I started to feel something stir within my tea quite some time before I actually worked in tea professionally. […]
KOOMTAI, Assam – Forty years ago executives of Goodricke Group, which had just split from Duncan Brothers & Company Ltd., […]
Straight out of university with a masters in English, I found myself at age 22 up in the High Ranges […]
Daniel Hong’s whimsical online profile picture has him adorning a Charlie Chaplin hat with an oversized black cardboard moustache.Chinese millennials don’t usually do whimsical, so I thought I might soon be meeting an over-the-top eccentric…
Global beauty industry embraces tea’s rejuvenating power “We’ve benefited from rising awareness among about the detoxing power of puer tea […]
Jorhat, Assam The vast Brahmaputra Valley holds the world’s greatest concentration of tea. Commercial production began 180 years ago in […]
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.
Siliguri, West Bengal During his 47-year stewardship of Makaibari Tea Estate, one of India’s oldest and most celebrated tea habitats, […]
A avid explorer, Baruah, who has a Phd in agricultural science, has hiked the jungles that rise above […]
A scant 2,000 kilometers west of Darjeeling, on the opposite side of the Indian subcontinent, lays a scenic valley of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a place steeped in Hindu mythology.
The Western Ghats, South India Backbone of South India The six-hour drive south from Balanoor Tea Estate in Karnataka to […]
Balanoor Tea Estate, Karnataka Piece of Cake His birthday was celebrated in a leafy residential section of Bangalore, one […]
There is a revolution going on in South India, right under our noses. Up until the late 1980s perhaps, South […]
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia In the time of the great Khans a caravan laden with four “poods” of tea found favor with […]
Where does tea flavor come from? The word “terroir” translates from the French to “of the earth.” It has become a fuzzy colloquial […]
KYOTO, Japan — This time-lapse video captures the beautiful birth of this year’s shincha harvest. A special video camera, […]
It’s no news that climate change is a growing, severe and global problem. Alas, it’s also not news that this […]
Vietnam in 2017 ranked as the world’s seventh-largest producer of tea and fifth in exports. It has 124,000 hectares under […]
Innovation in tea increasingly depends on innovation in packaging Make the tea bag go away Change the labels Freshen up […]
Tucked away near Oregon’s Willamette River in Salem, is Minto Island Tea Company: a nearly half acre plot of land containing Camellia sinensis var. sinensis bushes. More botanic laboratory than tea farm, it’s a 29-year-old science project and the only place in the state of Oregon where tea is being cultivated and sold.
We all know that green tea is healthy. However, most of us have only unearthed a fraction of the green […]
Tea innovation is a surprisingly inexhaustible subject. Choose a topic that has shaped society, such as trade, war, health, literature, […]
There is a clear emerging trend in the Australian market away from mainstream black tea to more specialist offerings. Australians’ […]
Does your tea contain pesticides? How much should that matter? Many tea drinkers have an impression that it is at […]
Most people are familiar with the many black tea blends on the market but may not have much sense of […]
How would you describe the flavor of these ten teas? They are a representative selection from the many market innovations […]
Tea tech: robotics, computer vision, machine learning; Tea Sci: biogenetics, biomarkers; Soft $3: end-to-end logistics, sustainability, cost, productivity If […]
Tea and Buddhism: Much More than Just Contemplation It seems natural to associate Buddhism with tea. Tea expresses China’s history. […]
Kunlun Mountain Snow Chrysanthemum tea is as striking to taste as it is to look at. It’s a candidate […]
Enjoy your tea: 10 myths that get in your way Tea is a wonderful drink, with at least 3,000 varieties […]
William Prine, at L’Espalier, located at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, has created this fabulous straight tiki style cocktail with Keemun and clove smoke that really brings it to life.
Large government-supported tea estates are failing. Scarcity of labor, the cost of large-scale production and reliance on chemicals and pesticides […]
Green tea (nokcha in Korean) is called “sparrow’s tongue tea” (jaksulcha) due to the tea leaf’s delicate shape. In Korea, […]
Tea Journey was funded this week by more than 550 backers who contributed $127,500 making this magazine the third highest […]
It’s dawn and Elizabete Ume Shimada is already behind her sewing machine. Every day, this 90-year-old woman wakes at 4:30 […]
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia The nomadic way of life shapes Mongolia like no other country. Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country […]
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.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia In a country where eating is more or less the national sport, tea is prominent on the […]
Born and with my entire formative years lived in Shimla, India where the only agricultural produce was apples, working in tea as a career tea planter had never ever crossed my mind.
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…
From the vibrant colors and culture of Colombo to the peaceful hillsides of Kandy, Sri Lanka is both a tea […]
It took ten years for Rajiv Lochan to acquire and consolidate various plots into a single garden known as Doke Tea, an organic farm along the south bank of the Doke River in Bihar, India.
Dr. Pradip Baruah, an avid explorer, said local tribesmen indicated the Assamica tea plants in this forest has existed in the wild since time immemorial. “I talked to the village elders and there is no knowledge of anyone planting here,” he said.
RANITAR, Nepal Tea was a gift fit for their king that the humble people of Nepal have cherished since its […]
Photos by Qiu, courtesy of Cha Dao Life Magazine Retold by Si Chen With its striking look, Thousand-Tael tea stands […]
Tea Journey annually publishes an “Origins” issue timed to the new harvest. Our intent is to introduce readers to how […]
In the foothills of Mt. Fuji lies the village of Higashiyama where Chagusaba agriculture, a UN-designated Globally Important World Agricultural Heritage System, is a way of life for tea farmers.
Nestled inside Hong Kong Park, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, formerly known as Flagstaff House, was built in […]