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Tea Type: green tea Tea name: Long Jing Origin: China, Shi Feng, Xi Hu Harvest: early spring 2016 Bought at: Tea Drunk, New York City First impressions: As I mostly do not like Chinese green teas too strong, I prefer to infuse them for only about 1-2 minutes. This way, the tea has a mild and slightly sweet flavor with a hint of a roasty note. I can recommend up to three infusions.  Overall, I would say it is a nice…

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Last month, I had one day in Lisboa, coming back from some wonderful relaxing days at the Portoguese ocean side. It was my second time in the city, so I wanted to take it a little more slow this time. Therefore, my priority was on finding some nice tea or coffee place and spending some quality time at a relaxing spot with a bit of sunshine. I think I did pretty well, but get a picture for yourself! Hotel pick:…

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Tea type: green tea Tea name: Sencha with Matcha (premium grade) Origin: Japan Bought at: McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co. in New York City, USA. First impression: the first infusion is very light in flavor without any astringency to it, but with this typical matcha tea note. I can recommend at least three infusions without any astringency coming through which was pleasantly surprising to me, as I honestly did not expect such good value for the money I paid for the…

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Tea name: Nobujuki Sencha Tea from the harvest of June 2016. Origin: Japan Bought at: The Bellocq Atelier in Brooklyn/NYC. First impression: the tea has a very nice grassy smell with a hint of a roasty note. The first infusion (60 C, 30 seconds) is very light in flavor with a sweet note. Second infusion  (60 C) is a little stronger and more grassy in taste. I would recommend a maximum of 3 infusions. This is a nice mid-to-higher level sencha tea.

A personal pick of a few spots I really loved while being in NYC. Jennifer’s Way Bakery – very cute bakery in the East Village which is offering glutenfree, allergy-friendly, peanut-free baked goods. I tried a small chocolate muffin which was the most delicious thing I had in a very long time. Tu-Lu’s Bakery – another bakery which is offering glutenfree, milkfree and also eggfree baked goods. I tried a glutenfree, milkfree, eggfree chocolate chip cookie which was very nice.…

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One week in New York City and for me the opportunity to check out some of the tea shops in this great city. It is really difficult to say which tea shop I liked the most, als they all had their special styles. Therefore, I just would like to give you a short overview of the tea shops I visited and my personal view on them. Ippodo Tea – Kyoto-based tea company. Located in an area a little off the main streets…

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Tea type: Taiping Hou Kui Green tea. I bought this tea at the Nong Cha Tea shop in Brussels which is specialized on Chinese teas. As the name Taiping Hou Kui already suggests, this tea is from the Taiping province in China.First impressions: this tea has a slightly roasty note to it, but very light in flavor. I recommend not more than three infusions with increasingly water temperature.

Below you find a list of books which I really liked to read and which all talk about tea in one way or the other. 

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Die Teestraße in Peking, an der sich wirklich ein Teegeschäft an das andere reiht. Ich war im Paradies und gleichzeitig total überfordert! Dann fand ich aber ein total nettes kleines und feines Teegeschäft, in dem ich erst einmal Ruhe fand, bei der Teezubereitung zuschauen konnte und anschließend den Tee genießen durfte. Die beiden jungen Frauen erzählten mir, dass Sie aus der Region Fujian stammten und vor zwei Jahren nach Beijing gezogen waren, um dieses Teegeschäft zu eröffnen und ihren aus Fujian stammenden Tee anzubieten.

I discovered this new tea brand last summer at the organic supermarket chain „Basic“ and found it again at the Biofach in February.
At first, it was mainly the packaging design that made me buy it. Different from most other tea bag brands, this one looks pretty stylish on your kitchen shelf. You can choose the tea bag in your favorite colors for your morning, afternoon and evening tea and for any other tea time addictions!

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Ich hatte eigentlich nach einem klassischen Sencha Ausschau gehalten und entschied mich dann doch für den Kauf von diesem etwas exklusiveren Tamaryokucha-Tee aus der Präfektur Saga, Süd-Japan. Tamaryokucha ist eine japanische Spezialität, die vor der Ernte noch intensiv beschattet wird. Auch bekannt unter dem Namen “Guricha”, hat einen sehr milden Geschmack, der an Gras und Spinat erinnert.

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