Tag: tea

Tea Culture / by Rachel Safko -

Say Tea (and Cheese)

Watermelon, ice cream, corn on the cob. Check. Cold beer. Fresh-squeezed lemonade. Check. Then there’s hot tea. Probably not the first thing that comes to mind for hot summer days….

/ by Alexsia Wilson -

2016 Midwest Tea Festival Recap

On May 7th, 2016 the Midwest Tea Festival celebrated its second anniversary, offering the Midwest a chance to come to Kansas City and explore the varied world of tea! The…

Tea Culture / by Tony Gebely -

Tea Masters Cup: An Exposé

Tea preparation in Russia and several countries in Eastern Europe is sophisticated. Tea there is treated as more of a craft much like third-wave coffee is being treated in the United States. It’s amazing to…

Tea News / by Tony Gebely -

2016 Tea Festival and Trade Show Schedule

January January 30-31: Toronto Tea Festival in Toronto, Canada   February February 14: Tea Lover’s Festival in Los Angeles, California (USA) February 20-21: Houston Tea Festival in Houston, Texas (USA) February 27: Southwest Tea Fest…

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

The Average Color of Tea

This is a composite image from photos of 85 different teas spanning green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and post-fermented teas. The “average color of tea” if you will.    

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

What is a varietal?

The word varietal is one that is often misused in the tea world (and also in the wine world). It is often erroneously used interchangeably with the word variety. Here’s…

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

Tea in Michigan

Katie and I were attending a wedding in Traverse City, Michigan last fall and while heading to Sleeping Bear Dunes, we made an awesome discovery. We happened upon a small…

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

British Tea Culture

British Tea Culture, we all know it exists, we all know it’s important, but what exactly does it mean? I set out to figure this out by interviewing over 110…

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

Where is tea grown?

Based on my research, this is a list of countries where tea is a cultivated crop. Did I miss any? Argentina Australia Bangladesh Bhutan Bolivia Brazil Cambodia Chile China Colombia…

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong

Etymology: “Tieguanyin” translates to “Iron Guanyin,” Guanyin being the “Goddess of Mercy” Other Names: Iron Goddess of Mercy, Ti Kuan Yin, Ti Kwan Yin Origin: China, Fujian Province, Anxi County…

Tea Education / by Tony Gebely -

Describing Muscatel

Muscatel is an elusive taste found in some Darjeeling teas, most likely second flush teas. It is very hard to describe the taste in words, but it is easy to…