Brewing Tea at Home: Tea Strainers

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At home I use the simple metal tea strainer depicted above because it allows me to drink loose leaf and control the length of my brew. It also allows the loose leaf tea to expand and gives me the option of multiple infusions. Look how beautiful the leaves are when they are hydrated. This little […]

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“Tea is a Tree?”

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In every workshop I teach or tasting I host this question in one form or another always gets asked: “Are all the different kinds of tea made from one plant?!” My first answer is usually “Yes, isn’t that amazing that one plant is so versatile?” And then I follow up with a seemingly contradictory answer […]

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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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