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

interview: matsu and akky at obubu tea, kyoto, japan

This interview is with two really interesting guys, Matsu and Akky of the Obubu tea plantation, located in Wazuka, in the southern most part of the Kyoto Prefecture, in Kyoto, Japan. A sincere thank-you to Ian Chun of Matcha Latte Media for translating my questions into Japanese, and then translating the answers back into English … Continue reading

tea technology: tea processing chart

Isn’t this a nifty little graphic?! It explains the different processing steps that tea leaves go through after they are picked. I came across it via this post on Lao Ren Cha (it was initially posted on the ever useful Chan Teas site).  Click the image for a larger version of the chart. There is … Continue reading

tea science and technology with nigel melican of tea craft

Over 20 years ago Teacraft started out as a company supplying machinery for the tea making process; and have developed into a world-wide beverage consultancy, providing training, specialist contract research and development.  They cover all phases of tea production from the initial setting up of new ventures, growing tea under marginal conditions, specialized field husbandry … Continue reading

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