Taiji Teahouse, Hangzhou

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Taiji Teahouse, Hangzhou

by Poohblah » Mar 23rd 12 5:31 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/tr ... ocker.html
A very interesting 2-minute-long narrated slideshow.

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Re: Taiji Teahouse, Hangzhou

by TwoDog2 » Apr 5th 12 4:54 am

Looks like quite the performance! I saw something similar in Chengdu once

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Re: Taiji Teahouse, Hangzhou

by iovetea » Aug 27th 12 6:13 pm

thank you awesome stuff... i saw it before but i always wondered why it is so long, i really no kidding thought it had something to do with kung fu lol..
anyway fresh roasting the tea, this place seems like haven.. i never knew life would be so nice in china......

people always talk bad in media, but for me living standard must be awesome, when you drink tea freshly roasted....
in germany you must be happy if your tea is from this year and not last year.... and they get all that super freshness, for this teahouse alone one day i have to go to hangzhou

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Re: Taiji Teahouse, Hangzhou

by spinmail » Aug 27th 12 6:54 pm

Looks like tea heaven. Most of us are satisfied with tea that's pretty fresh, but this...

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Re: Taiji Teahouse, Hangzhou

by Poohblah » Aug 27th 12 8:37 pm

spinmail wrote:Looks like tea heaven. Most of us are satisfied with tea that's pretty fresh, but this...
...may be a novelty or tourist trap? Even in Hangzhou, it can be difficult to find real Long Jing. I even had a Chinese professor of mine tell me that most of the "long jing" consumed in Hangzhou is actually grown in Sichuan province, which I find difficult but not impossible to believe.