• Should You Rinse Tea Leaves?
    One thing that is frequently debated in the tea world is whether or not you should rinse tea leaves before drinking. I thought it was time to tackle this topic here on the blog. Why do people rinse tea? This might be a foreign concept if you’ve never made tea in what is called gongfu style. Basically, the leaves are briefly washed with hot water. Some do this to open up the leaves. This ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 20, 2020 9:00 am
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  • Friday Roundup: January 12th – January 18th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! Adagio Teas – Gyokuro Sherin at Pardesi Trotter wrote about her experience tasting a lovely gyokuro. I love the ethereal pictures of the tea alongside rose ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 17, 2020 9:00 am
    4 days ago
  • Tea House Birthday Celebration
    It’s no secret that I love where I live! I love Maryland and living right outside the Nation’s Capital is pretty awesome. BUT, I am sad that there isn’t really a tea culture here. If you want bubble tea, I could point you to endless places. When it comes to gongfu, there is only ONE place that I know of that allows for this type of brewing and it’s nestled in beautiful Georgetown! While Georgetown ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on January 14, 2020 9:18 pm
    7 days ago
  • Tea School Tuesday – Week 1
    I mentioned in my year-end wrap-up post that I am enrolling in courses with World Tea Academy. The plan is to share a bit about my experience with you all each week. This post was finished later than I wanted to because I unexpectedly have jury duty for the entire week. Hopefully, that will be over soon so that I can focus more on my studies (and blogging)! I previously tested out of the ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 14, 2020 5:25 pm
    7 days ago
  • Friday Roundup: January 5th – January 11th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! A Little Bit About Korean Teaware History Sara from Tea Happiness recently traveled to South Korea. In this post, she gives us a primer on Korean ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 10, 2020 8:07 am
    2 weeks ago
  • A Little Bit About Korean Teaware History
    Cup and Teapot by GiJin SongTeaware is an integral part of the tea experience. I love learning about teaware and teaware history. When I went on my Korea tea adventure this fall, we learned a little bit about Korean pottery and had the pleasure of meeting some incredible potters.Korean pottery has a long, very interesting history which has influenced Korean's modern teaware artisans.A Little Bit About Korean Pottery HistoryPhilosophy, spirituality, and geography shaped Korean teaware ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on January 9, 2020 4:13 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • 4 Misconceptions about White Tea
    There are a lot of misconceptions about white tea out there. I don’t know about you but they make me cringe when I hear them! I still see these repeated by tea companies and even in books on tea. It’s Rare Is Silver Needle harder to make than other varieties that use larger leaves? Is the production of white tea smaller than broader categories like oolong? Absolutely! That being said any tea that can ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 6, 2020 9:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: December 29th – January 4th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! Puerh Trends in 2020: Rise of the Zerg Cwyn’s puerh trend predictions are something that I look forward to every year. I’ve never heard of the ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 3, 2020 9:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • A Tea Myth: Challenging the Orthodox View
    In the beginning Robert Fortune Prior to 1848 the common perception in the West was that black tea and green tea were produced from different plants.[1] So, the Royal Horticultural Society, with the support of the East India Company sent Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to locate the black tea plant, steal seeds and samples and bring them to India.[2] Fortune succeeded in obtaining the samples he sought and in the process learned that green ... read more
    Source: Tillerman TeaPublished on January 1, 2020 6:28 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • 2019: A Year In Tea
    It’s hard to believe that I have been writing about tea and pursuing it as a hobby for over a decade. Time flies when you are having fun! One of the things I love most about tea is that there is always something new to explore. I’m not even close to reaching the bottom of this rabbit hole. That being said, keeping the blog going this year was a bit of a struggle. I ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 1, 2020 12:02 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • Arbor Teas Organic Korea Woojeon Green Tea
    Country of Origin: South KoreaLeaf Appearance: dark green, slightly twistedSteep time: 2 minutesWater Temperature: 180 degreesPreparation Method: glass infuserLiquor: greenish gold At the beginning of the year, I made it a goal to learn more Korean teas. That task has definitely been easier said than done but I was excited to see that Arbor Teas had shared their Organic Korea Woojeon Green Tea in a batch of samples. Drinking is the best way to learn, after all! Did you ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 30, 2019 9:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: December 22nd – December 28th
    The Friday Roundup is a weekly collection of five of my favorite blog posts from around the world. It’s my little way of getting the word out about all of my favorite tea blogs. Is there someone I’m missing? Let me know about it in the comments below! My Favorite Places in Hong Kong | Tea Travel Connie from Tea In Spoons continued her tea travel series by highlighting some of her favorite places ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 27, 2019 3:41 pm
    4 weeks ago
  • Tregothnan Single Estate Black · Tregothnan
    Tea Producer: Tregothnan Black Tea United Kingdom Tresillian, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AJ August 2019 Large brown leaves with an intense floral aroma that produce a brilliant orange yellow liquor. Notes of peach, black pepper, and roasted nuts. Round, with a long sweet malt / toffee aftertaste. An exceptional black tea from the United Kingdom. This tea can be purchased directly from the Tregothnan... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on December 27, 2019 10:41 am
    4 weeks ago
  • Tea is for Everyone by Chan Sin Yan
    I’ve read A LOT of books on tea. That might make me a harsher judge than your average person. To be honest, most tea books out there are mediocre because they repeat the same old things. I am happy to report that Tea is for Everyone breaks out of that mold. The subtitle of this book is “Making Chinese Tea Accessible” and I would definitely say that mission was accomplished. What is it about? ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 23, 2019 9:00 am
    4 weeks ago