Brewing Tea Gongfu Style

By Stephanie Harkins [reposted from our sister blog] The Gongfu tea ceremony, also known as the Kungfu tea ceremony, literally means “Way of tea brewing with great skill”. The ceremony itself a Chinese method of brewing teas. Usually Oolong tea, which is a type of tea between green and black tea, or Pu-erh tea, which …

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Welcoming Guests into Your Home with Tea

When you have guests coming over to your house - whether expected or unexpected - tea provides not only a way of welcoming them warmly, but also refreshment and topics of conversation. Because guests more often than not stop into your house on short notice, it's a good idea to have your guest tea supplies …

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Poo Poo Puerh

Puerh, a variety of Chinese tea produced in Yunnan province, has become considerably more popular in recent years with tea enthusiasts and collectors in the West. Many aged varieties of puerh tea can be very rare, with a price tag to match, but there may be no more unusual one than the curious variety sometimes known …

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Lady Londonderry Tea & “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

There is, perhaps, nothing so impractical a food as gummy bears. A food that exists for the sheer pleasure of the mouth; for the taste, the texture, and the experience of the moment. The intrinsic value of gummy bears is exactly what they are created for, and that which makes them just a little bit …

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