Of Yarn and Tea

Of Yarn and Tea

Yesterday my wife had a hunch for learning crochet so we went to a local yarn shop to get something to start practicing. On the second floor of a tiny...

How a run away virus in China spread to the world

Tea at the Onslaught of Wuhan Coronavirus

In honour of all the victims and their families and friends, and in the hope that we learn something from this largely preventable pandemic, this is my sharing as a tea specialist and a multiple times epidemic witness. Quotation: These ( tea ) catechins can bind differently to neuraminidase ( i.e. the chemical in viruses that breakdowns the defence of our cellular wall ) and might overcome known drug resistance related virus mutations…

Worker covering a pile of pu'er tea for post-fermentation proces

Shou Cha or Shu Cha?

In the recent couple of decades, pu’er dark teas that are produced with the piled post-fermentation method have come to be known as “cooked” pu’er, a direct transliteration of the...

An array of different tea forms, with different tea names and tea naming concepts

Naming of a Tea

Naming of teas has always been problematic, especially when there are so many different ways of doing it for such a huge number of varieties in so many different regions. We summarise the different ways it is done for better understanding as a foundation for your tea search

How are these tea names formed?

There are 7 popular tea names below. Select an answer that you think is how the name is formed. Fill in your name and email and send your finished quiz to us. Those who have all the answers correct will be entitled to a pack of very nice Fenghuang Dancong for free