Developments within the world of Oolong

Jul '10

By Mikael Zaurov


Who doesn't love oolong tea? It's probably the best thing to come out of China next to paper. Whether you're a fan of the light green and floral oolongs or the dark and long roasted variety, you know that nothing beats a cup of good oolong tea. Can life get any better? Perhaps! The Heavens have opened up and the Jade Emperor, Lord of Tea, has smiled down upon us. There are changes a-brew-ing. Very exciting changes. Traditionally, oolong tea has always been grown in China and, more recently, Taiwan. It is from China's Fujian province that we have the flowery Ti Kuan Yin as well as the dark... Read more >

Cancer-fighting tea goodness

Jul '10

By Mikael Zaurov


As you sip that fine cup of green tea, you're not really thinking about what it contains. You're just immersed in the amazing aroma and the sweet vegetal taste. Undoubtedly, that is the proper way to drink tea but once you put your cup down, it is totally fine to wonder what you just put into your body. It should be no surprise to you that tea is exactly what you should be drinking. In fact, it is so good that if it wasn't for the great taste, you might as well be injecting it. Modern research is showing that tea rocks. Let me tell you why. It has been known for the at least the last decade... Read more >

Better Packaging Methods For Everyone

Jun '10

By Mikael Zaurov


As some of you may have noticed, we are undergoing a change in the way that our tea is packaged and presented to you. For 11 years now, we have packaged our tea in metal containers. Many of you have written to us saying that this is a great way to store tea, and we agree, but in our attempt to become more 'green' we have chosen to opt for a more environmentally friendly way of packing. We will still offer tin containers to you, in the Pantry section on the website, but all of our teas will soon come packaged in thin multi-layered stand up pouches. In our research to find the best packaging... Read more >

The Way of Tea

Jun '10

By Mikael Zaurov


There was once a famous Chinese master named Zhao Zhou. He was so famous that he had visitors all the time who would come seeking the meaning of enlightenment. One day two young seekers knocked on his door begging for words of wisdom. Zhao Zhou welcomed them into his small hut and told them to sit down at a table where an old monk was already sitting. "Please tell me the meaning of Buddha," the first student asked. Zhao Zhou replied, "Drink some tea!" The second student then asked, "What is truth?" and Zhao Zhou excitedly replied, "Drink some tea!" The old monk sitting there was quite perplexed... Read more >

My Journey to Tea

Jun '10

By Mikael Zaurov


Hi tea lovers. I'm the new guy here at Adagio Teas. Not only will I be offering assistance through answering emails but I'll also be doing fun projects like writing these TeaMuse articles for you all to enjoy. First and foremost, I would like to introduce myself and what experiences led me here. My family is from Tashkent, which was in the former Soviet Union and is now the capital of Uzbekistan. During my early years growing up there, I was exposed to a fusion of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. This exposure really affected me in the sense of gaining openness toward experiencing different... Read more >