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Month: July 2017

Review of Tea Source

Review of Tea Source

I’ve found that Tea Source is an excellent place to get high quality teas at a good price. A coworker recommended Tea Source to me, and who had been ordering from them for some years. He is an avid photographer and he read about Tea Source on a photography website. Apparently, the person running the photography website is also an avid tea drinker and likes to give tea suggestions. I would say that word of mouth recommendations are generally a…

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Pi Lo Chun Imperial from Tea Source

Pi Lo Chun Imperial from Tea Source

I took one look at tea buds and leaves, and I couldn’t ┬ábut notice how soft they are and all the little hairs. Pi Lo Chun Imperial from Tea Source feels quite delicate and this creates a sense of anticipation. This is definitely a first flush tea. Pi Lo Chun is one of the most famous green teas in china, and this particular sample is the highest grade. Brewing Pi Lo Chun Imperial I brewed 6 grams in a 150…

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Why use a gaiwan to brew tea

Why use a gaiwan to brew tea

After many years of making tea using western style (brewing with a high water-to-tea ratio), I came to a point where I started making tea with a gaiwan. Since then, I haven’t turned back. I have gaiwans now both at home and work. Better extraction with each infusion A gaiwan can be used in gong fu brewing , where a higher tea-to-water ratio is utilized, compared to western brewing. The result are infusions with better taste and depth. I initially…

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Welcome and make yourself at home

Welcome and make yourself at home

My interest in tea has increasingly become more engaged over the past years, and it has sparked a curiosity in the many aspects of tea culture. While it started with an interest in tasting the different varieties of teas, how they’re grown and processed and the different techniques for brewing, I also have an interest in the meditative aspects of tea. I’ve found that the synergy of the many aspects of tea culture is steadily propelling me forward. I decided…

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