The Art of Tea is a Taiwanese publication containing in-depth discussion and articles from a selection of Asia's most respected tea experts. In this issue:
Tasting sets like this are used all over the world for comparative tasting. An equal dose of each tea, is infused in its infusion cup with the lid on and then decanted into the bowl. Tasted side by side, tea professionals will detect the subtle differences within the same family of tea.
Assemble your own selection by choosing 5 teas from the 20 listed here. This collection brings together some of our tasters’ favourite teas from this year. Teas from various styles and terroirs.
Dynamic and passionate, the Camellia Sinensis team is proud to take on a new role in the industry (producer), with the Tea Studio.
These long mature leaves undergo a unique transformation in their home of Hou Keng village.
Here is a practical brewing vessel of amazing simplicity, designed for people who want to drink tea on the move. This flask is made of porcelain with an airtight lid and a removable stainless steel filter. It allows you the choice to brew your tea leaves using the technique you find most convenient at the time.
We are proud to offer you this lot that has received an Honourable Mention in at the annual Luku competition.
Assemble your own selection by choosing 10 teas from the 20 listed here. This collection brings together some of our tasters’ favourite teas from this year. Teas from various styles and terroirs.
Three weeks before hand harvesting, shade structures which filter out up to 90% of sunlight are placed over the tea to develop what is commonly called in Japan "the taste of the shadows. The result is a tea weak in tannins, highly complex and aromatic.
At the venerable age of 80, Japanese ceramist Gyokko is still an active artist whose energy do not seem to fade. He manages to keep in artistic vision: offering teapots that are both affordable, artisanal and complex.
This cake was produced according to one of the most popular recipes in the world of aged teas, and since the creation of this assemblage of medium grade leaves (4) in 1975 by the Menghai factory (2), enthusiasts have not ceased rejoicing.
The Aurora glaze is Ms Zhang’s most popular porcelain piece! The vibrant shades of blue, purple and red really catch the eye. On a large piece such as this teapot, the discreet colour trails reveal the softness of the celadon tones.