Category Archives: Green and White Tea

Camellia sinensis leaves unoxidized.

Ceremonial Tea

When people think of a tea ceremony, many think of the Chanoyu in Japan. Others say that “gongfu cha” is a ceremony. Plus many Asian countries have ceremonies for enjoying tea, such as Darye in Korea. (Some folks say that the only true tea ceremony is the Chanoyu in Japan, that the ones in other countries are poor imitations. I don’t know either way. And that debate needs to remain the subject of another article.) Regardless of the type of tea ceremony, a ceremonial tea is needed. The chief among these is matcha, but it’s not the only one, as you will see below. Continue reading Ceremonial Tea


Pouring Tea Like a Moroccan Waiter

Greetings, dear tea loving humans! One of the best things about tea is how very personal it is. The variety of teas and the ways in which you can prepare and enjoy them, including the many different flavorings and additions (fruits, flowers, herbs, spices, etc.) assures that you will find not only what suits you perfectly but some new and rather astounding experience. Here is one my ‘she’ human had awhile back and that she wanted to share with you here. TOOOT! Continue reading Pouring Tea Like a Moroccan Waiter

The Confusion of “Purple Tea”

The whole thing about “purple tea” seems to be marketing jargon, almost like calling some lightly oxidized teas “yellow teas” instead of “oolongs” or even “pouchongs.” But is it really just hype to gain the interest of tea drinkers who seem to constantly crave something new on the tea horizon? Or is this tea different enough from other types of tea to be truly set apart in the tea lexicon? Time for this little teapot to look into this further. TOOOT!

Online search pops up a lot of hits.

Continue reading The Confusion of “Purple Tea”

Shop for Teas from Vietnam at The World Tea Portal!

Our page for teas from Vietnam is up and ready on The World Tea Portal! We were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few tea vendors carrying some teas from that country. It is not an area that gets a lot of notice overall in the world of tea. We are doing our part to change that. TOOOT! Continue reading Shop for Teas from Vietnam at The World Tea Portal!

Summer Tea Line-up

While you humans in the Southern Hemisphere of our globe pull out your Winter teas, those of us (humans and teapots alike) in the Northern Hemisphere seek teas that are more soothing for those hot days ahead. That Summer tea line-up will be essential for your daily comfort. Your little teapot is here with some tips for the best teas to enjoy. TOOOT! Continue reading Summer Tea Line-up

Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Kenyan Tea a Tastebud Pleaser!

Your fave little teapot here to tell you about some great tastebud pleasing teas from a part of the world where tea growing is a bit new (relative to India, China, etc.). That country: Kenya. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Kenyan Tea a Tastebud Pleaser!

Tea Sellers with a Theme

Lots of you humans out there are enjoying tea more and more. And so more and more of you are getting into the business side and selling tea. This little teapot applauds you. And the creative way in which some of you approach this most serious endeavor has not escaped my attention. Time to bring them to your attention, dear tea loving readers. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea Sellers with a Theme

Reviewing Our Reviews of Boston Tea Co. Teas

We had the honor, my humans and I, a few years back to try a number of teas from the Boston Tea Company and thought that a review was in order. TOOOT! Continue reading Reviewing Our Reviews of Boston Tea Co. Teas

Explore the Teas of Australia with Our Guide!

You know that a lot of tea comes from China, and a bunch come from India. Japanese teas are becoming better known (see Our Guide to Japanese Tea), as are teas from Taiwan and Africa (see 13 Tea-growing Countries in Africa). Don’t forget Brazil in South America (see Tea in South America and an Argentinean Group Tours Tea in India). And then, there’s Australia! Yes, the land of kangaroos and koala bears also is the land of tea. Continue reading Explore the Teas of Australia with Our Guide!

The Guide to Green and Yellow Teas of China Is Here!

Guide to Green & Yellow Teas of China is here!

Green and yellow teas are very similar, so we grouped them into one guide. The variety is somewhat overwhelming, so we focused on the main ones as well as a few special fairly rare ones. Yellow teas all seem to be rare, so we included them all. Happy reading, humans. TOOOT!

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See also: Why Many Tea Drinkers Hate Green Tea (but shouldn’t)

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