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Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf

Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf

Red Jade #18 is described as a mix between indigenous Taiwanese tea and Burmese Assam. The dark leaves are long and thin, with a very distinct fruity fragrance. The tasting notes describe it as being similar to berries, and this seems to be accurate. Brewing Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf I decided to brew Red Jade #18 in a side handle teapot, rather than in a yixing teapot. I’m sure I could have brewed this in a gaiwan as…

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Non Organic Tea vs Organically Certified Tea vs Living Tea

Non Organic Tea vs Organically Certified Tea vs Living Tea

There is often a lively debate about whether organic teas are better, or in some cases, actually worse. The response that one gets will often vary, often depending if one is getting it from a tea supplier or a tea drinker. Below are some of the arguments I’ve come across, what Living Tea is, and why I’ve become fond of Living Tea. Non Organic Tea I hear ┬ásometimes from tea vendors that organically certified teas are not necessarily better. Instead,…

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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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