Notes

Eight Treasures

January 22, 2015 3 min read

There was a brief moment, in 2002 or so, when Eight Treasure Tea  (Ba Bao Cha) was all the rage in Beijing. It was a beautiful fad. In honor of this, the following post has been broken down into eight sections.

Fall Update

November 24, 2014 2 min read

Green Eyebrow and White Peony Teas are back in stock, woo hoo! Our cup now runneth over where these two are concerned, and we don't intend to run out again.


Common Ground Fair

September 22, 2014 1 min read

We spent this past weekend at the Common Ground Country Fair, giving out samples, talking tea, and generally enjoying ourselves immensely.

On Gunpowder

August 21, 2014 3 min read

Hunter goes long on the history of Gunpowder tea, the derivation of its name, and what the Moroccans do with it.


500 Tea Drinkers — A Photo Project by Yang Hui

July 30, 2014 4 min read

If a picture is worth a thousand words then what we have here is a whole book about drinking tea...

On Jasmine Tea

July 18, 2014 2 min read

In China, one of the customary greetings is still “sit down, have some tea,” and in Northern China this tea is most often jasmine.



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