Jarda Marek – fires in an anagama kiln!


Let us introduce another gifted Czech potter, Jarda Marek, who fires tea pottery in a wood-kiln. And not just any wood-kiln, but an anagama. Jarda was born in 1984 and was introduced to pottery making as early as primary school. “When studying at a college of applied arts in Český Krumlov I discovered wood-fired pottery and […]

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Tea and our Brain – it works!

16. 11. 2019

Habitual tea drinking modulates brain efficiency: evidence from brain connectivity evaluation The majority of tea studies have relied on neuropsychological measures, and much fewer on neuroimaging measures, especially for interregional connections. To date, there has been no exploration of the effect of tea on system-level brain networks. We recruited healthy older participants to two groups […]

Hand rolled teas from south Sikkim

23. 10. 2019

Sikkim is a mountain state in north-east India bordering with Nepal in the west, Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the east and West Bengal in the south, where it’s almost literally a stone’s throw to Darjeeling. Sikkim is famous for its biodiversity: it has both subtropical climate and the climate of the Alps. Specifics […]

The legendary Dong Ding contest in Taiwan

11. 10. 2019

There are many tea contests in Taiwan. Some are more prestigious, some are less, some are trendsetters, some hardly keep pace. About twenty-five of them are widely acknowledged, but only one of them is a true legend: the Lugu Farmers’ Association Dong Ding Oolong Tea Competition that has taken place twice a year for over […]

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Assam Koliapani – The Story of Mr Rebo

18. 09. 2019

Mr Rebo is a farmer from the Koliapani village in Upper Assam. Originally a teacher in a local school, he decided to plant tea shrubs in a garden he had inherited from his father in the 1990s. His first seeds came from an abandoned tea garden in Nagaland, an Indian state bordering with Burma.   […]

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Jun Chiyabari – from Bio Production to Natural Farming

31. 07. 2019

We cooperate with Nepalese tea garden Jun Chiyabari for some years already. Their teas are a guarantee of quality and pureness, because since the beginning they farm organic and recently they turn more and more into Natural Farming, when the fields are moreless left to themselves. We had an honour to invite Mr. Bachan Gyawali, owner of […]

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Hadong – thousand years of tea

08. 06. 2019

„A long time ago in Hadong – a steep mountain region – there were little to be offered to the king. After a long contemplation, people gathered tea leaves that grew between the rocks and presented them to the king, which he liked and bestowed the title „tea of kings“. Frist Tea Field and an […]

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Oolong from Taiwanese mountains

20. 05. 2019

High-mountain tea or gaoshan tea (Chinese: 高山茶) refers to several varieties of oolong tea grown in the mountains of central Taiwan. They are light oolong varieties with sweet, milky flavours and floral aromas. It is grown at altitudes higher than 1,000 metres above sea level. The high humidity and natural precipitation in the high mountain […]

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How Do I Choose The Right Tea? – Volume 3

28. 04. 2019

Cost-benefit ratio − tea budget   There’s a parallel with the world of wine. We recommend starting with basic types of tea, learn to appreciate them and only then venture into the world of top (meaning expensive) teas. Because there’s no way back. Or better, there is − one can go back to cheaper teas, […]

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Easter Matcha Eggs

11. 04. 2019

 Who has no time and courage to bake Easter cookies can easily create delicious unbaked green Easter eggs with a Japanese powdered green tea – Matcha. Every delicate piece with a grated coconut or genmai (roasted rice), that melts in your mouth, will replace a cup of a strong green tea! Ingredients 10 g of […]

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