Welcome to the Green Tea Issue

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.

Futurists attach a green halo to advocates of environmental awareness and sustainable earth-friendly practices. Green tea is newly sprouted grass, budding leaves supporting a habitat full of life that sustains life. Read more…

Curios: Antique Wind-up Karakuri Tea Carrying Doll

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Hokkaido doll maker Chunimitsu Karakuri crafted this antique wind-up, walking Edo Karakuri doll to bring your daily tea. Karakuri are mechanical wood and paper dolls that date to the 17th century and are said to have inspired the Japanese fascination with robots. This exquisitely crafted and costumed Zashiki style doll stands 15.5 inches (39cm) tall. […]

Curios: First Tea Humidor

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Encasing tea in these elegant jewelry cases of inlaid wood was deceptively challenging. This is because the world’s first tea humidor is exquisitely designed for modern travel — with all its variations in pressure, humidity, and temperature. It took artisans in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy four years to perfect the system which consists of […]

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

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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…

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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

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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

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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 […]