Tea Blog Posts From Around the Web

Here are the most recent tea blog posts from around the web, this list is updated twice daily. Please contact me if you’d like your site included in this list. If you’d like an OPML export file to add to your favorite RSS feed reader, this page is for you.

  • World Tea Expo Gathers Thousands; Participants Declare the Event a Success
     Next Event Is Scheduled for June 13–15, 2017 (with Pre-Conference Activities on June 12) in Las Vegas Penton’s World Tea Expo (#WorldTeaExpo or #WTE16), the leading tradeshow focused on advancing the business of tea, attracted more than 3,300 attendees from 50 countries to Las Vegas, Nev., June 15–17, 2016 (with pre-conference events June 13–14). The event took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and featured hundreds of new products […] The post World Tea ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 27, 2016 8:31 pm
  • Kenya Eliminates Barriers to Direct Export by Small Growers
      Kenya is one of the world’s largest tea exporters but until now the hundreds of thousands of growers there were prohibited from dealing directly with buyers. Easing export rules for farmers and farmers’ organizations will greatly benefit Kenya’s small but promising specialty tea industry. Martin Kabaki, founder and CEO of Kenyan Purple Tea, said the “Kenyan government understands very well that tea is one of its biggest foreign exchange […] The post Kenya Eliminates ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 27, 2016 7:53 pm
  • Green Tea May Improve Cognitive Functions for People with Down Syndrome
    By Stephenie Overman Some cognitive functions in Down syndrome may be improved by a compound that’s present in green tea. In a Spanish study published in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Neurology, researchers reported on the effects of the extract epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on a range of functions. Out of 24 cognitive tests, the researchers said they found improvements in three tests for the group that received the extract. These tests […] The post Green Tea ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 27, 2016 7:53 pm
  • Yogi Building Major New Factory in Eugene
    By Sam Molineaux Organic herbal tea manufacturer Yogi broke ground in late June on its proposed 180,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Eugene, Ore. just a few miles to the west of its Springfield, Ore. base. The $15–19 million factory will be the largest new industrial building in Eugene in almost a decade, far eclipsing the company’s present 38,000-square-foot headquarters and factory. According to a report in The Register-Guard, the expansion is […] The post Yogi Building ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 27, 2016 7:52 pm
  • Tea Review: Ocha & Co Organic Sencha Green Tea
    This week’s tea, Ocha & Co Organic Sencha Green Tea, is coming from Shizuoka prefecture of Japan. The leaves were picked in the Spring of this year and then blended to make this tea. Ocha & Co which was founded three years ago source their teas from tea plantations with an altitude of between 400-600m above sea level. Sencha is by far the most popular tea of Japan, even though Gyokuro is the highest grade tea. It ... read more
    Source: ChapediaPublished on June 27, 2016 3:58 pm
  • World Tea Expo 2016 part 4
    This is part 4 of a series about the World Tea Expo 2016. Click here for part 1. The booth of San Grams caught my attention because of the boxes displayed. They sell tea and also candy. I tried one and it was very good. Natsuki Hirayama, the assistant manager, gave me some of her cold brewed gyokuro that had been infused for 10 hours. It was great. After that I visited the World Green ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on June 27, 2016 3:28 pm
  • Cross fertilization, blogging and kindred tea spirits
    We want to highlight and share the joy in tea and teawares that are showing up in the on the net. Our tea friend Unyteaguy, has blogged about a new and useful tea tray that is now available from Totem, it is the non slip tea tray in willow and teak. Check out his post and blog: http://unyteaguy.tumblr.com/post/146551684570/totem-non-slip ... read more
    Source: Totem TeaPublished on June 27, 2016 12:12 pm
  • Word Tea Expo 2016 – The Booths
    This year got a bit hectic so I wasn't really able to see much of the show until the very last day. Jason and I hit the show floor hard as soon as I got out of +Darlene Meyers Perry's morning session on teaware. Going systematically row by row, I somehow managed to see almost everything. It was lucky that he brought his backpack because it was quickly filled with purchases and samples. In this post ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on June 27, 2016 11:00 am
  • Tea Perfumes
    Close your eyes and imagine the scent of your favorite tea. How does it make you feel? Can you ever get enough of it? Inhaling the aroma of your tea is part of the joy of the tea-drinking experience. In order to recreate this feeling and get as much tea-goodness as she can on a daily basis, Kat incorporates tea into her bath and beauty routine. She often likes to create her own tea-infused ... read more
    Source: The Lovely TeacupPublished on June 27, 2016 10:21 am
  • Illustrated Review: Summer Simmers with Gong Ting Pu’erh
    Can a hot cup of tea really cool you off? The answer to this question is steeped in science–it all comes down to sweat. If you have a larger amount of sweat, this means more cooling for your body, and this cooling counteracts the small amount of heat contained in a hot beverage relative to your body. The bottom line is if you are experiencing a hot, dry day and you’re wearing loose clothing that allows your sweat ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on June 27, 2016 2:00 am
  • How do you take your tea? Fast or slow?
    The World Tea Media reports ‘slow tea’ is a thing. In fact, Italy has it’s very own ‘slow tea’ movement with the goals of preserving tea traditions, protecting local biodiversity and promoting small-scale quality teas. The founders of the movement looked to traditional tea producing areas such as Yunnan in China. There, when you visit a friend, colleague or even a business, the first thing you are offered is a cup of tea. Many people have ‘tea stations’ set ... read more
    Source: REVOLUZZION: The Voice of TeaPublished on June 26, 2016 7:21 pm
  • English Breakfast from Cheeky Tea
    One of my favourite blends in the whole World is good old English Breakfast – particularly first thing in the Morning . . . with, you guessed it, Breakfast! Now, I’ll apologise in advance to the purists – I’m from Yorkshire, so I like mine with a good drop of milk. To me, English Breakfast just isn’t English Breakfast without it. When Cheeky Tea’s English Breakfast dropped through my door, it had a lot to ... read more
    Source: Tea Review BlogPublished on June 26, 2016 1:34 pm
  • Jasmine Tea Crystals from Pique Tea
    I was super-excited when Pique Tea’s jasmine tea crystals came through the door. As anyone who reads this blog regularly knows, I’m a massive fan of matcha tea. The whole premise of matcha tea is that you consume the actual tea leaf – giving you maximum antioxidants and other health-boosting properties. Now, with Pique’s tea crystals, the concept is pretty similar – there’s no bag, no whole leaves, just delicate, tiny crystals. These crystals are ... read more
    Source: Tea Review BlogPublished on June 26, 2016 1:07 pm
  • My European Adventures
    I brought my family to Netherlands and Germany for a vacation.  My family are now so internet dependent that the hotels chosen had to have free wifi.  Not a bad thing actually as there are now apps that allow a user to key in places of interest and we could use these apps offline to locate hotels, bus routes, places and eateries and finding them with relative ease.  No more holding up a large map ... read more
    Source: travelling teapotPublished on June 25, 2016 9:19 pm
  • World Tea Expo 2016 Part 3
    This is part 2 of a series about the World Tea Expo 2016. Click here for part 1. Ito En sells my favorite bottled tea, Oi Ocha. That’s why I had to visit their booth. They kindly gave me a bottle, perfect for the next day’s breakfast. This is because I didn’t bring tea nor brewing equipment to Las Vegas. When I travel out of Colombia, I don’t carry tea with me, because it’s often ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on June 25, 2016 11:18 am
  • Saturday Morning Tea
    Good morning, dear tea friends! On this warm summertime morning, I have a green tea in my cup, one that I haven’t had for a long time – a green tea from Vietnam. Green tea is the most popular tea in Vietnam, accounting for a large percentage of retail sales in the country. I’ve read […] ... read more
    Source: Art and TeaPublished on June 25, 2016 10:18 am
  • Taste of Green Tea: Drinks, Dishes & Desserts.
    Omelettes are my favorite and I can’t think of a day without eating them. They are so easy to make and can be topped with almost anything. This is my take on a healthy vegetable-filled omelette with a twist. Crack open the eggs and beat them until they form an even consistency without any air bubbles. Add all the veggies and the green tea leaves to the beaten eggs. Add salt to taste and pour ... read more
    Source: Wooree Tea StoriesPublished on June 24, 2016 10:13 pm
  • The Origins of High Tea
    Every year thousands of kiwis flock to England and they all share one desire, to have a quintessential High Tea experience. And it’s no wonder, the English have been perfecting the art of the High Tea since the mid 1700’s when it was a simple, light afternoon meal that was served between three and four pm.The exact origins of the High Tea tradition are murky; one theory suggests that High Tea originates as a light ... read more
    Source: Wooree Tea StoriesPublished on June 24, 2016 7:47 pm
  • Reflections on The World Tea Expo: Day 1/2
    Well, what a whirlwind! My brain is still processing 3 full days of exploring tea and chatting with amazing tea folks at World Tea Expo. I had no idea what to expect other than: "the days are hectic", "you will not have time for lunch", "you WILL be tea drunk" and "you'll need a sweater". These turned out to be important truths.Even after packing all my stuff, including snacks and a sweater, I was preoccupied. ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on June 24, 2016 3:12 pm
  • State of the Tea Industry — Day 2 WTE
    A sampling of the many speciality teas available for cupping at the WTE 2016   As much as my first day of World Tea Expo (WTE) was sensory development; day two was motivation to play an active role in the future of the tea industry. I had the honor of emceeing three tea education workshops addressing the evolution of tea in the foodservice industry, the current state of the tea industry, and ways to provide ... read more
    Source: Tea and HatsPublished on June 24, 2016 2:21 pm
  • Tippy’s DIY Matcha Tea Bath Bombs
    Dearies, if you’re like Kat, you adore making DIY products. Some of her most favorite projects have been using tea for bath products, such as this one: https://thelovelyteacup.com/2015/09/02/using-tea-to-create-fabulous-beauty-products/. Well, since I’m always the helpful teacup, I’ve come up with a fun way to create spa-like relaxation at home! Don’t you just love relaxing in a warm bath? Well, add in a fizzy, comforting matcha bath bomb and you’ll feel like you’re at a spa! ... read more
    Source: The Lovely TeacupPublished on June 24, 2016 11:21 am
  • Do You Know How Much Caffeine Is In Your Tea?
    With so many incredible benefits in each sip of your tea, it’s hard to believe that there’s another element that even a seasoned tea lover (like you) doesn’t already know. We get that. But you may not know that your favorite tea can be just as important to your morning pick me up as a cup of coffee! That’s right! When it comes to caffeine, tea is no slouch. There are three categories of tea ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on June 24, 2016 11:00 am
  • Friday Round Up – World Tea Expo 2016 Edition
    All of my World Tea Expo coverage will be coming out next week. This week's round up should get you all through until then. These brave souls managed to get their blogs up right away. There will be a part 2 to make sure that we don't miss anyone next week!iHeartTeasNiu Gu: Tealet After Hours (World Tea Expo 2016)My Japanese Green TeaWorld Tea Expo 2016World Tea Expo 2016 Part 2Oolong OwlOolong Owl Hoots the World ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on June 24, 2016 11:00 am
  • Irrigation and drainage on flat land
    Tea plants don’t like to stand in water. When tea is grown on flat land, like here in Rwanda, it’s important to dig out ditches so that the rainwater runs away and doesn’t linger around the camellia’s roots. What’s clever here is that the drainage is designed not only to allow water to run off, but also to irrigate the crops during dry spells. For the system to operate, you need to be near ... read more
    Source: Discovering TeaPublished on June 24, 2016 9:33 am
  • Review: Lochan Tea Doke Black Fusion – 2nd flush 2015
    How exciting to receive samples of Lochan Tea’s 2015 products. Although Lochan also serves as a wholesale of other fine Indian teas, I follow the development of the handmade teas from their own organic gardens in Bihar with great interest. Doke Black Fusion gets its name from the unique joining of Assam tea stock grown in a Darjeeling climate. Dry leaves: medium sized in general with variation, wiry, tightly hand rolled, very dark in color. ... read more
    Source: Teaviews.comPublished on June 24, 2016 6:49 am
  • Blast from the Past: Kukicha Citrus Pacific Sole
    I often combine my passions and this tea adventure – a combination of tea and food – was no different.  Kukicha, a green tea, has great citrus notes that I thought would go well with the fish I was going to make for dinner.  The marinade I describe below can be made with any tea and ingredients you desire.  The beauty of cooking with tea is that once you learn the basics, you can incorporate ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on June 24, 2016 2:07 am
  • Morning and evening light
    Brewing tea well - mastering the tea - is all about paying attention to details.For instance, you'll notice that the first 4 pictures in this article were taken early in the morning, at sunrise, and the last 3 were taken in the late afternoon, shortly before sunset.Despite the fact that the sun's angle to the horizon is similar, the light in the morning is much more crisp, fresh and clear than in the evening.Morning cup ... read more
    Source: Tea MastersPublished on June 23, 2016 9:17 pm
  • 2006 Mahei via TShop — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #89
    Sample from TShop sent by a tea friend. TShop is a NYC based teahouse that has a wide variety of teas. This tea is a dry-stored tea from the general Yiwu area. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on June 23, 2016 7:55 pm
  • World Tea Expo 2016 Part 2
    This is part 2 of a series about the World Tea Expo 2016. Click here for part 1. I had lunch inside the expo on the first day. There wasn’t much time to eat, because I had a very important event to attend. The Tea Bloggers Roundtable consists of a panel of tea bloggers that answer questions from the audience. The panelist were: Sara Shacket of Tea Happiness, Geoffrey Norman of Steep Stories, Naomi Rosen ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on June 23, 2016 10:09 am
  • Libre Tea Tumbler Giveaway!
    Calling all tea lovers! We are running a giveaway with our friends at Libre Tea to give away a 14oz Insulated Tea Tumbler!  These are great for cold brewing tea or bringing tea with you on the go! The giveaway will run until July 31st, 2016 and a winner will be picked randomly.  The contest is open to anyone in North America, and the tumbler will be shipped by Libre Tea.  To enter, follow the instructions on ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on June 23, 2016 2:35 am
  • World Tea Expo 2016
    This time the World Tea Expo was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s such a fantastic place, no wonder it’s called the entertainment capital of the world. This was the perfect excuse for a family trip. My mother and two brothers came along and we stayed at the The Venetian hotel. Day 1 of the World Tea Expo I took a taxi to the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is located close to the Las ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on June 22, 2016 12:57 pm
  • Beat the Heat and Rehydrate with Iced Tea (BONUS: How to make your own!)
    What’s better than kicking back under the hot summer sun and enjoying life? Adding a tall glass of America’s favorite iced tea! But the iconic warm-weather drink of choice is so much more than your average beverage; aside from the countless health benefits that drinking tea provides, enjoying iced tea this summer is extra nice because it hydrates your body and mind. Research also suggests that it might even promote weight loss and help you ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on June 22, 2016 11:00 am
  • A Look at Black Tea Leaf Grades with Emrok Tea Factory
    Emrok Tea Factory emailed me earlier this year and asked if they could send some samples of their Kenyan black teas to get feedback. It had been a while since I tried any African grown teas so I was definitely game. I thought this might be rare chance to be able to show you all the differences between the different black tea grades.First up to bat was two teas from their specialty tea line. SFTGFOP1  (Super ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on June 22, 2016 11:00 am
  • 2008 Xiaguan Happy Tuo [Teas I Own] — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #88
    Revisiting an old, inexpensive purchase from a few years back. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on June 22, 2016 9:27 am
  • The Citadel Tea Report
    To be completely honest, when I received the samples of the tea offered by Citadel Tea for this review, I was not expecting to be impressed. I try to avoid bagged tea at all opportunities and I have to admit that my pre-existing thoughts of teabags left me with painfully low expectations. The tea sold by Citadel tea has left me pleasantly surprised and with a great affordable option for drinking tea on the go. ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on June 22, 2016 2:00 am
  • Organic standards
    Everyone likes the idea of organic foods. No pesticides, natural fertilizers, etc. What’s not to like? Well, cost is the first issue. An organic farmer who doesn’t use pesticides is going to have productivity issues. For tea, it can be a pretty devastating drop in overall production. Mr. Gao from Shiding, who grows tea more or less wild on his farm, once told me that his yield is about 10% of what other farmers around ... read more
    Source: A Tea Addict’s JournalPublished on June 21, 2016 10:51 pm
  • The Upside to a Late Season
    Really I just don’t know what’s taking so long. Now, I know we’ve had blah blah blah excuses as to why so few puerh cakes are released thus far in 2016. But I’m at the end of my tether. Getting new puerh is so slow I’m watching the summer ticks crawl. By the time I get any fresh tea, the hot weather will be gone and I will no longer require any. Not to mention ... read more
    Source: Cwyn’s Death By TeaPublished on June 21, 2016 9:01 pm
  • Tea travels: Japan (firstly, the fun stuff)
    Japan has an extensive and rich tea culture. It made the perfect travel destination to enjoy a family holiday and combine a little bit of tea schooling. In the first part of our tea travel post I have included all the fun aspects of our tea experience in Japan. I will write more about the true tea highlights in my next post. Green tea (matcha) ice cream The hot and humid weather made it easy to indulge ... read more
    Source: The SteeperyPublished on June 21, 2016 7:45 pm
  • A Short Video On Tea Picking And Outdoor Oxidation At PingLin
    This video was taken by Jake on our April Taiwan tea trip. We were lucky that it was not raining the day that we visited Farmer Chen at PingLin. We got to talk to some tea pickers and participate in spreading tea leaves for outdoor oxidation.Enjoy the video!I have been buying Baozhong from Farmer Chen for over 10 years. He is hard working, dedicated, and kind, and I think these qualities show through in his ... read more
    Source: Floating LeavesPublished on June 21, 2016 1:55 pm
  • Fêter le solstice d’été à Taiwan
    En France et dans le reste de l'Europe, la fête du solstice se déroule le soir de ce jour le plus long, quand le soleil ne semble plus vouloir se coucher. A Taipei, aujourd'hui, le soleil s'est couché à 18h47! Cela ne laisse pas beaucoup de temps pour faire la fête le soir!DYL 102KTaiwan est proche de l'Equateur et la durée d'ensoleillement ne varie pas tellement durant l'année. C'est pourquoi Taiwan n'a pas d'heure d'été ... read more
    Source: Tea MastersPublished on June 21, 2016 10:52 am
  • 1960s Pu’erh from Wistaria [Episode 163]
    An old tea from the Wistaria menu. Thanks to the Gong Fu Cha facebook group folks for letting me bring this home. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on June 21, 2016 9:16 am
  • Review: California Tea House Chunky Cherry
    I love cherry green teas. In recent years, I haven’t been sampling as many flavoured teas as I once did, but cherry teas are one of the first teas I fell in love with, so they hold a special place in my heart. They are so perfect when done right, but, whether it’s from using too cheap a base tea or too fake a cherry flavouring, they’re also extremely easy to get wrong. The dry ... read more
    Source: Teaviews.comPublished on June 21, 2016 6:15 am
  • Bigelows Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in Tea
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Specialty tea pioneers Eunice and David Bigelow will be recognized for their lifetime achievement by the Specialty Food Association at the New York City edition of its Fancy Food Show later this week. Eunice is the daughter of Ruth Bigelow whose iconic “Constant Comment” introduced millions of tea drinkers to a fruit and black tea blend created in 1945 that remains popular to this day. The company now […] The post Bigelows Recognized ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 21, 2016 5:58 am
  • Heat Not Brew Likely Cause of Tumors
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that tumors of the esophagus are likely the result of high temperatures and not the tea, coffee or mate consumed. “There is physical evidence that very hot beverages can contribute to cell injury in the esophagus and thus contribute to cancer formation,” concluded Dr. Mariana Stern, from the University of Southern California. Stern and her co-authors examined more than 1,000 studies documenting the effects […] The post Heat Not ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 21, 2016 5:26 am
  • Tea Associations Plan India Visit
    The Tea Association of the USA and its Tea Association of Canada counterpart in September will lead their first delegations to Kolkata to meet India tea producers in hopes of increasing imports. India reported a record 1.233 billion kilo tea crop during the 2015-16 financial year, the largest production total in 35 years. Exports totaled 232.9 million kgs, according to the Tea Board of India. The largest gains were in […] The post Tea Associations ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 21, 2016 4:21 am
  • 2003 Millennial Old Tree Mini Teacake (Jingmai)
    The Jingmai region is famous for its old trees and the high quality tea leaves they produce. Raw material from these old growth trees have made Jingmai amongst the most recognizable and sought after regions in Yunnan Province for producing puerh tea. The name “Millennial Old Tree” is a reference to Jingmai’s natural treasure of 1000 year old majestic trees that grows in the region. The raw material that make up the mini teacakes by ... read more
    Source: The Guide to Puerh TeaPublished on June 21, 2016 3:12 am
  • It’s Time to CHILL!
    Japan boasts a tapestry of some of the most beautiful seasonal landscapes in the world. Imagine the snow covered pagodas of Kyoto in winter, then the entire country turning pink with cherry blossoms, to water cascading down the mountains after the rains in June, to a canvas splashed with burgundy, burnt sienna, and Mikado yellow in autumn. It’s now June and while the seasonal landscape is absolutely gorgeous, in reality, you have to be ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on June 21, 2016 2:00 am
  • Gourmet Pairing Encourages Growers to “Take the Risk” in Making Great Tea
     LAS VEGAS, Nev. The International Specialty Tea Association (ISTA) hosted its inaugural awards program June 16 at a spectacular seven-course gourmet tea pairing at the Alize Restaurant on the 56th floor of the Palms Hotel & Casino. Founder Austin Hodge presented the first ISTA awards for promoting specialty tea standards. Recipients included Kevin Gascoyne, a partner at Camellia Sinensis in Montreal, Canada; Raj Boorah, director Thengalbari Tea Estate in Jorhat, […] The post Gourmet Pairing ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 20, 2016 6:17 pm
  • Immersed In Tea
    Wow! What a TEA-riffic three days of Tea! Life in my teacup has certainly been filled to the brim with tea, friendship, knowledge, skills, and sensory overload -- taste, aroma, and the beauty of liquid tea. Last Tuesday morning three fabulous days of being immersed in tea began for me. I was privileged to help  the STI (Speciality Tea Institute) (stitea.org) staff administer Level one, two, and four (Blending) of the STI Professional Certification Program. The ... read more
    Source: Tea and HatsPublished on June 20, 2016 3:30 pm
  • Green Tea Vinaigrette For Summer Salads
    As the weather gets warmer, all Kat wants to make is huge salads. The other day she came back from the farmer’s market with bags bursting with delicious fresh veggies. She loves to cook with fresh vegetables but often just likes to make an enormous salad for dinner. Her favorite are filled with leafy greens like kale and arugula. She’ll include some hearty additions such as hardboiled eggs, sliced ham, baked tofu, and even ... read more
    Source: The Lovely TeacupPublished on June 20, 2016 11:48 am
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