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.

  • Announcing Tea-spiration: My First Book + Pre-Order
    I wrote a book. I can’t believe I just said that. I wrote a book and it’s getting published! After starting to work on this book last year, I can finally share the news with all of you and it feels great! Keeping this secret for that long was not easy. It’s been a long process. There has been a lot of tea leaves, tea cups, crinkled papers and word vomiting, but it’s finally here! ... read more
    Source: The Cup of LifePublished on August 23, 2016 1:41 pm
  • The Teaspoon: A Necessary Part of Having Tea
    You get one new thing and bam—you’ve triggered an avalanche of new needs. Play Pokémon GO? Gotta have a portable charger for when that elusive Dragonite actually hits your screen. Found that perfect sofa? Guaranteed—any chair/coffee table/end table/lamp you already own won’t be quite right. Having a baby? Just try to stop the flood of stuff that will enter your home for the next two decades! So it was when tea hit Europe several centuries ago. ... read more
    Source: It’s More Than TeaPublished on August 23, 2016 1:09 pm
  • Teamasters Alishan [Episode 172]
    This episode, Denny and James drink a fresh 2016 Alishan from Teamasters generously supplied by Ryan Ahn of the Penn State Institute. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on August 23, 2016 9:12 am
  • Illustrated Recipe: Summer is Tealicious
    As you’ve probably gathered from my last two posts on TChing, I’m on mission to explore different ways to enjoy cold or frozen tea.  I really love TEAsicles and I adore Chai tea, so I’ve created Chai TEAsicles! It’s best to create the Chai on cooler days as you will need the stove. I made them in between a recent heat wave.  Chai tea is perfect for TEAsicles and the spices, the aroma, and the taste ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on August 23, 2016 7:30 am
  • How to Use Charcoal
     Before using the charcoal pieces it is important to wash and boil the charcoal for 10 minutes to clean and sterilize the pieces. This process can be repeated weekly to help prevent bacteria contamination.The product instructions for using charcoal generally varies anywhere from 1 to 4 pieces of charcoal per litre of water. This depends on the size of the item so check the instructions specific to your product. Personally I tend to put in ... read more
    Source: The Guide to Puerh TeaPublished on August 23, 2016 6:12 am
  • Yixing inventory #7: Gongju
    Yes, another one. These seals are pretty common although they come in different shapes and sizes. 150ml. ... read more
    Source: A Tea Addict’s JournalPublished on August 23, 2016 2:04 am
  • DoMatcha Master’s Choice
    This year I’ve been drinking more matcha than ever before. I have enough matcha now, so I’m actually drinking it daily. I want to see if this way I get more energy in the mornings. I’ve reviewed some teas from DoMatcha previously, and they have all been very good. Naturally, I couldn’t refuse reviewing this one. Master’s Choice is a matcha blend, and judging by the price it must be of high quality. It’s hard ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on August 22, 2016 10:07 pm
  • Tetley Predicts Contraceptive, Pain Killer “Remedy Teas”
    Tetley foresees a future where “remedy teas,” teas enriched with medicines such as painkillers, antibiotics, and contraceptives, are readily available. “The benefit is that whatever the medicine, from birth control to antibiotics and painkillers, it could be available in a far more palatable format than a pill,” Laurent Sagarra, Global Head of Innovation, Compliance and Quality at Tetley, told the Mirror “Also, you may forget to take your pill but […] The post Tetley Predicts ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 22, 2016 9:28 pm
  • Tea Gifting on the Rise
    Food gifting will approach $18 billion this year with tea, coffee, and cocoa beverages the third most popular gifting category, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. “Since 2010, consumers have continued to expand their usage of food gifting across occasions and food gift types. Food gifts are not just given on holidays such as Christmas or Easter or on special occasions such as graduation or birthdays, but are also […] The post Tea Gifting ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 22, 2016 9:18 pm
  • Steaz Organic Tea Sold
    Steaz, a bottled green iced tea pioneer in the U.S., was acquired last week by an unnamed buyer for an undisclosed sum. Linda Barron, CEO of Steaz, said the acquisition “will provide the company with resources and strategic synergies to further accelerate the growth of the brand.” Steaz was founded in Doylestown, Penn., in 2002 by Steven Kessler and Eric Schnell. The parent Healthy Beverage Company began with a homemade […] The post Steaz Organic ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 22, 2016 9:18 pm
  • Black Tea Production Challenged by Strikes and Rain
    A series of recent setbacks due to climate and labor strife combined this summer to significantly depress tea production in India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya, the world’s leading producers of black tea. Global black tea production for the first half of 2016 grew by 8.8% compared to 2015, according to estimates published in the Global Tea Digest. This despite early season declines in Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. Only Kenya […] The post Black Tea ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 22, 2016 9:16 pm
  • DIY: Cucumber Green Tea Body Spray
    Dearies this sweaty weather seems endless, doesn’t it? Kat has taken her afternoons on the shady porch, with a glass of iced tea in hand, and a good book. It’s been so hot that even a shady spot isn’t the oasis it once was. I decided it was time to do something about it. I noticed that my kitchen friends that live near the sink always seem to be the most comfortable in the ... read more
    Source: The Lovely TeacupPublished on August 22, 2016 11:29 am
  • Chocolate Tea — Your Dreams are Answered!
    Is there anything better than chocolate? (Besides tea, probably not.) So what could be a more perfect union than chocolate AND tea? Chocolate tea sounds almost too good to be true, but it isn’t — the combination is not only delicious, but it also has tons of health benefits. In fact, chocolate was so precious to the ancient Mayans that it was actually used as currency! Chocolate was also an essential part of the US ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on August 22, 2016 11:00 am
  • Green Tea: A Quest for Fresh Leaf and Timeless Craft by Hugo Américi, François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Kevin Gascoyne
    I often get asked for recommendations of books to read about tea. Without a doubt, the top of the list for me is always Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties. That's why I was so excited when I heard that the guys from Camellia Sinensis were working on a new book. I picked up my copy at the NYC Coffee & Tea Festival and was lucky enough to have it signed by Jasmine and François. Of course, ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on August 22, 2016 11:00 am
  • Changing Our Tea Habits, One Cup at a Time
    Creatures of habit that we are, it’s often refreshing to shake things up, step outside of the box a bit, and loosen our grip on the familiar and the routine.  Goaded by the offer of some beautiful tea cups (or perhaps it would be more accurate to call them bowls as they have no handles) made by Jeff Smith (Los Angeles), a friend and part-time ceramist, I jumped at the chance to add three new ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on August 22, 2016 7:23 am
  • How We Celebrated the Tragically Hip
    Mel Had Tea - A Tea & Travel Blog This past week a whole reservoir of love flew from Canadian pens and keyboards towards Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip. The man, machine, poem and his band have made us cry and reminisce as they toured one last time in the wake of Downie’s incurable glioblastoma — terminal brain cancer. My two favourite things I read about Gord and The Hip were Stephen Marche’s piece in The New ... read more
    Source: Mel Had TeaPublished on August 21, 2016 1:31 pm
  • Generalist vs specialist
    Those of you who know Japan well will notice that many of the best restaurants only do one thing, but they do it really well. Whether it’s the world-famous Sukiyabashi Jiro, or Owari-ya, a 550 years old shop that specializes in soba, or your run of the mill noodle, snack, or confection shop around the streets, many of the best food places in Japan sell only one type of thing. If they have other items on ... read more
    Source: A Tea Addict’s JournalPublished on August 21, 2016 3:12 am
  • A “Letter” from “Taetea”
    Dear Cwyn of Death by Tea:We are writing to express our concern regarding depictions of the Taetea logo presented in your blog. Specifically, in a recent post our logo appeared in an image of Pu’er tea beengcha in the shape of Olympic rings, next to a beengcha that depicts an obvious female breast. We have also noted that last year you posted an image of the Taetea logo on the ass end of a cow. ... read more
    Source: Cwyn’s Death By TeaPublished on August 20, 2016 2:01 am
  • Great Tea Race of 1866
    Enjoy a great cup ofluxury green teawith this tale.For a few decades, clipper ships ruled the world. They burned brightly and briefly: their boom years began in 1843, fuelled by the Chinese tea trade, but the Suez Canal, opened in 1869, gave steamships the edge and saw their popularity plummet. It may have been a reign of fewer than thirty years, but clippers captured the imagination of the world and they are still renowned today.Originally ... read more
    Source: Wooree Tea StoriesPublished on August 19, 2016 10:49 pm
  • “I Say Malcha, You say Matcha.”
    From a drink that was considered the preserve of the cognoscenti of only the Japanese tea ceremony to a world-wide “superfood” matcha has come a very long way.But what is this 'malcha'? Malcha is the Korean pronunciation of the characters 抹茶 (pronounced ‘matcha’ in Japanese and ‘muocha’ in Chinese). Once the preserve of those in the know, malcha can now be said to be ubiquitous. From the bowl of tea made by the Tea Master, through malcha cakes, ... read more
    Source: Tea TotalPublished on August 19, 2016 3:22 pm
  • Honeysticks: The One Tea Hack Everyone Should Try
    There’s nothing better than a warm cup of your favorite tea. If you had a hard day at work, you can drink tea to unwind; if it’s a cold winter day, you can drink a cup of tea to warm up; and if you’re feeling under the weather, a warm cup of tea can help to soothe your body. But you can still add another dimension to your cup of tea. Honey has ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on August 19, 2016 11:00 am
  • Friday Round Up: August 14th – August 20th
    Mini Matcha DonutsNazanin over at Tea Thoughts posted a super tasty sounding recipe for mini matcha donuts. I have a mini donut maker that I've only used a handful of times. I think it's time to dust it off! While you're there, check out her Etsy shop. She sells adorable handmade tea greeting cards.Bitterleaf Teas: Sabertooth 2015 Feng Qing Ancient Tree Dian Hong Black Tea, A Tea review+Alexsia Wilson's descriptions of this Yunnan black tea ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on August 19, 2016 11:00 am
  • Blast from the Past: Asian Corridor in Heaven
    For the past few months, a commercial shown often on a Korean channel drew my attention.  Without English subtitles, I could not tell if the commercial was a preview of a Korean historical drama or an infomercial advertising a travel agency’s tour package to a pristine region laden with majestic mountains and raging rivers.  A few noticeable English words appearing on screen read “Asian Corridor in Heaven”. Then one night I switched to the station ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on August 19, 2016 7:30 am
  • Tea Review: Wan Ling Tea House Bei Dou Da Hong Pao
    I’ve had a great interview with James Grayland at Wan Ling Tea House in the previous post. James was kind enough to send me a few tea samples to review on my blog. Among them was Bei Dou Da Hong Pao which is one of my favorite oolong teas, therefore deciding which one to review was not a tough decision at all. Da Hong Pao (aka Big Red Robe) is undoubtedly the most famous rock or ... read more
    Source: ChapediaPublished on August 19, 2016 6:48 am
  • Tea and rice
    Tea and rice have a lot in common. Firstly their shades of green, with the occasional touch of yellow, so delicate and varied, so intense. A feast for the eyes. I could spend my life photographing paddy fields. I often walk around them, carefully, placing one foot in front of the other along the low wall that surrounds them, in order to reach tea plantations that are even higher up the mountain, like here, ... read more
    Source: Discovering TeaPublished on August 19, 2016 6:00 am
  • Currently Loving: Summer 2016 Edition
    1. Shirt from Crew Teas – I’m a huge fan of the saying on this shirt which is why I was so excited to actually have a shirt that says this. With the vast selection Crew Tea offers it was hard to settle on just one design, but this shirt’s message spreads both positivity and my love for tea around. The shirt is printed on American Apparel fine jersey men’s/unisex so the sizes do run ... read more
    Source: The Cup of LifePublished on August 18, 2016 2:17 pm
  • Il tè per tutti i giorni (ed altre divagazione sul prezzo del tè)
    Uno degli argomenti che credo sia fondamentale ma che per varie ragioni viene, secondo me, davvero  battuto poco e male è quello del costo del tè…che poi, rimanga fra di noi, qualche volta che se ne parla succede sempre un gran casino. Quasi sempre se si vuole comprare un tè di una certa qualità girando per i vari siti si trovano prezzi generalmente molto alti, almeno 30/40 euro l’etto se non di più…col rischio di ... read more
    Source: Quello che mi passa per la tazzaPublished on August 18, 2016 9:30 am
  • W2T August Club Mengsong — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #101
    This month, Meet returns for the August White2Tea club with a tea ball and mini-cake from the Mengsong area. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on August 18, 2016 9:04 am
  • Tea Myths Explored on Comedy Podcast
    If any of you are podcast listeners out there, some of you may already be familiar with the Sawbones comedy podcast. On this show, Dr. Sydnee and her husband Justin spend each episode discussing the weirder side of medical history, often to humorous results. Most of the time they will devote an episode to a specific illness, but sometimes they will discuss medical treatments too. A recent live episode actually had tea as the focus. In it, the co-hosts ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on August 18, 2016 7:40 am
  • Simplicity — A Lost Art?
    Every new technology represents a trade-off: something is gained, but something is also lost. -- "Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat" by Bee Wilson (www.ConsidertheFork.com)While researching tea, foodie trends, and lifestyles for my blog, I came across this quote regarding the basic wooden spoon. ("Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat" by Bee Wilson)."The wooden spoon does not look particularly sophisticated—traditionally, it was given as a booby ... read more
    Source: Tea and HatsPublished on August 17, 2016 4:09 pm
  • Time for the next tea tour! Wuyi Mountain Oct 14-18, Taiwan tea…
    Time for the next tea tour! Wuyi Mountain Oct 14-18, Taiwan tea tour Oct 19-23. Email me for the complete tea tour daily itinerary and what adventures you can expect! Winnie@teance.com ... read more
    Source: Tea AdventuresPublished on August 17, 2016 3:27 pm
  • Garage sale
    As I mentioned earlier, I’m in the process of sorting my teaware, and am also looking to let go of some of the stuff I’ve collected over the years that I don’t want to keep anymore. It’s going to be listed on the page titled “Garage sale” you see at the navigation bar. The contents of that page will be updated as I find new things or as they find better homes. ... read more
    Source: A Tea Addict’s JournalPublished on August 17, 2016 11:05 am
  • The Perfect End-of-Summer Tea-Infused Cocktail
    Tea is an excellent drink of choice for any summer gathering — it can be served hot or cold, it’s refreshing, and it’s always delicious. But what you might not know is that it’s extremely versatile too. Because tea has become increasingly popular in cocktails, now you can enjoy tea at summer parties (and BBQs) with a yummy twist that your friends and family will love! Read on for the perfect end-of-summer tea-infused ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on August 17, 2016 11:00 am
  • Totem Tea Gui Fei Oolong
    Country of Origin: TaiwanLeaf Appearance: dark, tightly rolledIngredients: oolong teaSteep time: 30 secondsWater Temperature: 200 degreesPreparation Method: porcelain gaiwanLiquor: amberI love a good roasted oolong but they seem to be far and few between these days. That's why I was super excited when I pulled this sample out of a recent box from +Totem Tea. Even better, it's also a bug bitten tea. The leaves were attacked by the same wonderful little leafhopper that brings us ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on August 17, 2016 11:00 am
  • What is Guayusa?
    Guayusa is a leaf that is related to Holly that grows almost exclusively in the Amazon in Ecuador.  In fact, over 98% of the Guayusa leaf produced in the world comes from Ecuador, making this leaf a chief export in this day and age. While Guayusa is still catching on in many parts of the world, it has faced explosive growth as an export.  There are companies that, as recently as 2008, were not importing ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on August 17, 2016 7:30 am
  • Can drink tea cure hangover?
    For people looking for hangover remedies, tea sometimes makes it to the list of tips, but at other times is advised against. What has become even more complicated is when peppermint tea or ginger tea is being suggested as an effective cure. Which ingredient exactly is working? Is it peppermint and ginger, or is it tea?  According to the director of gastroenterology of Taipei Medical University Hospital in Taiwan, Rui-Xiang Tang, there is no medical ... read more
    Source: Wen’s Taiwan TeaPublished on August 16, 2016 10:18 pm
  • At the Tea Table with Shelby Kroach of The Honest Leaf
    I’m thrilled to finally begin this new monthly series here on The Cup of Life. When I first started to get into tea I instantly found a connection with other tea lovers out there and still do today. I love hearing about their tea journeys and how tea is in their lives. To continue this connection and expand our tea community I will be interviewing tea drinkers around the world and sharing what their passion ... read more
    Source: The Tea Cup of LifePublished on August 16, 2016 12:46 pm
  • Yixing inventory #6: Gongju
    The “gongju” mark is another one of these generic marks that supposedly mean something at some point, but is used so often it’s meaningless. The earliest ones are supposed to be made for imperial purposes starting in the Ming or the early Qing, but obviously most are much later. 130 ml.   ... read more
    Source: A Tea Addict’s JournalPublished on August 16, 2016 11:45 am
  • 1990s HK-Stored Ripe [Episode 171]
    HK-Stored ripe acquired from James’ trip to Taiwan. This is thick, oily, and extremely warm + comfortable. ... read more
    Source: TeaDBPublished on August 16, 2016 10:36 am
  • Analyzing Japanese Tea Nutrition Data
    Sugimoto America tested some of their teas for different nutritional compounds, and they have shared the results. I think that it’s a good opportunity to discuss some of the findings. The chart compares one gram of each tea. Note that it’s not brewed tea. Results can vary depending on many factors, but this can give us a general idea. Let’s concentrate on EGCG, theanine, and caffeine. The rest of the values are very small, so ... read more
    Source: My Japanese Green TeaPublished on August 16, 2016 9:02 am
  • Iced Tea & American Lit Pairings
    Hello, Friends! Your local book nerd Kitty B here with more suggestions for classics with your tea. Although between the August humidity and the heat in some of these American novels, you might want to sip on something chilled. My suggestion? Iced tea. It is the ideal combination for your Late Summer All-American Reading List. And a little bit of sugar in your tea never hurt anyone! The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald This ... read more
    Source: T ChingPublished on August 16, 2016 7:30 am
  • Staid British Black Teas Fade as Florals Flourish
    Britain’s youthful tea drinkers are switching from standard tea bags to herbals and specialty fruit and floral tea blends. The trend has been apparent for the past few years but appears to be accelerating. Sales of tea bags are predicted to drop 5% in 2016 to $793 million, according to market research firm Mintel International. Researchers found that only 16% of young people in the United Kingdom reported drinking tea […] The post Staid British ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 16, 2016 5:45 am
  • All About Tea Royal Navy Blend
    British tea importer and blender All About Tea recently launched a special blend for sailors, branded with their ship name. Royal Navy Teas are designed to provide depth, color and flavor to tea made from reverse-osmosis purified water. The blend contains teas from Ceylon, Assam and Africa. According to All About Tea founder Andrew Gadsden, the Ceylon is the key to a nicely flavored soft water tea. “The African gives […] The post All About ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 16, 2016 5:44 am
  • New Lightly Carbonated Hard Iced Tea
    MillerCoors last week introduced Easy Tea, a less sweet, lightly carbonated hard iced tea with 5% alcohol that is targeted to Gen-X tea drinkers. Melissa Wagamon, marketing manager for Easy Tea Co., writes that the “simple, yet crisp and citrusy taste of Easy Tea makes it the perfect drink for kicking back and relaxing with a few close friends.” The tea is available in 24 oz. cans at liquor and […] The post New Lightly ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 15, 2016 8:38 pm
  • Alliance Warns: Beware Boba Tea’s Sugar Bomb
    By Stephenie Overman The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA) has launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign to warn about the health dangers of boba milk tea, also known as bubble tea. “This campaign focuses on increasing knowledge of just what ingredients (especially sugar) are in boba and other Asian drinks commonly found in Asian market aisles,” according to the campaign’s website. “As pre-diabetes and diabetes rates […] The post Alliance Warns: ... read more
    Source: WorldTeaNews.comPublished on August 15, 2016 8:34 pm
  • A Silver lining in Rio
    Mark Cavendish wins silver medal in Rio Olympics cycling omnium event. Cav with this son. ... read more
    Source: Cha Bei — 茶 杯Published on August 15, 2016 6:10 pm
  • Connecting With Tea Bloggers
    I recently connected with some tea bloggers. They reviewed some of my teas and I had so much fun reading their notes! These tea bloggers have written some of the most vivid, detailed, and fun descriptions about their tea experiences that I've ever read.Here are three great examples. Please check them out!photo provided by Oolong OwlOolong Owl Blog on Floating Leaves Tea 2016 High Mountain Oolongsphoto by Jeff ClearyUNYtea Guy on 2016 Lishan High Mountain Oolongphoto by Alexsia ... read more
    Source: Floating LeavesPublished on August 15, 2016 5:04 pm
  • The Definitive Guide to Tea vs. Coffee
    Almost a billion people drink coffee or tea every day. For generations, these two beverages have been the centerpiece for societies and cultures and continued to be used by many for their health benefits. In fact, chances are you are indulging in one of these two drinks RIGHT NOW as you’re reading this article! But that begs the question: Which is better: tea or coffee? While the debate will continue to rage on, we ... read more
    Source: ArtOfTeaPublished on August 15, 2016 11:00 am
  • Raw Puerh vs Cooked Puerh
    When I first got into tea, I thought I hated puerh. Part of that was because the first examples I tried were extraordinarily terrible. My revelation came when I discovered sheng, aka raw puerh. My taste buds did a happy dance. There was stuff that didn't taste like fish and dirt! That was many years ago and I've come to enjoy shu as well. I wish someone had explained all of these nuances to me ... read more
    Source: Tea For Me PleasePublished on August 15, 2016 11:00 am
  • Shreveport Tea featured on Louisiana Eats!
    Thanks to Chris Jay at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourism Bureau, Poppy Tooker from Louisiana Eats came over to my house to share some teas (Milk, Cream & Alcohol by White2Tea and a Dong Ding oolong from Mountain Tea Co.). It was fun being mic'ed up and everything I said is eerily familiar to those who have been attending the Gongfu Tea Series this summer.Take a listen, my portion starts at the 26 minute mark: ... read more
    Source: Shreveport Tea SeriesPublished on August 15, 2016 10:31 am
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