Tea performing arts, tea terminology and translation, promote tea studies and innovations. *Contact ,icetea8@gmail.com, Trad. and Simp. Chinese used. Blog since 6/23/2005
Name: Steven R. Jones; Link: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/
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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

2/27/2009

clear in-depth tea book

Great info and detail.
I have just seen a new book well two years old, some how I missed it.
Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West
Traveling from East to West over thousands of years, tea has played a variety of roles on the world scene--as an ancient health remedy; an element of cultural and religious practices; a valuable and contentious commodity in history, politics, and international trade; a wide-ranging theme in the fine and decorative arts.
http://www.beatricehohenegger.com/

2/26/2009

We all should be doing this

I really am happy to see people doing there own research on Puerhs, since this is an area that needs research. I once asked a tea research professional why is there not much or no clear information on Puerhs, and he said, "not many people will donate their masterpiece puerhs to science". What he meant with this and other words is that the work is painstaking and time taking...and no budget for this. There is some work being done now professionally. Also I have a few tea friends that have bought the same Puerhs and then stored them in their own houses. Same city "Taipei", but microclimate differences and in a few years the teas did not taste the same. I will be doing some of these trials with them on storage.
Here is the link to the blogger doing some things.

http://thegreenteareview.blogspot.com/2008/03/pu-erh-storage-solution.html
http://thegreenteareview.blogspot.com/2008/04/pu-erh-chamber-update.html

2/16/2009

聖地牙哥北郡中文學校(NCCS)

These are the pics
Lecture and demonstration by Steven R. Jones for the San Diego North County Chinese School
[聖地牙哥北郡中文學校(NCCS) ]
http://www.sdcca-nccs.org/index.html
Feb 15, 2009, 1:30~4:30 topic:
茶藝 · 茶文化與烏龍茶泡法和趣味品茶
Tea Arts and Culture, Oolong Tea Brewing and Fun Tea Tasting
and
Tea Master Chang Li-Hsiang will brew two varieties of tea listed below:
Alpine Oolong Tea---高山烏龍茶
White Tip Oolong Tea---白毫烏龍茶

Tea Culture Monthly (茶藝月刊) #272

One of the most important key events was the spread of tea drinking during the Tang Dynasty instead of alcohol. And by the 17th Century the same thing happened in England and the Western World. The Arts and Sciences cannot flourish when everyone is drunk! Thank you Grand Tea Master Lu Yu, the father of Tea Arts.

The 3Ts for brewing good tea.

Tea
How much tea to use?
Time
How long to brew?
Temperature
How hot should the water be?

Steven R. Jones
Chang, Li-Hsiang ( 張麗香)
5/13/08, revision Feb 10, 2009

2/05/2009

finally a Korean Tea Book

The Book of Korean Tea (Paperback)by Yang-Seok (Fred) Yoo (Author), http://www.amazon.com/Book-Korean-Tea-Yang-Seok-Fred/dp/8995502126/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233888121&sr=8-1
There is so much in this book, from Korean tea, culture, arts, and history. Korea was and is very steeped deep in tea. And the book is in English and well written.

2/03/2009

new book: TEASHOP GIRLS

wrote(1/11/09) the bottom is revised
I am going to read the excerpts from the website http://teashopgirls.webnode.com/. I think it is the kind of book, I would like to sink down in the couch and put my feet up and read this one...oh, with a cup of tea of course. Just thinking of this book brings back memories of my grandpa adding a splash of orange juice to his mug of hot black tea.
Teashop Girls
by Laura Schaefer.
CLOTH (BOUND)
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
If you dig around the "teashopgirls website", there is some great information about having tea parties, I was just talking about tea to a man that said oh Americans don't want to do those long Japanese Tea Ceremonies, my answer was tea can be enjoyed in many ways, I myself have many tea parties. my saying is "tea is our bridge".

===I got the book, updatedfeb2009===

I am a father and I teach tea studies and that is the correct usage of teashop=tea and food, and tea shop=sells tea (sometimes with tea ceremony or tea tastings)no sitting around eating, chatting that is a teashop, both teashop and tea shop sells leaves. I am very attracted to this book because of the tea implications and they really did their homework great book and great American tea book.
http://www.amazon.com/Teashop-Girls-Paula-Wiseman-Books/dp/1416967931/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top