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Monthly Archives: January 2016
Red tea, dragon blood, Beats back the worst of winter, Stored essence of spring.
In “The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook“, by Mary Lou & Robert J. Heiss, the section on Green Gunpowder tea mentions the fact that Green Gunpowder is more often than not used as the starting point for North African mint teas.
Six a.m. I start my morning tea ritual, and as the well rehearsed movements begin the conscious mind is uncoupled, and decides to go off on a quick jaunt.
It’s said that green gunpowder tea got its English name due to the fact that it resembled the explosive charge of the same name, both being small, round, darkly coloured pellets.
Serendipitea – a series of developments that leads, by chance, to the procurement of highly satisfactory teas and teaware.
Longjing, which means Dragon Well, is a pan-fired green tea, which comes from from the area around Longjing Village, near Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province, China. The village itself is named after a well, the legendary home to “The Dragon … Continue reading