The Gift of Tea

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Tea is the beverage that welcomes millions of holiday visitors in every land — instantly conveying warmth and comfort. Centuries of joy accompany the simple gift of food and beverage, a trend that is accelerating. Recipients and gift-givers alike find pleasure and value in the exchange which include home made and artisanal offerings presented with […]

Tea the Hero Crop

Categories: Growing Regions, Harvest Report, NepalTagged

Large government-supported tea estates are failing. Scarcity of labor, the cost of large-scale production and reliance on chemicals and pesticides unwanted by consumers make plantations unsustainable. A legacy of colonial days, the vertically integrated multi-nationals that still dominate the tea value chain are witnessing a dramatic change as smallholders become the main producers of tea […]

Never at a loss for words…

Categories: Blending, Culinary, Flavoring, Harvest Report, mixology, News, Origin, spirits, Teaware, Travelogue, Uncategorized, ViewpointTagged , , ,

Tea Journey was funded this week by more than 550 backers who contributed $127,500 making this magazine the third highest funded periodical in Kickstarter history… To our backers around the world: Those who know me well, know that I’m never at a loss for words… until now. Tea Journey was funded at dawn — fittingly […]

What is Tea Journey?

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REMINDER: The Kickstarter campaign to fund Tea Journey launches April 3. Donors will be listed in the inaugural issue published in June and get their choice of an exquisite tea to begin their personal tea journey. — Tea Journey is a collaborative venture, self-financed by editors, writers, tea consultants and tea experts globally. It serves a growing marketplace […]

Origins: Kanchanjangha Organic Nepal Tea

RANITAR, Nepal Tea was a gift fit for their king that the humble people of Nepal have cherished since its arrival. Long before marketers labeled it organic, Nepal tea was grown with care. It was always the province of smallholders clinging to the mountain side like the trees they nurtured.  Tea developed naturally. Unlike India […]

Curios: Double Wall Gaiwan

Manual founder and creative director Craighton Berman funded this Tea Maker No.1 on Kickstarter. The minimalist tea brewer is made of slip-cast porcelain and cool-to-the-touch laboratory-grade borosilicate glass. Inspired by the Chinese gaiwan, its double-wall construction keeps the steep temperature stable. The tea maker holds 6 oz (175 ml), slightly more than the traditional brewing […]

Curios: The Scent of Tea

Literally steeped in alcohol, the subtlety of the rare teas in this collection from Jo Malone London was completely preserved, according to master perfumer Serge Majoullier. “Infusion is a traditional perfumery process not often used today. We thought it would be interesting to revisit it to create a highly modern collection of scents,” said Majoullier. […]

What’s Steeping: Tea Journey April 2017 Origins

Tea Journey annually publishes an “Origins” issue timed to the new harvest.  Our intent is to introduce readers to how and where tea is grown. We welcome your suggestions of exceptional tea gardens to profile (large and small) so long as the tea is available for sale direct to the public (typically online) or through […]