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The last months have been quite challenging for a lot of us and so different to most of us. It also took me quite a while to get adjusted to the „new normal“. On the one hand, I somehow though enjoyed staying at home without feeling the pressure of having an active lifestyle. For once not rushing from one meeting to the other, for once not being stuck in the rush-hour every evening or for once not waiting in long…

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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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Tea type: herbal tea Tea name: Mulberry Leaf Tea (organic) Origin: Kagoshima/ Japan Bought at: The Bellocq Atelier (their tea no. 28) Impression: Athough this is a herbal tea, you could almost believe it to be some kind of green tea. The flavor and aroma is floral and very light with a hint of a grassy note. Water for infusion should not be hotter than 80 degrees Celsius. This is a great green tea alternative for your evenings in case…

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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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Browsing through the internet one day, I found this amazing tea startup company called Dachi Tea. I really like their company story and their idea behind the brand Dachi Tea. The idea was to firstly find the best raw material tea leaves and secondly, finding the best tea makers from all over Taiwan to create very unique oolong teas from the raw tea leaves provided. And that is exactly what Dachi Tea did! When you look at their website, you…

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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.

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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Als ich meinen Kurztrip nach Brüssel plante, um einen Freund von mir zu besuchen, war mir gar nicht bewusst, dass Brüssel einige wunderschöne und vielseitige Teegeschäfte besitzt. Für Teeliebhaber ist Brüssel auf jeden Fall eine Reise wert, aber nicht nur wegen dem Tee!

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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.

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