Category Archives: Tea Knowledge

Knowing more about tea helps you enjoy it more. You can learn the best way, for example, to steep green tea so that you don’t get any bitterness. No need to go overboard with it, but feel free to learn as much as makes sense for you.

The World Is a Tea Party Presents: Your Guide to the Teas of Africa

Over time we are converting some of our information posted here and elsewhere into PDF guides. This one is now ready for your enjoyment and hopefully to expand your tea horizons.

Click on the image below to go to the guide:

Happy reading, dear humans. TOOOT!

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Starting Off the New Year With Great Tea Info

Hello, dear tea loving humans. Your fave little teapot here to share the joy of tea. The New Year is just getting started. Plenty of time to beef up your tea knowledge, dear humans, with our selection of guides. TOOOT! Continue reading Starting Off the New Year With Great Tea Info

Doke Tea Garden Working on Buddha’s Own Tea

It was in 1998 that a socioeconomic problem attracted tea planting in a parched land of Bihar near the conventional tea area of Bengal and a chance availability of water made the area which had already been declared as “non-traditional tea growing area” very fertile and conducive. Continue reading Doke Tea Garden Working on Buddha’s Own Tea

The “Avon Calling” Approach to Tea Sales (and It’s Impact on the World of Tea)

In recent years, two companies have begun selling tea under the business model used by Avon. It’s an interesting phenomenon in the world of tea, and one that is certainly having an impact. Time for this little teapot to help you humans find out more. TOOOT! Continue reading The “Avon Calling” Approach to Tea Sales (and It’s Impact on the World of Tea)

Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Coffee vs. Tea Debate a Bad Marketing Strategy?

The fake tea vs. coffee debate is no more useful to the tea industry than the jam first vs. clotted cream first debate is for scone makers. Marketing ploys that seek to pit human against human are, frankly, a real turn-off to this little teapot and my humans. Worse yet are articles based on that debate that are really thinly veiled self-serving items with very weak observations about both tea and coffee shops. Such an article was brought to our attention by a human we were following on Twitter (but are following no longer). TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Coffee vs. Tea Debate a Bad Marketing Strategy?

Christopher Columbus and Tea

Right on cue, about two weeks before the official Columbus Day here in the U.S., the call to replace that day with “Indigenous Peoples Day” rose loud and clear. While this site does its best to refrain from anything even slightly political, being of partial “indigenous” ancestry, we thought a few words here were in order. And of course, since this site is focused on tea and all things related, we had to mention a word or two on that side of things as well. Cheers and happy reading. Continue reading Christopher Columbus and Tea

Another New Tea Vendor Gets It Wrong

As a teapot, I want to see all you humans enjoying the best teas possible. And that means, of course, the teas that suit your taste buds. But more and more tea vendors are popping up getting it all wrong (we see dozens on Facebook every day). The latest is The Story of My Tea. Makes me very sad since we went against our policy of no longer receiving samples and accepted one from them. TOOOT! Continue reading Another New Tea Vendor Gets It Wrong

Little Yellow Teapot Expounds on Tea Names

Over the years, we have seen a lot of ways that you humans name teas. Some are pretty straightforward while others are silly and/or somewhat whimsical. I, your ever lovable and knowledge imparting teapot, want to share some of these with you. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Expounds on Tea Names

Strange & Humorous Tea Tidbits

Over the years of my humans writing about tea, they have come across many strange things, even stranger than a teapot that can tweet on Twitter and fly across the sky to far off places, and also some very humorous things. Here are some of them: Continue reading Strange & Humorous Tea Tidbits

4 Reasons to Weigh and Measure Out Your Tea Leaves Before Steeping

In an age of instant this and microwaveable that, weighing and measuring your tea leaves before steeping can seem like more fuss and bother than it’s worth. But I can give you 4 reasons to the contrary: Continue reading 4 Reasons to Weigh and Measure Out Your Tea Leaves Before Steeping