Category Archive: Brewing

Darjeeling Limited

As the warmer weather falls upon us, so too, have this season’s Darjeelings! This year, The Tea Emporium is offering three different Darjeeling teas from different tea estates. This year’s offerings are all… Continue reading

Just Ice It!

The hot days of summer are upon us and with that the instinct to grab an ice cold drink. The truth of the matter is that a hot beverage in the heat is… Continue reading

Dribbling Teapots – a thing of the past???

Alright – so according to some scientists in Lyon, France – they have solved the mystery to the dribbling teapot – not only have they solved the mystery – they’ve solved the problem!… Continue reading

The Simple Green – by Jeff Fuchs (part 2)

Jeff Fuchs has spent a large part of the last ten years travelling and living in Asia – his fascination with indigenous people has led into a passion and love for tea.  Jeff… Continue reading

The Simple Green – by Jeff Fuchs (part 1)

Jeff Fuchs has spent a large part of the last ten years travelling and living in Asia – his fascination with indigenous people has led into a passion and love for tea.  Jeff… Continue reading

Haiku Teacups

We see so many teapots and teacups – but these we found truly beautiful and inspirational.  They are teacups that are lovingingly adorned with handwritten haiku poems.  The artist says:  ‘…my hope is… Continue reading

Steep It!

Not sure how long to steep your tea for?   Wrapped up and forget about your tea?  I don’t know about you – but there really is little more annoying than tea that… Continue reading

The Importance of Water

At their historic first meeting in 1972, Mao TseTung chose Lung Ching Dragonwell to serve to Richard Nixon.  More importantly for our story though, the tea was brewed in water from the LongJing Spring… Continue reading

The Golden Rules of Brewing

This is priceless – and surprisingly accurate.  So many things done right:

Brewing the Perfect Chai

Now the English language is about oversimplification – and the word Chai has fallen victim to that. Chai simply means tea in many different languages – cha, chai, tsai, etc. – the variations… Continue reading

James Norwood Pratt – the tea guru

Here is a great interview with James Norwood Pratt – who we consider one of the most respected experts on tea: