Today was cold and rainy... I needed something to warm me up. Enter the "Indefatigable Ox", a recent arrival from the San Francisco based tea company, QuantiTea. This shu puerh did exactly what I had hoped it would. Many brews later, I was rearing to go... and the Indefatigable Ox, true to its name was still … Continue reading Tea Review: Bu Juan “Indefatigable Ox” 2015 Shu Puerh
I stumbled upon this tea field while winding my way through the mountains of northern Thailand on my motorbike. The field sit on a steep slope downwards wrapping around a natural bowl-like topography. Think ancient Roman theaters.. with one side open at the bottom. From where I was standing at the top it went down … Continue reading Flyover in Northern Thailand (Drone Video)
If you ever find yourself in northern Thailand... Maybe you're in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, or maybe even Bangkok (you would need to fly and drive but hey its for the tea...) Visit Mae Salong. If nothing else, the drive up into the mountains is absolutely stunning. I mean it. Stunning. Do yourself a … Continue reading If You Are Ever in Northern Thailand: Mae Salong
In the back of my head I had an itch to do a little cold brewing. Ever since using ice to brew... I had previously purchased 3 water bottles which I had intended would be my brewing receptacles. Unfortunately, I consumed 2 of them before they could be put to use… 1 left. I was … Continue reading Cold Brewing Sessions: No. 1, Gyokuro
I love this leaf... I picked this Oolong up last month while I was in Singapore. I stumbled across it while paroozing TWG for the first time. This tea comes from the WaikatoValley in New Zealand, explained the teatender. In my first steeping of this tea I noted the tea had fragrance and tasting notes of … Continue reading Tea Review: Waikato Valley New Zealand (Chocolate) Oolong
Here is a video that I created from the drone footage I captured while flying over the tea fields of Cau Dat Farm in Vietnam.
Happy International Tea Day! As I sat here today drinking teas cultivated from two different countries and in two very different styles I cannot help but consider how lucky I am. Now I must admit when I learned that it was International Tea Day, I immediately assumed it was just another holiday to support (and … Continue reading International Tea Day and What It Means
🇦🇷 Happy Yerba Mate Day! For those that didn’t know, and I admittedly needed a reminder, today is Argentina’s official Yerba Mate Day. What exactly is yerba mate? In Argentina yerba mate is their go-to “tea”... though it does not come from the camellia sinensis plant. However, it does however have similar properties to tea … Continue reading Exploring Argentinian Tea Culture: Yerba Mate
I have been traveling pretty much non-stop for the past year and a half. As a self-proclaimed teahead (I love that term), making sure I have the proper tools and of course leaf is a top priority. Before I left (and packed up my apartment), I emptied my cabinet of my favorite teas into my … Continue reading Traveling with Tea
I have been ‘geeking out’ quite a bit lately with tea related content. I’ve been reading blog posts, surfing Instagram, watching Youtube, reading books, and so much more. As I was watching an Instagram live video recently, the host was talking about feeding his tea pet. “Tea pet… what the heck is a tea pet,” … Continue reading What is a tea pet?