You’ve probably heard often about how terroir makes a difference in a tea’s flavor. One of the components of that terroir that gets mentioned so often that there are even teas named after it is mist. So, what’s the secret? What role does mist play in tea flavor? In a word: moisture! Continue reading The Role of Mist in Tea Flavor
Over the years, this little teapot has had occasion to observe my humans rather closely (in fact, sometimes, especially when they are gobbling up the tea time goodies, I have observed a little too closely). And I have been educating them along the way on the ins and outs of tea. As such I have seen some things that they, and probably many humans, have done and/or learned to do over the years. Here are some. #TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Observations on Tea Drinking Humans
There is a real bounty of books out there about tea. The increasing popularity of this beverage that has been enjoyed for over 5,000 years has inspired many to set some tea facts down on paper. Not to mention a lot of gorgeous photos. One that came along a few years ago, and is still one of the best out there today, is The China Tea Book by Luo Jialin. And this little teapot will show you a bit about it. Continue reading Book Review: “The China Tea Book” by Luo Jialin
For a few years I assisted my humans in trying out various tea samples. It was a journey that led them back to the tea they truly love: CTC Assam. Along the way, they abandoned teabags as a flavor distorter. My ‘she’ human wrote this article back then, showing the how and why. TOOOT! Continue reading Are You Tasting the Tea or the Teabag?
A recent chat came to my attention on Twitter. It was about teapot and teaware repair. Our lovely human friend at English Cream Tea said, “I think it’s the ancient Japanese who used to mend the cracks in the china with molten gold – so it visibly reflected its loving use.” She is so right! And she is also right in saying, “I do believe in enjoying the special things as often as we can and not leaving them for once a year.” We teawares, and especially us teapots, can feel a bit neglected when you only pull us out on those special occasions. We may look fancy, but we are everyday teawares, ready at a moment’s notice to steep tea and serve it up piping hot! But accidents happen; so, many humans repair their teawares, and, if it’s done well, those teawares can go on for years. We show you a few fine examples. TOOOT! Continue reading Repairing Teapots
Weekends can be a bit dull for my humans when the skies are gray and a drizzling Winter rain goes on all day long. But I cheer them up with tasty tea! They bought a box of loose leaf Assam tea at a tea room about three years ago and finally decided to open it. What a thrill to try a new tea! The results were rather, well, less than exciting, as I will soon show. #TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot reports: Taylors of Harrogate Assam Tea
Well, dear humans, as promised, this little teapot is continuing into the New Year to bring you the best in tea info so that you can enjoy this wonderful beverage all the more. I know that tea also makes a great addition to some classic recipes but that deciding which tea goes best with which recipe can be a tough decision. This guide should help you in that endeavor. TOOOT! Continue reading Little Teapot Presents: How to Select the Right Tea for Your Recipe
This little teapot knows that tea is the result of a lot of hard-working and dedicated humans out there in various countries around the world. My humans and I have showcased a couple of these humans and are busily seeking out others who meet the criteria for being worthy of this recognition. In the process we found Parveez Hussain of Glenburn Tea Estate, West Bengal, India! And so we present him here. TOOOT! Continue reading Parveez Hussain Making Glenburn Tea Estate the Best!
It is the dawning of a new tea year! For those of you following this site, I extend my eternal teapot gratitude and promise to keep bringing you the best tea info possible. To the rest of you reading this, I say thank you for taking these few precious minutes out of your busy day and hope that you will also become a site follower.
While I am on Twitter, the real bulk of my tea knowledge is passed to your humans through this site. Here, there is no censorship and your comments are always welcome. Free speech and factual articles are the bywords here for me and for my human caretakers.
We wish you all a great year ahead and are always here should you have a tea-related question. TOOOT!
Another year has almost wrapped up. It’s been a year of great tea adventures for this little teapot and his humans, and hopefully for all you dear tea loving humans out there. We do our best to help you enjoy that versatile and tasty beverage. We promise to continue doing so in the year ahead. TOOOT! Continue reading Highlights of 2018 and Tea Resolutions for 2019!