Time-lapse of Japan’s Shincha Harvest Tea

  KYOTO, Japan — This time-lapse video captures the beautiful birth of this year’s shincha harvest. A special video camera, positioned at the Nakakubo Tea Farm, advanced a few frames every 5 minutes for about 30 days last month to show us the dance of the new leaves. The digital images were then edited to […]

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 […]

Curios: The Scent of Tea

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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

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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 […]

BOOK REVIEW: Tea – A User’s Guide

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Tea: A User’s Guide By Tony Gebely Purchase at World of Tea Eggs and Toast Media If you are one of those who load the software and ignore the user’s guide then regret never fully utilizing its features, you need to read this book. Tea is as complex as you make it—many dunk and run, […]

HARVEST REVIEW 2016: Africa

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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

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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.