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How to Choose a Tea Infuser/Teapot

by Jason Walker on August 17, 2014

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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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Book Review: Homegrown Tea

by Jason Walker on June 29, 2014

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    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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Profile: Tea Drunk

by Jason Walker on June 15, 2014

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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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Review: Grand Tea’s Tea Infuser

by Jason Walker on June 8, 2014

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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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Steeping: Finum Brew Basket

by Jason Walker on May 25, 2014

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For the longest time, having tea at the office or away from home has involved compromise. In most cases, the compromise came in the form of a teabag. Even when teabags have high quality tea, it rarely compares to a well-steeped cup of quality loose leaf. This compromise on quality often comes at greater convenience. […]

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Men’s Health Article – Try, Try Again

by Jason Walker on May 22, 2014

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You have to be on your toes when reading articles about tea. The recent Men’s Health article earns a few tips of the hat and a few finger wags. Some Things They Got Right It was good to see companies like Camellia Sinensis, Tea Trekker, and Seven Cups getting the press they deserve. Also good […]

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The Banko-yaki kyusu, Shofu kiln is a thing of beauty to behold and use. Teas of Japan (thes-du-japon.com) offers this teapot made by Yamamoto Hiromi of the Shofu workshop. The Shofu studio was originally the collaboration of three brothers. The teapot was created by the youngest brother, who now focuses on works shown in art […]

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