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What My Tea Says to Me: Elixir

Instinctive magic, Loving intent, Listen. Aware. Relish. Savor. Potion of life. Infused. Image and text provided by and copyright held by author The post What My Tea Says to Me: Elixir appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Tea, Poetry, Commentary, Appreciation


Official 2019 Tea Festival, Trade Show, and Conference Schedule

Tea events happen all the time, all over. Whether for enthusiasts, industry insiders, or the layperson, you can find a tea expo, tea festival, or tea conference for you. Check out our complete and live list of every tea event happening this year, around the world. And let us know if we missed any! January [...] The post Official 2019 Tea Festival, Trade Show, and Conference Schedule appeared first on American Specialty Tea Alliance.
Tags: Tea, Festival, Conference, Trade Show, Tea Culture, Tea Fest


Blast From the Past: T.E.A.

Time Energy Attention These are the elements of TEA Time to sit quietly; Energy to boil and brew; Attention to the aroma and flavor. Time Energy Attention Where in life do we find these gifts? Time to listen to someone; Energy in our movement and creativity; Attention to the marvelous world around us. Time Energy Attention These are also the elements of our daily choices. What will we do with our time here? How will we spend our precious, limited energy? To whom or what do we give our attention...
Tags: Energy, Tea, Poetry, Archives, Barcelona Spain, Tea Time, Joanna DeRungs, Arjan Richter


Kyobancha, the Winter Warmer

There’s nothing like the smell of a wood-burning open fire in the dead of winter to make you feel warm and cozy.  But if you don’t have a real fireplace, there’s another way to snuggle up! A fairly unfamiliar Japanese tea called Kyobancha will fill your home and heart with a smoky, toasty fragrance that smells just like a log fire. The strong woody aroma gives way to a surprisingly mild yet edgy tea that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It’s also proven–by sake-swigging salarymen–to be...
Tags: Tea, Japan, Kyoto, Tea Industry, Bancha, Japanese tea, Smoked Tea, Kyobancha, Kyoto Bancha


Some Intermediate-Level Ideas About Tea – Part 2

Continued from yesterday’s post Varying exposure; South East Asian teas:   Off the broad themes here, it’s worth considering exploring tea types and sources outside China, Taiwan, Japan, and India.  Not that anyone could ever really “get to” all the tea types in China, or even do justice to just sheng pu’er or wuyi yancha.  The “generalist” approach is kind of assumed then. To me, it’s interesting trying something new versus only enjoying ever-improving close variations of past experiences.  ...
Tags: Tea, China, India, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Commentary, CCL, China Taiwan Japan, Tea Concepts, Tea Knowledge, Indonesia Laos


Some Intermediate-Level Ideas About Tea – Part 1

Related to the social media theme, I tend to like to talk in places where people are newer to tea because I can help people more there.  The “expert” groups are nice for a different kind of reference and discussion. Even in those places it often works out that a newcomer who really isn’t very far along the experience curve can help prompt really good discussion with questions. Here I’d like to explore some ideas from a middle ground, the kinds of things people pretty far through a learning cu...
Tags: Tea, Commentary, Harney, Gong Fu, Tea Concepts, Tea Knowledge, Liu Bao


Tissanes for Man’s/Woman’s Best Friend

My daughter rescued an older dog, Mavis, about a year ago. Jennifer was willing to adopt an older dog and said she’d be interested in a dog that was 4-6 years old. She found Mavis and fell in love. Mavis is deaf and going blind but that’s not stopping her at all. She was found in Alabama with 74 dogs who were locked up in cages and surviving in horrible conditions. We’ve all heard stories of similar abuse but meeting Mavis brought the issue home to me on a different level. A trip to the vet unc...
Tags: Tea, Dogs, Pets, Alabama, Mavis, Jennifer, Maris, Tisanes, Health & Well-Being, Mark Hillary, Herbal Solutions


This Is How To Show Your College Student How Much You Miss Them

It may only be January in a new year (huzzah, 2019!), but you know what that means… your favorite college student is heading back to school shortly. Sad face. We know, we know. The few weeks between finals ending and waving goodbye to them as they return to school is the best thing ever (even if they failed at doing their own laundry). Whether you’re a parent, family member, loved one or friend, admit it – as soon as they’re gone, there’s a little piece of your heart missing. We get it. Wh...
Tags: Tea, Bigelow


Blast From the Past: Trusting your senses to make a good cup of tea

I trust my senses to make a good cup of tea, but that has not always been the case.  As a novice loose-leaf tea drinker, I was afraid to trust myself.  I rarely made a cup of tea without my tools.  As the years passed, though, I ditched the thermometer and the timer and learned to trust my instincts through touch, sight, and experience. Loose-leaf tea can be more than just a delicious cup of tea – it can be a sensory experience.  I began making tea in a glass teapot so I could enjoy the sight o...
Tags: Tea, Process, Archives, Timing, Alyson Hurt, Susana Mojica


Pairing With Durian Desserts

Yet another list specifying more than 150 dishes in tiny print, all on a piece of 8 X 11 glossy paper! This time it is the menu of the newly opened “SweetHoney Dessert”, hailing from Hong Kong. The menu section entitled “Glutinous Rice Balls” lists 12 sweet courses, including Sweet Potato Soup with Glutinous Rice Balls, Sweet Ginger Soup with Glutinous Rice Balls, and Sesame Soup with Glutinous Rice Balls. If the verbatim specification of “Glutinous Rice Balls” for each item could be eliminated...
Tags: Tea, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Durian, Commentary, Tea Pairings, Dessert Pairings, Hong Kong The menu, Glutinous Rice Balls Sweet Ginger Soup, Glutinous Rice Balls and Sesame Soup, Durian Mochi Durian Pancake


Spilling the Tea: Behind the Tea – Part 2

In conclusion of yesterday’s post Spilling the Tea: Behind the Tea – Part 1 I was curious to find out about the Tea Research Institute and their efforts to expand their knowledge and methods of tea growth and production. I thought you might be interested in the following, which is right from their website: “The Institute has developed over 914 improved clones, out of which 51 clones have been selected for consistent superiority in yield and quality and released for commercial exploitation by...
Tags: Tea, Africa, America, Linkedin, Institute, Fort Wayne Indiana, Tea Industry, White Tea, Karanja, Ujamaa, Kenya Tea, Paul Kevin Karanja, Tea Freedom, Tea Research Institute, Kirori Motoku, KWANZAA Cooperative Economics


How To Plan The Best Night In: Food. Movies. Bigelow Tea.

Photo by @amominspired This time of year is the best. It’s wintry and cozy (you may even be lucky enough to have some snow on the ground!), and the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the couch with a mug of tea, some yummy food, a warm blanket and movie binge. Whether you’ve got a fire roaring or company over, who cares?! There’s always a good excuse to treat yourself to Bigelow Tea – and what better way to enjoy the flavors than to pair them with your favorite snacks? AND movies? DURING Nat...
Tags: Tea, Movie Night, Green Tea, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Tea and Food Pairings, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, Pairings, Bird Box, Bigelow Jasmine Green Tea, Lavender Chamomile Herbal Tea With Probiotics, Green Tea Infused Blondies, Bigelow Jasmine Green Tea Bigelow, Raspberry Royale Angel Food Cake


Get cozy this season with these 7 hot vegan drinks for winter

Thoughts of snowy winter days bring to mind a toasty fire, slippers, sweaters, blankets and warm drinks. It makes sense, because they all equate to the perfect combination of coziness. While traditional tea or coffee is a lovely choice, it’s fun to explore new flavors. For those that are vegan by choice or by circumstance, traditional drinks can be limiting. We’ve conjured up a varied blend of hot drink options to fit your vegan lifestyle. Note that most of these options can also be adapted for...
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Cooking, Drinks, Design, London, Winter, Features, Recipe, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Medjool, Cider Apple


Spilling the Tea: Behind the Tea – Part 1

“Spilling the Tea” seems to be a phrase associated with drag culture – especially if you watch any episodes of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”. If you’ve never heard the expression before,  pay attention:  it’s showing up everywhere. I’m bringing it to your awareness today for all the global tea farmers that not only struggle to get their tea to the buying public–and that is after all their great efforts to grow and produce their leaves–but I’m also doing it for all of those who have battled for ...
Tags: Tea, Kenya, PAUL, Tea Industry, White Tea, Karanja, Mt Kenya, Kenya Tea, Paul Kevin Karanja, Kenya Tea Research Institute


Jamming With Pleasure – And Tea

Counting our blessings at the end of a tumultuous year is never a bad idea. Despite all of the things going wrong in our world today, taking care of ourselves (and others) by lovingly preparing a nice meal or stopping to make a batch of preserves can take you and the lucky recipients of your largesse through the season and beyond. I for one am always grateful when I peruse my tea cabinet and behold the varied riches and inspiration contained within it. Resolved to do more than just drink the t...
Tags: Tea, California, Recipe, Recipes, Meyer, Citrus, Marmalade, CARA CARA, Lauren Wemischner, Oro Blanco


Blast From the Past: new year’s resolution – tea and exercise

How many of us made yet another list of New Year’s resolutions? For those who did, I suspect that adding exercise to your routine was prominently placed on that list. No one will dispute that exercise is good for your health. But what can you do each and every day that is also healthy for you? Drink fluids. Here in Oregon, it’s very common to see people walking around with a water bottle, or for those more health conscious and environmentally friendly, a nalgene bottle, or the newer, brightly c...
Tags: Tea, Oregon, Exercise, Archives, Creative Commons Attribution License, Michelle Rabin, Rubbermaid Products, British Health Council


How much would you spend to advertise in the New Yorker Magazine?

As a former east coaster who has been living in Hood River, Oregon for 15 years, I can’t totally detach myself from New York. I LOVE Oregon but there is something about New York City that is unlike anywhere in the world. We’ve been getting the New Yorker to give us a weekly fix on all things New York! I was surprised to see this full-page, color ad in a December issue. It seems like Yogi tea has made quite an investment into mainstream advertising. I spent over an hour online trying to get the ...
Tags: Tea, New York, Oregon, New York City, Advertising, Tea Industry, Risa Aronson


Top 10 Tea Books of All Time For Tea Lovers – Part 2

Continued from Monday’s post 6. “Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea: Discovering Producing Regions and Their Teas” by Jane Pettigrew If you are ready to take your tea knowledge to the next level, dive into “Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea”. It will take you on a wonderful journey through 60 tea producing regions of the world; touching on their history, local tea culture, and rituals, terroir, cultivars, etc. Become a real tea connoisseur and enjoy your cuppa on a whole new level. 7. “Tea: A Us...
Tags: Tea, Books, Japan, World, Product Reviews, United States, Jane Pettigrew, Tea Books of All Time For Tea Lovers, Tea Books of All Time For Tea Lovers Part, Krisi Smith, Nick Kilby, Louise Cheadle, Green Tea Cha, Kei Nishida Green, Green Tea Cha In Conclusion


All The Reasons Why Life is Even BETTER During Hot Tea Month!

It’s the #TeaProudly thing to do! Raise your hand if you love tea?! *THAT* is exactly why we celebrate Hot Tea Month. Tea is more than just a beverage, though. It’s warm and cozy. Each cup soothes souls, connects people, is relaxing, invites conversations and makes memories. In life, it doesn’t get much better than that. And for 2019, we challenge you to make a tea resolution – maybe it’s to drink more tea, or to make a habit to put the kettle on each evening before bed… maybe it’s to invi...
Tags: Tea, New York, Ruth, Bigelow, Calabria Italy, Bigelow Tea, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, Bigelow Tea Company, Hot Tea Month Tea


Happy New Year One And All

I find myself looking back over the last year. Boy, has it been a doozie! It’s easy to feel disillusioned by our current state of affairs: Our political system is in shambles, the stock market is crashing, our position around the globe has declined considerably, we’re at a crisis environmentally, and our ruling party doesn’t even believe the environment is in serious trouble; and if that’s not enough to deal with, the evidence-based science which we rely on to provide insight into our medicine/...
Tags: Tea, Hope, World, New Year, Commentary, Gail Thomas


Top 10 Tea Books of All Time For Tea Lovers – Part 1

The aromatic goodness of tea is hard to beat. There is a simplicity to heating water and steeping tea, holding the warm cup against your heart, and sipping liquid goodness. Tea lovers come in all shapes and sizes. Below are ten books that are likely to fuel your love while educating you on the art of all things tea. 1. “I Will Teach You to Be Healthy by Using Japanese Green Tea: Surprising Facts and Tips for How You Can Take Best Advantage of This Amazing Plant” by Kei Nishida Japanese gr...
Tags: Tea, Books, America, Product Reviews, Nature, Nishida, Kakuzo Okakura, Kei Nishida, Green Tea Mania, Tea Books of All Time For Tea Lovers, Victoria Zak Teas, Boston Museum of Fine Arts If, Kevin Gascoyne Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharais, Tea Books of All Time For Tea Lovers Part


Blast From the Past: Colds and Flus and Tea

Winter brings with it the festivities and holidays, but also can be a dreaded time of year for some because of colds, flu or other associated sicknesses. With a little planning, you can get through the season with barely more than a sniffle,  even while people around you are dropping like flies. Some of this is based on science, but also my experience working in several restaurants which involve handling cash, touching keyboards, interaction with staff and the public. In other words, a landmine...
Tags: Tea, New York, Colds, Flu, Fda, Illness, Archives, Creative Commons Attribution License, EGCG, Steven Gundry, Echinecea, Tea For Colds, Tea for flu, Ruta Zinas


Post-Holiday Tea

The holidays can be a difficult time for many people, with the stresses and the pressures; not to mention all the varying experiences that we’ve had and how that affects our perspectives. I personally recommend starting planning early, not over-thinking, and spending a day and an evening completely away. My husband and I chose to spend Christmas Eve at the coast. We didn’t even realize how much we needed the reprieve until we were there, watching the sun set over the ocean. All the same, aft...
Tags: Tea, Commentary, Creative Commons Attribution License, Dave Crosby


Genetic Mutation Creates A Caffeine Free Green Tea

I was enjoying reading the recent World Tea News report when I saw a very interesting story about a rare wild tea plant. Growing at elevations of 2,300 – 3,275 ft in a region of southern China’s Fujian province, Chinese researchers discovered the Hongyacha plant; which is a rare varietal of camellia sinensis. This plant is believed to “date back to one million years ago. It is real tea, not an herbal alternative like rooibos or chamomile, but it contains no detectable amount of caffeine.” Green...
Tags: Tea, China, Caffeine, Green Tea, Fujian province, Creative Commons Attribution License, Tea Industry, EGCG, World Tea News, Decaffeinated, Hongyacha, Tigerspaws


Happy Holidays One And All

Tis the season of festivities and we at T Ching wish you and yours a joyous holiday. May it be filled with family and dear friends sharing yummy food and outrageous teas. In the U.S., despite the heart wrenching political turmoil, we are extremely fortunate to be safe from imminent harm and threats to our very existence. We send our blessings for peace around the world and hope to see the day when people will support one another regardless of their religious beliefs or skin color, and despite t...
Tags: Tea, Holidays, Community, Gratitude, Vadim, Creative Commons Attribution License


Meeting Online Tea Friends

I’ve long since talked to lots of people online about tea.  That relates most to writing a blog about tea, and being an admin for an international themed FB tea group , and now for a second , and participation in forums or a sub-Reddit and such. That has extended into real life more lately, with three people just visiting here in Bangkok.  I’ll use that example to lead into how value-oriented purchasing could enable tea swaps. Linking the ideas is a stretch, but it should work.  To keep...
Tags: Tea, Nepal, Reddit, Community, Vietnam, Anna, Laos, Bangkok, Sasha, Assam, Cindy, Narendra, Jip Eu, Maddhurjya Gogoi, Narendra Kumar Gurung, Tea Friends


Blast From the Past: The winter life of tea

As you sip a cup of tea watching the leaves slowly unfurl, steam warming your cheeks, consider the connection to grey skies, cold mountain winds, and frozen ground that you share with tea plants, dormant, conserving their energy, waiting for Spring. In the northern latitudes of tea-growing countries, what is happening in the tea gardens in December? The short answer: not much. Almost all the workers have gone, except for the few who do some pruning of the tea bushes, remove old, unproductive pl...
Tags: Tea, Winter, Archives, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, West Lake, Creative Commons Attribution License, Guy Munsch, Tea Fields, Long Jing Dragon Well, Shi Feng, Meijawu, Joe Coyle


Top Beverage Picks for 2019

I’m always fascinated to learn what the beverage industry thinks is going to be a hit each year. 2019 is predicted to be even more exciting then previous years. The top two predictions for superstars are beverages that incorporate CBD and butterfly pea flower tea. The rise of functional beverages that pack superfood ingredients such as matcha, turmeric, or melatonin will evolve into creative and innovative drinks. To optimize health and wellness through medicinal plants, herbs and foods are the...
Tags: Tea, Oregon, Cbd, IBS, Creative Commons Attribution License, New Trends, Tea Industry, Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, Dominic Melton


Tea and the Immune System

Winter brings with it festivities and holidays, but also can be a dreaded time of year for some because of colds, flu, or other associated sicknesses. However, did you know that tea can be used to reduce the chances of getting sick? And at the very least, will reduce the intensity and duration of any sickness.  The supplement industry makes billions off various pills. Do they in fact work? Some supplements contain immune boosting ingredients, but there is not much in the way of studies that...
Tags: Health, Tea, Immune System, Illness, Echinacea, Herbal Tea, EGCG, Health & Well-Being


3 Recipes To Make Magic In The Kitchen With Bigelow Tea This Season

It’s a cookie baking frenzy! There’s nothing quite like making memories in the kitchen – who doesn’t remember baking a batch (or several) of cookies? Whether you’re baking up a storm for Christmas dessert, teaching little ones how to make a family recipe, or coming up with the latest and greatest recipe to share at a cookie exchange, we’ve got you covered. Check out our recipe for yummy Lemon Lift® Glazed Butter Cookies!It’s time for Christmas or New Year’s breakfast! We love family ...
Tags: Tea, Cook, Bigelow, Bigelow Lemon Lift, Lemon Lift ® Glaze Lemon Lift, Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea Instructions Start