Recipes

Lord Bergamot Glazed Grilled Peaches with Burrata  

 Our Content Strategist, Nicole, crafted this easy and elegant appetizer or dessert for those nights when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.  

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Regional Spotlight: The Ali Shan Mountain Range

Hidden deep inside the county highway 169 is a tea company located in the town of Alishan Li Jia Aboriginal village where we now source our Ali Shan from. 

Recipes

Five Ways to Enjoy Matcha Iced

Here at Smith Teamaker, we’re taking advantage of the warmer weather by serving our favorite beverages over ice, starting with matcha.

This is Tea Time

The Energetics of Tea

In Chinese tea culture, qi (pronounced as chi) is a phrase used amongst tea connoisseurs that refers to a tea’s energy or life force. It’s believed the energy stems from the innate character of the tea, depending on several factors: where it’s grown, how its grown, how its processed and the age of the tea plant itself.

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The Time I Drank Grandpa Style Tea with a Monk

The morning traffic inched through Hangzhou along the elevated freeway. Looking out from the backseat at the endless river of cars on the road in front of us, I exclaimed,...

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Introducing the Reserve Series

We are thrilled to unveil the first release in our Reserve Series line, a premium collection of rare tea offerings that head teamaker Ravi Kroesen has identified during his travels...