Tea Blog

Ruan Zhi Anxi Black With Autumn Treats
September 28, 2020
Our tea buyer pairs a favorite fall treat with a new Masters Tea varietal.
Gaiwan Tea Brewing 101
August 25, 2020
If you have never used a gaiwan but have been curious, tea connoisseur and author Diana Rosen provides the perfect guide.
The Good Fortune of Jin Kong Que Tea
August 12, 2020
History and tasting notes on the glorious "Golden Peacock" tea.
A Tea Lover Loses Herself in 2020 Tea Harvests
July 22, 2020
Enthralled by the freshness of spring harvests, Diana Rosen takes us through tasting 2020 Lu An Gua Pian and Huang Shan Mao Feng.
A Complete Guide To: Zhang Ping Shui Xian (漳平水仙茶)
July 07, 2020
Shaped with intention and beautifully crafted into its iconic cube-shaped bouquet, this Chinese Oolong boasts an array of fresh colors and complex florals.
Day 7-8: The finale
September 21, 2019
The moments leading up to the Tea Master Cup competition are filled with pomp and circumstance. We meet with local government officials...
Day 6: Journey Continues
September 19, 2019
On day five we awake from our night with the Dao People and are greeted by amazing views of cloud enshrouded mountains and drifting mists.
Day 5: Hoàng Su Phi
September 18, 2019
Today we leave our jungle accommodations, back across the wooden bridge and head yet higher into the mountains of Hoàng Su Phi...
Day 4: Tea Research Institute
September 17, 2019
Monday morning we load up humans and luggage into two vans and start our trek to the Northern Mountainous Region.
Day 2: Opening Ceremonies
September 15, 2019
Day two begins with opening ceremonies for the Tea Masters Cup at the Hanoi Cultural Exchange Center.
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
September 14, 2019
We arrived in Hanoi at around noon on Saturday 9/14 after meeting up at the Taipei airport. Once through immigration and baggage claim, we found our driver for the short trip to our hotel.
Tea Masters Cup
September 12, 2019
Sometimes in the tea world, exciting opportunities come our way! We received an invitation in August to attend the Tea Masters Cup in Vietnam and tour some of the tea growing regions this September 14-21.
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