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Moment thé

Ce matin, il fait gris et froid. La nuit avec un bébé de quelques mois a été courte. Les grands sont à l'école, j'ai besoin d'un moment thé pour trouver la motivation à me mettre au travail... Préparer son thé, pour moi, c'est toute une démarche. Chercher une tasse, choisir une théière ou un gaïwan, associer un pot de réserve, et préparer un plateau. Choisir mon thé, le peser, chauffer l'eau. Créer une ambiance propice au thé et à la saison m'aide à me plonger dans ce moment revitailsant... Aujourd'hui, j'ai choisi un Yancha de notre sélection d'hiver: le RouGui de notre ami producteur Li. Les gestes pour le préparer, le thé lui-même, l'ambiance douce et chaleureuse que j'ai créé...

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Lapsang Souchong and ZhengShan XiaoZhong

Black teas were inadvertently invented in China in the 17th century in a valley of the WuYi Mountains, the Tong Mu Guan valley.One spring, when a troop of mercenaries passed by, the peasants got scared and took refuge in the mountains, leaving their harvest of the day behind them. On their return, they found their leaves soiled and oxidized. In order not to lose the harvest, they decided to smoke these leaves with spruce wood and sold them at a discount to European merchants. The Europeans appreciated this new tea and asked for more. Thus was born the tea called Laaph Sang Su Chong in Cantonese. Lapsang Souchong which soon became a world reference and paved the way for great...

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Yancha for Christmas?

Unable to go to China due to the sanitary situation, two weeks ago we asked some friends who are producers in the WuYi mountains to send us a set of samples of rock teas.We received the samples during the week. Let's start a comparative testing... a real sport game! Nine Yancha, nine Gaiwan, nine serving pot, eighteen cups, five infusions per gaiwan, or forty-five cups of tea per person in two hours ...We made a real sacrifice for the pleasure of your taste buds ... And we had enough to occupy the rainy afternoons.We need a few more days of reflection, some more specific tastings for one or other of the teas that we have chosen and from this weekend...

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From a Seed to a Leaf

For new tree, you need to plant a seed. Or more simply let nature take its course: the tree makes a fruit, the fruit falls or is eaten by an animal which transports it far away, and the seed germinates and gives rise to a new shrub, a new tree… With a few exceptions , it is the universal method of reproduction of fruit trees.But what about the tea plant? It's a camellia with pretty white flowers and funny trilobed fruits. It even bears so much fruit that in certain regions of China it is made one of the most popular oils. However, few of these seeds will give a new tea plant ...For centuries, when one wants to multiply...

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