Exploring the Sources of Tie Guan Yin

June 23, 2014

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

June 15, 2014

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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Tea Review 528: Teavivre’s Taiwan High Mountain Oolong

June 14, 2014

  Origin: Mingjian Village, Nantou County, Taiwan Harvest: May 2013 Score: 88 Price (as of post): 14 g sample = $3  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see […]

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Review: Grand Tea’s Tea Infuser

June 8, 2014

While glass gaiwans have been available from several online vendors for some time, beaker-shaped tea infusers like this one from Grand Tea are gaining in popularity. The simple aesthetic gives  the feel of a beautiful experiment. The glass infuser places the dancing agony of the leaves on full display, and the pouring style that uses […]

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Tea Review 527: Temple Road’s Tiger Monk Roasted Oolong

June 7, 2014

  Origin: Nantou County, Taiwan. Elevation: 5,250 feet Score: 86 Price (as of post): 100 g = $24.49  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Temple Road Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a […]

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Premium Pearl Jasmine, Free Shipping From Grand Tea

June 5, 2014

  Special Offer from GrandTea.com Free Shipping on the Entire Cart with orders of Premium Pearl Jasmine*. Discounted pricing on 250 gram and higher units of Premium Pearl Jasmine. 250 grams = $42.30 USD (10% off) 1 kilogram = $160 USD (15% off) Premium Pearl Jasmine is made in Fujian Province, China, from tea leaves harvested […]

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Norwood Pratt Talks Darjeeling

June 2, 2014

Few people in the US have witnessed the changes in the tea industry the way James Norwood Pratt has. When Pratt was a young man starting college in Winston-Salem, one of his professors asked him if he was a Darjeeling man. He quickly, though somewhat overconfidently, answered “No sir, I’m from Forsyth County.” Mr. Pratt’s […]

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