To your friends you are known as a ‘tea person.’ You are serious about the tea you select and you steep with care. But, within the quiet confines of your kitchen countertop there lurks a dirty secret…how clean is your brewing accoutrement? Out of habit or lack of information, telltale … Continue reading
When it comes to gong fu tea, the most asked question by far is how to scour an Yixing pot and get it ready for use. We thought we’d devote an article to answering this for everyone’s benefit, and then maybe explore some other aspects of Yixing in the coming … Continue reading
Today I sold my car. Tomorrow I’m going to pack up my house and put all my belongings in storage. At 9 AM the following day I’m going to get on a plane for Taiwan. I plan to spend several days there finding tea farms and teaware, and then take an actual boat across the Strait of Taiwan to mainland China.