Dan Bolton

Alfred Mwase

Alfred Mwase: Crafting Orthodox Teas Amid a Sea of CTC

The Satemwa Tea Estate, founded in 1923, began to revive the production of orthodox teas about 15 years ago. It is the only estate in Malawi crafting orthodox teas. Taster Alfred Mwase says, “my only experience prior to 2010 was CTC. My first tasting of specialty stimulated interest in these unique teas. Satemwa is a pioneering estate that is open to experiments with new tea cultivars, withering times, rolling techniques, oxidation times, and drying cycles.”

Andrew McNeill AM Tasting Table

Andrew McNeill on Down-Chain Tasting

“Down-chain tasting invites creative adventures into language and experience that is independent of a single lexicon. The focus is on concrete references to scents and aromas but abstract descriptors that personify overall quality are effective. Of course, your words have to describe something that touches on a shared experience  — otherwise, it’s useless.”

Last minute holiday gift guide

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Tea Journey readers span the globe. Half of the magazine’s subscribers reside in Asia and Europe and Africa. That’s why this year’s last-minute gift guide features festive items from India, Europe, and China. These gifts bring to mind holiday celebrations around the world

Summer Fun

While hot tea still cools millions worldwide, it is iced and cold-brewed tea that quenches the thirst of urban dwellers on the go. Our Summer Fun gift issue offers some great iced teas, pitchers, tea makers and teaware. Now is the perfect time to review the terrific selection of recipes for A Summer Barbecue by Culinary Tea author Cynthia Gold. Recipes include tea-smoked salmon, tea-grilled wings with hot dipping sauce, matcha and white bean dip, and gourmet s’mores.

Announcing the Health & Wellness Issue

Tea is proven to enhance the well-being of those who drink several cups a day. It inspires a process of discovery among imbibers, cultivating a deep appreciation for the growing, crafting, and preparation of great tasting tea. Finding your own favorite tea leads to a daily ritual and, in time, a healthy life-long habit.

Announcing the Incredible India Issue

Long before cut, tear and curl (CTC) dominated tea processing in the West, India exported sizeable quantities of handmade orthodox tea to an appreciative world market. Small factories at small gardens cultivated the art of rolling

Tea Discovery: Crab Pincer Tea

Eons of evolution in the ancient tea forests of China has established a complex and delicate biomass. The gnarled, pale-grey and green trunks of the oldest trees are home to myriad adaptations of spiders, lichen, and the tree parasite known to locals as crab pincer, a tea mistletoe.

Tea in the Great Outdoors

High adventure is not the first thing that comes to mind for those who enjoy tea but tea is a remarkably versatile companion outdoors, hot or cold.

GoSun Solar Brewer

Summer Tea Travelers

This stainless steel cup, French press and heater in one, lets you make tea or coffee anywhere. A power bank stores the energy needed to power the mug.

Father's Day 2021

The Challenge of Change

This has been a year for reflection, an opportunity to re-examine our habits and everyday routines. Lockdowns and losses re-emphasize the importance of maintaining our good health―both physical and mental. Tea calmed us during the pandemic, it provided a pleasant daily pleasure―a welcome break. Tea became an at-home habit worth preserving.

Overmont | Camping Kettle

Camping Kettles

Ah, nights by the campfire under the stars with a warm cup of camp-brewed tea! Designed with both safety and practicality in mind, this kettle’s ergonomic handle is wrapped in insulated plastic to protect hands from heat. A pointed continental spout allows for easy steam exit, lowering the risk of scalding injuries. The kettle can be used on an open fire, and heats water in only 3-5 minutes.

Boston Brewer

Father’s Day Tea Brewers

The Boston teapot owes its modern appearance to the combination of matte black stainless steel, glossy lid and the wooden look of the handle and lid. Boston is made of high-quality metal and has a double insulating wall. Bredemeijer has made teaware since 1914.

BRU Brewer

Electric Brewers

BRÜ is on  mission to simplify the tea making process. A mission to cut down on wasted water and energy in your home or office. This innovative brewer offers the  freedom to set your brewing time, water temperature and cup size at the twist of a dial and push of a button. The machine saves your previous settings so you can quickly repeat the process without having to change the settings every time.

Review: Teasy

Fine teas reveal their elegance in layers. Rock oolongs, for example, respond to short, controlled steeps in small volumes of water. Teasy offers that level of control with greater convenience and a larger volume than a gaiwan.

Harvest Review: Africa

Rains essential to the 2016 flush throughout East Africa arrived too soon or they arrived in torrents too late — but mainly they didn’t arrive at all.

Harvest Review: Argentina

The harvest is just beginning in Argentina, the southernmost tea growing region in the world. This year November temperatures were unusually cool at the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Romance of Tea

Tea Warms the Heart

There are no strangers in tea. It is customary world wide to invite people into your home for a cup of tea. What could be more welcoming than to return the favor by presenting a tea gift with gratitude.

The Wall

These exquisite teas make perfect samplers to tantalize the palette. From shop favorites to a collection of chai Cornelia Bean will customize your order. Enhance the experience further, infuse these teas in the beautifully hand crafted glass tea infuser, The Wall.

Holiday Teas

Tea vendors make something special of the holidays with seasonal blends, special gift tins and packaging and scented teas to warm the home.

FORLIFE | Bell Tea Brewer

Tea Brewers

“FORLIFE is a lifestyle company that enriches people’s lives by infusing simplicity and function,” writes Los Angeles-based designer Masa Fujii. He created this 24-oz.sculptured pot, along with its innovative features: an extra-fine stainless steel infuser, a push-on lid made from silicone that prevents the lid from falling off during pour and a dripless spout.

Dongzhi

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Tea Journey readers span the globe. Half of the magazine’s subscribers reside in Asia and Europe and Africa. That’s why this year’s last-minute gift guide features festive items from India, Europe, and China. These gifts bring to mind holiday celebrations around the world including Diwali (the festival of lights in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Linka), Yawm Ashura in Arabic countries, Hanukkah, and Dongzhi the winter solstice celebrated in China, Korea and Japan.

Brewer Magic

Shopping for a brewer? Tea Journey covers the globe looking for innovative and advanced tea brewers to make every kind of team from matcha to machine-learning internet operated models.

The Health & Wellness Issue [250 pages]

Tea is proven to enhance the well-being of those who drink several cups a day. It inspires a process of discovery among imbibers, cultivating a deep appreciation for the growing, crafting, and preparation of great tasting tea. Finding your own favorite tea leads to a daily ritual and, in time, a healthy life-long habit.

Four Symbols Premium Chinese Tea

Four Symbols teas are sourced in the unique tea lands of China, harmonizing the artisanship of man with nature to produce authentic specialty loose-leaf tea.

Summer Teas

Summer Fun

While tea brewed hot still cools millions worldwide, it is iced and cold-brewed tea that quenches the thirst of urban dwellers on the go.

Being Tea Online Classes

Online Tea Education

Being Tea offers a uniquely human-centered membership program, offering financially accessible, sensory supportive, self-empowered education online for your daily life in tea!

HARVEST REVIEW 2016

Tea Journey’s first annual harvest review gives you the big picture on the global tea business in 2016 along with insider information from local experts on some of the year’s most interesting teas. Especially for tea enthusiasts in the West, we hope this issue brings you a step or two closer to your favourite tea gardens – and your next new favourites!

India Strives for the Best in Quality [250 Page Special Issue]

Long before cut, tear and curl (CTC) dominated tea processing in the West, India exported sizeable quantities of handmade orthodox tea to an appreciative world market.

Small factories at small gardens cultivated the art of rolling and twisting and shaping tea. Artisan tea is labor intensive and tea masters are more selective about the leaves they accept.

Celebrating the Tea People of India

“The indentured migrant laborer community of the tea plantations in Assam and North Bengal in India, has always intrigued,” writes Dr. Sunayana Sarkar. “Their history has also appalled, at times,” adds Sarkar, a professor of structural geology and geotechnics and a gifted musician.

Welcome to the Green Tea Issue [250 pages]

Green makes us go. It is the color of currency and commerce. It is bright and brings us luck in a shamrock or a sense of calm sailing a vast sea.

“In Asia, the color green represents positivity, and happiness—all appropriate adjectives to describe the current state of the global green tea market,” writes Sam Molineaux in World Tea News. Read more…