Tea Reader

Here you can find a list of all posts we published on the Daoli blog. Browse around and learn new things about tea and tea culture. If you want to leave feedback, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

Understanding Tea

Tea is the world’s most popular beverage. In this post, Miha explains all about tea: where the word tea comes from, how tea plants are grown and harvested, and how some popular kinds of teas are made. It’s a perfect read if you’re new to teas. Read more …

Brief History of Tea

Perhaps nothing represents China better than a cup of freshly brewed tea. But how was it discovered and brought to Europe? Find out how the British Royal family and the elite set the trend for many centuries to come. Read more …

Tea and Healthy Life

At the time when the FDA and their European counterparts are cracking down on many natural remedies that have been used for hundreds of years, tea and flower infusions still hold their ground as the basic solutions for many common afflictions. Roman writes about health benefits of your cup of tea. Read more …

First Cup of Tea

Roman visits the tea market and talks about some of the pu’er that he’s had: While the lady was preparing the water and the teaware, I found out that they were one of the six shops in Kunming that exclusively sell tea from a big tea factory in south of Yunnan. It turns out that their organic pu’er grows on the slopes of a series of hills washed by a small river. Read more …

Hunting for the Right Jasmine Tea

When jasmine tea (茉莉花茶, molihua cha) is made, tea leaves are mixed with freshly plucked jasmine blossoms. The flowers can be replaced several times until the desired level of fragrance is reached. Sometimes, however, tea makers just overdo it.    Roman is on the fieldwork again, searching for a jasmine tea with a hearty welcome. Read more …

Culture of Tea Drinking: Impressions from Hosting Tea Parties

The true master understands the benefit of sharing tea with others. In this post, Miha shares brewing strategies and impressions about different teas with like-minded drinkers. Hosting a tea party Slovenian style: a vivid interaction that gives birth to new ideas and friendships. Read more …

Running a Tea Business: Getting Things Done in China

When we were setting up the tea business we knew that it wouldn’t be a smooth road. But after a few months into practice, we can report problems with every single teaware supplier almost every step of the way. Dig into the problems Roman has to deal with when doing business Chinese style. Read more …

Teaware & tea making or How I drink my tea

What is the best way of making tea? Some people say whatever works. Others search for answers in traditional tea culture. Still others just try out new ways all the time to see where it gets them… Read more …

Tibetan days and making of butter tea

Last week Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama) visited Slovenia. The visit was highlighted by several lectures and workshops, some of them given by Dalai Lama himself. After two such events, Miha hosted a tea gig, making a lot of Chinese tea and talking about it. Read more …

Some random thoughts on some random teas

There’s a shop located right in the middle of Kunming tea market between the two tea houses that Roman visits very often. He always wanted to check it out. But he never did… not until last Sunday. Read more …


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