<![CDATA[Blog]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:19:36 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Why Drink Aged Oolong Tea?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Why-Drink-Aged-Oolong-Tea/  

If you are like many others, you may be wondering what the difference is between aged oolong tea and the regular kind. Well, like wine, some things just get better with age. This is something you can’t truly appreciate until you taste the smooth beverage on your lips for the first time. You will quickly understand why many tea connoisseurs will not even entertain the idea of drinking a tea that is not aged, because there is just no comparison.

What is So Special About Aged Oolong Tea?

If you think you are going to go into your local grocery store and pick up some aged oolong tea to impress your guests at your next dinner party, think again. This tea is rare, but well worth the effort of ordering it. It traditionally has an exotic and complex taste that is smooth and even pleasantly sweet.

Most oolongs that are being prepared for aging are first roasted to a specific degree to determine a moisture content that is acceptable to begin the storing process. Then, it is inspected every few years and re-roasted very carefully to remove any moisture, so flavors are retained. It is a lengthy and dedicated process, which is why the flavor gets better with age.

If you have tossed around the idea of finally trying an aged variety, you will discover firsthand why this tea is deemed more desirable.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:31:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Sample the delights of oolong loose tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Sample-the-delights-of-oolong-loose-tea/  

Although many of us drink regular tea on a daily basis, many people have never experienced the delightful taste and refreshing flavor of the increasingly popular oolong tea, which more and more people are now enjoying. Buying oolong loose tea is a great way to sample this refreshing beverage for yourself, enabling you to take in the taste and flavor as well as enjoy the health benefits that come from its rich antioxidant properties.

Get a great deal on oolong loose tea at Zhi Tea

If you want to sample one of a range of oolong loose tea options, you will find some great deals available at Zhi Tea. You can choose from a variety of different loose teas to suit your tastes and preferences but whichever of these you opt for, you can rest assured that you will be getting excellent quality tea at an affordable price.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:54:14 +0000
<![CDATA[Two main reasons why people buy oolong tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Two-main-reasons-why-people-buy-oolong-tea/  

Oolong tea is something that you may have tried for yourself or perhaps you have heard of it but never actually tried it. The fact is that this tea is becoming increasingly popular amongst tea drinkers for a number of different reasons. In fact, there are two main reasons why people now buy oolong tea. Some buy it because they love the refreshing and unique taste of the tea. Others buy it because of the vital health benefits it provides thanks to its rich antioxidant properties. Some, of course, buy if for a combination of these reasons.

Buy oolong tea at an affordable price

The great news is that if you want to enjoy the taste and health benefits of oolong tea, you won't have to spend a fortune. You will find some great deals when you buy oolong tea at Zhi Tea, where you can look forward to a choice of teas, all of which boast the same high quality and superb taste.

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Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:43:54 +0000
<![CDATA[Taste the difference with superior quality green oolong tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Taste-the-difference-with-superior-quality-green-oolong-tea/  

Many people love to enjoy a cup of tea during the day or even in the evening, and there are many different types of tea available to choose from, including green oolong tea, which offers great taste and health benefits due to its rich antioxidant properties. If you want to get maximum enjoyment from this type of tea, you will find that buying superior quality will enable you to really taste the difference.

Get superior quality green oolong tea at a low price

Of course, we all have to be mindful about our spending these days, but you don't need to spend a fortune to be able to enjoy high quality green oolong tea. At the Ultimate Carver you will find this tea available at affordable prices, so you can enjoy staying within your budget without having to compromise on the quality or taste of the tea you buy.

 

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Thu, 31 May 2012 21:30:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Enjoy the taste of high quality oolong loose tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Enjoy-the-taste-of-high-quality-oolong-loose-tea/  

Drinking refined herbal teas can be a wonderful experience if you are able to get hold of high quality teas. With oolong loose tea, you will be able to look forward to both the exceptional taste and the health benefits of this tea if you buy a quality product. Oolong offers a refined and refreshing tasted that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, which has helped to make it a popular beverage for those with good taste.

Get quality oolong loose tea

If you want to ensure that you are able to get high quality oolong loose tea at an affordable price, you will be delighted with the choice available at Zhi Tea.  The tea you will find available here is of a superior quality, with plenty of choice available and affordable prices that will enable you to enjoy the many benefits of this tea.

 

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Tue, 29 May 2012 21:24:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Choose from a great range of oolong organic tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Choose-from-a-great-range-of-oolong-organic-tea/  

We all have different tastes and preferences when it comes to the things that we drink and even amongst tea drinkers, specific tastes can vary. There are many people who enjoy drinking oolong tea but there are different variations, so fans of this tea can choose the one that they like best. You will find a good choice of oolong organic tea that will provide you taste buds with a treat and enable you to enjoy the rich health benefits of this drink.

Choose your favorite oolong organic tea

At Zhi Tea we offer a good choice of oolong organic tea, so you can find the one that best suits your taste buds. No matter which of these teas you choose, you will be able to enjoy the same superb quality of organically grown, hand picked teas that are bursting with flavour and rich antioxidants.

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Mon, 28 May 2012 21:22:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Buy oolong tea and enjoy a refreshing new taste]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Buy-oolong-tea-and-enjoy-a-refreshing-new-taste/  

While many of us enjoy drinking our regular tea on a daily basis, there are many people who have not yet enjoyed the unique taste and benefits of teas such as oolong tea. When you buy oolong tea you will be able to look forward to savouring a new, refreshing beverage that not only tastes great but also offers a host of health benefits stemming from its rich antioxidant properties.

Get a great price when you buy oolong tea

When you buy oolong tea you want to ensure that you buy high quality tea but, of course, you will also want to try and get the best price possible. When you buy your oolong from Zhi Tea you will be able to benefit from the best of both worlds, as you can get tea that is of a superior quality but you can also enjoy competitive prices.

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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:09:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Refresh your taste buds with oolong organic tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Refresh-your-taste-buds-with-oolong-organic-tea/  

Over recent years, more and more people have become interested in good health and organic diets. There are all sorts of things that you can buy in organic variations these days, including specialist teas such as oolong organic tea. With this tea you will be able to enjoy refreshment and unique taste that will tantalize and delight your taste buds while also enjoying the benefits of indulging in an organic beverage.

Enjoy the high quality of oolong organic tea

At Zhi Tea we offer a variety of fabulous oolong teas, and you can enjoy superb quality when you buy oolong organic tea. You can enjoy the quality and taste of tea that has not only been organically grown but has also been handpicked to ensure that highest quality. Competitive pricing means that you no longer have to worry about whether you can afford to go organic with our fine teas – you can simply relax and immerse yourself in the fine quality and taste of the tea.

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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:22:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Reasons to try green oolong tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Reasons-to-try-green-oolong-tea/  

People enjoy trying a diverse array of tastes these days, with many enjoying the chance to experiment with the ever widening range of teas on the market. There are many choices available for tea lovers to try, including unique teas such as green oolong tea. There are many reasons why you may want to try this tea, which includes its refreshing taste and its unique flavor. In addition to this, one of the main attractions about this tea is that it contains rich antioxidants that can provide a wealth of health benefits.

Get a great price on your green oolong tea

For those who want to be able to savor and enjoy the unique taste of green oolong tea, there are some great deals available that will enable you to enjoy this beverage whenever you like. At Zhi Tea you will be able to enjoy getting some great deals on the cost of this tea while also enjoying superb quality.

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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:20:56 +0000
<![CDATA[Choose from a variety of oolong loose tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Choose-from-a-variety-of-oolong-loose-tea/  

If you enjoy savoring refreshing drinks with a unique taste and a range of health benefits, oolong tea could be just the thing for you. Many people enjoy the taste of oolong loose tea these days and there are many different varieties to choose from. Oolong tea is a drink that anyone and everyone can enjoy, and with so many choices available you can find the oolong tea that suits your needs and tastes perfectly.

Enjoy oolong loose tea from Zhi Tea

When you buy oolong loose tea from Zhi Tea you will be able to enjoy superb quality and taste, with a choice of fabulous teas that will delight your palate and enable you to enjoy a range of health benefits. You will be able to find these teas available at very competitive prices as well, which make it even more affordable to sample the different varieties and find that one that really appeals to your taste buds.  

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Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:44:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Buy oolong tea for that special treat]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Buy-oolong-tea-for-that-special-treat/  

Whether you enjoy sipping on refined tea on a regular basis or as a special treat, you will find that when you buy oolong tea you can treat your taste buds to a refreshing taste, unique tingle, and tantalizing taste. This tea is not only very refreshing but is also offers a range of health benefits, which had helped to boost its popularity amongst lovers of fine teas and beverages around the world.

Get great value when you buy oolong tea online

If you want to be able to enjoy the refined and unique taste of oolong tea at an affordable price, you can enjoy great value for money when you buy oolong tea from Zhi Tea. We offer fine quality oolong, which is organically grown and handpicked, but we also offer great prices that will make to easier for you to enjoy this delicious tea on a regular basis.

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Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:42:13 +0000
<![CDATA[Why try green oolong tea?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Why-try-green-oolong-tea/  

There are many different types of tea you can try these days, which is great news for those who love nothing more than a refreshing cup of tea each day. One of these is green oolong tea, which is perfect for any discerning tea drinker looking for refreshing taste and unique flavor. There are many reasons to try this tea, from its delicious taste and lingering flavor through to its many health benefits stemming from its rich antioxidant properties.

Enjoy the fine taste of green oolong tea from Zhi Tea

For a truly refreshing and delicious tea experience, you can try the fine, high quality green oolong tea from Zhi Tea. This is a tea that not only boasts excellent quality but which is packed with flavor, organically grown, and enables you to create and enjoy the perfect cup every time. No matter what time of day you enjoy your cup of tea, this green tea from Zhi Tea will ensure that you get the refreshment and taste you want from your tea.

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Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:53:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Make your cup of tea extra special with oolong loose tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Make-your-cup-of-tea-extra-special-with-oolong-loose-tea/  

There are many people who find the taste of tea from tea bags rather bland and unremarkable. However, if you want to make tea time extra special, then using oolong loose tea could be just the solution. This tea has a unique and refreshing taste, with a taste that will enable you to make your daily cups of tea all the more delightful. With this loose tea, you can give your taste buds a treat while also enjoying a range of health benefits.

Choose high quality oolong loose tea

Of course, it is important to choose oolong loose tea that boasts high quality and refined taste for the best experience, and this is exactly what you will get when you buy your loose tea from Zhi Tea. Superb quality means that you can enjoy delicious flavor and refreshing taste in a drink that is designed to delight those who want the best.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:31:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Get oolong organic tea at affordable prices]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Get-oolong-organic-tea-at-affordable-prices/  

More and more of us have turned to organic foods, beverages and ingredients for our every day diets but many have found that the higher cost involved when buying organic products can be off-putting. This is true of oolong organic tea among many other products. However, you can enjoy this delicious organic drink without having to pay a fortune as long as you know where to look.

Competitive prices on oolong organic tea at Zhi Tea

When you buy your oolong organic tea from Zhi Tea you will be able to enjoy affordable prices without having to compromise on quality. In order to enjoy all of the benefits that this tea offers, it is important to buy high quality, which sometimes means high prices. With Zhi Tea you will get the superb quality that you want for your tea but you also get to enjoy low prices, giving you the best of both worlds.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:23:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Buy oolong tea the quick and simple way]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Buy-oolong-tea-the-quick-and-simple-way/  

We all like to try something new now and again, and if you fancy trying the refreshing taste of oolong tea – or even if you are already a drinker of this fine tea – you can enjoy ordering your stock of tea quickly and simply online. Going online to buy oolong tea can save you time and inconvenience, and you will often find that the Internet is the place to get some great bargains and competitive prices on oolong tea.

Enjoy great quality when you buy oolong tea from Zhi Tea

If you want to savour fine flavour and high quality you will be delighted with the range of oolong tea that is available from Zhi Tea. You can buy oolong tea with ease and convenience when you shop at Zhi Tea and you will be able to enjoy the refined taste and unique flavour of this quality tea.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:05:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Reap the benefits of oolong organic tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Reap-the-benefits-of-oolong-organic-tea/  

Many people these days like to drink herbal teas, which are known for their health benefits as well as their refined taste. For those who are looking for the ultimate healthy tea experience, drinking oolong organic tea is the perfect solution. You can look forward to a unique and refreshing taste whilst benefitting from the rich antioxidant properties of the tea and enjoying the peace of mind that the tea is organic.

Try the quality of Zhi Tea oolong organic tea

When you try the oolong organic tea from Zhi Tea you will be able to savour the wonderful and refreshing taste, the unique flavour and the high quality of this tea in the comfort of your own home. You can also rest assured that our tea is organically grown and handpicked for the best quality, which means that you get the perfect cup of oolong whilst also reaping the health benefits of this remarkable drink.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:52:56 +0000
<![CDATA[Experience the taste of oolong green tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Experience-the-taste-of-oolong-green-tea/  

If you enjoy drinking tea and you like drinks that are refreshing and tingle the taste buds, oolong green tea is a great choice. When you try this tea for the first time you will be thrilled by the refreshing yet intense taste, which offers a unique experience. More and more people these days are enjoying the refreshing taste of this tea but many drink it not only for its taste but also for the benefits of its powerful antioxidants.

Try high quality oolong green tea from Zhi Tea

If you want to try oolong green tea for yourself, you can get great quality oolong tea from Zhi Tea. Our tea is organically grown and handpicked, enabling you to savour the wonderful taste and the health benefits of this tea whilst also enjoying the highest quality and competitive pricing. You can order your tea quickly and easily online and get it delivered to your door for even greater convenience and ease.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:30:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Savour the flavour of oolong green tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Savour-the-flavour-of-oolong-green-tea/  

Tea is a drink that many people find refreshing and delicious, but the type and quality of the tea that you drink can play a big part in the taste and flavour that you get to enjoy. With high quality oolong green tea you not only get to savour a wonderful, unique and refreshing taste but you get added health benefits into the bargain, making this a great choice of drink for those who are health conscious as well as those who simply want to treat their taste buds to a wonderful tea.

Order you oolong green tea with speed and ease online

At Zhi Tea you can enjoy wonderful, high quality oolong green tea and you will also get to enjoy the ease and convenience of ordering your tea online for fast and convenient delivery to your own home. There has never been an easier way to enjoy the health benefits and refreshing taste of this tea – and when you order from Zhi Tea you can rest assured that you get to benefit from superb quality and the benefits of organically grown and handpicked tea.

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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:27:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Take in the refreshing taste of green oolong tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Take-in-the-refreshing-taste-of-green-oolong-tea/  

With the variety of different teas that are available these days, it is possible to cater for a vast range of tastes and preferences. Different teas offer different tastes and benefits, such as green oolong tea, which is both refreshing and offers valuable health benefits that stem from the rich antioxidant properties in the tea. You get to benefit from the refreshing zest of green tea along with the richness of oolong tea with this variation of loose tea, which makes it perfect for those who want the best of both worlds.

Savour the flavour of green oolong tea

You can really savour the flavour of green oolong tea, which is a drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night and will appeal to many tea lovers who want refreshing tastes and improved health benefits. The delicious, rounded taste and balance of this tea makes it perfect as a drink to relax with or one to enjoy simply when you want some refined refreshment.

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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:14:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Order your tea wholesale online]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Order-your-tea-wholesale-online/  

Ordering your tea wholesale can benefit you in a number of different ways, and there are many people who purchase tea on a wholesale basis in order to enjoy these benefits and ensure that their needs are catered for. Many of those who order tea on a wholesale basis are service providers, businesses and retailers, as they tend to need larger quantities of tea to provide to customers, clients and employees. When you order wholesale tea from Zhi Tea you get to enjoy a range of benefits including a choice of refined and high quality teas.

Enjoy all the benefits when you order your tea wholesale

When you order your tea wholesale through Zhi Tea you can look forward to a choice of excellent, high quality teas to cater for your needs. You will be able to enjoy very generous discounts on the cost of your tea, which means big savings. You can also enjoy convenient and fast delivery of your tea to your nominated address as well as dedicated customer service to ensure that your tea buying experience is a smooth and hassle free one.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:11:44 +0000
<![CDATA[Buying oolong organic tea online]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/buying-oolong-organic-tea-online/  

These days, we all like to buy food and drink that are organic including our favourite teas. For those who enjoy the refreshing and delicious taste of oolong teas, buying oolong organic teas is the ideal way to enjoy this unique tea whilst also enjoying something that is organic. With these organic teas you can really treat your taste buds to something different and enjoy the health benefits of drinking organic oolong tea.

Order your oolong organic tea with ease and convenience online

If you are keen to try the refreshing taste and enjoy the health benefits of oolong organic tea then you will be delighted with the ease and convenience that you can benefit from when you place your order online. With an online order for this tea you can select the variation of oolong tea that you prefer or wish to try and have it delivered to your door – as simple as that. All you have to do then is sit back and enjoy the unique taste of this organically grown, high quality tea.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:04:34 +0000
<![CDATA[Is it better to purchase Tea Wholesale?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/is-it-better-to-purchase-tea-wholesale/  

Purchasing tea wholesale is reserved for people who want to act as a partner in our business.  Wholesale purchasers are clients who are going to sell the tea to another party.  This can include restaurants who want to offer our line of tea blends to customers or even health spas that offer the benefits of our herbal blends.  You can even own a small store and choose to carry our teas as part of an organic choice for your clients.

How do I purchase Tea Wholesale from your Company?

It is easy to become a wholesale distributor of our organic tea; all you have to do is complete the application online.  We can offer you tea wholesale for almost any business need.  You still get the same 100 percent money back guarantee as our other clients but you also get a higher discount with high volume order.  We also offer you full time customer service support.

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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:12:42 +0000
<![CDATA[Can I purchase loose-leaf Oolong Tea?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/can-i-purchase-loose-leaf-oolong-Tea/  

We offer several different varieties of loose-leaf oolong tea for your brewing pleasure.  You can choose anything from an aged bamboo oolong to a Wuyi Oolong that offers you a taste of the mountains in China.  No matter which type of oolong you choose, you will be able to enjoy cup after cup of this fragrant tea.  We even offer a video on how to blend the perfect cup using the ancient methods of tea preparation.

How do you prepare Oolong Tea?

The first step to preparing oolong tea is to get your water at the correct temperature.  The water should be at 200 degrees and you should be careful not to over boil the water.  This raises the temperature, which could burn the leaves and give you a bitter tasting cup.  You add one teaspoon of tea to a 12-ounce cup and let it steep for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove the leaves before service to stop the steeping process, but do not throw them away.  They can be used two to three times, each time revealing a different flavor from the leaves.

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Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:40:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Enjoy the delicate taste and health benefits of oolong green tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/enjoy-the-delicate-taste-and-health-benefits-of-oolong-green-tea/  

While people enjoy green teas and black teas for their tastes and health benefits, oolong is a type of tea that combines the benefits of both. With oolong green tea, you can look forward to a fabulously refreshing and delicate flavor, which will be a treat for the taste buds. You will also enjoy the variety of health benefits that this tea offers through its rich antioxidant properties.

 

Get great value with organic oolong green tea

 

When you buy your oolong green tea from Zhi Tea, you will be able to enjoy many benefits. Of course, you get to savor the wonderful, unique, and delicate taste of this refreshing tea, but you also get to enjoy exceptional quality as well. The benefits of this organically grown, handpicked tea will provide you with a whole new experience. 

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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:50:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Choose from a wide range of oolong loose tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/choose-from-a-wide-range-of-oolong-loose-tea/  

More and more people are realizing the valuable benefits that different teas can have, which is why green tea and oolong tea are becoming so popular. Many people love to enjoy oolong loose tea, as it comes in a range of variations. You can enjoy everything from the most subtle and delicate tastes, to rich and robust flavors, depending on your preferences.

 

Enjoy the perfect oolong loose tea for your tastes

 

When you purchase your oolong loose tea through Zhi Tea, you can find the perfect tea to suit your tastes and preferences. In addition to enjoying the fine taste of this high quality tea, you can enjoy sampling organically grown and handpicked tea that provides valuable antioxidant health benefits, as well as boasting a refined taste. At Zhi Tea, you can choose from a great selection of oolong teas. This means that you can stick to your favourite, or sample a variety of different variations for the ultimate oolong tea experience.

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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:47:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Oolong Organic Tea-- A Daily Treat and Healthy Habit]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/oolong-organic-tea-a-daily-treat-and-healthy-habit/  

Many people today suffer from chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. According to medical research, these health issues are caused by different factors including genetics, lifestyle, diet, and limited physical activity. Do you know that 33.8% of adults in the United States are obese? Once a person becomes obese, he or she will have an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. A healthy diet with regular physical activity will reduce your risk of becoming overweight. Many people today drink oolong organic tea to control obesity and diabetes, as well as to lower their risk against cancer. Why don’t you try it and treat yourself to a healthy beverage? You will enjoy the fruity flavor and relaxing aroma of the tea. Oolong organic tea is also affordable - if you like the taste, make it a healthy habit that you enjoy daily.

 

Buy Premium Oolong Organic Tea

You can find thousands of companies offering different types of oolong tea online. Make sure that you are buying premium oolong organic tea to enjoy a good taste and its health benefits. Here at Zhi Tea, we can assure you that our products are organically grown and pesticide free. In addition, we offer a wide selection of oolong tea that suits your taste. Try our Zhi House Blend Organic Ginger Peach Oolong. This tea is USDA Organic certified. For more information about our different types of tea, just call 1-888-944-4832.

 

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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:28:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Confessions of an Oolong Loose Tea Drinker]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/confessions-of-an-oolong-loose-tea-drinker/  

Alice told her friend that she loves tea, especially oolong loose tea. Her friend was surprised, and frankly told Alice that she couldn’t believe it. She knew that in the past, Alice couldn’t eat her meals without a can of soda. Alice admitted that she changed her eating habits because she became overweight, and her doctor adviced her to change her diet. She had a high risk of suffering from heart disease or diabetes. When she heard about the health benefits of oolong green tea, she tried and bought the loose leaf variety.  At first, she thought the taste was unusual, but later she became used to it. She also noted the improvement of her metabolism. She lost weight gradually, and now she is maintaining her desired weight. She confessed to her friend that before, she was wearing size 12 clothes. After drinking oolong loose tea and exercising regularly, she is now wearing a size 6. She said, “Oolong Loose Tea Makes me Happy and Healthy.”

 

Try Ginseng Oolong Loose Tea

The ginseng oolong lose tea is one of Zhi Tea’s artisan reserve, and it is very popular among our consumers. The tea leaves are organically grown and hand-crafted from Huang Shan, China and rolled with American Ginseng. It is effective in controlling obesity, and it’s ginseng component increases your endurance, stamina, energy, and your ability to cope stress. With ginseng oolong tea, your life will be stress free.

 

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Oolong Green Tea Contains Miraculous Weight Loss Compounds]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/oolong-green-tea-contains-miraculous-weight-loss-compounds/  

It is a fact that numerous articles and advertisements have been written and released about oolong green tea and its ability to help obese individuals lose extra weight.  Some individuals are still pessimistic and uncertain about this fact, but many scientists have already proven that oolong green tea contains catechins, also known as polyphenols.  This substance helps improve a person’s ability to burn fats and regulate his or her appetite. The University Of Tokushima School Of Medicine in Japan found that people who drink 2 cups of oolong tea every day increased their body’s fat burning capability by 157 percent. If you want to know whether or not it is effective, try drinking oolong green tea every day. Take note that you will not reduce weight immediately, but gradually without negative side effects.

 

Drinking Oolong Green Tea—Easiest & Safest Way to Lose Weight

Today there are many products available in the market that you can try to reduce weight. Drinking oolong green tea is the easiest and safest, because you will not suffer from pain or any negative side effects. All you need to do is drink it regularly, and do at least 30 minutes of exercise, such as walking around your neighborhood. Try our Bao Zhong Emerald Oolong Tea and enjoy a slightly sweet, silky smooth taste with exotic floral notes.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:50:41 +0000
<![CDATA[Metabolism Enhancer Oolong Organic Tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/metabolism-enhancer-oolong-organic-tea/  

Oolong organic tea is highly popular among tea drinkers because of its many health benefits. One of the primary health benefits this tea provides is enhancing your metabolism. What is metabolism? It is the process of burning calories or energy in your body, so that it is able to maintain its daily functions. If you have a good metabolism, it means you have more muscles in your body instead of fats. You will have a reduced risk of becoming obese and will not suffer from diseases associated with obesity such as diabetes or heart disease. Drinking organic oolong tea and exercising regularly is highly recommended if you want to stay healthy.

Try Orange Blossom Oolong Organic Tea

Oranges are one of the most popular and favorite fruits worldwide. They are delicious, and have a marvelous scent. If you love oranges, you will definitely enjoy drinking our Orange Blossom Oolong organic tea. Mixed with organically grown oolong leaves, orange peels, and calendula marigold petals, this tea offers mild citrus & floral notes, as well as a smooth flavor. This tea is a good conversation enhancer. It is great to serve when friends and families are visiting. Buy it now and have a great cup of tea and a good conversation with your love ones. Enjoy!!!

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Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:47:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Giving Out Green Tea Gift Baskets ]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/giving-out-green-tea-gift-baskets/  

Helping People Improve Their Immune System

 

When you give green tea gift baskets to people close to you, you are helping them improve their immune system. Researchers found that green tea contains a chemical called alkylamine, which is also found in bacteria, cancerous cells, and other agents that cause diseases. According to Jack F. Bukowski, an immunologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, their experiments found that a person who drinks green tea exposes his blood to alkalymine. Because of the exposure to green tea alkalymine, the immune cells in the body are able to easily recognize the real alkalymines that cause bacterial infections and other diseases, thus increasing their defensive response to fight the infection by a factor of five. Bukowski explained that the Alkylamines in green tea are weak and do not activate the first line of defense in our body called T-cells, but they alert them to be ready, and respond with an all out defense when a bacteria attacks.

 

Customize Your Green Tea Gift Baskets

 

Customizing your green tea gift baskets is a good idea. If the person is special and close to your heart, it is best for you to choose the award-winning and top rated green tea available. It is also great if you include a Perfect Tea Maker, tea timer, and teaware. You may also consider giving your loved one an Organic Green Tea Club. If you have questions about our tea gift basket or tea clubs, just call 1-888-944-4832.

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Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:44:40 +0000
<![CDATA[A Perfect Tea Maker for Your Favorite Tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/a-perfect-tea-maker-for-your-favorite-tea/  

Brewing a good cup of tea requires a good technique. Chinese and Japanese people are very good at brewing tea because it is part of their tradition. They choose the best type of tea, the right water, use a specific teapot, and follow the required steeping time. Even if you are not expert in brewing tea, you can prepare a great tasting cup of your favorite tea using the Perfect Tea Maker. If you like brewing loose tea, you will surely love this product.

 

Discover Why Consumers Pick the Perfect Tea Maker

Our Perfect Tea Maker receives positive feedback from consumers who are now enjoying their favorite teas. If you are wondering about the price, don’t worry - it is affordable, and it’s made of high quality poly-carbonate material. It is dishwasher safe with a lifetime guarantee against breakage and 100% bPA free. Buy it now, and enjoy a good cup of tea anytime of the day. If you have questions, call 1-888-944-4832.

 

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Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:40:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Why do people Choose Oolong Green Tea?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/why-do-people-choose-oolong-green-tea/ table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; }

Why do people choose to drink oolong green tea despite the many type of teas available on the market today? Oolong green tea is the most popular type of tea in China and Japan, and it is considered a premium tea because of its many health benefits. In China, oolong green tea is used as medicine to control obesity. For thousands of years, Chinese people enjoyed good health and longevity. This is the main reason why many people in various parts of the world are now drinking oolong green tea regularly. If you want to beat obesity, cancer and heart disease, join the club of tea lovers.

 

Scientific Research and Experiments Promote Oolong Green Tea

The popularity of oolong green tea worldwide is not caused by high paid advertisements from tea suppliers. Instead, it’s the result of scientific research and experiments. Studies by various researchers in China, Japan and even in the United States proved the efficacy of drinking oolong green tea in reducing accumulated fats in our body. The chemical polyphenol, found in oolong green tea, is responsible for increasing metabolism by activating the enzyme pancreatic lipase, to break down the triglycerides in our body.  If a person has an active metabolism, he or she will maintain a healthy weight. If you want to stay healthy, make it a habit to drink premium oolong green tea. To order, just click www.zhitea.com.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:14:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Easy To Use Perfect Tea Maker]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/easy-to-use-perfect-tea-maker/ The secret in achieving the perfect cup of tea, particularly from oolong organic tea, is following the recommended method of tea preparation. We all know that Chinese and Japanese people make great tasting tea because it is part of their tradition. They prepare the tea with utmost care. According to them, spring water is the best for brewing, and loose-leaf tea is highly recommended. You should follow the required steeping time. If you are not an expert in preparing a good cup of tea, Zhi Tea’s Perfect Tea Maker is the solution. Many tea lovers confirm that it is easy to use, and produces a perfect cup of tea anytime. You can also bring it with you anywhere.

Consumer Comments about Zhi Tea’s Perfect Tea Maker

Generally, consumers provide comments about a particular product because they are either satisfied or unsatisfied. What are the comments of those consumers who bought Zhi Tea’s Perfect Tea Maker? According to them, the price is affordable, brewing and cleaning is easy, and most importantly, they are able to enjoy a perfect cup of tea. You can order your perfect tea maker now at www.zhitea.com

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Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:56:40 +0000
<![CDATA[Where to Shop for Gifts for Tea Lovers]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/where-to-shop-for-gift/ Shopping for gifts for the tea lovers in your life can be difficult if you have little knowledge about tea. Buying boxes of bagged teas from the grocery store and a typical tea kettle isn’t going to satisfy a finicky tea lover. Surprise the tea lover in your life with a tea lover’s gift basket from Zhi Tea.  Zhi’s tea lover’s gift baskets are customizable so that you can pick a variety of tea samples to include.

Perfect Gifts for Tea Lovers

Zhi Tea also sells various teaware such as tea makers, tea spoons, tea timers, infuses, and tea pots that are perfect gifts for tea lovers. Having the correct teaware will allow your tea lover to correctly steep tea, for the most flavorful tea drinking experience. Tea lover’s gift baskets and teaware make excellent birthday and holiday gifts for the tea lovers in your life.

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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:50:18 +0000
<![CDATA[Advantages of Using the Perfect Tea Maker with Loose Leaf Tea ]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/advantages-of-using-the-perfect-tea-maker-with-loose-leaf-tea/ Why drink loose leaf tea over the bagged tea bags you find in a grocery store? As anyone who has enjoyed a cup of perfectly brewed loose leaf tea can attest to, the drinking experience is far superior to the bitter and bland teas most people have experience with. Many people are unaware of how to properly brew and steep loose leaf tea so they simply stick to the cheaper, inferior versions. Brewing loose leaf tea is made easier with the Perfect Tea Maker from Zhi Tea.

How to Use the Perfect Tea Maker

To use the Perfect Tea Maker, one simply puts the desired amount of loose leaf tea and the correct temperature of hot water into the Perfect Tea Maker. Then allow the tea to steep for the recommended time, depending on your tea, then simply place the Perfect Tea Maker over a mug and the tea will release. Learn more about recommended water temperature and steeping time at Zhi Tea.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:00:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Green Tea Gifts Make Drinking Green Tea More Enjoyable]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/green-tea-gifts/ People have been drinking green tea and reaping the health benefits of green tea for thousands of years. You may have heard of the potential health benefits of drinking green tea and started drinking a cup or so a day. Unfortunately many who attempt to drink green tea for their health find the taste to be bitter and unpalatable. There are several solutions to this including drinking only loose leaf green tea, trying different varieties of green tea, and learning the proper brewing methods for green tea.

Green Tea Gifts: Variety and Teaware

Get yourself and your loved ones some green tea gifts to really begin reaping the health benefits of green tea while enjoying the taste. At Zhi Tea, you can choose from a wide selection of handpicked green teas as well as purchase useful green tea gifts including infusers, tea makers, tea spoons, tea timers, and everything else you’ll need to brew the perfect cup of green tea.

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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:48:19 +0000
<![CDATA[Create Custom Tea Gift Baskets]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/create-custom-tea/ When you are looking for a unique gift to give to the tea lovers in your life, why not create custom tea gift baskets? Creating a custom tea gift basket will give you the option on how large of a basket to give, as well as allow you to include multiple tea tins and samples of tea. Add teaware like a tea maker, tea timer, or tea spoon to enhance the steeping and drinking experience of the teas you’ve included. You can also mix and match white, green, oolong, black, flavored, rooibos and herbal teas all in one basket.

Where Can I Create Custom Tea Gift Baskets?

Create custom tea gift baskets with premium, handpicked loose leaf teas at Zhi Tea. Zhi Tea was founded by a pair of friends with a true passion for tea which you will see reflected in their teas, teaware, and tea gift baskets.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 07:43:10 +0000
<![CDATA[Excess Body Fat—Curb it, Drink Oolong Green Tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/excess-body-fat-curb-it-drink-oolong-green-tea/  

In 2009, the American Institute of Cancer Research reported that more than one hundred thousand cases of cancer are associated with excess body fats. According to the report, patients with excess body fats suffer from endometrial, esophageal, pancreatic, kidney, gall bladder, colorectal and breast cancers. According to Dr. Laurence N. Kolonel, Deputy Director of Cancer Research Institute in Hawaii, excess body fat increases the amount of hormones in the body, such as estrogen, which disrupts the how the body process insulin. Both estrogen and insulin imbalance are linked to an increased risk in cancer. In order to lower your risk from suffering cancer, you need to curb your excess body fat by increasing your daily physical activity, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and drinking oolong green tea. Medical research proves that the polyphenol present in oolong tea is effective in increasing your metabolism, and helps break down the excess fats in the body. People who drink oolong green tea regularly are able to maintain a healthy weight.

 

Oolong Green Tea – Cheaper Way to Stay Healthy

 

Medical bills are expensive, and nobody wants to get sick. Every person wants to stay healthy and enjoy life. One of the things you can do to avoid suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer or diabetes is to drink oolong green tea every day. Based on numerous research, this tea has been proven to provide different health benefits, and many people confirm that their life and total being improved when they start drinking oolong tea regularly. According to them, drinking oolong green tea is a cheaper way to stay healthy.

 

 

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Tue, 08 Nov 2011 23:10:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Zhi Tea Looking Back]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/zhi-tea-looking-back/ Looking back on 2009......

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 21:09:09 +0000
<![CDATA[Living the Dream]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/living-the-dream/ Every once in a while you hear folks proudly exclaim that they are, “living the dream”. While this may come across in a somewhat Tom Cruise-type fashion, I do believe that most folks are genuinely sincere in their proclamation.
But what is meant by this? Where does it come from?


The reason I am pondering this today is that I found myself saying exactly that a few days ago and caught myself. “Am I really?”, “What do I mean by that?, and, “What dream?”


Upon reflecting on my feelings in the moment and where they originated I do believe it was merely an outpouring of gratitude for all my blessings, challenges, and life circumstances. Quite simple, really. Nothing to do with trappings of success, money, or power. In fact, I am quite humbled by my personal journey and the journey of Zhi Tea so far. It has been awakening to say the least.


So, living the dream must indeed be more about being present in the moment, a sense of true feeling, as opposed to some idea that one is getting what they want. Or perhaps, when one is dialed into their true wantings, the sense of joy is indeed imminent; as the universe generally appears to provide. Provided, of course, that there is some sense of alignment with the desires of the Self.


It seems the desires of the Self in fact do feel like a dream, at times. Remote, vague, and shifting. We see this realm as if through a bank of clouds. Occasionally, the clouds part, clarity is revelead, and we exclaim, “I’m living the dream.”

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Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[I heart Groupon]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/groupon/ I heart Groupon. I got a half price haircut at the place I already go to and love, Bird’s. I also got a half price box of fab organic produce from the awesomeness that is Greenling.
When they called me a few weeks ago I was totally skeptical. Why would I want to do this? And pay you for putting up some lame ad? It took a bit of discussion and investigation, but I realized that this was an example of the new marketplace and I better get with it. People pay en mass for a deep discount and have 6 months to use the coupon. It drives people to our store who may never otherwise have ventured, and rewards our fans, as well. BOOM.
So I did, and today we are watching the numbers go up for our “$10 for $20 worth of tea at the Zhi Tea Gallery” groupon. It is going at about 30 per hour now. Shockingly cool!
So I am anticipating yelling “100!!” really loudly in about an hour and a half at this rate.

Looking forward to the coincidentally timed Groupon launch party here in Austin tonight at the very nice Paggi House. I get to meet Morgan, the gal who gracefully walked me across the river of unknowing into the world of Groupon.

My initial guess was 146 sold today. I think we might even double that.

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Thu, 01 Oct 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Mind Numbing Oolong Teas]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/mind-numbing-oolong-teas/ A previously unknown supplier who appears to be solid and reputable sent me the biggest box of tea samples EVER. I can’t believe it. Huge.
It will take months to go through them all. So far the three or four I have tried have been very, very good. A fantastic ti quan yin and a really good mao jian among them.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[How To Make Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/how-to-make-matcha-ice-cream/ Match Ice CreamThis is just soooo funny, had to post it here!

It is actually a great recipe for Match Ice Cream, just taught in a very Japanese Way.

Match Ice Cream with Dog is a winner.

 



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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:28:49 +0000
<![CDATA[Impromtu Tea Tasting Zhi Tea Gallery]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/impromptu-tea-tasting/ Last week my friend Nick stopped by the store with his bag of tricks. He suggested I take a well-deserved break and we could gung fu it for an hour or so to get my soul back on track.

Well, it definitely worked. He busted out the last remnants of a nice 1994 Aged Bao Zhong and we took it from there. I had to bust out my 2002 Aged Oolong to show off a bit as Nick was impressing me with not only his awesome tea (obtained from Hou De Tea) but his fantastic and humble execution of the gung fu tea method. I have witnessed the gung fu method of tea preparation several times, but never by someone who seemed to be connected to the process in such an unselfconscious way. It was fun and educational and very grounding, as well. We had a blast. And we got about 5 good steeps from both teas.

The Bao Zhong you could tell had lost a bit of its jinginess or freshness. That said, it still the great bao zhong qualities; the complex floral notes, misty lingering long finish, and that dark hint of granny’s attic in the background you get from some of these aged teas. I likened it to sitting in grandma’s house and she had baked a peach pie the day before, but had left the door to the attic open and the window in the attic was open and it had just started raining. Safe to say I was transported.

We followed up with the 2002 oolong. It definitely had more punch and presence; it was only 7 years old and was more highly oxidized to begin with. It was also really enjoyable. A solid roasted, round body, hints of chestnuts and spice. The next couple of steepings we were rewarded with some really nice floral richness. Very evocative. Earthy and sweet with a really long nectar finish. Very nice.

A great break from the day.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:00:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Oolong Time]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/new-oolongs-2009/ Well, finally did it. Released the promised oolongs finally. It is always so much more work than you’d imagine, Photos, labels, descriptions (long and short), pricing, last minute changes, awaiting shipments…

It_was_worth_the_wait. I always do this thing where I second guess a purchase or decision, so I go back to the grindstone, recupping said tea (I did it this year with the Golden Lily (a popular oolong that varies widely in quality). Suffice to say that after an evening of recupping and talking myself out of doing it with a few others, I realized we had totally scored again this year. A little luck, some great and deepening friendships, contacts, and connections, and an unwavering focus on quality and sustainability.

So, now I need to post some photos of a tasting session and tasting notes! Also, I need to give props to my friends Brett in Seattle who manages Tea Cup. He turned me on to a solid Ali Shan that was the first of the teas we got this year. It is almost gone, and a few others are disappearing rapidly, but I expect to have some well into the year. We got near whole crops of a few select ones from tiny farms. Totally sweet.

I’ll be scheduling a tasting on my meetup page zhi tea tasting group for mid-September. it is still 100 degrees here every day and no one is here or wants to do anything.

So now I will go and fill my gaiwan with some of my new favorite, a gui fei oolong we have dubbed royal courtesan. it is to die for. Maybe I’ll feature that in the next posting.

Check them out here...

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Sun, 02 Aug 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Zhi Tea New Website]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/zhi-tea-new-website/ Well, after months of hard work and perseverance, our new website is up and running! Not only that, but we are no longer chained to a hosting company with proprietary software, ridiculously expensive maintenance fees, and other ungodly things. But hey, that is the past, and now our site rests comfortably on open source Magento (kick ass) and we control every inch of its beauty. Loving it. While there is still a LOT to do in the site itself, it feels great.

The Tea Priestess has been doing all-nighters for awhile now and has just poured her love into the site and it shows. Her photos look better than ever and the layout is so sweet.

I have tons of text to still write, but hey, I love it, what can I say?

Thanks to everyone who helped test and launch the site. It’s time for celebration.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2009 09:00:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Incredible Bounty at Boggy Creek Farm]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/boggy-creek-farm/ Boggy Creek FarmToday it was bursting at the seams today at BCF over here in East Austin. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out, padre.

After the spread in the month’s Saveur magazine (!) the farm got a bit of extra attendance from the curious, along with the “oh yeah, boggy creek farm”-ers, the out-of-town-ers, the regulars, and the die-hards. When I strolled up at 9:20 am (i would call myself a regular and neighbor) there was a line of about 50 people with sackfuls and armloads of amazing produce overflowing. Everyone was patient and beaming as the proprietors, Larry and Carol Anne, cruised around with fresh gazpacho for the queued up patrons.
I said to Carol Anne, “Is this your most popular day ever?”. Her trusty response, in classic farmer fashion, “You know the corn got ransacked by the animals, so no corn.” True humility! I wanted to shout, “Hey, you’re rock stars!” But somehow I think that would have missed the point entirely.

The truth is that this is a place run by people dedicated to the core. And it shows in every nook and cranny. It is something to experience for yourself. Over and over.

The fact that the humble farmer is finally getting his and her place at the table and on the stage is a delight for those of us who appreciate their work and dedication beyond words.

Here is a sample of what was piled up (in delightful artistic arrangements I might add). Direct from Carol Anne’s blog:
Plenty of Heirloom and Early Girl Tomatoes; Cherry Tomatoes; Cucumbers (Tasty Jade and Suyo Long); Summer Squash (4 varieties); Butternut Squash; Romano Green Beans; Green and Yellow Haricot Vert Green Beans; Yellow and Red Onions; White and Red Potatoes; Nutritious Native Greens (Amaranth, Lambs’ Quarters, Purslane); Rhubarb (probably the LAST WEEK/HEAT); Salads (Baby Chard, Baby Arugula, Tender Native Greens); Chard, French Sorrel (Sorrel pairs with potatoes, squash, eggs and of course it’s a great Vit C salad green!), Arugula; And, Wee Zinnia Bouquets…

By the way, the amount, varieties, and quality of the tomatoes was staggering. I was in tomato heaven. I got some big fat purple ones. I like to eat them sliced, straight up, with some sea salt. Divine.

Anyway, it was a great visit. Thankfully, when I dropped 40 dollars on the ground when I reached into my shallow pockets to grab my cellphone to take some pix, a kind lady asked me if they were mine. I shudder to think of how I would have felt had I gotten to the front of the line and I couldn’t have bought my veggies. I would have had to make a mad dash with ‘em!

Larry from Boggy creek

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Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Heritage Radio Interview]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/heritage-radio-interview/

I did a brief interview yesterday with Marla Camp, the publisher of Edible Austin, on Heritage internet radio this morning with Emily Olson from Foodzie and Nina Wanat creator of the amazing BonBonBar. It was my first live interview since my rock star days, and I think some practice on my “seven second elevator pitch” is in order, but I think it came off quite well. It was fun, and fast! I am grateful to be able to speak about our values and vision with people of like mind and soul.

You can listen here here. I think I go one at about 24:30.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[New-longs]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/new-oolongs/ Been sampling, cupping, and inspecting literally scores of oolongs from all over Taiwan. Thanks to some good friends who are foragers and adventurers (you definitely know who you are) and some diligence on our part (and some luck) we have access to some of the best and rare oolongs in the world. Hence, it is freaking hard to choose which to list on the site and sell from the store. It can be a daunting task to pick the few that can represent. Did I just say represent? I guess I did.

So I have learned the art of spitting. Much like wine tasting, you can only taste teas for so long before you get a MASSIVE caffeine dose. So you gotta spit.

I am still a bit unsure about this year’s crop relative to last on some counts, specifically on complexity and depth, from one farm anyway. Not sure about the causes yet. That said, some of the new ones are stellar. Expect them up on the site in the next few weeks. I have picked five fantastic ones with two more to come.

Currently savoring a Da Hong Pao or ‘Big Red Robe’ dark oolong from the Wuyi mountains in China. Incredible, it is last year’s batch I overlooked somehow. Great flavor variations; spicy, nutty, slightly grape-like and really satisfying. I hope to get some of this year’s. Stay tuned.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Daily Juice - is good for the soul]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/daily-juice-austin-texas/ Interview that the Doc did with founder Keith Waher of Daily Juice here in Austin, TX.
Crazy windy day…sorry about the mic noise!

This is one of those great things about living in Austin, Tx - Daily Juice...Raw, delicious, healthy....Love it!

Daily Juice is a world-class purveyor of fresh juices, smoothies, and raw food. You want to know where we spend our allowance? HERE.

 

 

 



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Mon, 18 May 2009 10:00:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Rituals]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/tea-rituals/

Admittedly, I am pretty ritualistic. A combination of ADD and OCD might be in part to blame (or praise) but I just really love the aspect of ritual. The ability of the ritual itself to bring about a connected space.
Today I noticed I have a ritual that just came about, an unconscious ritual, now made conscious I suppose.

On days I come in late to work, work from home, or the even more rare Saturday or Sunday morning “off”, I find that I have a little tea ritual. The night before, I leave the dishes in the sink (not supposed to). Upon awakening I am groggy in the morning. I shuffle to my office and fire up the laptop. I trudge the 30 feet to the kitchen. I fill up my trusty Pino tea kettle (with the temp setting thing, killer) with fresh water, then while the water is heating (takes 2 minutes) I bust out the dishes. While I don’t *hate* doing dishes like some, I am not a huge fan. But I like the setup, a reward…halfway through dishes, my kettle is hot, I turn around to the tea cupboard (a whole pantry), grab what feels right (today it was a rarity, green earl grey - it goes with the humidity and clouds outside, and the 85 degrees in the house), take a pinch of leaves, drop it in the basket, fill up my pot, and return to the dishes. Now, I power through the rest of the dishes and 6-10 cups from the day before, as I know now I have 3 minutes to finish. As I am cleaning the sink and counters, the aroma of the freshly stepped tea begins to waft over the soap smell. I know I am just about there.
Wrapping up, I remove my stainless steel basket and set in its tiny porcelain dish, pour a large cup (12 oz), and slink of to my office with teapot and cup in hand.
Logging into my Linux machine, I go to my Google Homepage and read my morning news.

Wow. I realize now that I am just like my father!
(Except for that I wash dishes, make my own tea, have a computer, and read the news)

I am loving this little ritual. It reinforces the times I don’t have to go straight to work, and how much tea means to me outside of my profession.

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Fri, 08 May 2009 09:30:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Finder's Keepers]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Austin-Pecan-Street/

While working the Zhi booth at the Old Pecan Street Festival in Austin this weekend, I noticed a lack lump sitting underneath one for the little tins we used to let people sniff and see the tea, a ’sniffing tin’. The black lump turned out to be a lady’s wallet. Upon inspection, it not onl;y contain several credit cards (of course) but over 300 in cold, hard cash.

I was ecstatic. Knowing how it feels to lose a wallet, cancel credit cards, go to the DMV for a new license, fell like an idiot…I was stoked that I could use the trusty inter-web to pull up her phone number and surprise her with the good news.

Within minutes I had Pat on the phone with the good news. She said, “Oh my God! You are my hero!”. And then a bit quieter, “Ah, but it had a lot of cash in it.” I could tell she totally assumed that the cash would be gone. I told her, indeed all the cash was there and not to worry.

It felt so good, not being a hero, but being someone who wouldn’t consider lifting someone’s cash.

Funny how that is perceived as an aberration, to do the honest thing. I don’t think I know anyone these day who would pocket the cash.

So I get to meet Pat now and give her back her trusty identity and greenbacks. Feels good.

Oh, and the street fair this weekend was fun, if a tad (okay a lot) beer soaked. We almost sold out of everything.

Now this week, among a thousand other things, it is gearing up for two Farmer’s Markets here in Austin.

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Mon, 04 May 2009 09:00:00 +0000