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World’s Finest Incense

I’m certainly not an expert about incense. Yet, it fits into my great interest in these kinds of “refined” experiences, be it tea, food, wine, and...

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Fabulous Guide to Tea

A Fabulous Guide to Tea As you can imagine, there are countless books, articles, and Internet sources about tea. In fact, there might be more information...

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Monkey Picked Oolong

What exactly is Monkey-Picked Oolong! Well, tradition has it that the finest leaves were picked by monkeys. The monkeys could get to the extraordinary...

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Something New

In News, Interviews, and Reviews look for updates and trends, interviews with tea experts, adventurers, traders, and other sundry personalities, and reviews...

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White Tea

White teas are not well known except among the tea cognoscenti .  The white tea I’m speaking about is Silver Needle, or Bai Hao Yin Zhen. It is grown...

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History & Culture

There are so many fascinating aspects about tea and cultural influences and practices. In this section we will explore many of them.  First, to get a...

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Tea & Well-Being

From ancient China to today, tea has been prized for its health benefits—both real and imagined.  However, the preponderance of evidence does strongly...

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Chinese Yixing Teapots

If you’re not familiar with Chinese Yixing teapots, you should be. Dating back to the 15th century in China, and are made near Yixing, an eastern Chinese...

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My Tea Adventures

This is one of my favorite tea endeavors. As you can imagine, there are inexhaustible tea adventures. One can find numerous ones just on the Central Coast...

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Dragon Well

I’m always trying new teas: green, white, oolong, black. But my everyday tea, is a Chinese green, Longjing, or translated as Dragon Well. I buy a 1st...

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