• Shu Puer Bing Cha

What is Puer Tea?

By |February 2nd, 2019|

Puer 普洱 (pǔ ěr) is arguably the most famous fermented tea in China. Widespread speculation led to a meteoric rise in Puer popularity and price, with a tenfold increase in prices seen from 1999 [...]

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Hacker’s Guide to Tea

By |February 1st, 2019|

TL;DR: All true tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. If you are drinking something that did not come from this plant (chamomile, mint, tulsi, rooibos, etc.) it is not tea. Period. White, Green, Oolong, [...]

  • Best Tea Books 2018

2018 Tea Book Roundup

By |December 11th, 2018|

In this article, I cover 6 tea books that came out since our last roundup in late 2017. Overall, it was a strong year for quality tea books and we're continually seeing authors raising [...]

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Teavana, A Distant Analysis

By |February 26th, 2018|

The news that in 2018 Starbucks will close its Teavana shops (more than 350 in all, there is no other such tea chain in the US), raises before tea specialists questions as to why [...]

  • Cheryl Teo Tea

2018 Tea Outlook

By |February 6th, 2018|

A new year is upon us and the tea industry is rife with innovation, cheeky trends, and funky fads. We asked 11 tea folk from around the world what they see coming down the [...]

  • Best Tea Books 2017

2017 Tea Book Roundup

By |November 19th, 2017|

In this article, I cover 5 tea books that came out in 2017. Tea writers are raising the bar with each passing year and there are a few that came out in 2017 that [...]

The Artisan Specialty Teas of Sri Lanka

By |November 4th, 2017|

While in Sri Lanka this past August, I got an in-depth look at tea production throughout the country and happened upon some fantastic handmade teas. 95% of tea produced in Sri Lanka is Orthodox [...]

  • 150 Years of Ceylon Tea

150 Years of Ceylon Tea

By |August 21st, 2017|

Our very own Tony Gebely traveled to Sri Lanka from August 6 - 14 to cover the 150th Anniversary of Ceylon Tea. As a guest of the Sri Lanka Tea Board, he was given [...]

  • teforia leaf review

Hands On: The Teforia Leaf

By |June 17th, 2017|

** Update: Teforia has closed its doors for good. See their website for the full statement. What follows is our original assessment of their second product, the Teforia Leaf. My first experience with Teforia was a visit [...]

  • bristol chai spices

Bristol Chai Coming to Montreal in April

By |February 10th, 2017|

The foursome behind the Montreal-based Camellia Sinensis-- Kevin Gascoyne, Jasmin Desharnais, François Marchand, and Hugo Américi, are brewing up a new venture with Gabriel Svaldi centered on masala tea. Svaldi previously worked at Camellia [...]

  • 2017 Tea Industry Predictions

Tea Tastes in 2017: A Forecast

By |January 12th, 2017|

A new year is upon us and the tea industry is rife with innovation, cheeky trends, and funky fads. We asked 7 tea folk from around the world what they see coming down the [...]

  • 2016 tea book roundup

2016 Tea Book Roundup

By |December 11th, 2016|

In this article, I cover 6 tea books that came out in 2016. Tea writers are raising the bar with each passing year and there are a few (including my own) that came out in 2016 that [...]

  • Wulong Tumble Dryer

Modern Tea Processing Methods In Taiwan

By |November 13th, 2016|

Taiwan has pioneered the innovation of Oolong Tea processing methods from the labor-intensive traditional way to a mechanized, high volume modern tea making procedure. In this post, we’ll introduce the purpose of each step [...]