Sunday, February 01, 2015

Two Versions of How to Make Matcha Tea

There's no shortage of videos on how to prepare the powdered green Japanese tea known as matcha. Here are two of them. In the first, Dr. Andrew Weil's colleague, Dr. Jim Nicolai, shows how he does it. The second comes from Eric Gower, of the high-end matcha purveyor, Breakaway Matcha.

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Matcha & Gyokuro Green Tea Processing

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Matcha: The Way of Tea

From DoMatcha:

A travel style mini-documentary that uncovers the history, production and future of matcha tea. This spectacular journey takes you from amazing organic mountain tea fields, stunning forestscapes, and the natural spring fed wells of Kagoshima, to the bustling tea shop filled streets of ancient Uji City, Kyoto.

The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

How To Read Tea Leaves: Nine Books About Tasseography

Who knew there were so many books about tasseography (tea leaf reading)? Here are nine of them, spanning nearly a century. Note that the first two are available in free electronic editions.

Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves
by a Highland Seer (1921) link

Telling Fortunes By Tea-Leaves
by Cicely Kent (1922) link

Tea Leaf Reading
by William W. Hewitt (1992)

Tea Cup Reading: A Quick and Easy Guide to Tasseography
by Sasha Fenton (2002) link

The World in Your Cup: A Handbook in the Ancient Art of Tea Leaf Reading
by Joseph F. Conroy (2006) link

The Art of Tea-leaf Reading
by Jane Struthers (2006) link

Simply Tea Leaf Reading
by Jacqueline Towers (2008) link

The Cup of Destiny
by Jane Lyle (2008) link

Tea Leaf Reading For Beginners: Your Fortune in a Tea Cup
by Caroline Dow (2011) link

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The Legend of Earl Grey

From the people, more on that distinguished chap who lent his name to a popular variety of tea.

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