Monday, October 29, 2007

Poci tea

Poci tea originates in the Central Javanese city of Tegal. Mixed with jasmine flowers and brewed in a special earthenware pot (the poci) that is only ever rinsed with clear water —thus imbuing it with its heady scent and making it more delicious each time — it has a unique aroma that has made it popular all over Java.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

High tea at the Ritz

Following a £40 million refurbishment, the Ritz is back to the former elegance. High tea at the Ritz, Piccadilly is £32 per person and served daily by reservation only at three sittings, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Bookings can be made either through the Reservations office on 0207 300 2305 or book online at

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tea Table Sells for $6.7 million

At Christie's last week, a Philadelphia tea table in a remarkable state of preservation sold for $6.7 million, three times the expected price and a record for Philadelphia furniture sold at auction. Experts say the table is worth every penny.

It had passed from generation to generation in the same family since its crafting in the mid 18th century. Most recently the table sat quietly in the family's Main Line, Philadelphia home until a local appraiser clued them in that the table could be worth more than the house.

Tea tables became fashionable in England as the tea trade with Asia gained steam. Upper-crust Americans quickly fell in love with the style and began commissioning their own tea tables from the finest Colonial craftsman. Historians tell us that in the 1760s, many important meetings relating to the planning of the American Revolution took place around these early tea tables, adding to their cachet today.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Life Is A Beach. Drink Tea.

Thousands of bottles of barley tea drinks washed ashore on Kouyuwuan Beach in Taiwan, drawing crowds of local residents to come "clean up" the beach by collecting the "suprise gifts".

The tea came from the freighter "Tan Ting No. 2, " which sank Friday in bad weather while transporting the tea drink cargo to Xiamen, China. The ship had been carrying 3,900 cases of the Mugicha tea drink.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Women are like tea-bags - put us in hot water and watch us get stronger

"Women are like tea-bags - put us in hot water and watch us get stronger."

Well this blog is not really about tea. But I like the Quote. If you want to know more about it go toTea Bag Lady

Friday, October 12, 2007

Tea In The National Museum of China

Wuyi Mountain is renowned for the quality of tea leaves grown there. A sample of the leaves collected and baked in Wuyi Mountain entered the collection of the National Museum of China in Beijing this week.

The sample leaves were picked from a 350-year old tea tree, in May of 2005. The leaves were baked and processed exactly in accordance with ancient technique. They were among the last leaves harvested from the tree. It came under government protection in 2006. This marks the first time the National Museum of China has included contemporary tea leaves in its collection.

Monday, October 08, 2007

$2 to 6 million Tea Table

In January 2008, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest masterpieces of American Furniture, the Fox-Tilghman Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Tilt-Top Piecrust Tea Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1755, as the centerpiece of its sale of Important Americana 2 during Americana Week 2008. The table is expected to fetch a estimated $2 to 6 million.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tea and weight loss

Severl recent studies indicate that drinking green tea can help you loose weight.But what does green tea have that other beverages dont? Some scientists say the magic lies in it's EGCG, a powerful anti-oxidant known to stop the growth of cancer cells, blood clots, and lowers cholesterol levels.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Tea treatment for attention deficit disorder

Neuroscientists have evidence that the amino acid theanine, which is found in green, black, and oolong teas, causes a decrease in the brain's "alpha rhythms" when people perform complex attention tasks, causing them to pay closer attention. This may help people with attention deficit disorder.