Tea Log

  • Feb172019
    Yunnan Zitao Teapot | Yau Cheng: Dragon Egg — 3 colours

    Yunnan Jianshui Zitao Teapots

    As the clay mines in Yixing approach depletion, price of the raw materials simply rockets and people are looking elsewhere…

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  • Dec052018
    Song in a Teacup

    Song in a Teacup

    Finally after all those resting, re-baking and resting again, the Song Cultivar harvested in Spring this year is ready to…

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  • Oct072018
    Tea garden in Alishan, Taiwan

    Milky Taste Jinxuan?

    Gems of Formosa Cities in Taiwan may not have glamorous skylines like New York, London, or Hong Kong. Nor its…

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  • Jun092018
    A visit to the Wang's family traditional Tieguanyin farm in Xiping, Anxi, Fujian

    Traditional Tieguanyin Tea Farm

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  • Jun082018
    The leaves of three different Tieguanyins

    How to Read a Tieguanyin Tea Leaf?

    ( This article deals with greener style Tieguanyin, not the classic, aka deep baked style. ) Maybe you cannot be…

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  • Apr192018
    A bowl of ramen

    Between Ramen and Oolong

    he day before yesterday my wife and I were in a situation when we had to do lunch in a…

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  • Mar242018
    Phoenix oolong in gongfu tea style

    Phoenix doesn’t have to be gongfu style

    Fenghuang Dancongs and other Phoenix oolongs are my own favourites. I drink a lot of them. Contrary to most people’s…

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  • Mar072018
    Tea Garden in Meishan

    Why we offer a Paochong from Meishan but not Wenshan?

    In our other capacity as a consultant and wholesaler, we need to pursue extreme qualities in different tea regions for our clients. For the famous Taiwan oolong, Wenshan Paochong, we

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  • Aug182017
    Enjoying tea under the sun

    The Peculiar Category of Pu’er

    De facto tea for some, loathed by others None other tea category is as difficult to explain to a new…

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  • Aug172017
    Selecting a tea by Categorisation: Black tea

    Black tea, like it used to be

    A versatile tea category Make it strong to drink with milk, or lemon and honey, or syrup with ice. Prepare…

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