Videos Category

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 Editor’s note: This video post is a few years old. If you’d like to see more updated material about tea education, sign up here to be placed on the mailing list.  In this video on tea brewing basics, Zhuping reviews how to brew scented, oolong, black,… // 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

This video features Master Wu, a fourth generation potter from Chaozhou. In it, he makes a Zhuni Pot using the traditional pottery wheel. This type of pot is excellent from brewing tea especially the beloved Dan Cong from this region. We currently do not carry any Zhuni pots from this region online, we do have… // 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.



Learn about Black Tea Video Podcast

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. This week we give some basic history and information about Chinese Black Tea. Today’s topic: Black Tea Basics Thank you all for your comments regarding our video podcasts. We would like to create future podcasts on… // MORE






Brewing White Tea

Welcome to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. Today’s topic: White Tea-Information, Buying and Brewing.



Making Wuyishan Oolong

Andrea and Zhuping have put together this video podcast showing the tradition way for making Wuyishan Yin Cha (Wuyi Mountain Rock Tea). Oolongs, as well as black tea, originated from Wuyishan in Fujian. The mountains where the tea is grown are now within a national park and the scenes that you see are from within… // MORE