• MEM Tea Tung Ting
    Country of Origin: TaiwanLeaf Appearance: dark green, tightly rolledSteep time: 20 secondsWater Temperature: 195 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: buttery gold MEM Tea Imports is a new-to-me company based in Cambridge, MA. They are a wholesaler and retailer of loose leaf teas. Some of you might be wondering about the name Tung Ting. This is the Wade-Giles transliteration of the more familiar Dong Ding. Many tea companies still use these names even though Pin Yin is now the standard system ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 14, 2019 11:00 am
    19 hours ago
  • Friday Roundup: October 6th – October 12th
    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! 2018 Lucky Accident Oolong from Old Ways Tea Char over at Oolong Owl wrote about a Wuyi oolong that definitely sounds intriguing. Two teas, Huang Guan ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 11, 2019 11:00 am
    4 days ago
  • How I fell In love with tea
    I want to take this journey back to the 90’s and my childhood. My love of tea started here. Noon panir and chayee shirin for breakfast - Persian bread and cheese with sweet tea. I’ve always been anti tea bag, my dad used to tell me that tea bags were the dregs of tea and that loose leaf was the only way to go! We generally drank different black teas, mostly ceylon. The tea that ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on October 10, 2019 6:46 pm
    4 days ago
  • How To Grow Tea Pt. 3- Getting Camellia Sinensis Ready For Winter
    One Of My Happy Tea PlantsIt's been over a year since I've started my tea seeds and they are growing quite happily! I started them indoors, and once the summer hit I brought most of them outside for the season. They really shot up during the summer, and grew lots of hardy green leaves. The crisp autumn weather is starting to creep in, so it's time to start thinking about how to care for the ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on October 10, 2019 1:54 pm
    5 days ago
  • Infused by Henrietta Lovell – Book Review
    I was so excited to hear that Henrietta Lovell, founder of Rare Tea Company, had written a book. Her published kindly sent me an advanced copy and it was my constant companion on my morning commute. Infused was definitely one of my favorite recent reads. What it’s about? I was drawn to this book because it is more of a memoir than a straight-up factual book about tea. A book that repeats things I ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 7, 2019 11:00 am
    1 week ago
  • Hojicha Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
    Once I got into overnight oats, I could never stop! I make my overnight oats with almond milk, oat or other nut milk. I love how versatile they are and how many different combinations you can make. My favorite way to have them and what I’ll be sharing here today is an overnight oats recipe with almond milk and Hojicha tea in powdered form. Cooked oatmeal or porridge are classics, but I never liked them ... read more
    Source: Tea CachaiPublished on October 7, 2019 6:00 am
    1 week ago
  • Friday Roundup: September 30th – October 5th
    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! Camellia Sinensis Flower We all talk about tea leaves a lot but this week Georgia from Notes on Tea contemplated the flower of the Camellia Sinensis. ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 4, 2019 11:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Teaware History: The Mote Spoon
    (not a mote spoon)I love sharing the random tidbits of teaware history that I pick up in my reading, and today's post is on the mote spoon. The mote spoon is a tea accessory with an influential history. In fact, authentic mote spoons are so coveted that it's tough to find a real one.not a mote spoon- but used like oneHistory Of The Mote SpoonThis little spoon was actually a very handy tool! Originally called ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on October 3, 2019 11:13 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Oscar Brekell’s Tea Selection The First
    Country of Origin: JapanLeaf Appearance: dark green, small and needle-likeSteep time: 1 minuteWater Temperature: 175 degreesPreparation Method: kyusuLiquor: greenish-yellow I had the pleasure of meeting Oscar Brekell at a signing for his book in NYC last year. He kindly gifted me several of his teas and this is the first that I will be writing about. Keep your eyes open for a few more in the future. His carefully curated line of teas is only available in Japan for ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on October 2, 2019 11:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Tea Nerd Dictionary: Yancha
    Yancha is a tea term that I wondered about for a long time before I knew what it was. Simply put, the name yancha translates as rock tea and it refers to oolong teas produced in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province in China. The soil in this region is very rocky and the best quality teas are grown high up on cliffs. This imparts a mineral taste to the finished tea that is ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on September 30, 2019 11:00 am
    2 weeks ago
  • Matcha Cream Cups!
    It’s Monday. Let’s face it, sometimes Monday’s aren’t that bad. It really comes down to your attitude about it but even on a good Monday there can be a sense of laziness. It’s Monday, the week is starting and your to do list is 3 miles long but you want a treat. You don’t want to work too hard for that treat though right? I have the perfect treat for you! I’m going to write ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on September 30, 2019 10:14 am
    2 weeks ago
  • The Complex Identity of Yue Guang Bai “White Moonlight”
    Yue Guang Bai (White Moonlight) is one of the most beloved teas in our catalog. Yet despite its popularity, it seems to be a difficult tea to categorize.  Is it sheng puer? Its Yunnan origins and its tangy, herbaceous aromatics suggest it could be. It lacks sheng puer’s typical astringency, though. Is it white tea? With all that that puffy white down you might peg it for a batch of Bai Mu Dan (White Peony) ... read more
    Source: SevenCupsPublished on September 27, 2019 11:21 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: September 22nd – September 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! Easy Tea Recipes ebook Jee from Oh, How Civilized put together a collection of easy tea-infused recipes. For just $7, you’ll get an instantly downloadable book ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on September 27, 2019 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Kanchanjangha Noir · Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
    Tea Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate Black Tea Nepal Phidim, Panchthar Summer 2019 Uniform broken leaf pieces, some green when steeped. Notes of pear and fresh mountain air, slightly astringent with a hint of sweetness. A good black tea from Nepal. This tea can be purchased directly from the Nepal Tea LLC website here. Nepal Tea LLC links: Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on September 26, 2019 6:54 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Kumari Gold · Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
    Tea Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate Black Tea Nepal Phidim, Panchthar Summer 2019 Tippy (approximately 30-40% golden tips) leaves that produce a strong orange yellow liquor with notes of caramel and burnt sugar. Juicy and sweet with a long toasty vanilla finish. A fine black tea from Nepal. This tea can be purchased directly from the Nepal Tea LLC website here. Nepal Tea LLC links: Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on September 26, 2019 6:54 am
    3 weeks ago
  • White Prakash · Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
    Tea Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate White Tea Nepal Phidim, Panchthar Summer 2019 Beautiful silvery budsets that produce a light yellow liquor with notes of gardenia, vanilla and pie crust. Creamy and round with a long vanilla / honey finish. An outstanding white tea from Nepal. This tea can be purchased directly from the Nepal Tea LLC website here. Nepal Tea LLC links: Source ... read more
    Source: Tea EpicurePublished on September 26, 2019 6:53 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Tillerman Tea Dong Ding Roasted Spring 2019
    Country of Origin: TaiwanLeaf Appearance: tightly rolled, fairly darkSteep time: 25 secondsWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: brassy gold Dong Ding is one of those oolongs that I really fell in love with when I first started my tea journey. There was a cafe in New York City near where I worked that served a surprisingly good quality one. I treated myself to a cup religiously (along with a matcha cookie or two), carefully keeping the leaves to ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on September 25, 2019 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • If I had $1000 to spend on teaware…
    I am SO excited about this post. As I’ve journeyed deeper into my tea journey, my obsession with teaware has increased. I have a cabinet filled with pots and cups but I still always want more! Experimentation is an important part of tea time for me. I like to try different vessels with different teas and see how it changes the experience. I sometimes use the same gaiwan or tea pot a few days in ... read more
    Source: Tea ThoughtsPublished on September 23, 2019 10:12 pm
    3 weeks ago
  • Fiction Books for Tea Lovers
    In addition to being a tea nerd, I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm. There isn’t a lot of fiction books for tea lovers but I love when those two worlds intersect. These are some of my favorites that I’ve written about on the blog over the years. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa SeeThis book follows the life a young girl named Li-Yan. She is a member of Akha ethnic ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on September 23, 2019 11:00 am
    3 weeks ago
  • Friday Roundup: September 15th – September 21st
    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! Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company’s Yushan High Mountain Oolong & Yushan Charcoal Roasted Oolong | Tea Review Comparative tastings is one of my favorite ways to nerd ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on September 20, 2019 11:00 am
    4 weeks ago
  • History Of The Teapot
    It may seem as if teapots have been around as long as tea itself, but that's not actually the case.  We all use them, but do you know when they originated? Let's get a little deeper into the history of teapots.Teapot History- Song Dynasty to Ming DynastyTeapots may not have been around as long as the tea steeped in them, but the design is still quite ancient.  We need to look to Chinese tea history ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on September 19, 2019 8:24 pm
    4 weeks ago
  • Intellectual Property and Tea
    Lately, I’ve noticed a concerning increase in copy cats in the tea world. Fly by night tea companies are plagiarizing product descriptions from trusted vendors. I frequently discover my Instagram pictures have been reposted without my permission or proper credit given. Entire blog posts are copied and reposted until I discover them and have to waste my time filing takedown notices. What is intellectual property? in·tel·lec·tu·al prop·er·tynouna work or invention that is the result ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on September 16, 2019 11:00 am
    4 weeks ago