Adagio: My Favorite Tea Shop

Adagio: My Favorite Tea Shop

The short version: If you want to get good tea in America without asking your Chinese friends to load up their suitcases before leaving the Mainland, Adagio.com is for you. My favorite kind? 滇红茶. Adagio calls it Yunnan Noir. The long version: Keep reading. Before I...
The Great Caffeine Deception

The Great Caffeine Deception

We’ve all heard it: Green tea doesn’t have much caffeine. Black tea has lots more. But, the more I learned about tea and how the different kinds of tea are made, the more I wondered about one simple question: How does oxidizing a tea leaf, changing it from...
“It’s a Legume Coffee”

“It’s a Legume Coffee”

“I don’t understand Americans,” an acquaintance of mine from the Mainland said, shaking his head, sipping a cup of oolong from Wuyi Mountain. “They boil herbs and call it ‘tea.'” Of course he’s referring to that odd...