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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]