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.
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
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.
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: 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
There is nothing better than modern convenience and the latest trend in tea over the last few years has been the introduction of the bottom-dispensing infuser. This is the key to the Gong-Go Style. The convenience of this device has taken tea on-the-go to a whole new level. I was first introduced these wonderful inventions… Continue reading It all begins with a bottom-dispensing tea infuser.