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There is Nokcha and Nokcha. Comparison of two Korean green teas – Gamnong and Haenam

20. 07. 2021

We are often asked about the green Korean teas we offer. What is the difference between them? What makes them special compared with other green teas? Why are they so expensive? In this review, we will introduce these teas to you and answer the questions we get the most frequently. What is Nokcha and when it is […]

Japanese green tea – in pursuit of umami

17. 05. 2021

A little history of growing green tea in Japan Tea shrubs have been cultivated in Japan since the early 13th century. The first tea seeds were introduced there by a travelling monk called Eisai who brought them from his travels in China. In 1202, he gave them to the monk Myōe of the Kōzan-ji Monastery, […]

Zhang Gu Zhi – Inner Beauty From Anagama Kiln

29. 03. 2021

Masterpieces from the anagama kiln by Taiwanese artist Zhang Gu Zhi have their own unique character. At first glance, the rough, unpolished and robust pieces hide the beauty and elegance that we will discover when we examine them in more detail. Then we find many small details and small beauties, original reflections and metallic or […]

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Object Teapot – Tea Pottery by Hanka Vrbicová

22. 09. 2020

I would like to start this text with an engaging story about being a passionate tea connoisseur who has been drinking selected tea in the cradle… Unfortunately, I do not have such a nice story up my sleeve. I came to pottery and tea pottery in a way that I just landed in it somehow. […]

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Postcovid Flush – what happened in Darjeeling

17. 06. 2020

We managed to buy some great teas, which were produced in Darjeeling before the gardens closed in March this year. Until March 24, when a “lockdown” occurred across India, only a very small amount of tea was harvested.  Pandemic versus hopeful tea season The weather was good for growers this year, so a very good […]

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Tree is not wood under bark – tea trays by Vlasta Hanuš

11. 03. 2020

We are fascinated by people who create things with their own hands – something we can touch and use in our daily lives. Wood is a great accessory for tea – it also is a woody plant after all… Vlasta Hanuš makes tea trays and tables, which you can admire in our shop.     […]

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The Sakhejung Garden – the Story of Mrs Milan

30. 01. 2020

This story started around 2000. There were very few tea factories in Nepal, but tea farming was on a rise: new gardens sprang up like mushrooms and thousands of small farmers started growing tea. However, there was no one who would process the leaves and, inevitably, their price was falling rapidly. Within a couple of […]

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Jarda Marek – fires in an anagama kiln!

04. 01. 2020

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 […]

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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 […]

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