Artisan Yunnan Black & Golden Needle – healthy and environment-friendly grown During the past decades, the increasing industrialization and economization of production processes in the agricultural sector have – in combination with the innovation and of dedicated chemical aids (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and artificial fertilizers) – fundamentally altered the overall picture of tea cultivation. The increased availability and lower prices of (mass) teas yielded through industrial processes achieved by means …Read the Rest

Leaf Grades, Picking Standards, Processing Standards – Objective Criteria for the Assessment of Tea Quality

Besides of our subjective taste, the probably most important and common criteria for the assessment of whether a tea is …Read the Rest

SiamTeas 2015/2016 – The Next Level

SiamTeas 2015/2016 – The Next Level The Intro After a well-deserved hiatus during July and August this year, spent among …Read the Rest

DMS “Cha Nang Ngam” Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea – North Thailand’s “Dong Fang Mei Ren”

Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea, one of the very boldest names in the world of tea, originally comes from Taiwan, where …Read the Rest

Japanese Green Tea – History and Present Appearance – an Overview

Spring Bancha Japanese Green Tea In this article, I will try to provide an overview of the development and present …Read the Rest

Doi Mae Salong – A New Mecca for Tea Enthusiasts

Doi Mae Salong… a Chinese gem in the mountains of north Thailand, and a true Mecca for every tea lover, …Read the Rest

The Taste of Tea, Perception and Description

Tea Flavor Wheel – System for standardized tea taste description Been there, done that? You tell a friend or acquaintance …Read the Rest

November 2014’s ITMA Teamaster Course at Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand – The Recap

In a blog article published in October 2014, we had introduced the new Teamaster School at Doi Mae Salong, north …Read the Rest

Top Ten “Great Teas of China” – the ‘Who is Who’ of Chinese teas (in need of an upgrade)

20 Great Teas of Chian with province/place of origin in China In 1959, the Chinese ministry of agriculture published a …Read the Rest

Anji Bai Cha and the “Da Guan Cha Lun” – When (Tea) Legends Become True

It was at the time of the Song dynasty, when in 1107 the then Chinese emperor Huizhong published his “Da …Read the Rest

The True Value of Tea – A Holistic or ‘Qi’ Approach

What I want to do in this article is to outline a rather uncommon approach to the value of tea …Read the Rest

New Tea Master School and set to open in Doi Mae Salong, North Thailand

Doi Mae Salong Tea Mastery School in clouds These are really great news for everybody thinking about taking tea courses …Read the Rest

Mystery Pu Erh Tea – a Key to Yunnan’s Oldest Tea Tradition

Mystery Pu Erh Tea – A Key to Yunnan’s Oldest Tea Tradition – Pu Erh Tea is a tea resulting …Read the Rest

The Globalization of Tea Cultivars – Trends and Perspectives

The Globalization of Tea Cultivars – Trend and Perspectives – Taiwanese Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty) tea cultivar in north Thailand …Read the Rest

Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 – Thai Oolong Tea Queen

Ruan Zhi Oolong No. 17 – Thai Oolong Tea Queen In our articles and online materials, we often refer to …Read the Rest

Spring Tea and Airplanes – A Year’s First Tea Harvest

People starting digging into tea will soon come across the fact that the spring season doesn’t not only play a …Read the Rest

Long Jing “Dragonwell” Green Tea – Authentic & Wild

Jan 29, 2014 Many of China’s classic teas are tied to a legend or story and/or derive their name from …Read the Rest

Cha Khao Hom Rice Tea – A northern Thai Tea Speciality in Classic and Premium Version

”Cha Khao Hom“ is Thai language and in English simply means ”rice tea“. However, it is not a Thai version …Read the Rest

The Tea Gardens of Ban Hin Taek – Swords to Plowshares?

At first glance, nothing indicates that Ban Hin Taek, today officially named Ban Therd Thai, is anything more than a …Read the Rest

Tie Guan Yin – TKY Qingxiang vs. TKY Chunxiang

Sourcing Tea in China, Chapter 4 Tie Guan Yin – TKY Qingxiang vs. TKY Chunxiang What bewildered us when we …Read the Rest

Lapsang Souchong, Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, Jin Jun Mei Tea – all the same?

Lapsang Souchong, Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong and Jin Jun Mei Tea – all the same? Recently, in the context of …Read the Rest

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