Category Archives for Reports and Reviews

Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic

  Puer Tea is a study of the tea industry in the distant southwest province of Yünnan. The book traces the path of the Chinese tea known as Pu’er from the remote villages along the Tea Horse Road to the … Continue reading

19. December 2013 by Steven D. Owyoung
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A Visit to Teance

Teance is the premier tea room in the San Francisco Bay Area. No other such place offers tea in either so thoughtful a manner or in so creative a space. The shop is nestled on a terrace above a quiet … Continue reading

29. November 2013 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Tianluoshan: Reprise

Tea in the Neolithic Era or Getting to the Root of the Matter There is an ongoing discussion within the archaeological community regarding the discovery of Camellia plant remains at the late Stone Age site of Tianluoshan, particularly the notion … Continue reading

08. June 2013 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Tianluoshan: Tea in the Neolithic Era

  In 2001, the remains of a Neolithic settlement were discovered near the eastern coast of China where archaeologists excavated nearly a dozen roots of the tea plant Camellia sinensis. Each rhizome was found in an extraordinary state of preservation … Continue reading

02. June 2013 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Report on the 2012 Korean Tea Exhibition: Tteok-cha

  Caked tea was among the many decoctions offered during the Korean Tea Exhibition held in early April at The Tea Institute of Pennsylvania State University.  Renowned in Korea as tteok-cha, caked tea was served at the Penn State Tea … Continue reading

28. April 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
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Report on the 2012 Korean Tea Exhibition at Penn State

  The Tea Institute of Pennsylvania State University recently hosted an extraordinary gathering devoted to the art of Korean tea.  In a series of events held in early April 2012, the Institute presented a comprehensive program on the history, culture, … Continue reading

11. April 2012 by Steven D. Owyoung
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