Category: Infusion

Tea infusion has been either slighted as a dunk in hot water for a few seconds or a show mystified with cultural veils. Yet of all the popular beverages, tea is the only item that requires an active interpretation by the drinker in order to fully realise the taste potential of any particular selection. The physical nature of the process should be understood with craftsmanship precision in order to do it well. Different techniques and recipes are presented.

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...

X'mas tea recipes

3 Tea Recipes for the Festive Season

I have developed three recipes for you here that are not only great for entertaining, but also good health companions through the ups and downs of the festivals. Each of these recipes has its own unique character for different needs…

Tea in the thermos

Tea in the Thermos

The thermos flask (vacuum flask) was my first teapot. It was not those nice looking tiny stainless steel ones that are popular today, but those half gallon (2-litre) double-wall glass...