Two Sakura Midoris and A Traveling Turtle

I was honored to receive Herb the traveling turtle from Geoffrey aka The Lazy Literatus this week, along with some Sakura Midori Sencha. You might know that I have started having Sencha first thing every Saturday morning so I thought this would be a perfect time to have this tea and to pour some on … Continue reading Two Sakura Midoris and A Traveling Turtle

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