Anxi, China…Further along the Road

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Next stop, Anxi, the home of Tie Guan Yin…the famous Chinese rolled Oolong tea.  Arriving from Wuyishan to the Anxi train station, we hired a couple motorcycle taxis to take us (and our increasingly heavy bags) straight to the “Tea Capital of China”, a section of the city set apart for tea vendors, traders, and […]

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Spring tea in China!

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We’re off on another tea trip to China! For the next 2 weeks, your friendly tea merchants from Stone Leaf Teahouse will be wandering the hills of Eastern China looking for great tea and new friends. Check back here for updates from the road and news of tastings and events upon our return!

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Tea Travels to Japan! Part 1: Uji Tea Harvest

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It’s time for fresh tea! Our travels to Japan have yielded some great tea and great tea experiences. Most notably, was a rainy afternoon filled with Tea Gardens and the end of season harvest of Gyokuro. Gyokuro is similar to Sencha, Japanese green tea, only it is covered with shade for at least 4 weeks […]

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Spring Tea Travels

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Tea Travels to Japan! Spring is in full swing! Tea gardens around the world are busy with the grand task of producing some of best teas of the year, and Stone Leaf Teahouse is gearing up for another adventure to the far east! This year, we will be traveling to Japan for a two week […]

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Hidden Dragon: Anji Bai Cha

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Our recent travels in Zhejiang Province 浙 江 also included a trip to the land of bamboo forests (where Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was filmed) and tea gardens amongst the hills. Before touring the tea garden, we of course sampled the tea processed the day before. This is a small family operation, where the tea […]

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First Harvest of Spring near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

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Outside of Hangzhou, we visited an organic tea farm with some incredible views and incredible tea. After lunch and tea in her family home, Tea Master Zheng invited us up to the roof, where we sat in a Buddhist shrine with the resident Master, who overlooks the tea fields. Master Zheng’s tea is completely organic;  […]

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