While the English are known for drinking copious amounts of tea, we all know by now that they did not invent the leaf. So…how did the leaf migrate from Asia to the British Isles?
Tea 201 – What is Matcha?
Whenever I walked into a tea shop, I had always seen the bamboo whisk pictured above but could never figure out what it had to do with tea…apparently it is all in the matcha.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Sen no Rikkyu
This man shaped what we know today to be the chanoyu, or the Japanese “Way of Tea” and Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Chinese Tea Mythology: Yellow Mountain Fur Peak
This green tea (also known as Huangshan Maofeng) is grown in the mountains of Huangshan (which translates to Yellow Mountain) in the Anhui province of China.
Chinese Tea Mythology: Green Snail Spring (Bi Lo Chun)
Green Snail Spring…just as the name suggests, you would think. There are a couple of legends surrounding the origin of the name.
Chinese Tea Mythology: The Big Red Robe
Da Hong Pao is a well known oolong tea from Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian province of China.
Chinese Tea Mythology: The Legend of Pu’erh
To many tea connoisseurs, the leaf is like a fine wine what with its colorful flavors, delightful scents and beautiful array colors.
Chinese Tea Mythology: Tie Kuan Yin – Iron Goddess of Mercy (Part 2)
According to some legends, if you find good Ti Kuan Yin then you will gain the power to spit fire!
Chinese Tea Mythology: Tie Kuan Yin – Iron Goddess of Mercy
I had never heard of the tea called Iron Goddess of Mercy (or Guanyin/Kuanyin) until I was doing research on Chinese Tea Mythology. Just like Monkey Picked, there is a magical story tied to this tea.