How Can I Make My Tea not Bitter?

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Some people love bitterness, some distain it. While the tea plant naturally has components that add bitterness, no tea has to taste bitter. It all comes down to how you make your pot of tea. This posting assumes one thing you can always assume with us…it’s loose leaf tea. (Nothing against tea bag tea, just […]

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Holiday Tea and Teaware Sale

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Select Teas and Teaware now On Sale in December!   Teaware                                                        Yixing Plum Blossom Teapot By far the easiest and best way to brew loose leaf tea… a teapot!  This beautiful and functional 8 oz. Yixing clay teapot is great for brewing any kind of tea.  A built in strainer prevents clogging and the […]

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New Online Tea Store!

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One stop tea shopping is now only a click away.  Stone Leaf Teahouse is now proudly offering our entire tea selection and select tea pots, cups, and accessories online!  Gunpowder, Organic Assam, Bai Mu Dan, Lapsang Souchong, Darjeeling, and much more! Gai Wans, Tea Canisters, Yixings Tea Pots, Tea Trays, and more! Now, you can […]

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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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Yunnan Ancient Arbor Puer Cha

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Our travels began in the Xishuangbanna 西雙版納 region of Yunnan Province. Up the hills of Nannoushan 南糯山 for the first harvests of Puer Cha we found trees that have been harvested for many generations. One week in Yunnan is merely enough for a quick glimpse into the world where tea began. But it is a […]

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