Two Kinds of Dayuling

I recently won a giveaway on Instagram from Spiritwood Tea and included in that giveaway was some Dayuling tea. I have to say I did not know about Dayuling before receiving these teas. There are three main regions in Taiwan for tea - Alishan, Li Shan, and Dayuling. Dayuling tea is grown at an elevation … Continue reading Two Kinds of Dayuling

Comparing The Effect of Different Sized Brewing Vessels

I've been brewing tea with my tiny gaiwan lately and I have noticed a pattern. The tea seems to taste better than I remember it tasting in my slightly larger gaiwans. As it turns out, I just happen to have a much larger gaiwan that is the same material as my tiny one, which naturally … Continue reading Comparing The Effect of Different Sized Brewing Vessels

Comparing Two Silver Needle Teas: Fujian and Ceylon

A few months ago I made an order for tea samples directly from a farmer in China. He sent me samples of almost every kind of tea that is grown in Zhenghe County Fujian Province including Silver Needle or Bai Hao Yin Zhen. I recently made an order with Harney and Sons and when I … Continue reading Comparing Two Silver Needle Teas: Fujian and Ceylon