White ceramic Taiwan on table

Going, Going…Gaiwan

Guest blogger: Geoffrey Norman Let’s backtrack to the year 2005, the birth of my tea exploration....
1746 map showing Exchange Alley, where tea was first sold in England

Teas of the eighteenth century: English tea trade

Guest blogger: Markmann Ellis Markman Ellis is Professor of Eighteenth Century Studies at Queen ...
Benedict Cumberbatch examines Canton Yixing teapots in season 1 episode 2 "The Blind Banker" of BBC's Sherlock

Starring role for Canton’s Yixing teapots in BBC Sherlock

As seen on TV Just before producing their last series, the production team for Sherlock (the new ...
A boat on a lake in Chunan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

A virtuous indulgence

Great to get the fresh teas in late last week and spent the weekend steeped in the glorious stuff...