TeaGuide: Reviews and Ramblings

June 12, 2012

Profiles in tea: Virginia (“Cinnabar”) Wright – a.k.a. Gongfu Girl

Filed under: exotic tea,food,tea,tea business — by JanisB @ 9:47 am
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What does it take to open a tea shop, especially in a down economy? You’ll need good planning, in-depth tea knowledge, an enduring dream, and perhaps a little madness. Which describes Virginia Wright, proprietor of Phoenix Tea in Burien, Washington, to a “tea.”

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

June 8, 2012

My Experience with Some 2012 First Flush Darjeelings

Filed under: Darjeeling tea,food,tea — by JanisB @ 9:45 am
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First flush Darjeeling teas are like Beaujolais Nouveau wines: Everyone waits for them with great anticipation. They’re not necessarily the best teas of the year – I prefer second flushes or autumnals myself – but they do serve as an indicator of how good these later flushes will be.

Read the full article at English Tea Store blog.

May 25, 2012

Travels with Tea: Adventures in Tea Shopping in Bucuresti, Romania

Filed under: exotic tea,food,shopping,tea,travel — by JanisB @ 3:00 pm
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As I detailed in the first posting of this series, my long-time favourite bookstore tea room is now closed. The shop, Carturesti, still sells dry leaf – in fact, they were the first company in Romania to carry higher-quality teas, and for many years they have been my main source when I travel there.

Alas. They seem to have stopped caring about tea.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.
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