Tea Culture, Tea Extras, Tips & Tricks

The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.

For those following my blog you know I take pictures of the tea I review and turn them into art - this post isn't about "tea art" though. What I'd like to talk about today is the "ART OF TEA." If you Google "art" they return a definition at the top of the page that… Continue reading The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.

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Tea Extras, Tips & Tricks

Researching The Best Tea Vendors

There's nothing more exciting for the tea lover than receiving that big haul of tea ordered from a new tea vendor. And nothing worse than not getting what you expected and hating it. Though not starving, as a writer, blogger, and artist my tea budget is finite. Like most people, the funds I have for… Continue reading Researching The Best Tea Vendors

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Palace Ripened Pu’erh Brick Tea 2007 Series

I took more time on this series than any other so far. New to brewing and drinking pu'erh tea, it took me more than one try to get it right and the number of infusions you can get out of one batch of tea leaves is substantial. I've a growing appreciation for pu'erh and find… Continue reading Palace Ripened Pu’erh Brick Tea 2007 Series

Oolong Tea, Tea Art, Tea Extras

Golden Moon Tea Tie Guan Yin Series

Wow, the holidays are taking me for a beating. We're celebrating at my house this year and today was all about an appetizer and the soup course. The soup was a hit and on the menu. The appetizer - not so much. I'll have to go back to the drawing board on that one. I… Continue reading Golden Moon Tea Tie Guan Yin Series

Oolong Tea, Tea Tastings

Tea Gong-Go Tasting Review: Tie Guan Yin – Golden Moon Tea

Gong-Go Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Results: A wonderful everyday tea with extraordinary floral notes. Reasonable pricing and fast availability of this fine oolong make it worth keeping in your cupboard for everyday use. Vendor: Golden Moon Tea Tea: Tie Guan Yin Type: Oolong Origin: unfortunately Golden Moon Tea does not provide any sourcing information Tasting: 11gram / 190°/ 10oz /… Continue reading Tea Gong-Go Tasting Review: Tie Guan Yin – Golden Moon Tea

! Gong-Go Essential Gear, Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Adagio Tea’s ingenuiTEA – 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

Oolong Tea, Tea Tastings

Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (Teavivre)

Results: Wonderful floral notes and worth the shipping wait. I've put this on my reorder list. Vendor: Teavivre Tea: Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Type: Oolong Origin: Taiwan Tasting: 5g / 212° / 125ml Average number of infusions:  3 Gong-Go Rating:⭐⭐⭐   Review: I recently received an order for Hui Kui with Teavivre and got this little free… Continue reading Taiwan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong (Teavivre)

Recipes & Blends, Tea Extras

Cash-strapped for the Holidays? Then Blend Your Own Tea!

Everyone loves the holiday season, but it also a drain on the wallet and limits the funds available for new teas. By this time of the year I also usually have a teaspoon of this and a bit of that, but by themselves, they are not enough for Gong-Go Flash-Infusion. Rather than sulk over the lack… Continue reading Cash-strapped for the Holidays? Then Blend Your Own Tea!

Gear (teaware) Reviews, Water Kettles

Gong-Go Product Review – Krups Adjustable Temperature Kettle

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

Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Gong-Go Product Review – Tiesta Brewmaster Review

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