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.

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?

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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

Rajiv Lochan, Doke Tea Garden Messenger

Being the messenger of Doke has become the purpose of my life now. Resettlement of those aboriginals who had the allotment of these lands where the new tea is flushing under the government declaration of non-traditional tea growing area in 1999 June is an important corporate social responsibility. Growing and manufacturing tea with the new found water in this parched area of Bihar is a boon and establishment of a new university and an agricultural college in the vicinity of Doke is a great opportunity to establish tea tourism facilities there to integrate on this twenty-year-old project.

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Neha’s presence there gives an edge over these activities, being a young lady entrepreneur whom the present government is encouraging very much. Vivek’s marketing and my international support thru the G3 tea diplomacy movement and the encouraging responses in Japan through Chitose San where the almost similar wako 茶 has given the instant acceptability as duck tea.

My recent trip to America, which was mainly to propagate tea diplomacy and make tea in different places next being Hawaii, and my interactions with different tea growers and tea scholars of different universities and our earlier China trip for the integration of their advanced tea research inputs made me so excited about the future of Tea in America – both North and South. Destiny has been bringing in many tea travelers from these lands to us and we see a very bright future for Doke.

At Vegas I spoke on Tea diplomacy, and in New York I spoke to Indian tea board chairman who will initiate the process of world Tea Festival to be held in Darjeeling in Feb 2018 on tea diplomacy lines.

Now, I am preparing for Sept 2017 international tea forum to be held in Enshi in China to take the cause of Tea diplomacy with Professor Wang Xufeng.

As the Doke Tea Garden Messenger, I am very busy indeed!

Regards,
Rajiv Lochan 老罗
Lochan Tea Limited
www.rajivlochan.com

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Get More from Your Teas with Our Guide!

This little teapot has been dedicated for several years now to one thing: helping you humans enjoy tea more. This has been done through lots and lots of articles. That’s a bit scattered, though, so my humans helped me pull them together into our latest guide. Continue reading Get More from Your Teas with Our Guide!

Appreciating the Aromas of Tea

Howdy, human tea lovers, your fave little teapot wants you to get the most from your tea. Don’t forget the aroma!!!

Here’s my slideshow for how to fully appreciate that aroma:

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Guest writers are welcome – just send us a private message in Facebook or Twitter.

Hi, humans, this site is under my editorial excellence. I, your lovable and sassy Little Yellow Teapot, authors articles on tea, etc., and edit the occasional guest article. All in the interest of helping you humans have a better tea experience. TOOOT!

Why the Difference Between Oxidation and Fermentation Matters

Having recently seen yet another article on oxidation versus fermentation as those terms related to the processing of tea leaves, we thought that not only should we repeat here the essential parts of our previous articles about those terms but also why the difference even matters. A lot of hair-splitting goes on in the tea world, such as how to spell pu-erh (with some insisting we should use “puer” or “pu’er” despite the negative impact on SEO and the total ho-hum response from our customers), but in this case, a whole wig is being split, and with good reason. Continue reading Why the Difference Between Oxidation and Fermentation Matters