At age 6, on his way to school, Roy Fong would linger at a Hong Kong food stand where day laborers were making gongfu cha. Sometimes someone would offer him a cup, and he never forgot the wonderful aroma and taste.
During the past few decades, all types of tea, from herbal to Pu’er, have re-emerged in premium formats favored by younger generations. “What makes the super-premium tea category unique, in my view, is the importance of storytelling with regard to ingredient origin, processing, and functional appeal,” says Euromonitor Beverage Analyst Howard Telford.
This professional-grade porcelain mug comes with a lid that doubles as a coaster. The deep strainer is made of 18/8 stainless steel. Cool insulated handle, sure grip. Dishwasher and microwave-safe. Mugs are sold in a gift box. Click to see several clever and appealing everyday teaware designs.
The versatile Mennä ONE traveler is a double-walled vessel with a unique twist-ring that closes the infuser basket from outside the bottle. Users sip their tea through the lockable lid and when the tea is just right, they close the infuser basket to maintain desired intensity.
Stocking stuffers like these lovely tea flavored chocolates from Paris are sure to please young and old. Browse this collection of tiny tins, tea utensils, special spoons and handy gadgets that are perfect for holiday fun.
Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea explores more than 60 tea-producing countries, explaining their history, terroir, variety of cultivars, manufacturing processes, types, local tea culture, and rituals. Featuring detailed maps and beautiful full-color photography on every page, Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea is the only guide to tea you’ll ever need.
These tea bag bookmarks are the perfect gift idea for a book and tea lover, also great little party favors for your guests to treasure. Bookmarks are made using free motion machine embroidery which allows the creators to draw freehand with the needle and thread of the sewing machine, meaning no two are exactly the same!
Loved for its nostalgia and warm recollections of Christmases past, the Spode Christmas tree is one of the world’s best-known holiday designs since its introduction in 1938. Each season sees wonderful new applications of this classic design that appeal to collectors both old and new.
Tea gets the spotlight in beauty
Cosmetics firm Cha Ling 20 is supporting 20 hectares of tea garden zone, located within the 400-hectare Biodiversity Reserve managed by Minguo Li Margraf. This reserve is in Xishuangbanna, South Yunnan in the famous Laobangzhang Pu’er Tea designation