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Monthly Archives: May 2006

  • The Tea Council of the USA responds to the FDA Decline of Green Tea Health Claim Petition

    You may have read or seen on television that the FDA has recently rejected a petition for a qualified health claim for Green Tea. Unfortunately the media plays this up as if the FDA is saying that green tea does not have any health benefits, when…
  • Changsha, Hunan Province and Much More Tea

    As our trip begins to wind down there is still a lot to see and experience. Today I had the pleasure of traveling to Changsha in Hunan Province to visit with one of the largest Chinese tea exporters in the country, Hunan Tea Company. I have known…
  • Up Early to See the Qixia Temple and Lu Yu Teahouse

    Up early and on our way to the Qixia Shan, the sacred Buddhist Mountain,the Qixia Si Temple and the Thousand Buddha Cliffs. About 9 miles northeast of Nanjing is one of the largest Buddhist seminaries in China, home to 200 Buddhist monks. As one of…
  • Nanjing China and More Tea

    Let me point out that the blog is out of order. The download times can be long and as much as I enjoy sharing my trip and the wonderful world of Chinese teas it is sometimes difficult to sit and blog vs being out to see new sights! Barb and I…
  • The Chinese National Tea Museum Visit in Hangzhou

    The Chinese National Tea Museum is situated at the Double Peaks, one of the ten famous sceneries in West Lake, Hangzhou. With Jiqing Mountain to it's north and Wulao Mountain to its south and beautiful gardens throughout this serene setting hosts…
  • Tea, Food and Traveling by Train in China

    The Chinese people are extremely courteous and once again my trip has been made delightful due to the polite concern of Marco, the young man who ended up my bunk mate on the train. Mr. Fong and Will got on the train with me to be sure that my…
  • New Beginnings, Fond Endings

    As I wrap up my stay in Huangshan, the Green Tea Golden Triangle, I am excited to move to the next stage of my trip in China. I always am looking forward to tasting new teas and food for that matter to experience the many regional differences. At…
  • Green Tea Processing after Harvest

    Getting photographs uploaded to the blog has been a challenge. So here are a variety of photos from different parts of our journey. Processing Organic Green Tea at Mr. Fong's Tea Factory Once the fresh tea leaves have been harvested the first step…
  • Dao Temple and Dao Green Tea

    This awesome spiritual place is full of natural wonders to numerous to count. When we started out this morning we weren't sure if we could visit the temple due to the awful weather conditions, constant rain with periodic thunder and lightening but…
  • Wuyishan Mountain the home of Dark Oolong Tea

    Wuyishan Mountain is one of the five sacred mountains of China and is the most beautiful place I have ever seen at least to date. Yesterday upon our arrival we visited with a small independent tea processor who literally processes the dark oolong…
  • Xito Organic, Fair Trade Green Tea Garden

    On the road again, after saying good bye to Mr. Fong we were off again on our way to visit Wuyan Village, an ancient village north of Huangshan. The drive was delightful, Mr Shaw our driver even offered us tea on the ride and the scenery was once…
  • Unbelievable Day in Huangshan

    Our first day in the Huangshan area was remarkable. They call this area the Green Tea Golden Triangle because of the quality of the teas produced here. Many of the organic green teas exported out of China come from this area. We spent the day with…
  • Lungjing, The Home of Dragon Well Green Tea

    Everyday is full of new things to see and experience. Today we visited the West Lake area and Dragon Well Village the home of the famous Longjing, or Dragon Well, green tea. May 1st - 7th is one of the biggest holidays in China, Labor Day or Golden…

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