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From Our Members… 2018-06-09T13:25:53+00:00
  • LID
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    Source: Images of TeaPublished on January 20, 2019 12:49 pm
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  • RED TEA CEREMONY 186 // YOU ARE GOD // WITH KEN HAMAZAKI
    RED TEA CEREMONY 186 // YOU ARE GOD // WITH KEN HAMAZAKI ... read more
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  • PORTAL
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  • INSIDE VOICE
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  • BARE
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  • INTRO
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  • DUO
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  • OFTEN
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  • WARP
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  • JAZZ
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  • PARALLEL
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  • ICELAND
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  • WZRD
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  • ORIGIN
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  • DEEP DIVE
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  • SPHERE
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  • HAIKU
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  • AUTUMN
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  • 35
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  • ALTRD
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  • Team building
    Tea, tea ceremony, gongfu cha, puerh, Chinese tea, Taiwan tea, oolong, meditation, meditative, relaxing, calming, grounding, restorative, team building, corporate, office, team, group, retreat, Los Angeles, corporate wellness, wellness, mindfulness, well being, Bruce lee, Santa Monica, Venice, Venice beach, silicon beach, marina del rey, Playa vista, experience, design, experience design, user experience, tech, productivity, autumn, winter, spring, summer, coffee, beverage, private, silent, silence, quiet, communication, listening, community, gathering, gather, event, workshop, food ... read more
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  • EVENTS
    Tea ceremony, tea, puerh, puerh tea, white2tea, gong fu, gong fu cha, Los Angeles, echo park, echo park lake, 90026, event, salon, gathering, pop up, community, art, photography, experience, immersive, tea culture, culture, dtla ... read more
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  • INTERIOR
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  • VIRGO
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  • about
    adam YASMIN, tea, photography, tea ceremony, gallery, design, designer, minimalism, still life, Los Angeles, Adam, specialty, puerh, puerh tea, art, visual, tea, tea photography, amateur photography, shot on iPhone, tea ceremony, puerh tea, gongfu cha, chadao, visual art, still life, Los Angeles, Adam YASMIN, beverage photography, ceramic, clay, teapot, teacup, bowl, tea bowl ... read more
    Source: Images of TeaPublished on January 20, 2019 12:49 pm
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  • Friday Roundup: January 13th – January 19th
    How to Make Tea Infused Hot Chocolate Hot chocolate is one of my favorite indulgences this time of year. Lu Ann from The Cup of Life posted a delicious sounding recipe that combines tea with cocoa powder and maple syrup. Yum! Teaching Kids Through Tea Parties Sara from Tea Happiness wrote an interesting piece this week about what kids can learn through tea parties. I hadn’t even thought of so many of her talking points ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 18, 2019 11:00 am
    3 days ago
  • Crimson Lotus Tea Jade Rabbit Sheng Puerh
    Country of Origin:  ChinaLeaf Appearance: compressed, dark with greens and silvery buds throughoutSteep time: 10 secondsWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: deep gold It has been a few years since I reviewed tea Crimson Lotus Tea. Glen generously shared some samples over the summer, including Jade Rabbit. Due to the overwhelming size of my backlog, my reviews are just starting to get published now. I LOVE their teas but I think I love the packaging even more. Each sample comes ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 15, 2019 6:00 pm
    5 days ago
  • DōMatcha Master’s Choice + Matcha Whipped Cream Recipe
    DōMatcha has a special place in my heart because they were one of the first matcha brands that I ever tried. I already knew about their tea but I was fascinated when I read a bit of history in an email blast that they sent out recently. John Harrison, the founder of DōMatcha, is the fourth generation head of Andrews & George. They were the first foreign company to trade in Tokyo and imported the ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 14, 2019 6:00 am
    7 days ago
  • Friday Roundup: January 6th – January 12th
    The Life of Tea (Book Review) Ricardo from My Japanese Green Tea reviewed a book that was added to my “must read” list as soon as I heard about it. Timothy d’Offay of Postcard Teas wrote The Life of Tea with professional photographer Michael Freeman. Whats in a water? Water is an essential part of tea that I often take for granted because I have good quality local tap water. In this post, Alex from ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 11, 2019 1:30 pm
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  • Walter’s Bay Maliboda FF1 Ceylon Black Tea
    Country of Origin:  Sri LankaLeaf Appearance: small, dark and fairly uniformSteep time: 5 minutesWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: stainless steel infuserLiquor: reddish brown In recent years I’ve noticed that this blog focuses more on Chinese and Taiwanese teas, with a sprinkling of Japanese teas now and then. While I this speaks to my personal drinking habits, it doesn’t necessarily represent my actual taste in tea. I am offered many wonderful samples from around the world but those from places like India ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 8, 2019 6:00 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Mei Mei Fine Teas Magnolia Fragrance Oolong
    Country of Origin:  ChinaLeaf Appearance: dark, twisted leaves. Some green under brighter lightingSteep time: 30 secondsWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: amber I often call phoenix oolongs the doppelgangers of the tea world. Their ability to replicate aromas is unlike anything that I’ve experienced. These special teas are only found in the Phoenix Mountains of Guangdong Province. The high elevation shrouds the plants in a protective mist. Each variety is assigned a specific fragrance and the trees are ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 7, 2019 6:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • How To Stay Alive in the Specialty Tea Business
      Amateur judges evaluate this year’s Wuyishan wulongs. Their scores make up 25% of the final score.  After 17 years of bringing specialty tea to Tucson from China, I am amazed to still be here sitting at my desk at Seven Cups. It’s been a while now since I have written a blog post, and remarkably I have not been fired. The new year is upon us, and having recently returned from a memorable trip ... read more
    Source: SevenCupsPublished on January 6, 2019 1:27 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: December 30th – January 5th
    There was a blogging emergency and I had to evacuate everything to WordPress yesterday. I’m still missing several months of blog posts and my email was broken for a bit. Hang in there, folks. I’ll get back up and running as soon as I can! Since I’m on a new platform now, I thought I would test out a new format for the Friday Roundup. Not all blogs can be embedded like this but I’m ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 4, 2019 3:26 pm
    2 weeks ago
  • Seven Cups Tie Luo Han Rock Wulong Tea 2017
    Country of Origin:  ChinaLeaf Appearance: dark and twisted leaves, some stems.Steep time: 30 secondsWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: deep reddish amber Da Hong Pao tends to be the star of the show when it comes to Wuyi oolongs but there are lots of other great teas to explore. Tie Luo Han, or Iron Arhat, is one of the four original varieties. The name comes from the warrior monks that practiced kung fu in order to guard temples in ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on January 2, 2019 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Tea Master Profile: Amba Estate – Sri Lanka
    Amba Estate is a tea garden focused on supporting the local community, through economic and environmental programs. Workers at the Estate learn full circle the tea making process, from harvesting the leaves to crafting the tea to be ready for consumption. The Estate allocates 10% of the revenue as additions to the workers' wages as well as supporting workers' benefit programs. Amba Estate adheres to strict all-natural growing methods to maintain the tea fields. By recycling ... read more
    Source: Tea ParityPublished on January 1, 2019 5:55 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • So I’ve Just Been Offered This Competition Grade Tea…
    Making the Grade Happy New Year to all. May 2019 bring you prosperity, joy and, of course, much very fine tea. Speaking of fine tea, it does not take a great deal of online searching to find a host of vendors offering Taiwanese “competition” tea, or “competition grade” tea. But what on earth does this mean? The quick answer is: most of the time, not much. Teas that win competitions, particularly the major ones, ... read more
    Source: Tillerman TeaPublished on January 1, 2019 3:01 am
    3 weeks ago
  • My Year In Tea + Goals for 2019
    2018 has been a year of change. Some of that was good and some of it…not so much. Here’s a bit of a look back on my year in tea.I had been working at Teavana for nearly three years when Starbucks announced that they would be closing all of their retail stores. This was heartbreaking not only because I lost my job but it ultimately meant having to find a new job that I was ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 31, 2018 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: December 23rd – December 29th
    2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi Late Steeps posted about their experience with a Chenyuan Hao puerh that they received as a gift from a friend. I love how thorough their reviews are, especially the photos of each infusion. It is always interesting to hear (and see) how a tea progresses across a session. The old book aspect that they noted is one of my favorite notes in a good quality aged sheng. Personal Puerh Aesthetic: ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 28, 2018 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: December 23rd – December 29th
    2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong ChuanqiLate Steeps posted about their experience with a Chenyuan Hao puerh that they received as a gift from a friend. I love how thorough their reviews are, especially the photos of each infusion. It is always interesting to hear (and see) how a tea progresses across a session. The old book aspect that they noted is one of my favorite notes in a good quality aged sheng.Personal Puerh Aesthetic: Considering the ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 28, 2018 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Tea Repertoire Nangang Honey Black
    Country of Origin:  TaiwanLeaf Appearance: dark and twisted leaves, some stems.Steep time: 30 secondsWater Temperature: 203 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: deep reddish amberWhen I first got into tea, Oriental Beauty was the only bug bitten tea that was readily available. Since then we’ve seen a proliferation of “concubine oolong” and other newly developed varieties. Honey black teas are definitely my favorites among all of them. Insects leave tiny holes in the leaves as they feed, triggering the plant’s natural defense ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on December 26, 2018 11:00 am
    4 weeks ago