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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As Tea Diplomat I meet with many good tea people such as Chinese Consul General Mr. Ma Zhanwu who is stationed in Calcutta and with Dan Robertson who was coincidentally also visiting our area. For this visit we were trying to identify tea plants. Continue reading Rajiv Lochan Engages in Tea Diplomacy→
A new category or a new name coined for furtherance of marketing and consumption and I was lucky to get exposure to it in China after attending many food pairing events in Japan recently. Color combination and it’s enhancement by decoration is the base of fashion drinks like textiles. Continue reading Rajiv Lochan Learns About Tea Fashion Drinks in China→
A lot of attention is paid to the teas from the Yunnan Province in our house, since many of them are made into pu-erhs (a tea style we especially like). And the Wuyi Mountains are known for some of the finest oolongs available. Keemun tea, from Qimen, Anhui, China, has captured the hearts of black tea lovers around the world. But the Hubei Province (湖北) deserves its share of the ballyhooing, as well. Some fine teas come from there, including their own version of Keemun. Your buddy little teapot (me!) presents four teas that are especially worthy of mention and a bit hard to come by. Continue reading Hubei Province – Birthplace of Some Great Teas!→
The Doke Tea Garden in Bihar, a state in northern India, has been around for a few years now. And while the tea plants have been growing and maturing, so has the staff. A recent sample of their second flush Green Diamond certainly is a testament to how they have improved over the years. And their Silver Needle, having won a gold medal in Japan, is further proof that this tea garden and staff are working hard, learning fast, and making true progress (see article here). Time for this little teapot to show you how they measure up to some Chinese and Japanese green teas, generally speaking. Continue reading How Doke Tea’s Green Diamond Measures Up to Other Green Teas – A Little Yellow Teapot Report→
A sample of a new gunpowder tea arrived for us to evaluate, and it only seemed fitting to have that tea go side by side with a couple of others we had on hand. Sometimes that’s the best way to tell the true quality (or lack thereof) of a tea. Continue reading Having a Blast with 3 Gunpowder Teas!→