This little teapot might be just a teapot (albeit a very sassy and knowledgeable one), but I understand dad’s very well. And I can assure you that they love having a great tea time with their namesakes…you! #TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Advises: Treat Dad to Tea for Fathers Day!
Lochan Tea Ltd. sources teas from a variety of tea gardens in West Bengal, Sikkim, and Assam, India, as well as representing their own tea garden, Doke, in Bihar, India. They were kind enough to send us a bunch of first flush samples, including these three teas from Assam. We hope you will enjoy learning a bit more about them in our little tea party. TOOOT!
My humans and I have been hard at work for over a year working on gathering information about teas from China off of hundreds of sites on the internet. And now we present this to you. TOOOT!
The Doke Tea Garden in the state of Bihar, India, has turned once-useless land into lush greenery. This is thanks to the Lochan family, headed by Rajiv Lochan, a long-time veteran of the tea industry. They have been involved in tea for several decades, transitioning from dealing with large tea manufacturers who processed leaves with big machines to dealing with smaller tea growers and producing some of their own teas from the Doke garden. This dedication has made their hand-made teas a work of heart! #TOOOT!
First flush teas can have some of the best flavor profiles, lighter yet with distinct qualities for their growing region. And in India, where a major part of the world’s tea supply is grown, there are a number of areas growing tea, each with its distinct flavor qualities. We’ll be trying some samples soon and so wanted to review these areas. Join us. TOOOT!
Tea tourism is in full swing, but you still have plenty of time to make that trip. Before you go, though, this little teapot wants to pass along some tips and info on what you might expect while there. TOOOT!
UPDATED: 20 May 2019
Tea samples are a great way for you to expand your experience with different teas. Yes, there are different teas – hundreds, in fact. And they vary in how best to enjoy them. So, your little teapot buddy (me!) is here to help you make the most of those tea samples and decide which, if any, you want to make regular stock in your tea pantry. TOOOT!
I know, it’s still Spring. But Summer is close at hand, especially for humans in southern parts of the U.S. such as Texas. So, Tea Punk Teas is ready and set to go to help you chill with some very tasty teas. TOOOT!
There’s a lot of confusion in the world, and especially online (social media, blogs, and sites like this one devoted to tea), about what is tea and what is not. This little teapot has been endeavoring for a decade now to clarify things. It’s difficult with so many humans continuing to put out misinformation. But my humans and I continue nevertheless, and here is another article to do just that. TOOOT! Continue reading Chart of Teas and Tisanes
Recently, we saw the announcement that Mr. Krishan Katyal, Chairman & Managing Director of J. Thomas & Co. Private Ltd. (the largest and oldest existing tea auctioneers in the world, per their website), retired after 43 years of service as a tea taster who surpassed any expectations for his field of endeavor. And this inspired someone to ask us how one gets to be a tea taster, which led to us clarifying the difference between tea tasters and tea reviewers. And that led to this article so that I, your humble and lovable yet oh so sassy teapot buddy, could spread the word beyond the limits of social media. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea Taster vs. Tea Reviewer