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How to Choose a Tea Infuser/Teapot

by Jason Walker on August 17, 2014

in how to, Member Content, review

There will likely be a never-ending cycle of new concepts and devices for steeping tea at home. Walker Tea Review covered a few of these in a 2012 comparison. Now it is time to look at the realm of 2-stage tea infuser pots. Sometimes they are called gongfu pots or tea infuser pots. Here is […]

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Tea Talks: Dan Bolton

by Jason Walker on August 3, 2014

in Member Content, Voices of Tea

I have wanted to talk with Dan Bolton for some time now. Dan is supportive of all who are tea content producers – people who write, photograph, and otherwise print/publish tea information. He tracks down the people and stories of tea across the world. And when he isn’t digging for stories in the beverage industry, […]

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Properties of Aged Wulong

by Jason Walker on July 20, 2014

in Member Content, wulong/oolong

Suppose a tea vendor or processor ¬†somewhere in China or Taiwan is going through his storage room and finds a container of tea that has been sitting there for more years than he can remember. Knowing that tea cost him something, and looking to recover that cost, he comes up with an idea: “I’ll call […]

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Dialog: Taiwan Tea Competitions

by Jason Walker on July 6, 2014

in Member Content, Voices of Tea

Healthy competition can be a very good thing. In the case of tea farmers and producers, tea competitions can drive participants to learn more and create better teas. It can be good for tea drinkers as well. Taiwan has been organizing tea competitions for nearly 40 years, and these competitions have raised standards and improved […]

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Book Review: Homegrown Tea

by Jason Walker on June 29, 2014

in Member Content, review

¬†   Summer’s warm days and vacation activities invite visions of fresh harvests from gardens and reading lists for lazy days. So when a tea book comes along that talks about growing, processing and enjoying your own tea, it just may create the perfect marriage of pastimes. Cassie Liversidge’s Homegrown Teas: An Illustrated Guide to […]

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Tie guan yin wulong may be one of the most misunderstood teas. It can be grown in different places, grown from different cultivars, and processed in different ways. The resulting teas may all be called tie guan yin, but have very different character. I asked James Grayland of Wan Ling Tea House and Dan Robertson […]

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Profile: Tea Drunk

by Jason Walker on June 15, 2014

in Member Content, review

In New York City’s East Village there exists a haven for Chinese tea lovers. Tea Drunk offers an escape into a retreat of gaiwans, quiet conversations, and artisanal teas from across the Middle Kingdom. 2 elements make Tea Drunk stand out from so many tea shops in Chinatown and other cafes: the ambiance and the […]

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