About Puerh Tea

Jun 1st 2010
Education
Our next lesson was on the unique puerh and we tasted five different teas. Puerh is defined as a large-leafed, sundried tea that is either fermented or post-fermented and comes from Yunnan, which is i …
About Oolong Tea: A Brief Overview

About Oolong Tea: A Brief Overview

May 31st 2010
Education
The second tea on the list for us was Oolong, which in Chinese means “black dragon,” a name that came from its originally darker color. Oolong is mainly produced in China and Taiwan. This type of tea …
About Black Tea

About Black Tea

May 23rd 2010
Education
The first tea type Nathan and I were “introduced” to was black tea, which consists of tea leaves that have been fully oxidized. When looking at tea, it’s helpful to notice the cut of the leaves. In mo …
Learning About Tea

Learning About Tea

May 19th 2010
Education
Dispatches from Krista:Since I’m new to the tea business and am learning something – or more accurately, 20 things – every day, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my newly acquired kno …

The Wide World of Tea Videos

Jul 13th 2009
Education
Chinese Tea CeremonyThe demonstration below is an abbreviated form of the Chinese Tea Ceremony, otherwise known as "Gong Fu Cha" or the "Art of Tea". Gong Fu Cha is often centered around oolong teas, …

Why Loose Leaf Tea?

Jul 7th 2009
Education, News
Is loose leaf tea better than tea bags?Tea bags are convenient. Its no wonder bagged tea is the primary method most of the western world uses to make a “cuppa”. What is the real difference between loo …
Tea Resources

Tea Resources

Jul 7th 2009
Education
Recommended Tea Books The Story of Tea By: Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. HeissComments: A comprehensive book about all things tea. This is a great read for both general and specific knowledge. One …
How to Brew Iced Tea

How to Brew Iced Tea

Jul 7th 2009
Education
Brewing Iced Tea doesn't have to be difficult. The main thing to remember is not to use extra leaf or brew for longer time, but rather use less water. Basically you want to brew a concentrate that wil …