual was illuminated amongst all the vegetables – a tea stand. Behind the candles flickering below the glass teapots stood Raj, founder of ... read more
    Source: Young Mountain TeaPublished on October 17, 2018 6:00 pm
    4 weeks ago