Going Gong-Fu: It’s All About The Pour!

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!

Going Gong-Fu: Getting started on a budget (part 2)

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)

X-mass came early for me! You might want to add these to your list.

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.