How To Brew Tea Category

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


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


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


Tea Tasting in Tucson-Video Podcast

Welcome back to our weekly video podcast with Andrea Serrano and Zhuping Hodge, tea master and owner of Seven Cups. This week we are presenting a special puer tea tasting we had at our tea house in Tucson. We hope you enjoy it! Today’s topic:Tea Tasting in Tucson



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.