Origin blends: back to basics
Tea Knowledge

Origin blends: back to basics

P & T Teapology comprises our musings on tea’s journey from its very beginnings in China onto the far corners of the world. Along this journey ...

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Tea origins, explained
Tea Knowledge

Tea origins, explained

Hundreds of years ago, the British East India Company enlisted Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to discover the Chinese secret to making tea. What ...

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Teapology meets mixology
Recipes

Teapology meets mixology

Most of us associate tea with the weighted silence of quiet mornings, that sacred first cup sipped in anticipation of a day brimming with promise. ...

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What's in your cup: umami
Tea Knowledge

What's in your cup: umami

Taste is ubiquitous. It spices our dishes to perfection, adds distinctive vibrancy to our different cultures, and graces our every sip of tea. The ...

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Matcha rhubarb sour cream tart
Recipes

Matcha rhubarb sour cream tart

Pure springtime and just the right piece of cake for your break in the sun.Here, a somewhat tart Matcha shortcrust pastry base meets sweet sour rhu...

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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
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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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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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