Tea Wandering

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Journey To The East – Wistaria Tea House Vol.1

22. 11. 2018

Journey To The East is a title of a beautiful exhibition in Wistaria tea House in Taipei opened on 10th of Nowember 2018. Two artist show their ceramics – Andrzej Bero (PL) and Emilio Del Pozo (US). Andrzej is our long-term friend and we regularly present his pieces. Thefor he agreed to write about his […]

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Gyokuro by tea master Tohei Maejima

29. 10. 2018

Master Maejima Tea master Tohei Maejima grows his tea on plantages in Okabe town, Shizuoka prefecture. His family cares for tea bussines already for three generations and Gyokuro type of tea are their specialty. Mister Maejima is a holder of many awards from tea competitions and three golden medals from World Green Tea Contest. He […]

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Smoked Tea by Singpho People

10. 10. 2018

The Singpho (Chinese: Jingpo) ethnic group inhabits a vast area reaching from the most eastern areas of the Indian Arunachal Pradesh, upper Assam and Nágaland to northern Burma and Yunnan, China. Their knowledge of the effects and use of tea plants is probably the oldest in the world. They inhabit the area that is considered […]

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15 years of Klasek Tea, 15 years with Goomtee

29. 08. 2018

It’s been fifteen years that we brought our first tea. There wasn’t much of it. Fifteen kilos, I reckon. In fact, it was a test for us to see how it’s done and if it is possible. And it was. The tea was great. The whole batch was bought by the Chajovna tea room in […]

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Secret of Baozhong teas from Wenshan mountains

24. 07. 2018

As soon as we entered the small darkened room where tea leaves whithered, we absorbed unbeliavably sweet heady aroma of exotic flowers. Tea leaves were laying there in many levels of bamboo mats, the air was vibrating and we got a dizzy spell from its intensity. Every time I put a cup of Baozhong tea […]

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Potter Jiří Duchek, his studio and other treasures

12. 07. 2018

Summer afternoon is ideal for a work trip through middle Czech landscape. So I visited potter Jiří Duchek in Mutějovice in traditional Czech hops region to choose few pieces of his tea ware for our Klasek Tea Shop. It was an interesting possibility to look at elegant and tiny tea ware from “the other side” […]

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This is the potters’ journey to clay, since time immemorial; because this is the way potters are.

04. 12. 2016

After a longer break we start with a blog series (irregular) based on texts by potter Jiří Duchek. This text was named by him as “Criss Cross” and tells poetically about potter´s wandering to find his clay… Excellent pictures were made by Martina Šimková.  From the time without beginning it’s been travelling with the wind, it’s […]

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