The tea battle of the seas: Ariel and Taeping Clipper race

The year is 1866, Victorian time England. As you can imagine, with no TV or internet around to keep us entertained, the newspapers played a more important part of day to day life. And what could be more exciting than the two fastest ships ever built racing to China to get the 'fuel' for this [...]


Tea review: Ginseng Oolong

This month's review is of a tea that was given to me by a friend who went travelling around China. I didn't really expect a souvenir or present as such, so you can imagine my excitement when he gave me tea from where it all started! Especially as I have a soft spot for Oolongs [...]