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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The opening of the new Teavana Tea Bar in New York City has caused plenty of buzz in the U.S. tea market, and understandably so. The photos of the new Tea Bar look great. The design is modern, upscale, and lacks the excessive and flamboyant bright and loud colors that made many men afraid of walking into a Teavana store for fear of being labeled that which they are not by mall… Read More

I recently submitted a guest post for Nicole Martin, the administrator of the TeaForMePlease Blog. Check out the post here: http://goo.gl/tFS2Td . It is a short post regarding my studies of the Taiwan Research and Extension Station (TRES). Nicole always has something interesting to read about, so be sure to follow her blog at http://www.teaformeplease.com . Thank you for taking your time to read this review. Please leave a comment and start… Read More

Occasionally, one must take a a different path from the daily routine, and attempt diligently to view things in a new and different light. Like putting on a pair of infrared goggles, and looking at your living room, bedroom, or office, stepping back and looking at your work and interests through a different spectrum is necessary in obtaining the fullest scope of understanding of that subject, and benefiting from all that it… Read More

On October 18th of 2013, my journey through the world of tea tasting carried me to the Anhui Province of China. This sample of Keemun Mao Feng tea was provided by Changsha Nutrahealth Biotech Co. The leaves used in this tea are the same leaves used in the well known and delicious Huang Shan Mao Feng green tea. Generally, these tea bushes are grown in the Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) region of… Read More

On the morning of October 15th, my journey through the world of tea tasting took me to Margaret’s Hope Tea Estate, located in the Darjeeling area of India. This sample was provided by the Lochan Tea Limited company. As I learned from the Lochan Tea website, this world famous tea estate was not always known as Margaret’s Hope. The original estate name was Bara Ringtong. The estate kept this name from the… Read More

On the evening of October 14th, my journey through the world of tea tasting returned me to the Uva region of Sri Lanka. Though this time it is not the famous black teas of the region that bring me here, it is a Silver Tips white tea from the farm of a man that is both a business contact and what I consider to be my friend. I am waiting for additional… Read More

On October 14th of 2013, my journey through the world of tea tasting took me to the Makaibari Estate, in the Darjeeling area of India. This sample was provided by Lochan Tea Limited. The Makaibari Tea Estates are located in Kurseong, West Bengal, India. The owner of the Makaibari Tea Estates, Rajah Banerjee, is proud of the biodynamic and sustainable practices, and dedication to natural harmony that his estates employ. Read more… Read More

This is a non-tea related post in most ways. However, I feel this day and tomorrow are life changing days. My ability to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas through writing is superior to my verbal skills (in my opinion), so I intend to use this blog this one time for personal reflection on the past decade of my life. Tonight is the last night of my third decade on this planet. Tomorrow,… Read More

On October 10th of 2013, my journey through the world of tea tasting delivered me to the Arya Estate, in the Darjeeling area of India. This sample was provided by Lochan Tea Limited. For more information on Lochan Tea Limited, please click here. According to the Lochan Tea website, the Arya Estate has an altitude that ranges from 900 meters (2,700 feet) to 1,820 meters (5,460 feet) above sea level. Since I… Read More

On October 9th of 2013, my journey through the world of tea tasting took me to Mount Chilai in Hualien County, Taiwan. This sample of Mt. Chilai Traditional Roasted Oolong was purchased from Easy Tea Hard Choice Co. Ltd. To order a 25 gram sample of your own, please visit http://www.eztea-tw.com. The tea leaves used to produce this tea are hand-plucked, then hand-processed by tea artisan Mr. Lee Ming Zheng. The tea… Read More