History, One Cup at a Time

Another blessing shared by tea lovers is the rich history that has been handed down to us by our predecessors. It is transmitted in the form »

Experiencing Tea, Part Two

In the last post, we discussed some traits tea drinkers focus on when evaluating or comparing teas. In the second installment - we'll call it the »

Experiencing Tea, Part One

For those of us who keep coming back to tea year after year, there is a much greater reward than a hot beverage or a familiar »

Silver Lining

For a few years now, I've been watching the patina grow on my favorite teapot. In the Western market, tea drinkers often end up buying a »

Expectations

After drinking a certain number of puerh samples, we start to develop a certain set of expectations about storage and different recipes. Two of the most »

The Beauty of Yixing

"The old teapot is different from the newer teapot becauseā€¦ the craftsmanship is very obvious." Kingston teaches us about a pair of late Qing dynasty Shui »