I love the complex sensory experience of a cup of tea. Opening the lid of the canister that stores my Gong Pin Yu Luo, the scent of jasmine uplifts me. As I remove each magnificent rolled leaf, I marvel at the artistry that crafted it. I pour hot water over … Continue reading
Hand Made Organic White Teas from the Land of the Buddha The area where we have our plantation is called Pothia; it is a small place, in a district called Kishanganj. Kishanganj in turn belongs to the state of Bihar in India. Bihar happens to be the poorest and most … Continue reading
IN JAPAN, Continued from Part 2A tea tournament was rather like a wine tasting and not, one supposes, without the attendant foolishness. The point of this jeu de societe was to guess which tea came from where, and the one who guessed correctly was awarded one of the treasures adorning … Continue reading
Research confirming the cardiovascular benefits of tea keeps piling up. Yet another article, discussing a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports promising results for tea’s ability to reduce cholesterol in humans. Although a small study, these preliminary findings are very encouraging and reflect previous studies indicating … Continue reading
By Gary SnyderThere are those who love to get dirtyand fix things.They drink coffee at dawn,beer after work.Â And those who stay cleanjust appreciate things,At breakfast they have milkand juice at night.There are those who do both,they drink tea.
I have already expressed my opinions about the effects of caffeine in green tea. However, I believe that there are considerable misconceptions about this subject and think it important enough to continue to discuss it. Here is an article by Dr. Anthony Vendryes, a physician in Jamaica who shares his … Continue reading