The Tea Explorer

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By Rita Fong and Drew Taylor A Review The Tea Explorer is a documentary film written, produced, directed, and shot by Andrew Gregg that stars Jeff Fuchs, noted Canadian writer, photographer, explorer, and tea merchant. It’s a film about some of the people whose lives have been touched by and are still entwined with the […]

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.

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.

Tea & Tech: The Designing Mind of Allen Han

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The intense, curious, and inventive mind of Allen Han has been focused for years on industrial design. The 45-year-old is best known for his role in creating the Xbox 360 and the Kindle Fire. But, since 2014, this designing mind has been turned to a new venture: creating the Teforia system, perhaps the ultimate in […]

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

Categories: Growing Regions, Harvest Report, NepalTagged

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 […]

Harvest Review: South Korea

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Green tea (nokcha in Korean) is called “sparrow’s tongue tea” (jaksulcha) due to the tea leaf’s delicate shape. In Korea, green tea is graded by the size of the raw tea leaf and the time it is harvested according to the lunar calendar. Ujeon – Marks the first buds of the season that appear early […]

Viewpoint: Why Tea Education Matters

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“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” – Joseph Pulitzer At the heart of every journey is a purpose. For Tea Journey magazine, that purpose and North Star […]