OOLONGS - A TAIWANESE HERITAGE
Tea Culture

OOLONGS - A TAIWANESE HERITAGE

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

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SPIRITUALI-TEAS [TEA KNOWLEDGE]
Tea Culture

SPIRITUALI-TEAS [TEA KNOWLEDGE]

Where the edge of a forest greets that of a city, the chaos of the concrete jungle gradually melts into the stillness of a real one. The dull thud ...

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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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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
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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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THE CRADLE OF TEA
Tea Culture

THE CRADLE OF TEA

A Chinese proverb states that one life is not enough to learn the names of all the teas in China. Indeed, with more than 1000 varieties and almost ...

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CELEBRATING THE MAKERS
Tea Culture

CELEBRATING THE MAKERS

International Tea Day stands for more than a celebration of tea culture. It is about creating a global awareness towards ethical tea sourcing and f...

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