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.

  • Stronger Bone Health and Tea
    The journal “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” brings more good news for women who drink tea. Their love of the leaf may lead to better bone mineral density (BMD). The study examined a wide range of epidemiological studies that had been conducted across the globe. A correlation between improved BMD and tea drinking was found for women in Canada, England, Taiwan, Iran, Japan and Australia. The amount of […]The post Stronger Bone Health… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:58 pm
  • Strategies to Build Value for Vietnam Tea
    In a quest to be more competitive with their tea exports, officials in Vietnam are encouraging a new focus on fair trade certification. Although it stands in the top five tea producers globally, Vietnam has seen lower exports in the early part of 2015, sending out 6.7% less in volume than the first half of last year. This translated to 4.1% less tea income, the equivalent of about $90 million. […]The post Strategies to Build… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:49 pm
  • Strategies to Build Value for Vietnam Tea
    In a quest to be more competitive with their tea exports, officials in Vietnam are encouraging a new focus on fair trade certification. Although it stands in the top five tea producers globally, Vietnam has seen lower exports in the early part of 2015, sending out 6.7% less in volume than the first half of last year. This translated to 4.1% less tea income, the equivalent of about $90 million. […]The post Strategies to Build… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:49 pm
  • Bigelow Tea Named Official USO Sponsor
    The Bigelow Tea Company is now an official sponsor of the United Service Organizations (USO) a non-profit that supports members and families of the U.S. military worldwide. The family-owned company will donate 350,000 tea bags annually to benefit the USO’s ongoing mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. This commitment ensures the continuation of Bigelow’s Tea for the Troops program, launched in 2009 by Cindi Bigelow, […]The post Bigelow Tea Named… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:43 pm
  • Bigelow Tea Named Official USO Sponsor
    The Bigelow Tea Company is now an official sponsor of the United Service Organizations (USO) a non-profit that supports members and families of the U.S. military worldwide. The family-owned company will donate 350,000 tea bags annually to benefit the USO’s ongoing mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. This commitment ensures the continuation of Bigelow’s Tea for the Troops program, launched in 2009 by Cindi Bigelow, […]The post Bigelow Tea Named… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:43 pm
  • Darjeeling Mudslides Destroy Roads and Bridges, Kill 38
    Three days of torrential rains in the Himalayan foothills brought devastating mudslides to Darjeeling killing at least 38 and sweeping away critical roads and bridges. Twenty-three remain missing and more than 500 tea workers were displaced last week. Several lost their homes and belongings in late night sea of mud and debris. Roads and communication links are gradually being restored but some tourists were stranded. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata […]The post Darjeeling Mudslides Destroy… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:39 pm
  • Darjeeling Mudslides Destroy Roads and Bridges, Kill 38
    Three days of torrential rains in the Himalayan foothills brought devastating mudslides to Darjeeling killing at least 38 and sweeping away critical roads and bridges. Twenty-three remain missing and more than 500 tea workers were displaced last week. Several lost their homes and belongings in late night sea of mud and debris. Roads and communication links are gradually being restored but some tourists were stranded. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata […]The post Darjeeling Mudslides Destroy… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 4:39 pm
  • A Gift of Tea’s Pu’er Tea Academy
    Wouldn't a few hours of learning, tasting, and talking tea with experts and enthusiasts be the perfect afternoon activity? I recently had the pleasure of attending White Spring Tea, an event created by tea luminary Jo Johnson, where we did just that. She has been presenting the White Spring Tea for many years, and I am glad to finally attend one. I am not very experienced with pu'er, and when I found out this year's event… ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on July 6, 2015 11:49 am
  • What Countries Grow Tea?
    One question I often see asked in online forums is what countries grow tea? China, India, Sri Lanka and Kenya make up the largest portion of world production but tea can be found in over 60 different countries. The list is constantly changing and expanding, especially under the pressure of climate change. After doing a bit of digging, I've started a spreadsheet to keep track of them all. It ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 6, 2015 11:00 am
  • Tea Review: Tattle Tea’s Organic Bai Mu Dan
    Organic Bai Mu Dan - Tattle Tea "While Tattle Tea® is a new endeavor for us, we have been selling handcrafted teas since 2004 as Coffee Bean Direct. Our goal at Tattle Tea® is to de-mystify tea. Steeping the perfect cup of tea is simple and quick; anyone can do it. Our job is to simplify tea and provide you with everything necessary to enjoy your cup to the fullest. We will slowly ease you… ... read more
    Source: The Cup of LifePublished on July 6, 2015 9:17 am
  • Cold Brewed Tea is Splendid!
    Iced tea counts for some 80% of the tea consumed in the United States!  The first references to iced tea go back to the early 1800’s.  If you read further, you will learn that iced tea was a commercial success at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.  At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, a think-outside-the-cup entrepreneur had no trade at his stand selling hot tea.  The weather was beastly hot;  the uncomfortable fairgoers had no… ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on July 6, 2015 7:01 am
  • A Place for Tea
    Hulu jushi fanyi             Li Rihua of the Ming dynasty A Place for Tea A clean room – with just a broad couch, a ready table, burning incense, a cup of tea – empty of unnecessary things.  While sitting in meditation, a pure ethereal force gathers naturally within me.  As this chaste and numinous power grows, the foul and turbid effluvium of the world also shifts within and is steadily… ... read more
    Source: TsiosophyPublished on July 6, 2015 4:42 am
  • Review: Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong Oolong from Mainland China
      One cannot delve far into the world of Chinese tea before encountering a realm of mystical, poetical, and imaginative names. More than often in China, the teas generally bear specific names that reflect the area they are from, the manufacturing process, the appearance and the type of leaf used or in some cases they are named after the legend that is behind the origin of that tea. This results in some very unusual names… ... read more
    Source: REVOLUZZION: The Voice of TeaPublished on July 6, 2015 1:42 am
  • Review: Vintage Tea Company Fuxi Huanshan Mao Feng
    The leaves of this tea are beautiful buds, narrow, flat, and a dusty green. I brew a heaping teaspoon in my 3.5-ounce gaiwan at 160° for two minutes. The pale hay yellow liquor smells unique – smoky and vegetal yet still sweet. The tea is a smoky, savoury green with a strong hit of green been vegetal. Mostly smooth, it’s also very robust, and the buttery texture coats the mouth, leaving a lingering smoky aftertaste.… ... read more
    Source: Teaviews.comPublished on July 6, 2015 1:00 am
  • Video: Quiet Please, It’s Tea Time
    Source: Tea Guy SpeaksPublished on July 5, 2015 7:09 pm
  • Video: Quiet Please, It’s Tea Time
    Source: Tea Guy SpeaksPublished on July 5, 2015 7:09 pm
  • Clipper Tea “Cup Conga” Commercial
    Source: Tea Guy SpeaksPublished on July 5, 2015 7:06 pm
  • Clipper Tea “Cup Conga” Commercial
    Source: Tea Guy SpeaksPublished on July 5, 2015 7:06 pm
  • World Tea Podcast, EP.30: Discovering the Flavour Wheel
    Welcome to the World Tea Podcast! A Podcast about Tea’s Technology and Culture! This week ... read more
    Source: World Tea PodcastPublished on July 5, 2015 4:35 pm
  • World Tea Podcast, EP.30: Discovering the Flavour Wheel
    Welcome to the World Tea Podcast! A Podcast about Tea’s Technology and Culture! This week ... read more
    Source: World Tea PodcastPublished on July 5, 2015 4:35 pm
  • Introducing…Matcha Man
    Source: Tea Guy SpeaksPublished on July 5, 2015 2:47 pm
  • Introducing…Matcha Man
    Source: Tea Guy SpeaksPublished on July 5, 2015 2:47 pm
  • A Cup of Zen: Rachel Rachana Carter from iHeartTeas
    I'm a live out loud wife and mother of two. I'm on a mission to find fun and unique ways to incorporate tea into everything. From cooking, cocktails, frozen treats, to handmade bath and beauty products. My passions in addition to tea include living a healthy and fit lifestyle. People also know me as the goal driven, hyper motivated girl that has now lost nearly 100lbs. I lift with tea, bike with tea, hit the… ... read more
    Source: The Cup of LifePublished on July 4, 2015 10:49 am
  • Not Quite so Young “Yiwu” Raw Pu’erh [June 2015 Tea Drinking Report]
    Big shoutouts to Dignitea and Brian (double B) for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! Welcome to Part 2 of the overly-indulgent Yiwu report. Part 1 was young teas and was composed principally of western vendor’s own productions. This month represents a portion of not quite sp young teas, marketed and sold as Yiwu. With a little over 20 teas, it’s shorter than last month. As most pu-heads… ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on July 4, 2015 3:00 am
  • Friday Round Up: June 28th – July 4th
    The T Project Grand Opening I received an email about the grand opening for a very interesting new place but was disheartened to see that they were located on the west coast. Why do they get all of the cool places? Thankfully I was able to live vicariously through the adventures of +Geoffrey Norman. Japanese Oriental Beauty But Tea is the blog of few words but many beautiful pictures. I was ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 3, 2015 6:59 pm
  • Song of Tasting Tea at West Mountain Temple
      眠雲臥石         Liu Yuxi of the Tang dynastySong of Tasting Tea at West Mountain Temple Beyond the temple eaves, the mountain monks have many tea plants. Spring arrives and the glow of the bamboo draws out new buds. Like welcoming a guest, rise and smooth the robes to Pick from all the lush growth the eagle beaks. In a instant, the firing fills the room with fragrance. For an elegant service,… ... read more
    Source: TsiosophyPublished on July 3, 2015 9:11 am
  • Sen no Rikyū in Cinema
    The two Japanese films, 1989’s Rikyu and 2013’s Ask This of Rikyu, could have been written by the same screenwriter as the plots tell almost identical sequence of incidents in Sen no Rikyū‘s life.  I know because I binge watched the two movies one Saturday morning last year, and I wish I had written this post back then, but as always procrastination prevails. Critics, if they haven’t done so already, will probably give the… ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on July 3, 2015 7:00 am
  • Under the Himalayan clouds
    During a heatwave you must remember to stay hydrated. You need to drink frequently. You can also cool your face, with a wet cloth or a facial mist. As for me, I like the original version of mist – it’s called the Himalayas. It is cool there, especially at this time of year, when clouds full of monsoon rain gather above your head.   ... read more
    Source: Discovering TeaPublished on July 3, 2015 2:52 am
  • Review: Golden Tips Mankota Exotic Assam
    Golden Tips Tea may have become my favorite company to review teas for. I drink a lot of black tea and I’m always looking for good teas to drink as morning pot of tea or as an afternoon pick me up. Golden Tips Tea is 100% unblended Indian Teas. Even when it turns out not to be my favorite tea, I still really enjoy tasting all of these teas! (Also, I want to mention, that… ... read more
    Source: Teaviews.comPublished on July 3, 2015 1:00 am
  • 2013 Jing Gu Old Arbor Yunnan Sourcing
    Are you being served?Recently I received this sample of Yunnan Sourcing's 2013 Jing Gu Old Arbor along with a purchase of other teas. Today I'm digging it out and when I check to see if the cake is still available, holy cow it is $59 already but luckily the cake itself rings in at a large 400g. This is a varietal called Camellia Taliensis, and is reportedly from a village cooperative tea garden with trees… ... read more
    Source: Cwyn’s Death By TeaPublished on July 2, 2015 8:18 pm
  • A day in Alishan for making Jade Oolong
    2014 TOST group hands on making Jade Oolong in Alishan. A long day from 7 am till 1:30am the second day...See this one and hope you will be able to be one of our TOST members soon! ... read more
    Source: Taiwan Tea TourPublished on July 2, 2015 7:47 pm
  • Study at a Tea Nursery
    TOST 2011-2-3, three years in a row, we have arranged our members to visit Hong Hsing Tea Nursery at Nantou County. It is a lot easier to understand the tea cultivars right at a tea nursery. Finding out what cultivars are demanding by farmers and what types of teas they are working on... Thanks to our host, Mr. Kang for his patience and guidance. We are grateful to those scientists and farmers who have done… ... read more
    Source: Taiwan Tea TourPublished on July 2, 2015 5:09 pm
  • Aiya Matcha Monthly Radiation Test Report Available- July 2015
    The radiation test report is available for our July 2015 shipment.  It once again confirms that all of our Matcha and loose leaf teas are safe for consumption.  Copies available upon request. ... read more
    Source: Aiya America’ Matcha BlogPublished on July 2, 2015 3:08 pm
  • Tasting: Yunnan Noir from Adagio Teas
    The dry leavesA few months ago I was given the opportunity to choose a few teas from Adagio Teas to sample. I don't usually order from their site, so I looked around and tried to find teas that stood out. I noticed their Yunnan noir was part of the 'roots' campaign where you get to 'meet the farmer'. This includes a Q&A with someone associated with the tea farm. I enjoyed reading the info behind these… ... read more
    Source: Tea HappinessPublished on July 2, 2015 11:01 am
  • Golden Tips Tea Thurbo Moonlight 2nd Flush Darjeeling 2014
    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: large, varied greens and browns Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: amber The first thing that I noticed when brewing this tea was how pretty the leaves looked as they danced in the water. They were large and mostly whole, especially for a Darjeeling, with ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 2, 2015 11:00 am
  • The Economic Future of Direct Trade Tea: A Look at Chinese Quality Tea
    The sustainability of the commodity tea industry is in question as the cost of production continues to grow and the global market price of tea has not changed much in the past decades. Like with the coffee industry, many are advocating that the sustainability of the tea industry doesn’t require certifications but rather a focus on quality and doing trade directly with the producers of the product. Direct trade tea serves as an opportunity for… ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on July 2, 2015 7:00 am
  • Turn up the heat: Preparing water for tea
    There is a lot of information online about making a “proper” cup of tea but very little about making a cup of tea that actually tastes good. Tea newbies shouldn’t be scared away by the ritual of it all. Making a good cup of tea comes down to three simple (and important) factors: amount of tea, temperature and time. Most teas come with instructions and there are easy-to-read tea charts online to help with general brewing… ... read more
    Source: REVOLUZZION: The Voice of TeaPublished on July 1, 2015 9:24 pm
  • 8 Things You Should Do Before Starting a Tea Business
    Has anyone else noticed an uptick in people looking to get into the tea game? This post was inspired by a few misguided souls. Keep in mind that my intention is not to discourage anyone but to make sure that you are setting off on the right foot. 1. Be passionate. This should go without saying but tea has been so "trendy" in recent years that everyone is trying to get in on it. Get… ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 1, 2015 11:00 am
  • 8 Things You Should Do Before Starting a Tea Business
    Has anyone else noticed an uptick in people looking to get into the tea game? This post was inspired by a few misguided souls. Keep in mind that my intention is not to discourage anyone but to make sure that you are setting off on the right foot. 1. Be passionate. This should go without saying but tea has been so "trendy" in recent years that everyone is trying to get in on it. Get… ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on July 1, 2015 11:00 am
  • 2014 White2Tea’s Last Thoughts — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #36
    Again. Don’t blink or look at the price. This is the second part of a two episode series of extended sessions with a pair of very premium (and also very nice) young raw pu’erhs. This one is the excellent Last Thoughts from White2Tea. http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2014-last-thoughts/ ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on July 1, 2015 8:54 am
  • Spirals: Part 3
    Some time ago, I traveled south in Taiwan to a new Vipassana center. Ten days later, I was given a ride to the nearest train station by a kind fellow meditator. As we drove along through the beautiful scenery, I learned that she was the owner of an English school, and she was looking for a teacher. But this wasn’t a normal English job; it would have been a dream come true for me a few… ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on July 1, 2015 7:00 am
  • Vacation In Nagoya
    I had just returned from a week's vacation from Nagoya, Japan.  I always loved Japanese food, and upon landing in Nagoya and checking my bags at the hotel, I rushed over to Unagi Horaiken, queued for more than an hour for my table to enjoy the famous Unagi set meal.  Unagi is roasted eel, and the preparation of this dish at that restaurant was magnificent.  I spent most of my Japanese holidays outside the city of Nagoya… ... read more
    Source: travelling teapotPublished on June 30, 2015 11:19 pm
  • A Comparative Pictorial of Age – Huang Pian
      L: 2001 Centuries Old Teacake from Longyuan Factory, R: 2013 Chawangpu Jingmai Gu Shu Huang Pian (200g)Huang pian are tea leaves that are picked out during the processing of puerh tea. These consist of broken leaves, yellow leaves, leaves that are too big or were not processed properly. Huang pian are generally judged to be inferior leaves as they tend to be considerably less potent and complex when compared to the tender leaves that make… ... read more
    Source: The Guide to Puerh TeaPublished on June 30, 2015 10:20 pm
  • And the (tea) rockets’ red glare …
    We're turning paper tea bags into fireworks! Sort of. ... read more
    Source: Two leaves and a budPublished on June 30, 2015 2:48 pm
  • A Moment with Assam 1860
    Summertime, and the livin' is...CRAZY!It's been an exciting few months as both the Man o' the House and I have each been travelling extensively for work engagements. We send each other online calendar invitations to ensure at least one of us is home to carry on family life.But now, it's time to finally slow down, enjoy the summer, enjoy our family and friends. Enjoy some tea.I was so happy to receive a gift from Assam… ... read more
    Source: An International Tea MomentPublished on June 30, 2015 12:31 pm
  • Pu’er Academy with A Gift of Tea
    Most of you know by now that +Jo J is the hostess with mostest. I can't think of a time when this is more evident than her Spring White Tea. This was the 12th year running and my third time attending. The theme was a bit different than years past and I loved how representative it was of Jo's personal journey with tea. Pu'er Academy was an intriguing title and I immediately volunteered to assist ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on June 30, 2015 11:00 am
  • Cha Doraku Kaori
    I received this rare Japanese tea from Cha Doraku, a tea company located in Canada. Kaori is an ichou (sligh withering, also called bihakkou) asamushi (light steamed) sencha from the Sayamakaori cultivar. It was made in Iruma, Saitama prefecture. Because this tea is lightly oxidized, sort of like a white tea, it has a different flavor and aroma profile than the standard Japanese green tea. To learn more about the ichou process, check out the… ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on June 30, 2015 10:43 am
  • 2014 Tea Urchin’s Yiwu Beauty [Episode 112]
    The first of a two-part series on a couple Tea Urchin teas that were included in the Yiwu report. This one is a soft, easy-drinking young pu’erh, the 2014 Yiwu Beauty. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on June 30, 2015 10:00 am
  • Farmer’s MarketsFor the past three weeks (and for the rest of…
    Farmer’s MarketsFor the past three weeks (and for the rest of the summer) I have been serving tea and selling tea and teaware at the Farmer’s Market in my hometown. My town is quite small at less than 1500 people but the people are fully supportive of just about any endeavor. Most of the people who have come for tea have been people I’ve known my entire life and yet have either not had many conversations… ... read more
    Source: Cha Xi CollectivePublished on June 30, 2015 9:59 am
  • 23 Best Iced Teas – North American Tea Championship Declares Winners
    ITO EN Leads the Pack with the Most First-Place 2015 ‘Iced Tea Class’ Wins; Iced Teas from All Winners Span Various Ready-to-Drink, Instant and Foodservice Categories The North American Tea Championship (NATC) – the only independent and professionally-judged tea competition in North America – named the 23 best, premium iced teas. The evaluation was held in June 11 – 12 in Montebello, Calif. at the Wilbur Curtis headquarters, and all […]The post 23 Best Iced… ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on June 30, 2015 9:56 am
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