The key to Gong-Fu style tea is based on two factors: water/leaf ratio and time. In the traditional Western style, you have small amounts of tea with large quantities of water and steeped over minutes. This tradition arose from the monopoly China had on tea when first discovered by the West. Being hard to acquire… Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: It’s All About The Pour!
It all starts with the tea Teapots are proving to be an art and science all their own. I set out a couple of months ago to lean a more traditional gong-fu style and purchased two pots then ordered five more. What I’ve learned since then could fill a book, but since I’m writing a… Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: Teapots for beginners.
I was inspired to do this post by a recent tweet from one of my fellow bloggers Kimberly from Tea Is A Wish Your Heart Makes. Turns out she had a great find at one of her local charity shop: a beautiful Japanese Kyusu for only £2.50. That's about $3.25 in the US. With that… Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: Getting started on a budget (part 2)
Gong-Go Rating:🌟UPDATE 02/25/2019 - AFTER ABOUT THREE MONTHS OF USE THE STOPPER/PLUNGER BROKE. GOURMIA SAYS THEY WILL RECTIFY THIS IF I CONTACT THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE AFTER I POSTED THE BREAK ON MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT - I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED BUT HAVE REDUCED THIS REVIEW TO ONE STAR FOR THE TIME BEING. Results: Inventive design & perfect… Continue reading Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review
Gong-Go Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Results: Easy to use, clean & care for, its unique measurement guide & easy grip make it a step above all the rest. Vendor: Adagio TeasProduct Name: ingenuiTEAPurchase Date: November 2018Review:I couldn't be more excited about this bottom-dispensing infuser from Adagio Teas. Since I started using the ingenuiTEA I've wanted to replace all my other… Continue reading Adagio Tea’s ingenuiTEA – Product Review
I'm so excited. I got my first Tetsubin Cast Iron Kettle today and a new Jian wear teacup. Merry Christmas to me. If you looking for something special for yourself or for someone else, you couldn't go wrong with these beautiful pieces. The kettle is back cast iron with an enamel finish on the inside… Continue reading X-mass came early for me! You might want to add these to your list.
Gong-Go Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟Results: A bit heavy & on the large size, but the preset buttons where my dream come true. Vendor: KrupsProduct Name: Adjustable Temperature Kettle (BW710D51)Purchase Date: 2018Review:I've wanted a variable temperature water kettle for years know. The first ones I saw were Japanese. Clucky looking and expensive, I passed and kept looking but the prices… Continue reading Gong-Go Product Review – Krups Adjustable Temperature Kettle
Gong-Go Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Results: GONG-GO PREFERRED INFUSER! With a 16oz capacity, this is my favorite bottom-dispensing infuser. If I had to recommend ONLY ONE - this would be it! The larger size allows plenty of space for your tea to bloom. Vendor: TIESTA TEAProduct Name: BrewmasterPurchase Date: 2013Review:I picked this infuser up on a whim while shopping at… Continue reading Gong-Go Product Review – Tiesta Brewmaster Review
Gong-Go Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐Results: The ease, convenience, and cost "made" this product stand out, but its future production is currently unknown & due to a lack of response from Starbucks I can only give it four stars.Vendor: Teavana(right now I can only find available on Amazon.com)Product Name: Perfect TeamakerPurchase Date: 2010Review:This little beauty is where my Gong-Go journey… Continue reading Gong-Go Product Review – Teavana Perfect Teamaker