Category: Tea How’s

Tea Guardian guide on better tea enjoyment — topics include how to prepare tea, tea ware, tea etiquette, tea storage, and tea maturing.

Two Upper Class Ladies

Pictorial History of Gaiwan

Little has been documented about this small yet indispensable piece of teaware. In our first attempt to study the history of gaiwan basing on historical clues, we have found that its existence is inseparable from the evolution of tea itself…

Why fill water to the rim?

Tea “Sommeliers” need better common sense Ever since businesses around the world sensed a come back for tea and saw some individuals doing tea with a new level of professionalism,...

Spring water vs tap water

Spring Water vs Tap Water

Since I moved to the new village, I have only been skimming the fringes of the mountains. As we shed our jackets to welcome longer day hours, new leaves and morning...

Gongfu Infusion Chapter 2

Gongfu Infusion: Chapter 2

Phoenix Oolong with the Gaiwan In chapter 1, we have discussed the basic steps in preparing tea using the gongfu infusion approach. In this chapter, we shall demonstrate the idea...