MATCHA [PREPARATION]
How To

MATCHA [PREPARATION]

The youngest, most tender leaves are gently plucked from a tree immersed in shade. These leaves are meticulously de-stemmed, de-veined, and laid fl...

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ABOUT JAPANESE TEAS
Interview

ABOUT JAPANESE TEAS

Japan's relation with tea started in the 9th century when Emperor Saga got served a bowl of tea while paying respect to Buddha. The monk who prepar...

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A LOVE LETTER TO TAIWAN
Tea Knowledge

A LOVE LETTER TO TAIWAN

When the Portuguese conquerors first arrived on the island of Taiwan, they were astounded by the beauty of this country, especially by those high r...

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A LESSON ON TEA MEDITATION
Tea Culture

A LESSON ON TEA MEDITATION

There’s a Japanese phrase – “ichi-go ichi-e” which means “one time, one meeting”. It is meant to remind us of the beauty of the present moment and ...

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NOTES ON WATER
Tea Knowledge

NOTES ON WATER

Following the brewing instructions precisely, you find the tea doesn’t taste as good as it did in the shop? As most tea shops boost a customized w...

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A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Announcement

A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

Dear P & T Community,   we have all watched the pandemic of Covid-19 unfold and the incremental measures taken by regions and states to contain...

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DEMYSTIFYING SHENG PU-ERH
Tea Knowledge

DEMYSTIFYING SHENG PU-ERH

Scattered in ancient tea trees, the pristine terroir of Lincang mountains is true to its mythical tea beginnings. It is precisely within this lands...

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SHAPED BY NATURE
Tea Knowledge

SHAPED BY NATURE

Ever consider the implications of single-origin teas? In our pursuit of taste, we take a vested interest in terroir that shapes the flavors of tea.

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A LOVE STORY OF SAKURA
Tea Culture

A LOVE STORY OF SAKURA

A long lost Japanese fable about a girl named Sakura and a tree called Yohiro (hope), tells the story of a true love that never ends.  The legend o...

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THE ART OF BREWING TEA
How To

THE ART OF BREWING TEA

Translating loosely as “making tea with effort,” the traditional Chinese Gongfu-Cha method transforms tea preparation into a ritual. One must have ...

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