Tea keeps on giving with a good boil. With our first 100° days finally here in the desert, I spent most of the week drinking a new iced tea blend featuring black, shou, and oolong teas this week. I grew up on iced tea and for those warmer months its a refreshing way to stay … Continue reading Iced Tea Sessions – Yunnan Black Turtle
Discovering a new tea is always exciting and from the first sip of Yunnan Sourcing Wild Tree Purple “Sweet Ya Bao” White Tea I instantly knew it belonged in my blueberry iced tea recipe. My original recipe was just sencha and blueberries. Our local farmers market has blueberries on sale a few times of the … Continue reading Bluebird Bliss Iced Tea Recipe
April was a beautiful if not busy month, and now May is here. After missing most of my Tea Art posts I vowed never to let that happen again. In keeping with that, I’m posting my last series for April featuring a funky-dank pu’erh from Seven Cups Fine Teas. Hope you see something you like … Continue reading Gong Ting Pu’erh Series
Well, the first month of my new Tea Haul format has come to a close. One of my goals with dedicating each month to a new vendor is to provide a recap of my experience with their products and service. While I won’t be giving them star ratings I will touch on some specific areas: … Continue reading April’s Tea Haul Recap of Seven Cups Fine Teas
April is almost over and I’ve not kept up with posting my tea art except on Instagram. It would take me all day to post everything I’ve worked on this month, but here is a recap of my favorites: Hagiricha Mafuji Sencha Series Goji Tan San Shou Series Jian Cang Puer Series Mi Lan Xiang … Continue reading April Tea Art
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.
Hello dear reader, I hope this update finds you enjoying your favorite cup of tea and all its well in your world. Over the last few months, I’ve learned lots, made a few mistakes, and met some amazing new tea buddies. Always on the lookout for what works and what can be improved, today I’m … Continue reading Introducing Monthly Tea Hauls
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)
For anyone who knows me, change is not something I gravitate towards. I like tradition, continuity, and the familiarity of well-worn habits. When I started Tea Gong-Go my goals were to share what I’d learned about flash fusion brewing coupled with more modern infusers. However, cost factors have come into play and if there is … Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: The Evolution of a Tea Addict