A handfull of planters, scattered in the north provinces of Thailand, and belonging to the Shan, Akha or Lisu tribes produce a tea style Pu-ehr – also named postfermented or dark tea-, according to the oral traditions, by plucking tealeaves from wild teabushes in the surrounding forests. For these tribes, manufacturing tea and especially this […]
That is SENSE ASIA’s concept For the past three years, I have been closely following a fairly young company from Nha Trangh (Vietnam) until they contacted me. Their idea is simple : offer a « guided tour » of Vietnam teas ; but not just any teas ! Essentially, teas and herbal teas from small artisan producers, from reknown « […]
Quite unusual ! And yet, the japanese have created a new kind of tea with a manufacturing process that reminds us a bit of Pu ehr teas processing. The full name of this tea is : Yamabuki-Nadeshiko By looking at its dry leaves, nothing really piercing one’s attention . It looks like a black tea composed […]
Tea and dessert in one cup, that is the concept of this new tea brand discovered in Thailand. The idea is to add in the cup of tea, the dried fruits, which generally enhance the visuals « decoration » of a flavoured tea blend and to eat them while drinking the tea. This is excellent due to the selected dried […]
Two weeks ago, in Tokyo, I had the pleasure to taste some of these excellent cookies. What a good idea to give the cookies the shape and decors of traditional japanese iron tea pots. So nice and so good !
From the different tea gardens I visited in North Thailand, I remember one that produces a coffee Oolong. the green coffee beans are mixed with the tea leaves at the end of the oolong tea manufacturing process ans roasted during the drying of the fresh leaves. The result is very interesting. The coffee notes marry […]