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Microwave Fixation - The Future of Green Tea?

Microwave Fixation - The Future of Green Tea?
“Where do I kill-green? Well, I just use the microwave in my apartment.  That gets the job done just fine. Two minutes in there provides a perfect ...

Manyingtai 2024: Cooperative Mingqian Picking & Tea Jar Brewing

Manyingtai 2024: Cooperative Mingqian Picking & Tea Jar Brewing
Organic Or Oblivion? We have begun our biggest and most decisive push to protect traditional tea production in Manyingtai Village. On February 4th,...

Mingqian: Deepest Dive

Mingqian: Deepest Dive
Today, we are one month out from the Qingming Festival, and the Qingming solar term (April 4th-18th) that follows it. Green tea picking has already...

First Anhua Trip

First Anhua Trip
First Anhua Trip   Anhua is definitively one of the most exciting places in China we have visited. These last few days I have experienced a kind of...

Listen to the Tea Soup Podcast!

Listen to the Tea Soup Podcast!
After living in China since 2016 and sourcing Chinese teas for the past decade, this is our love letter to the industry, what we can give back to e...

Jingdezhen 2022

Jingdezhen 2022
Jingdezhen, a small city in Guangxi province in mainland China, has been a major producer of Chinese porcelain for the past thousand years.  To this day, young artists and learned ceramicists flock to this city to study, experiment, learn, and sell their works.  However, when we visited in Summer of 2022, many locals we met and talked with had a very different opinion about this history of fame and its modern manifestations.

Zhang Yinchao - Chaozhou Zhuni Teapots

Zhang Yinchao - Chaozhou Zhuni Teapots
Zhang Yinchao is a young potter currently working under celebrated ceramicist Xie Hua in Chaozhou, Guangdong.  He specialized in hand making gong teapots from the finest quality clays available in the region.

Huoshan Huangya Deep Dive

Huoshan Huangya Deep Dive
  Intro In 2020, Huoshan Huangya was listed among the Chinese first group of “new and excellent agricultural products.” The tea we today call Huosh...

Fuding White Tea: State of the Industry Spring 2022

Fuding White Tea: State of the Industry Spring 2022
What makes White Tea from Fuding better than most other production regions?  Not only is it the historical lineage of white tea production in the region, but it is also strict government regulations that keep the quality of the tea produced high, the land it is produced on clean, and the quantity of tea made low.  Read up on the 2022 Fuding Government Circular below!

Heicha Deep Dive

Heicha Deep Dive
  Basic History Heicha, often translated as dark tea, is category of tea production that began in the Ming Dynasty and matured into its modern form...

Golden Green Deep Dive - China's Best Green Tea?

Golden  Green Deep Dive - China's Best Green Tea?
 Official Promotional: “Baojing Golden Green - China’s Best Green Tea” More than 400 years ago, in China’s captivating region of Xiangxi, the oldes...

Organic Vs. Conventional Deep Dive

Organic Vs. Conventional Deep Dive
Lay of the Land When it comes to appraisals of organic tea from Chinese customers and producers, we’ve heard comments of every kind. Xuanen County’...