Taiwan has a rich history when it comes to growing high quality oolong teas, and some of their finest and most prestigious teas are cultivated high up in the mountains of central Taiwan. Known as Gaoshan tea, an umbrella term for tea varieties grown at an altitude of at least 1,000 meters, these semi-oxidized teas boast unique growing conditions, and
A silver tea caddy owned by Theodore Roosevelt, a teapot used by navy officer Lord Nelson, pots and bowls from China dating as far back as the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and the world’s most expensive teapot; with close to 2000 individual pieces spanning over 13 centuries and valued over 200
When thinking about the top tea countries in the world, China, India and Britain immediately spring to mind. A country that is less obvious however is Turkey, where people actually drink more tea per person than anywhere else in the world. Not only does Turkey rank 5th in the world
Most of us are familiar with the Boston Tea Party of 1773, an iconic moment in American history where chests full of tea were dumped in the Boston Harbor out of protest against the heavy taxes on tea levied by the British, an incident that helped kickstart the American revolution.
When we think of French gastronomic culture we typically think of the stereotypical croissants, escargots, wine and champagne, and the like. However, it might come as a surprise that France has a very rich tea tradition as well, a tradition that goes back even further than that of Britain, but
Tea and zen have more in common than people know. That is the conviction of Liu Yongqiang, founder of ITeaWorld, that sells Chinese tea all over the world. “In China, tea is not only a drink, but also a carrier of spiritual cultivation. It is a consensus that most Chinese
While many tea aficionados still enjoy the traditional approaches to tea and tea culture, there are also new generations of tea drinkers ready to take tea into modernity. As a 200 billion dollar industry that keeps growing, tea producers and retailers have come up with some fresh and exciting ideas