Tea, like life, is an experiment - tweak variables, check outcomes and see what works for you. And remember, the experiment never goes bad, you just get a new experience and if you happen to steep too long with water that it hotter than usual, just remember, you’ve created a stronger heart tonic and all is well. Relax, enjoy and have fun in the world of tea!
In the world of tea, different teas are seen as having their own thermal nature. Cooling, neutral and warming. Green and white teas are seen as cooling, yellow and oolong as neutral, black, dark oolongs and pu’er as warming.
In the sitting in stillness with the object or subject of the haiku, I can let the poem write itself without feeling the agitation that grade school writing would sometimes bring up.
Projekt Records and Mandala Tea have teamed up to offer a delightful CD!
Summer’s here and the time is right for icing of the tea! Here are some easy to follow guidelines to play with to maximize your summer time with friends and family.
Yellow tea, the rarest of the tea variants, is oft lauded by many as less grassy in flavor than its close cousin, green tea, due to the yellowing “or sealing” process.
Calm awake. This is a phrase often used to describe one of the effects of tea on the human physiology and mental state.
Have a cup of tea, put your hand on your heart and tell yourself "I got this and I am worthy of inner peace."
When we sit with another and share tea, we hold a space where we provide nourishment and bring comfort. In this great giving and caring about another, we also receive. It is a space of true connection and many good things can happen.
White tea - the least processed and mildest of all of the teas. Why is it called white tea and what happens to the leaf after it is picked? Let’s find out!
Drink up and let tea become a part of your healthy lifestyle. Here are 5 reasons we think this stuff is better than liquid gold!
Oh, how we love the lore and legend that goes along with some of the teas we drink everyday. Since we are in the office sipping Da Hong Pao oolong right now, I’d like to share its story with you.
Have you been hanging out with your tea head friends and wonder what they mean when they speak of "grandpa style"? Maybe you overheard someone talking about the great experience they had brewing it "farmer style." What do these terms mean, you ask? Let's find out!
Nuo Mi Xiang Ye is the name of the herb that we have incorporated into our exclusive ripe pu’er blend called Rice Aroma. Let’s find out more about it!
When I am preparing tea for others, I am often asked what the deal is with the "rinse" of the tea leaves. It would appear to the uninitiated that I am dumping perfectly good tea. So what is the rinse and is it necessary?
Give yourself the gift of some type of mini-retreat from the technology and worry each day. We need you healthy and peaceful. We need you.
As the air begins to cool and the days shorten, already we see an increase in the sales of the darker teas here at Mandala. Almost as if by instinct, people begin to choose the ripe pu'ers, the black teas and the darker oolongs, gravitating toward the heartier and hotter teas.