In this post, we discuss our own tea geography. We talk about the tea regions we specialize in, and why we do so. This is both an article about the importance of terroir and origin in general, and an insight into how we approach it.
Tea sourcing is one of our favourite activity. Visiting a tea producing region is very enjoyable. We like to walk through the tea plants, before sitting down with the farmers and producers. Of course, we enjoy tasting their teas and discussing with them about all kinds of tea related topics.
This Fine Tea Preparation Guide is intended to be an instruction for brewing high-end tea leaves to their full potential. Beginners can follow it step by step, while more experienced drinkers can treat it as a series of tips.
Every tea has a story to tell. Our mission is to select those stories that are out of the ordinary. To be present in our collection, a tea story has to stand out for its quality, taste, and character.
I took the picture, illustrating this post, of the tea gallery at Laojundong Temple in Chongqing years ago. Even if it is a little bit blurry, I like it because it remembers me of a rainy tea session on a cloudy summer afternoon.
“Tea at the temple” is a very pleasant experience. Whether daoist or buddhist, many temples in China have their own tea corner. Sometimes it is situated within the walls of the temple itself, sometimes you will find it just outside. There, visitors can site down and enjoy some cups of crisp green tea. The serene atmosphere provided by the temple makes it all the more satisfying.