After a 9-hour high speed rail from Yixing and an hour-long taxi ride we made it to Chaozhou old town, which would be our home base for the next few days. It was about 11pm once we’d dropped off our bags, stomachs rumbling and blood sugar low we raced
The Tea Technique Team's triumphant return to the origin of tea and tea culture is well underway - with half of the trip successfully accomplished. Our time here has exceeded our wildest expectations, both wonder-inducing, gratifying, and humbling. The level of care and knowledge our tea friends in
The Editorial Team and our special guest Chris MacNitt, a tea formulator at one of the largest tea companies in the world, challenge each other to a pu’er blend off. The editorial team are all professional product developers, so this was fun, challenging, and high stakes.
We’ve published the first podcast for Season 2 of Tea Technique Editorial Conversations Book 2: Yixing Teapots – Knowledge, Connoisseurship, and Technique! All Editorial Conversation Podcasts are freely available on YouTube, Spotify, Simplecast, and teatechnique.org.
I am overjoyed to announce that my 2nd book, on Yixing Teapots, has begun publication on Tea Technique. While the last chapter of Book 1 was published in December of last year, I was already about a year into writing Book 2 with research, notes, outlines, and experiments ready to
If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him. – Monk Linji Yixuan (f. 851 CE) Phenomenology is the study of experience. The phenominist approach is the practice of creating and controlling experiences. Throughout our lives, individuals attempt to create a variety of experiences: birthday parties, dinner parties, dates, and
The Editorial team and I have just published the final installment of our first book in the series An Introduction to the Art and Science of Chinese Tea Ceremony. Please do check it out on www.teatechnique.org! To commemorate the publication of the first book, I’ve written a
Thank you to all the listeners and subscribers who attended our first AMA last week! You can listen to the recording of the event here: It was great to have so many of you join us, and we look forward to hosting the next one in a month or two.
This weeks chapter published on Tea Technique marks the half-way point in the first book of the series An Introduction to the Art and Science of Chinese Tea Ceremony – Book 1: On Theory, Meta-Theory, and Culture. The editorial team considered this chapter, A Bourdieu’dian Analysis for the Construction of
The editorial team has had a great many enlightening conversations while writing and publishing “An Introduction to the Art and Science of Chinese Tea Ceremony – Book 1: On Theory, Meta Theory, and Culture”, available at teatechnique.org. The conversations have been interesting enough that we’ve decided to publish lightly