Tea Tasting - Feb. 03 2020

Name: 2018 Fu Zhuan Type: Anhua Heicha Origin: Hunan, China Company: Exquisite Tea Leaves Price: 35$ Tea of the Month Club, December Details of Harvest, Production, and Storage: Produced 2018 Description: The dry leaves are green with light hints of golden flowers. Certainly doesn’t have the heavy golden flower I’ve seen on other Fu Zhuan Brick Tea or even as much as most Qian Liang. ABFabs: Aroma (1-10): #:  Wood, light smoke, warm fire, spices and malt. Slightly fermented. Body (1-10):
Daniel Clough
Daniel Clough
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About Us

Mission Statement - Safety and Education

Tea.Institute plans to organize as a Non-Profit for the safety and education of tea drinkers. Our primary mission will be investigating concerns of public safety chiefly via chemical testing of imported tea and issues of manufacturing practices related to tea and water.
Daniel Clough
Daniel Clough
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Caring for your Yixing Teapot

The art of an Yixing Teapot does not end with when it is fired, or even when it is sold. When you buy an Yixing Teapot you become a part of it, and your treatment of the pot is reflected both on the surface - and on the inside! Other Equipment for Brewing Tea * Gaiwan - Chinese Lidded Bowl * Kyusu - Japanese Sidehandle * Brown Betty - English Glazed * ISO 3103 [http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=8250] Set - Lidded Cup and Bowl
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Daniel Clough
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Tea.Institute on Discord

Link Below For Fullscreen Visit Tea.Institute embed page on Titan Embeds for DiscordVisit Tea.Institute on Titan Embeds and chat with your friends from the comfort of your own website. This page is 100% embeddable, iFrameable and looks good on any webpages. Titan is hassle free and designed as easy to setup!Tea.Institute [https://titanembeds.com/embed/647059730350604295]
Daniel Clough
Daniel Clough
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Gongfuhong, Panyang Congou, Harney and Sons, Black Tea, Red Tea, Fujian, Chinese Tea, Tanyang Gongfu

What is Panyang Congou?

Link to the Panyang Congou I'm drinking today. [https://www.harney.com/products/panyang-congou?rfsn=2234887.751c11&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=2234887.751c11] > Simply, it is an old traditional red/black tea from Tanyang, Fujian in S.E. China. Traditionally one of the sweetest forms of  Chinese Red Tea  - it's far less common now than in it's glory days - in part due geopolitical events, and part due to more popular newer styles of Red Tea taking over the market. Li
Daniel Clough
Daniel Clough
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Chai, Harney and Sons, Gift, Black Tea, Green Tea, Rooibos, CTC, Indian Tea

Introduction to Tea - Chai

The first tea I fell in love with was Indian Spiced Tea - "Masala Chai". While studying Yoga at an Ashram, and managing the kitchen as sous chef, I had to learn to make Masala Chai for the "special guests", including Madhvi [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhavi_(actress)] (the most prolific Indian actress of all time, I think), and royalty. The recipe I used was simple: fine qualtiy CTC Assam, Ginger, Cardamon, Sugar, Water, and Milk. Two pots, one for water, tea, ginger, and the other for mi
Daniel Clough
Daniel Clough
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Introduction to Gongfucha

This article is designed to augment Tea.Institute experiential learning sessions. Equipment Gongfucha, literally "Kung-fu Tea", refers to an assortment of Chinese styles of tea making. The main commonality is the use of small brewing vessels with larger quantity of tea... Update with pictures and links to Yixing, Gaiwan, Glass teapots. Small cups, usually with wide rims for allowing the nose to pick up subtle aromas, complement the small pot size. In Taiwan two piece fragrance cups are popul
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Daniel Clough
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Events, Education, Pairing, Kombucha

Tea Events

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Daniel Clough
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Kombucha, Kombucha.Training, Education

Make Kombucha with old tea instead of throwing it away!

Kombucha - Primary Fermentation Yield: 1 gallon Ingredients link to metric here > Filtered Water 1 quart + 3 quarts (No Chlorine!) Old, Unbrewed, Green or Black Tea 8-12 grams, ~1/4 ounce Sugar 1 cup Equipment: > Vinegar or other non-detergent sanitizer 1 Quart Mason Jars Strainer Thermometer Measuring Cup Clean cloth Ruberband Steps: > 1. Sanitize equipment if you have reason to think you may be at risk for mold 2. Boil water 1 quart of water 3. Place dry tea leaves into 1 quart. maso
Daniel Clough
Daniel Clough
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Pairing, Harney-and-Sons

Tea and Cheese Class

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Daniel Clough
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