Pre-order now Da Xue Shan – Snow Mountain puer 2018

Pre-order now Da Xue Shan – Snow Mountain puer 2018

Da Xue Shan 2018 No.852 and DXS Yesheng 2018 No.855 fresh puer teas. Every year we purchase one of our favorite tea from the Great Snow Mountain, Lincang, Yunnan province, China. This year we are currently placing the order for the new vintage, and thought we would extend this opportunity to our customers. Good puer teas, mainly coming from old trees, […]

Qingming, 清明 — Clear and Bright

Qingming, 清明 — Clear and Bright

“清明時節雨紛紛” —During the Festival of Qing Ming drizzling is the rain. (Du Mu, 杜牧) Qingming Festival The Qingming Festival (清明節), alternatively called as Tomb-Sweeping Day (掃墳節) is an ancient Chinese tradition with a history of more than 2500 years. The first day of the festival falls on the 1st day of the 5th solar term […]

Chasen 茶筅 – the matcha whisk

Chasen 茶筅 – the matcha whisk

In the past few months we have been experimenting with our matcha tea as well as our matcha accessories. As a result, we have just received a set of beautiful azure-glazed chawans from Tünde Ruzicska’s workshop along with our KEZEMURA pieces. Besides, we decided to indulge ourselves in the world of chasens as well. Chasen […]

Hand Pollinators in China – exhibition of Mariann Fercsik

Hand Pollinators in China – exhibition of Mariann Fercsik

It is a pleasure to announce that our first art exhibition starts 19th of February. Come and join us at 7pm at the opening ceremony or visit the exhibition later. Please register here for the opening event. The artist behind a magical camera Mariann Fercsik is a Hungarian photographer, based in England; she spent 4 […]

GABA – Drinking Tea to Relax

GABA – Drinking Tea to Relax

Not all tea is the same For many people the common assumption is that tea is solely a stimulant which has the primary effect of activating the central nervous system via the main chemical component, caffeine. It turns out that tea is much more complex than that. The different types (ex. green, black, Oolong, etc.) […]

Prunes and plums from Wuyi cliffs

Prunes and plums from Wuyi cliffs

When ordering from our Wuyi supplier — a small garden in the so-called real, or centre rock area (正岩, zheng yan) — we received a sample that was made of a special cultivar, called Mei Zhan (梅占, plum fragrance) and was harvested in 2013. Thanks to the 4 years it has been ageing, by now […]

Matcha – 抹茶 – the finely ground green tea leaves and how to make it

Matcha – 抹茶 – the finely ground green tea leaves and how to make it

A brief introduction how to make the most out of your Matcha powder and what do we need for the preparation. Accessories The four vital accessories are: chashaku (茶杓), a thin bamboo scoop; chawan (茶碗), a ceramic bowl; chasen (茶筅), a tea whisk, also made of bamboo; and a sieve. All of the necessary accessories […]

2017’s Xin Yang Mao Jians – Try them both

2017’s Xin Yang Mao Jians – Try them both

Why Mao Jian? In the Spring of 2017, while in the quest of Taiwanese green teas and oolongs, we paid a visit to a friend of Peter’s, a well-known abbot from Taipei, Taiwan. Chatting with him, we were offered a wonderful, lightsome and elegant green tea of superior quality, a Mao Jian. We were thinking […]

The Great pine and Co.

The Great pine and Co.

New teas from Japan We have just received our new Japanese teas and we are really happy with them! This year, it is the second time that we ordered tea from the Yoshida Mei tea garden. One of Uji’s ancient tea-gardens, spreading around the Kōzan-ji (高山寺) temple, is tended by the Yoshida family for 16 […]

Mid-Autumn Festival and Mooncakes

Mid-Autumn Festival and Mooncakes

The Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節, Vietnamese: tết Trung Thu, is the second biggest festival of the Year in some Asian countries. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar (this year the 4th of October). It is said, that the Moon appears to be the biggest and roundest […]

Fish Eyes in your Kettle – Chinese Water Temperature Methods

Fish Eyes in your Kettle – Chinese Water Temperature Methods

As you probably know, different kinds of tea need to be steeped at different temperatures to ensure you are getting the best flavour out of your tea. This is particularly true of delicate whole-leaf green teas which may be most optimally steeped at temperatures as low as 70°C (155°F). But how do you know when to stop your kettle at a lower temperature than boiling?

Nepali fresh teas 2017, from the best tea stock exchange

Nepali fresh teas 2017, from the best tea stock exchange

It is like a good and efficient stock exchange: we receive and taste all kinds of different teas, then as quickly as possible choose and get the best ones from Jun Chiyabari tea garden. They produce a great variety of  teas, but of course each year the first teas of the year are the most […]

Our Japanese teas have arrived

Our Japanese teas have arrived

This spring, along with our trip to China, we looked around the world of Japanese teas. We discovered, then soon made friends with Yoshida Masahiro, the member of the Yoshida family with 200 years history in tea making as well as the caretakers of Japan’s oldest tea plantation.

Pre-order now Da Xue Shan 2016 No.831 puer tea

Pre-order now Da Xue Shan 2016 No.831 puer tea

Every year we purchase one of our favorite tea from the Great Snow Mountain, Lincang, Yunnan province, China. This year we are currently placing the order for the new vintage, and thought we would extend this opportunity to our customers. Good puer teas, mainly coming from old trees, can be aged for years, and even decades like fine wines. In […]

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