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Treat yourself this Friday-Free Tea Tastings

Fine tea is far more than boiling water and a limp tea bag. Hand-harvested organic Chinese tea is a gourmet cultural experience. Join us for a free tasting!  You can sample our teas for free any Friday from 3:00pm to 3:30pm at Seven Cups.  Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in… // MORE



Free Tea Tastings This Friday-Green, Black and Puer Tea

[singlepic id=632 w=220 h=140 float=right]One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 April 10th: Liu An Gua… // MORE



Shi Feng Long Jing – Dragon Well country

Hangzhou is completely different than the bamboo forests we’ve been living in these past few days. It’s cosmopolitan and reminds us of France with tree-lined streets. In the morning, we watched Mr. Weng Shang Yi (Shi Feng Long Jing master) flip bud + two leaves and press them flat in the wok to give the… // MORE


Black Tea or Herbal Tea-Free Friday Tea Tasting @ Sevencups

[singlepic id=413 w=160 h=120 float=right]One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 March 27th Lapsang Bohea Black… // MORE


Jinggu Puer, Rich and Sweet, Has Returned

For those of you that are not puer detective and scholars, Jinggu Puer at one time was the standard for puer in China. Jinggu Country is the largest forested country in Yunnan and grow some of the richest maocha available. It is known for its sweet Chinese dates. The old Jinggu factory that was closed… // MORE


Is it White or Green Tea? – Free Tea Tastings

One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with   Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 March 20th: Bai Mu Dan (Preferred Peony) White… // MORE


Celebrate Hump Day with us by peeking Over the Hill!

To our favorite pet MBA- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Our very own Mikel Chertudi turns a graceful 30 years old today.  As I watch him cringe at the attention, he’s sporting his very first beard, in an attempt to look older.  Maybe by tomorrow it will turn into a goatee in an attempt to look younger. Here’s… // MORE


Jun Shan Yin Zhen (Silver Needle) Yellow Tea

Authentic Jun Shan Yin Zhen is amongst the rarest of China’s famous teas. As the only example of Yellow Tea on China’s list of most famous tea, it is the foremost representative of this endangered art form. Its restricted growing region and painstakingly complex labor required by its production restrains the output of genuine Jun Shan Yin Zhen to a total of only five hundred kilograms each year.


Sevencups-Free Tea Tastings

One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 March 13th  Eight Immortals Rock Oolong 2008 & Ye… // MORE


Puer and Oolong on the Menu-Free Tea Tastings

[singlepic id=266 w=320 h=240 float=right]One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. This last month has been especially fun since my… // MORE


Green In Tucson, Blended in Denver-Free Tea Tastings

One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 February 20th Green Teas: Imperial Huangshan Mao Feng Green… // MORE


Fun, Friends and Free-Tea Tastings at Sevencups

One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 February 13th Black Tea Imperial Lapsang Souchong Light Smoke… // MORE


Austin Dons Laurels

It’s been a week of big honors for Austin. So big, he had to ask me to write a blog entry about it, fearing if he made these announcements himself he’d lose his all-important façade of modesty. Jokes aside, we were proud to learn this week that our own Austin Hodge is the first American… // MORE


Free Tea Tastings at Sevencups

One of the best ways to learn about tea is coming to our free tea tastings. Each week we concentrate on a different set of teas in a guided session with Seven Cups’ staff. Check out what’s on tap for this week. Seven Cups Tucson 3:00-3:30 February 6th Tie Luo Han (Iron Arhat) Light Roast… // MORE


Seven Cups and Creative Slice launch new site

After more that six months worth of your our new site is online. We have all worked hard on this project and we are all pretty excited to see it come up. Tim Bowen at Creative Slice is the creative energy and technical wiz, while the rest of us have been uploading pictures and writing. We hope that you will enjoy it. We also need to thank the Word Press community, because our site is completely done with Word Press. We love open source.



Happy New Year from Seven Cups!!!

Zhuping, Austin and the whole Seven Cups family wish you good health and many blessings for the new year. We are looking forward to a fabulous 2008 with more on tea and tea culture. Although we are taking a video podcast break for the holiday, we will be back next week. Upcoming topics will include… // MORE


Ear to the Ground » 2007» August

Ear to the Ground » 2007» August: August 17, 2007 Podcast # 2, Seven Cups teahouse, Tucson AZ August 2007 Filed under: Podcast — hanne @ 9:28 pm Hey everybody, you are listening to Ear to the Ground Productions, Pod cast # 2. This second pod cast was recorded in the beautiful Seven Cups teahouse… // MORE



Website Survey (win $50 gift certificate!)

We’ve created this survey to help improve SevenCups.com. An entry will be randomly chosen on April 11th, 2007 to receive a $50 gift certificate to SevenCups.com. Update: We have completed this survey and will be chosing a winner soon. We will notify them by email. We want to thank the people that participated. We were… // MORE


Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West

Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West Beatrice Hohenegger has written history of the tea trade between Asia and the West that is well researched and scholarly, but reads, at times, like an adventure novel complete with a Scottish spy. She goes to the roots of what we now call globalization, and… // MORE


A Short Report from China

By Any Means Possible When I say that, I am referring to transportation. I have, in the last couple of weeks, made it from here to there, by a number of means including, plane, train, local bus, sleeper bus, coach, taxi, car, limo, bicycle taxi, three wheeled motorcycle taxi, bicycle, cable car, river boat, bamboo… // MORE


Off to China

I’m leaving for China on a pre-dawn flight tomorrow and won’t return until May. I’ll try to blog a little bit if I can when I am in a city! I can’t wait to be up in the mountains of China. AH


Year of the Dog

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a change to write anything here. The holiday season has been a busy one. The new year is coming and in a Chinese/American family like ours, the holiday season gets extended for another 6 weeks. This coming year is the Year of the Dog, and the… // MORE


Puer Question and Answer

This was a question that was posted as a comment that I thought deserved to be elevated to a post. Puer is a hot topic and pretty controversial because of the wide variation in price and amounts of money some Chinese and Japanese collectors are willing to pay, mysterious even mystical qualities ascribed to puer… // MORE


New Moderator….

Since August we have had no blogger here at Seven Cups, but I am starting to maintain the blog, and I hope that you will enjoy my input, forgive my spelling, and please be patient we me while I learn the software. I hope you will make comments and ask questions. We fixed some bugs… // MORE


Response of the Week – August 5

Is it important to cover the brewing leaves with a lid while infusing? Covering non-herbal, true tea is a matter of choice. Keeping the tea covered maintains a higher brewing temperature. So, if you are using relatively cool water to brew green tea you may want to keep the vessel covered. I sometimes make the… // MORE