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tea store eye candy: a visual tour from chilie to france

I’ve said it previously but to me tea isn’t just about the leaf, and I wanted to share some of the beautiful tea store, tea house and tea retail photos I’ve come across recently – from all over the world. Some of them certainly have a  “kid in a candy store” vibe to them don’t … Continue reading

tea design: teapots and tea bowls from clair at clamlab

I love tea, I love the leaves and water, but to me tea culture is more than just the leaf, it’s about the artisan teapots and teacups, about the teahouses and the ritual of preparing tea. In light of that, welcome to a new interview series – this time with some super talented and creative … Continue reading

an interview with jeff fuchs: the tea horse road, living in yunnan and why simplicity equals quality

Jeff  Fuchs is a noted tea writer, traveler and explorer. He was the first Westerner to traverse the Ancient Tea Horse Road, one of the globe’s most arduous journeys and daunting trade routes. This trek took almost eight months to complete,the path of which took tea over 6,000 kilometers into the mighty Himalayas to sate … Continue reading

tea photography: travelling teadom with sriparna ghosh

This photo is from one of my favourite photographers, Sriparna Ghosh of the tea and photography site Travelling Teadom. I asked Sriparna to say a few words, explaining the story behind this photo. This photo was taken while I was in a quaint wooden lodge overlooking snow peaks, in the middle of winter, more than … Continue reading

world tea photography part 1: china and mongolia

Welcome to a new series here at tea & travel – one where I plan explore some amazing tea-travel photography and hear a few words from the photographer, not just what the photo is of, and where it is but why it’s special and how it felt to be there.  This first series of photos … Continue reading

cameron highlands: the beginning of a tea journey. a guest post by melanie lee

My earliest memory of drinking tea is in Cameron Highlands, a hillside town in Malaysia where tea plantations are grown 1,500 meters above sea level. Formerly a British colony until 1957, homesick English troops based here used to head up to this cool, mountainous area to escape the tropical humidity, and of course sip tea … Continue reading

nepali tea, organic tea farming and food safety with sarah mohan

I had a chat with Sarah Mohan, a research intern with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), about small tea farms in Nepal. We spoke about the advantages and disadvantages of going green and harvesting tea for the Western tea market; and why even though initially profits are lower for these farmers, they’re still willing … Continue reading

traveling to the tea fields of munnar, with nourishtea

Traveling to a tea estate, to see how tea is grown and produced is a dream for us tea lovers.  Just as wine lovers dream of going to Napa Valley, or to The Hunter Valley; or as chocolate lovers dream of going to Paris – the same can be said of tea, seeing it all … Continue reading

top posts: march 2011

Top posts for March 2011: [Guest Post] Yerba Maté: a love story written by Torre DeRoche Tea Design: Q&A with tea illustrator Hennie Haworth Tea Marketing: an interview with Lindsey Goodwin [and some observations by Deb on tea branding and styling] Zealong: pure New Zealand oolong tea – an interview with Vincent Chen Stay in … Continue reading

tea and wine with peggy veloudos of t-bar tea salon, south australia

The T-Bar is a specialty teahouse located in Adelaide, South Australia.  Having been around since 1999, they have seen the Australian tea landscape change over the years; they also know a thing or two about what makes for a great teahouse atmosphere. T-bar is the kind of place to come, enjoy a pot, learn and relax.  They have … Continue reading

tea and the community, a chat with avi markus of nourishtea

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about understanding your business’ impact on the wider community and considering how you can use this impact in a positive way. I’ve had the opportunity to covered some other great tea companies that are doing some neat things in the CSR space, such as Rishi Tea, Runa and BOH Tea … Continue reading

tea design: q&a with tea illustrator hennie haworth

What is your inspiration when designing, are there other designers or external sources that you draw upon.   Mostly when I’m drawing I look for the colours and patterns in things. This tea range has been great for that, with all the decoration and shapes in old fashioned bone china to play with. On a … Continue reading

[guest post] yerba maté: a love story written by torre deroche

I’d never heard of yerba maté until I met an Argentinean man. In the early days of our fling, I’d stay over at his apartment, and the first thing he’d do in the morning was prepare his maté. He’d spoon tea leaves into a rustic wooden cup, stick a decorative metal straw inside it and … Continue reading

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