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Dark Tea in the U.S.

by Jason on November 2, 2014

in Chinese, Member Content

The August 2014 edition of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal included my article on the rise of sales of dark teas in the U.S. I talked with Bill Waddington of TeaSource, and Kevin Gascoyne of Camillia Sinensis Teahouse. Both companies see the potential of dark teas. Dark teas have a tradition of being considered a […]


Like many other industries, those of us connected to tea business will gather to select the best and brightest of our peers. Now is the time to submit nominations. Nominate BEFORE 25 April 2014.   In Case You Need Some Help With Nominations: Best Tea Publication Art of Tea –  One of the best English […]


Special Offer: Camellia Sinensis

by Jason on November 2, 2013

in Sponsored Content

Sign up for the Walker Tea Review newsletter to receive a special offer from Camellia Sinensis. Sign up for the newsletter before November 30th. The 4 professional tea tasters that own Camellia Sinensis spend every Spring in Asia. Jasmin Desharnais, who specializes in Chinese teas, spends much of his time deep in the mountains of […]


Considering Terroir

by Jason on October 24, 2013

in Voices of Tea

This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Terroir is becoming an increasingly important consideration in selecting tea for the North American specialty tea market, as was reflected in the courses and show floor interactions at the 2013 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Terroir and the […]

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What Should It Taste Like: Ali Shan

by Jason on September 28, 2013

in how to, Member Content, origin

Part of a series: What Should It Taste Like? It is tempting to pile all the Taiwan high mountain oolongs into the same heap. After all, there can be strong similarities across them. These higher elevation mean some of the highest tea gardens in the world- even higher than Darjeeling estates. But lumping them together […]


Part of a series on How To Expand Your Tea Education. Often, the quickest and easiest way to learn about tea is to simply ask someone knowledgeable. There is no need to run a search, buy a book or take a class to piece together information when you can easily walk up and ask an […]


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 […]