Spring Festival 2022: Celebrate Year Of The Tiger With These Tea Brands

Have you been in earshot of discussions regarding the Spring Festival, Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year? Curious as to what it’s all about? I don’t have all the answers yet I’m learning more each day! There are some wonderful people connected to the world of tea that are planning experiences geared toward cultural […]

Foundations: A Look into Dan Cong Teas – Ya Shi Xiang (Duck Shit Fragrance)

Jasmine, almond, orchid, and cinnamon fragrances are just a few of the numerous aromas that come to mind when we think of Dan Cong teas. In addition to the Shan Yun (山韵) or Mountain Rhyme felt with high-quality Dan Cong teas, the versatility they bring almost guarantees that you’ll find one to fall in love […]

Horizontal Tasting: Cultivar 21 White + Benifuki White

When it comes to white tea, I’m always ready for a cup. With its processing largely transparent and the classifications based on picking, there’s an ebb and flow to discerning quality that’s exciting. The careful balance the producer must traverse to effectively manage humidity and temperature during drying provides ample information when tasting the finished […]

3 Teas from Senbird Tea: Fukamushi, Gyokuro, Sobacha

I appreciate the strength Japanese tea provides in my tea journey, and seek the bold, balanced flavors sought through fertile cultivation and precision in processing techniques. When Senbird Tea, a Japanese family-owned tea business who utilizes independent tea farmers reached out to offer a balanced selection of teas to try, I felt the calling to […]