Tea Log

  • Jul112016
    Olivia at the hotel window

    Snow White, orange peel, pu’er tea

    Life of a fairy tale To decode stories produced or endorsed by official Chinese bodies, one needs to compare them…

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  • Jun222016
    The golden red liquor of Lincang Centenarians

    Red is the New Black

    Red or Black? The infusion is red, orange or brown, but why are they called black? In the Far East,…

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  • May292016
    Wounded Soldier waiting for help, Burma Campaign

    Dianhong — Tea Born of a War

    Tea teams were sent to Yunnan to explore setting up of a black tea production base for export to replace those in occupied Fujian, Jiangxi and Zhejiang. The resistance needed as much revenue as they could get in order to operate…

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  • Jan082015

    Danhu Old Bush Song & other Beautiful Phoenixes

    Wolf hair brush on fine silk scroll Zhaoji ( Huizong, Emperor of Song between 1101~1125 A.D. ) was not a…

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  • Nov142011

    Yixing teapots: Standard traditional forms

    The crude ancient documentation of traditional forms is a strong reminder that Yixing teapot is still very much an art…

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  • Nov142011
    Proper Storage for Taste Integrity

    Proper Storage for Taste Integrity

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  • Nov142011
    Two White Peony discuses

    Maturing Your Teas

    Some teas, such as classic style oolongs and pu’ers, improve with age through proper storage. If you are into practicing…

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  • Nov142011
    Leaf shoots of the tea plant

    Health Benefits of Tea

    A hot research focus Repeatedly in scientific researches all over the world, contents in tea have been found to possess…

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  • Nov142011
    A certificate of originality by the Yixing pot artist Pang Yao Nian

    Yixing Teapots: Artist Ranking

    There is a double tiered, multi-level ranking system for artists and craftspeople in Mainland China. Yixing teapot makers are generally…

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  • Nov142011
    Drawing an opening on the teapot

    Handcrafting Yixing Teapots

    Although in recent years the Taiwanese and the Japanese have developed techniques in mould casting teapots using materials derived from…

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