Tea Industry News Category

The Unfathomable Mystery of Tea

Sometimes I am amazed at how much bad information there is out there about tea. I can’t even tell you how many people come in to Seven Cups or the Botanical Gardens with their friends and want to look intelligent by saying something about tea, and it turns out that what they say is completely wrong…

The Safety of Chinese Teas

Recently I sent out a newsletter that had a picture of puer being fermented. Someone sent me an email that said that the photo was not appropriate for people who were already afraid about the safety of Chinese products.I can understand why that might be a perception commonly held…

World Tea News To Charge Subscription

This a comment that I wrote following Heidi Kaiser wrote on the blog T Ching announcing that the World Tea News will have it’s own URL and charge a subscription. The is a photo of the Wall Street Journal on a driveway, as if there is somehow a parallel between the two. Oh please…

Soon, Bloggers Must Give Full Disclosure

This is a ruling I’m glad to see. We have been on-line for 7 years, and we have seen a lot of things change. A lot of the changes have been great, but I haven’t seen an explosion in integrity. I have seen some awful things, like the websites that have been selling cheap oolong… // MORE

Tempest over tea: What is the true Puer?

Seven Cups is gearing up for another trip to Yunnan. The article “Tempest over tea: What is the true Puer?” from the China daily seems especially relevant. It talks about the first fallout from China’s new tea export laws.  We’re sure this is the beginning of many controversies to come since China is trying to… // MORE

Summer 2009 Puer Tea Tour Itinerary

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY Day 1 (7/6) Arrival in Kunming We’ll pick you up at the airport in Kunming. After your long trip, you’ll be ready for a relaxing break in a local teahouse, followed by a welcome dinner prepared especially for you. Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, sits at 6,207 feet. Our first night will… // MORE

China Beefs Up Tea Export Laws…Seven Cups, Arizona Tea Company, Positioned To Benefit

The Chinese government in 2008 drastically changed the export laws related to tea in order to avert any more scandals related to contaminated food products. One American company, Seven Cups in Tucson, Arizona is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the new Chinese export laws. Seven Cups is the first tea company in America to obtain its own Chinese trading license.

Tea Chemistry for the New Year

Andrew discovered this on YouTube and I think it’s great. There is not a lot of tea chemistry in this video, and some of the things he says are not accurate, an least about the difference in caffiene between black and green tea, but he sure is fun to watch.

Green Tea Tour, Oolong Tea Tour, Puer Tea Tour

This year, due to long, persistent, and persuasive requests from our friends, customers, and tea producers, Zhuping and I have decided to take some tea crazies to China with us. Zhuping will lead the green tea tour and the oolong tea tour in the early and late spring, and I will lead a tour to… // MORE

Puer bubble bursts, again?

Wow, this story is almost a year and a half late. The crash came in the summer of 2007. The crash has been a good thing for everyone except for the tea merchants and puer speculators in Hong Kong and Taiwan, that hoped to get rich fast from puer, much like mortgage brokers and investment… // MORE

Seven Cups putting tea on the map – WildLife

Thanks to the University of Arizona Daily Wildcat for the nice review…a traditional tea house with free Wifi? Absolutely! Seven Cups is a cozy, traditional Chinese tea house where you can sit down for a cup of tea or just buy some to take home. It’s good for people who turn up their noses at… // MORE

Seven Cups Denver Tea House Review

Here is a nice review of our Denver tea house that appeared on Cafe Society, the Westword Food Blog in Denver. I was in China during the grand opening, but by all accounts, it was very successful. Mikel is in Denver this week, it seems as if I will be the last one to get… // MORE

Best of Tucson 4th Year Running

We have won “Best Of Tucson” in two categories for the fourth year in a row.  It is a great honor for us. Even though we sell tea in 35 countries and have been recognized multiple times in China this year, there is nothing like being appreciated in your home town. Thanks, Tucson! Best Tea… // MORE

News From China

I’m writing from our recently opened office in Changxing, in Zhejiang. Changxing just a short drive away from Guzhu Mountain where Luyu supervised tea production for the Tang emperor, while he composed the first book about tea, while he lived and died in nearby Huzhou. This area is very old in relationship to the growth… // MORE

Sevencups In Local Media

Even though we sell tea in thirty four different countries we are most honored by the community we have here, in Tucson. Recently we had the chance to sit down and share some tea with a couple groups in our local media. We had a great time talking about our business and felt very privileged… // MORE

Daily cuppa may affect bone density

Post by: Melanie Hingle, MPH, RD Greetings Seven Cups Community! So it’s been awhile since my last nutrition post…here’s an interesting tidbit from Down Under – a new study by Devine et al at the University of Western Australia suggests that tea drinking may potentially aid in the prevention of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease described… // MORE

For Lu Yu, Tea, a Monumental Museum

Many of you have heard about Lu Yu, the man that wrote the Cha Jing, the first book about tea, written during the Tang Dynasty. Some of you may know that he wrote the book while managing the emperor’s tribute tea factory, which was located near the city of Changqing in China’s Zhejiang province. It… // MORE

Difficulties in the Puer Market

I know some of you are aware of the volatility in the puer market, and I would just like to share with you my experiences on my last trip to China. I spend a lot of time in China and also a lot of time in Yunnan. As I travel around the tea producing provinces… // MORE

Dangerous Tea in The Taiwan Tea Supply

Farmers demand block on Vietnam tea “Lawmakers, tea farmers and activists called for a suspension of tea imports from Vietnam, after the Department of Health discovered residue of a banned pesticide in Vietnamese leaf tea imports earlier this month. The department found more than 0.09ppm of dicofol, a pesticide prohibited from use on tea plants,… // MORE