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Yixing: The City of Pottery

Yixing: The City of Pottery

Yixing is a city of artisans responsible for producing China’s most valued teapot. “A teapot is like a woman,” Meng Hao says, proudly holding a teapot she made. It’s small and plump, hued a deep orange-red coloured. She brushes her finger on the handle’s curvature from bottom […]

2016 Year of the Monkey: 7 Things You Should Know

2016 Year of the Monkey: 7 Things You Should Know

Learn if you’re a monkey, what types of monkeys there are, and which celebrities are monkeys.

Man Opens Fire on Tea House for ‘Overpriced Tea’ of 65 Cents

Man Opens Fire on Tea House for ‘Overpriced Tea’ of 65 Cents

Yesterday the Turkish police were hunting a man who fired multiple bullets in a tea house in Turkey, after he was charged ‘double’ for a glass of traditional tea.

Iced Green Tea Recipe

Iced Green Tea Recipe

If you are looking for something that’s cold and refreshing, but not an unhealthy coke. You should try out this easy to make minty iced green tea recipe. Ingredients for Iced Green Tea Recipe Fresh mint leaves 1 table spoon of Loose Green Tea Leaves Fresh […]

Meet Me In Venice: Book About Chinese Immigration To Europe

Meet Me In Venice: Book About Chinese Immigration To Europe

When European traders in the 17th century were offered a cup of Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea in China,…. they liked it. This was a breakthrough for Chinese tea, and it made it’s way to Europe via the Portuguese and Dutch ports. It was […]

Tea Production in China: 4 Main Tea Growing Regions

Tea Production in China: 4 Main Tea Growing Regions

When asking the question: Which tea regions and provinces in China produce tea? You might as well wonder which areas aren’t producing. China is the biggest tea producer in the world, and in fact, many regions produce tea from the most southern Hainan province all […]

Best Tea Plant Growing Conditions For Camellia Sinenses Tea Trees

Best Tea Plant Growing Conditions For Camellia Sinenses Tea Trees

All types of leaf teas are processed using the Camellia Sinenses tea plant and there are certain environmental factors that make a region suitable for growing tea trees or tea plants. Please note that the conditions described below are only valid for growing Camellia Sinenses. […]

Coffee Leaf Tea Guide

Coffee Leaf Tea Guide

There are many coffee and tea lovers around the world, and the war between the two beverages has been going on for ages. Tea is still leading by being the second most consumed beverage in the world right after water. But this might change soon. Recently […]

Traveling Tea Boxes (TTBs): Ultimate Guide To Tea Swapping

Traveling Tea Boxes (TTBs): Ultimate Guide To Tea Swapping

The tea community is growing bigger and bigger and it’s brewing a culture with its own rituals. One of them is an activity called the ‘traveling tea box’ (TTB). In simple words, joining a TTB means that you are entering a tea swapping activity with a […]

San Francisco International Tea Festival 2014

San Francisco International Tea Festival 2014

16 vendors participated during San Francisco tea festival 16 this year with interesting lectures and tea tastings for roughly 1000 visitors. It’s great to see so many tea festivals being organized all over the world to educate tea lovers on authentic loose tea and it’s wonderful […]