• Tea Pets (Toys & Pets) Movie Review
    This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission for purchases made through these links at no additional cost to you. You can find my privacy policy here. In 2017 I started seeing trailers for an adorable animated film called Tea Pets. As a tea pet enthusiast, this was very exciting news for me. Since then I’ve tried to search for a copy with English subtitles but I was never able to find ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on August 3, 2020 9:00 am
    11 hours ago
  • Friday Roundup: July 26th – August 1st
    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! Teas I Drink In A Day #2 Antonia from Steep. Sip. Repeat. shared a fun log of all of the teas she drank in a day. ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 31, 2020 8:32 pm
    3 days ago
  • Meet the Tea: Balhyocha
    What is Balhyocha? It depends on who you ask! Generally speaking, it is an oxidized tea grown in South Korea. This region is known for its green teas but there are a lot of other varieties to explore. I’ve been wanting to write about this tea for a while but procrastination got the better of me. It is a surprisingly difficult topic. We tend to want teas to fit neatly into the boxes of ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 27, 2020 9:00 am
    1 week ago
  • Friday Roundup: July 19th – July 25th
    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! Purple Puer – Wild vs. Cultivated Comparison Tasting Anna from Form Follows Tea did a four-way comparison tasting of purple puer. Wild grown tea is generally ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 25, 2020 8:31 am
    1 week ago
  • Sencha.App Matcha
    Country of Origin: JapanLeaf Appearance: deep green, fine powderWater Temperature: 160 degreesPreparation Method: traditionalLiquor: frothy, deep green Matcha from a company named Sencha? Why not! This vendor specializes in Japanese teas. They also have two very cool looking mobile apps dubbed Sencha and Matcha. They feature a tea timer, video instructions, and more. Unfortunately, the apps are only available for iPhones at the moment so I haven’t been able to test them out myself. Hopefully, there will be ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 22, 2020 5:00 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Long Tea · Vietshan Tea Co. Ltd
    Tea Producer: Vietshan Tea Co. Ltd White Tea Vietnam Nam Pien Hamlet, Nam Ty Commune, Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province Wild 1/1/2020 Pure Ya Bao style buds with a strong fresh lilac / rose aroma. Sweet yellowish white liquor, hints of parsely, sage and passionfruit. A good Ya Bao style white tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased directly from the Vietshan Tea Co., Ltd. Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 21, 2020 7:12 am
    2 weeks ago
  • White “Chiêu Thi” · Hồ Thầu Tea Cooperative
    Tea Producer: Hồ Thầu Tea Cooperative White Tea Vietnam Tân Phong Village, Hồ Thầu Commune, Hoàng Su Phì District, Hà Giang Province Shan April 25, 2020 Huge Bai Mu Dan style leaves with a fresh aroma of gardenia and hyacinth. Pale yellow liquor, notes of pear, honey, soy milk, buttery. Long white grape / honey finish. An exceptional white tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased directly from... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 21, 2020 7:04 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Tra Van Red · Tra Van JSC
    Tea Producer: Tra Van JSC Black Tea Vietnam No.3, Alley 2, Ling Lang street, Cong Vi Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Shan 4/20/2020 Pristine, slender wiry dry leaves comprised of 5-10% tips that produce a vivid yellow liquor. Notes of roasted walnuts, honey, toffee. Well balanced, long fruity/honey finish. An exceptional black tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased directly from Tra Van JSC... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 21, 2020 7:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Tra Van Green Shan · Tra Van JSC
    Tea Producer: Tra Van JSC Green Tea Vietnam No.3, Alley 2, Ling Lang street, Cong Vi Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Shan 4/20/2020 Curly rolled budsets ranging from light greyish olive to yellowish grey that produce a pale yellow liquor. Lacks character and body, notes of roasted nuts, violet and alfalfa. A satisfactory green tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased directly from Tra Van JSC... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 21, 2020 6:54 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Shan Tea “Dragon Beard” · Huu Nghi Cooperative
    Tea Producer: Huu Nghi Cooperative Black Tea Vietnam Group 8, Vi Xuyen town, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province Shan Spring 2020 Beautiful pure buds, with a fresh vanilla aroma. Vivid yellow liquor with notes of honey, cocoa and fresh cut wood. Slightly more astringent than sweet. A fine black tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased from the Huu Nghi Cooperative. You may reach the... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 21, 2020 6:49 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Gui Fei Wulong · Viettaste Business JSC
    Tea Producer: Viettaste Business JSC Wulong Tea Vietnam 46 Tang Bat Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam Qing Xin April 2020 Large, dark yellowish brown ball-style wulong balls, strong caramel dry leaf aroma. Brilliant yellow liquor with notes of cinnamon, vanilla and roase. Long maple syrup / toffee finish. An exceptional wulong from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased from Viettaste Business JSC. Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 12:35 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Dai Hong Bao Wulong · Huu Nghi Cooperative
    Tea Producer: Huu Nghi Cooperative Wulong Tea Vietnam Group 8, Vi Xuyen town, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province Shan Spring 2020 Long wiry dark yellowish brown leaves with approximately 5% tips that produce a brilliant yellow liquor. Sweet and creamy with notes of toffee and cocoa, a long honey/vanilla finish. A good oolong, more akin to a black tea, from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased from... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 12:27 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • First Kiss · Hiền Minh Tea Co., Ltd
    Tea Producer: Hiền Minh Tea Co., Ltd Black Tea Vietnam No. 9, Alley 38/28, Phuc Xa Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Shan March 20, 2020 Large wiry budsets made up of approximately 50% golden tips that produce a vivid yellow liquor. Notes of cocoa, roast walnuts and gardenia. Well balanced with a vanilla/honey finish with just a tinge of black pepper. An exceptional black tea from Vietnam. Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 12:12 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Mây White Tea · Tay Bac Tea and Special Food Company Ltd
    Tea Producer: Tay Bac Tea and Special Food Company Ltd White Tea Vietnam Ta Xua A Village, Ta Xua Commune, Bac Yen District, Son La Province, Vietnam Shan March 11, 2020 Large Bai Mu Dan style leaves ranging in color from dark olive to pale yellow green that produce a brilliant yellow liquor. Notes of hyacinth, honey and sweet toffee, with a long honey-malt aftertaste. A fine white tea from... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 7:49 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Mây Green Tea · Tay Bac Tea and Special Food Company Ltd
    Tea Producer: Tay Bac Tea and Special Food Company Ltd Green Tea Vietnam Ta Xua A Village, Ta Xua Commune, Bac Yen District, Son La Province, Vietnam Shan March 10, 2020 Beautiful budsets that produce a pale greenish yellow liquor with notes of vanilla, honey, green beans and melon. A delicate balance of sweetness and umami both in the attack, finish, and aftertaste. An exceptional green tea from... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 7:33 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Fin Ho Red Shan Tea · Phin Ho Tea Processing Cooperative
    Tea Producer: Phin Ho Tea Processing Cooperative Black Tea Vietnam Lang Giang Village, Thong Nguyen Commune, Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province Shan April 10, 2020 Tiny wiry dark yellow brown curls (25% golden tips) that produce a vivid yellow liquor with notes of rose and earthy cocoa. Slightly astringent, with a long earthy finish. A fine black tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 7:24 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Tung San Green Tea · Phin Ho Tea Processing Cooperative
    Tea Producer: Phin Ho Tea Processing Cooperative Green Tea Vietnam Lang Giang Village, Thong Nguyen Commune, Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province Shan April 10, 2020 Light grayish olive curls that produce a pale yellow liquor with notes of charcoal, roast nuts and cherry blossom. More floral than vegetal. Very sweet enduring aftertaste. A good green tea from Vietnam. This tea can be purchased... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 7:11 am
    2 weeks ago
  • White Peony · Long He Tea Company
    Tea Producer: Long He Tea Company White Tea China Fujian, Zhenge Fu'An Da Bai 3/2020 Attractive leaves with an overwhelming fresh / floral / vegetal bouquet. Pale greenish yellow liquor with notes of vanilla, bean sprouts, rose, and muscat grape. Complex and balanced, long vanilla, black pepper finish. A superior white tea from China. This tea can be purchased directly from the Teawala website... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 7:03 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Green Oolong · Lin Mao Teng
    Tea Producer: Lin Mao Teng Wulong Tea China MPMX+X8 民眾坪 Taiwan, Nantou County, Zhushan Township Qing Xin 4/28/2020 Large, moderate olive green ball-style wulong balls, strong floral / marine dry leaf aroma. Pale greenish yellow liquor with notes of hyacinth, buttered spinach and soy milk. Well balanced, creamy mouthfeel. An exceptional wulong from Taiwan. This tea can be purchased directly from... Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 6:59 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Black Oolong · Karsing Liu
    Tea Producer: Karsing Liu Wulong Tea Taiwan 605, Taiwan, Chiayi County, Alishan Township, 樂野116號 Jin Xuan 4/15/2020 Dark yellowish brown ball-style wulong balls that produce a vivid yellow liquor. Notes of cocoa, caramel, tobacco. Round and balanced with a sweet, long apricot / honey / cocoa finish. An outstanding wulong from Taiwan. This tea can be purchased directly from the BANGtea website here. Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on July 20, 2020 6:49 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Lotus Lemonade!
    I decided to try out a lemonade recipe since every day seems to be getting hotter and it’s harder for me to stand the heat for my outdoor tea sessions! This recipe isn’t actually “tea” as it uses a lotus flower for the base. I chose this because I worked with The Qi during their launch and have fallen in love with their flowers ! I have been restocking my collection every time I run ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on July 19, 2020 1:05 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: June 12th – June 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! Top 10 Tea Sommelier Tips to Make a Better Cup of Tea Getting started with tea can be overwhelming. Jee from Oh, How Civilized put together ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 17, 2020 1:45 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Three Easy Iced Tea Methods
    I love iced teas in the summer, they are easy to prepare and super refreshing. I've been having fun experimenting with various chilly tea-brewing methods and posting them to Instagram, and I've had many people ask me about the techniques! Here are three easy ways to have cool, refreshing teas: cold brewed, shaker chilled, and fizzy brewed. Cold Brewed TeaNothing beats a crisp cup of cold brewed tea on a hot day. It's simple to make, ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on July 16, 2020 2:04 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • A Complete Guide To: Zhang Ping Shui Xian (漳平水仙茶)
    Impressed by all aspects of this compressed oolong from Masters Teas by Adagio, I’ve been fortunate to have shared my thoughts and the history of this tea on their website. Click on A Complete Guide To: Zhang Ping Shui Xian (漳平水仙茶) to see my exploration! Steep well! -Marco ... read more
    Source: Steap’dPublished on July 15, 2020 5:37 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: July 5th – July 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! 38 Tea Quotes That Will Inspire Every Tea Drinker Lu Ann from The Cup of Life put together a great list of inspirational tea quotes. I ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 10, 2020 4:54 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • An Exercise In Decisiveness
    I grew up in an environment where everything felt predetermined as either right or wrong. Being raised in a boarding school campus and a house with 9 other kids my age meant that topics with innate fluidity in morality and decision-making were automatically placed on the pendulum of good and bad. This created order amid the potential chaos that came with a packed household of children. Unfortunately, it also meant that there were challenges when ... read more
    Source: Steap’dPublished on July 9, 2020 5:22 pm
    4 weeks ago
  • How to Care for Your Matcha Whisk
    I’d like to apologize to my first matcha whisk. I had no idea what I was doing! Years later I have learned the error of my ways and my trusty chasen lasts for much longer. Here are some tips to make sure that your matcha whisk stays in tip-top shape. Before Use It is important to soak the tines in hot water for a few minutes before using your chasen. This helps soften them ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 8, 2020 4:00 pm
    4 weeks ago