After our walk on the Ancient Tea Horse Road, proud Grandpa Mr. He shares with the Origin Tea Tour his history in Yi Wu Shan. (p.s. Zhuping is peeling an Asian Pear that was yummy!!)
We were honored to be given a tour of a small village on the Tea Horse Road by senior Mr. He. His family graciously invited us into their home to talk about tea and tea history. We apologize to his grandson for waking him from his [...]
On the Origins Tea Tour I just felt like dancing after tasting Yunnan black tea in YiWu. Give it a try after a cup of your favorite tea.
On the tea tour we asked our new friend, Zhang, to show us the proper technique for wrapping puer cakes.
Today on the Origins Tea Tour we traveled up Yiwu Shan for a tea tasting of much needed puer tea.
Today on the Origins Tea Tour we were treated to a tea tasting with tea master Mr. Yang. After hiking in Youle Shan there was nothing better than to sample yummy green puer. I’m a big fan of black puer, but this trip has opened my eyes to the rich and complex flavors of green [...]
Today on the Origins Tea Tour tea master Mr. Yang took us hiking to study puer tea trees in one of the famous tea mountains of Yunnan-Youle.
Our Origins Tea Tour is underway and I am receiving updates daily in the form of short videos. The first is from Youle, one of the ‘Famous Mountains’ In the Xishuanbanna region of Yunnan. Andrea, our famous interviewer is on the tour and is sending stuff via Zhuping’s iPad
Travel + Leisure Names Seven Cups One of Six Best Places to Drink Tea in America
TUCSON, AZ – Travel + Leisure’s tea fanatic Bruce Schoenfeld first tasted da hong pao, a rare Chinese oolong tea, at Seven Cups Teahouse in Tucson, where Austin Hodge serves teas he sources in remote regions of China.
When I think about tea trends, I am thinking over a ten year period and extending what I see going ten years into the future. Things have changed a lot in the past ten years from when we began our business. Twenty years ago getting any good Chinese tea was virtually impossible in the US. I had to get mine from a Chinese friend whose family was from a tea-growing region in China.