Of Family & Tea: Novelist Lisa See’s Tea Journey

Six-time New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See, loves tea so much that she wrote a novel with Pu-erh tea as its historical background. This comes as no surprise if one knows the See family’s journey, of immigrants in the Wild West and Chinatown with a dash of Hollywood, intertwined with tea.

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Of Family & Tea: Novelist Lisa See’s Tea Journey

Six-time New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See, loves tea so much that she wrote a novel with Pu-erh tea as its historical background. This comes as no surprise if one knows the See family’s journey, of immigrants in the Wild West and Chinatown with a dash of Hollywood, intertwined with tea.

The Times and Tides of Tea Innovation

Tea innovation is a surprisingly inexhaustible subject. Choose a topic that has shaped society, such as  trade, war, health, literature, […]

Harvest Review: Australia

There is a clear emerging trend in the Australian market away from mainstream black tea to more specialist offerings. Australians’ […]

Curios: First Tea Humidor

Encasing tea in these elegant jewelry cases of inlaid wood was deceptively challenging. This is because the world’s first tea […]

Tiki and Tea, A Tea-Smoked Cocktail

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.

Tea Smoked Salmon

This lightly cured and smoked Salmon can be used as shown here for a first course, or with different accompaniments as a main course.

Tea Smoked Quail

Smoked poultry or fish are seen often in Asian cuisines, while in the west, particularly America, meat is more often smoked.

Tea Smoked Salt

I enjoy using Tea Smoked Salts as finishing salts where a pinch can really bring together the flavor and aromatic components of your dish.

Smoking with Tea Leaves

Smoking with tea leaves is not that different from classic wood chip smoking, and in fact tea leaves and wood chips work beautifully together.

Tea Smoked Pork Loin

Pork takes particularly well to smoking techniques, especially those that are preceded by brining.

The Gift of Tea

Tea is the beverage that welcomes millions of holiday visitors in every land — instantly conveying warmth and comfort. Centuries […]

Tea Brined Holiday Porchetta

This Italian holiday classic is incredibly moist and more tender than you will believe. Although the hands on time is not long, you’ll want to plan two days ahead to tea brine your pork belly overnight, then rub it with tea, herbs and spices and allow to sit another night before slowly roasting.

Tea Nog

For the holidays on a variety of menus I have often featured ‘Tea Nog’ which is a handmade eggnog made […]

Tea the Hero Crop

Large government-supported tea estates are failing. Scarcity of labor, the cost of large-scale production and reliance on chemicals and pesticides […]

Harvest Review: South Korea

Green tea (nokcha in Korean) is called “sparrow’s tongue tea” (jaksulcha) due to the tea leaf’s delicate shape. In Korea, […]

Never at a loss for words…

Tea Journey was funded this week by more than 550 backers who contributed $127,500 making this magazine the third highest […]

Harvest Review: South Korea

Stephen Carroll is one of 42 Tea Journey tasters reporting on the 2016 harvest. Look for his posts on South […]

What is Tea Journey?

REMINDER: The Kickstarter campaign to fund Tea Journey launches April 3. Donors will be listed in the inaugural issue published in June and […]

The Journey Begins

  Half the world drank tea today. We intend to double that count. Our enthusiasm is unbounded when it comes […]

The Mavericks of Tea

SAN FRANCISCO — Tea Journey first came to mind in September 2010 during an invigorating panel discussion on the bright […]

Consumer: The Beauty in Tea

Centuries ago, legend has it, Asian princesses used an essence derived from the green tea leaves grown on the Korean […]

Origin Mongolia: Making Nomad’s Tea

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia The nomadic way of life shapes Mongolia like no other country. Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country […]

Tea Ghee

Ghee is a style of clarified butter used in Indian cuisine.  In Western clarified butter,  you melt the unsalted butter, skim […]

Middle Eastern Kahk

These melt in your mouth butter cookies are served at holiday times such as post-Ramadan Eid al fitr, Christmas and […]

Culinary: Smoking Foods with Tea

Smoking is an ancient food preservation technique prized now more for the flavors imparted by the smoke during the cooking process then the actual preservation of the food. Tea sommelier and author Cynthia Gold shares new recipes for smoked pork loin, smoked quail, smoked salmon, even a smoked cocktail.

Cranberry Apple Preserves

This preserve is equally at home on the breakfast table or with your afternoon scones as it is on your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Jasmine Tea Cured Salmon

I’ve done many variations on this salmon over the years, but this was the first version that was served at […]

Zhulu tea leaves

Of Morning Dew & Half-Day Sun – Taiwan’s Zhulu Tea

A high-mountain wulong known for its elegant aroma and sweet lingering aftertaste, Alishan Zhulu tea is appreciated by connoisseurs worldwide. Discover its story from Ren Zhi Deng, who was a catalyst in transforming his hometown into one of the most revered tea-producing areas in Taiwan.

Tea for Generations to Come

KITSUKI, Japan Small family-owned tea gardens are inseparable from the economic and social past of historical places such as Kitsuki, […]

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