As we go about our daily lives, the teas we anticipate are being grown, plucked, and processed. I have reached out to my connections across the tea world to collect their reports of how the 2014 Spring Harvest is progressing.


Tickets for the 2014 Coffee & Tea Fest NYC sold out well in advance of the weekend event, and next year will mark its 10th year. Reports estimated some 7,000 attendees with approximately 80 exhibitors.  Among the coffee, tea, chocolate, cheese, and other companies, what did the Fest hold for those looking for pure, single […]


What Should It Taste Like: Ali Shan

by Jason on September 28, 2013

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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 […]


Conversation: Sri Lanka Teas

by Jason on September 12, 2013

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Sri Lanka has been producing teas now for about 150 years, yet they can be some of the least understood, and least appreciated teas. For so many years, Ceylon teas were found in Lipton teabags, or were commodity grade offerings. That is changing. Elevation, location, and harvest time can make significant differences in your Sri […]


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 […]


Best Teas, Damned Lies, and Stastics

by Jason on February 13, 2013

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. Who has the best teas? This question gets asked by WTR readers at one time or another. I decided look at the Scoresheet and try to answer that question from a more objective approach. The results may be surprising. Take a look:


. Tea Bloggers’ Choice Awards Winners 2012 Unblended/Unflavored Black: Teavivre Yunnan Dian Hong Golden Tip Blended/Flavored Black: Harney & Sons Earl Grey Supreme Unblended/Unflavored Green: Den’s Tea Gyokuro Kin Blended/Flavored Green: Aiya Tea Matcha Infused Sencha Unblended/Unflavored Oolong: Teavivre Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Blended/Flavored Oolong: Naivetea Lychee Oolong Unblended/Unflavored White: Rishi-Silver Needle Premium Blended/Flavored White: […]