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Choosing Green Puer Cakes

In this episode we visit Austin at the Seven Cups Warehouse to talk about choosing green puer cakes. Learn the basics for evaluating a cake in relation to the quality of the mao cha and whether it is made from an old tree. Austin shows how the color changes over time, gives tasting notes and… // MORE


The Basics of Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

Instructions for Brewing Various Loose Leaf Teas in Different Vessels In this video on tea brewing basics, Zhuping reviews how to brew scented, oolong, black, and puer tea. For each of these, she discusses the ideal temperature with which to brew each of these teas and what vessels to brew them in. Although it is not… // MORE





How Wu Yi Rock Oolong Gets Made

Production of Wu Yi Rock Oolong This video was taken during a visit to Rock Oolong tea gardens. During the first part of the video, Zhuping is speaking with a tea picker who describes to her how the tea is picked and how the bushes are distinguished. The second portion of the video is an… // MORE





Chaozhou & Zhuni Teaware

Welcome to our tea and tea culture video podcast with Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. This year we launched three very successful tea tours to China. Many hours of video were taken and we want to share them with you. In this episode Zhuping introduces us to Master Wu a fourth… // MORE


Tea Ceremony with Zhuping | Part III of III

Basic Instructions Tea Ceremonies and Tea Tasting   In this last installation of Tea Ceremonies with Zhuping involving puer tea, Zhuping reviews with us best practices for performing tea ceremonies. There are, for example, differences between the way in which a man must hold his cup during a tea ceremony from the way in which… // MORE


Tea Ceremony with Zhuping | Part II of III

A Shu Puer Tea Ceremony with Zhuping There’s a saying that goes: “When reading, don’t let a single word escape your attention; one word may be worth a thousand pieces of gold.” The proverb stresses the undivided attention that study requires. You may notice while you observe Zhuping performing the tea ceremony seen in this video how… // MORE


Tea Ceremony with Zhuping | Part I of III

How to Perform a Puer Tea Ceremony In this video, Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups, demonstrates how to perform a tea ceremony. Tea ceremonies have rituals that are steeped in a rich history. While these tea ceremonies can be performed on any category of tea, in this particular video installment, Zhuping focuses on puer… // MORE



Green Tea Ceremony- Gaiwan Podcast pt2

Gaiwan Tea Ceremony Part II of III Welcome to our tea and tea culture video podcast with Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. This week Zhuping begins her demonstration of a green tea ceremony using a gaiwan. Please note this is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Today’s topic: Tea Ceremony-… // MORE


A Green Tea Ceremony Involving a Gaiwan

Gaiwan Tea Ceremony Part I of III   This video covers tea ceremonies involving a gaiwan. Practice along with your own gaiwan! We also carry a selection of gaiwans in our shop. Gaiwans are lidded bowls used for brewing tea. It can come in porcelain, glass, yixing clay, or jade. Gaiwans are composed of three… // MORE




Chinese Tea Ceremony with Zhuping Video Podcast

Welcome to our tea and tea culture video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. This week Zhuping will demonstrates a traditional oolong tea ceremony.  Please note this is Part 1 of a 3 part series. Today’s topic: Tea Ceremony-Oolong Tea Thank you all for your comments regarding… // MORE


Tips on Using Yixing Pot-Teaware Video Podcast

Welcome to our tea and tea culture video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. This week we focus on tips for using Yixing teaware. Today’s topic: Yixing Teaware- Tying String Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to create future podcasts… // MORE


China’s Tea Regions-Video Podcast

Welcome to our first video podcast of the new year with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. We are excited to resume our weekly podcast and are always looking for new topics. Over the next month we will bring you pictures and information about specific tea growing regions (ie… // MORE



Famous Yellow Tea Tasting with Zhuping Part 2

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, Tea Master of Seven Cups. Today we join Zhuping for Part 2 of her special tea tasting of this famous tea. Today’s topic: Jun Shan Yin Zhen Yellow Tea Part 2 Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would… // MORE


Famous Yellow Tea Video Podcast with Zhuping

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, Tea Master of Seven Cups.  Today we join Zhuping for Part 1 of her  special tea tasting of this famous tea. Today’s topic: Jun Shan Yin Zhen Yellow Tea Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to… // MORE


The Business of Tea | How Seven Cups Buys Their Tea

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Austin Hodge, owner of Seven Cups. Look for more video podcasts with Austin entitled “The Business of Tea” Today’s topic: The Business of Tea- “How We Buy Our Tea” -organic, traditionally made and high quality Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts.… // MORE


Gong Fu Tea Ceremony with Keiko

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and special guest Keiko Naito, manager of Seven Cups teahouse, demonstrating gong fu tea ceremony. Today’s topic: Gong Fu-Oolong Tea Ceremony (short version) Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to create future podcasts on topics you all are interested… // MORE


History of Matcha | How to Make Matcha

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and special guest Keiko Naito, manager of Seven Cups teahouse. Today’s topic: Chinese Tea Travels to Japan-Matcha Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to create future podcasts on topics you all are interested in, so please contact us with… // MORE


Uphill Journey to Distinction-Taiwan Oolong Video Podcast

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. Today’s topic: Taiwan Oolong Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to create future podcasts on topics you all are interested in, so please contact us with ideas.


The Iron Goddess-Anxi Oolong Video Podcast

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. Today’s topic: Anxi Oolong Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to create future podcasts on topics you all are interested in, so please contact us with ideas.