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How To Do A Tea Tasting

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How To Do A Tea Tasting

Tea tastings are pretty similar to wine tastings. They are also fun to do and helpful if you are trying many new teas and want to memorize the flavor profiles or compare them to other teas.

Whether you are keeping track of your tea tasting or just doing it for fun, we put together a guide on how to do a tasting. With every consciously done tea tasting, you will see your palette grow and be able to recognize new and subtle notes. (Read more)

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What is a Cha Hai and What do We Need It For?

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What is a Cha Hai and What do We Need It For?

When, where, and by who, the first cha hai was used by is unknown even though now it is an irreplaceable part of gong fu brewing. It is especially important to use cha hai for denser teas. Ensuring that the participants of a tea ceremony have the equal experiences is an integral part of tea culture that should not be overlooked. (Read more)

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Practicing Mindfulness in Simple Tea Meditation

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Practicing Mindfulness in Simple Tea Meditation

Tea meditation is simple and requires no prior knowledge of meditation practices. All you need is your desire to be in the present moment.

The meditation can be practiced for as little or as long as you want, any time of the day. It is really all up to you!

There is a tendency amongst people to get up in the morning feeling rushed to get somewhere. Why not try getting up a little earlier and dedicating the time for this simple tea meditation? (Read more)

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Outdoors Gong Fu Cha

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Outdoors Gong Fu Cha

When the weather is warm, all we want to do is go outdoors. And as much as we love enjoying tea in the comfort of a home, there is plenty of time for that during the chilly winters. Summer, on the other hand, is the perfect time to enjoy tea outdoors, with fresh greenery all around and the sounds of mountain streams...

Although packing for some quality gongfu cha time outdoors can be intimidating. What to bring? How do we make sure the teaware doesn't break? What about the water? What if the tea gets crushed? (Read more)

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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Seasoning Your Yixing Zisha Teapot

A common mistake people make is thinking you can use your teapot as soon as you get it. We often get questions from people who are curious or taken aback by the smell they sense after getting the piece of teaware. It can be described as “earthy”, “muddy”, “moldy”, and even “fishy”.

To lighten the earthy smell of clay and prepare the teapot for tea brewing we always need to season it before use. (Read more)

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