Da Hong Pao – Art of Tea

by Jason Walker on December 20, 2014

in how to, Member Content

The Art of Tea is one of the resources that devoted disciples of tea should have in their library. The magazine is one of the most in-depth sources of information about the origins and development of teas and teaware printed in English. In its pages, one can learn the differences in the authentic tickets placed […]


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 […]


Book Review: Wild Tea Hunter

by Jason Walker on February 4, 2014

in Member Content, review, Voices of Tea

Somewhere in the lush forested corners in the deepest recesses of Yunnan Province lives an Ingenious Gentleman. In his quest, our hero uncovers the shady dealings of big tea business and seeks to protect a waning, sustainable tea culture. But is our hero tilting at windmills?


Part of a series on How To Expand Your Tea Education. There is so much to read about tea. It is very likely that there are more tea books than the population of tea-book-readers can sustain. With a potential overabundance of tea books, choosing the more useful can be a challenge. Some categories of tea […]


Book Review: The Book of Tea

by Jason Walker on March 21, 2013

in Japanese, review, Voices of Tea

Okakuro Kakuzo’s The Book of Tea was first published over 100 years ago, and is considered one of the classics of tea. Given its age and weight within the tea world, it may be more value to explore the impact of The Book of Tea rather than review it. Kakuzo begins his work by defining […]


Book Review- The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook

by Jason Walker on January 24, 2013

in review, Voices of Tea

. Choosing a guide can be a critical determinant of final success. Granted, selecting the right guide up Mount Everest carries more life-or-death import than selecting one to show you the right running shoe. But either way, we look to guides to show us the best, the most ideal match between our needs, our abilities, […]


Book Review- Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties

by Jason Walker on August 23, 2012

in Voices of Tea

. Considering the increasing number of books about tea being produced it would be easy to jump to the conclusion this one offers nothing new. But that would miss the point of work of the team at the Camellia Sinensis Tea House and their Tea: History Terroirs, Varieties. One of the major contributions of the […]

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