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A Cosmic Journey Into Tea

What if intelligent life from well, elsewhere, stumbled on this wild phenomenon of tea, on planet Earth. That’s our concept.

We are here to explore the Tea Cosmos!  After a journey of many clicks, we have discovered a planet that is rich with a variety of tea, and tea experiences.  This is an anthropological study of this wild and wonderful, and totally delicious world of tea.

Boldly brewing where few have dared to steep before
or something…

Join us in this journey of discovery, our mission to seek out and enjoy exotic flavors, both new and familiar, all infused with quality and endorsed by the true tea fanatics at Tea Cosmos, bringing you…

Out of this world tea experiences from the legendary four corners of planet Earth.

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Mission Control

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This is Mission Control, the spacious nerve center of Teaship Cosmos. From here, we coordinate all the activities of our exploration TEAms and direct the sourcing of exotic tea and teaware for our shoppe, all the while, keeping the ship on course and the entire venture on mission:

Our mission at Tea Cosmos is to explore all that is fun and interesting about tea on planet earth.
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Earthian Art and TV

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Report from the Tea Culture, Ceremony and Cuisine Committee

Of course we watch Earthian TV. We’ve been watching since long before TV was invented here.

 

Anslideruled let me just say; you guys are incredible! In the last 50 years, you’ve gone from manual typewriters and slide rules (slide rules!) to a supercomputer in your pocket.

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The Week Magazine discovers Cooking With Tea

Very fun article with recipes, about cooking with tea. And by the way, great news source too.

9 ways to cook with tea – The Week

There’s something about tea that just feels fancy. Perhaps it’s due to ceremony, or history, or etiquette, or those adorably tiny sandwiches served alongside. Or maybe it’s about ritual. The whistle of the kettle, the dunking of the tea bag (or, if you’re really fancy, this), the addition of lemon or sugar or milk. In any case, it’s certain that tea has a certain power — a certain class — that it brings to the table.

Whether you like your tea sweet, iced or blooming, one thing’s for sure: No tea time is complete without some sustenance. Sure, you can go the route of scones and clotted cream, if you want to emulate the Queen herself. (And every once in a while, who doesn’t?) But what about this revolutionary idea: Serve your tea with more tea.

Because while a lot of tea’s appeal comes from holding the warm mug against your palm and sipping slowly, it’s also worth celebrating this famous beverage’s complex and sophisticated flavors in their own right. Let your tea out of the bag with these aromatic dishes, and make tea time anytime.

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Tea Video of the Moment. Tea Time in the Ukraine

This is the first in a series of videos exploring the many ways of tea.

From elaborate ceremonies to showy displays to the everyday tea rituals of people all over planet Earth, we love exploring the wild variety of ways tea is prepared and served.

This ethereal video is an open air tea “cafe” with a DJ spinning tunes and a Ukrainian tearista expertly serving up the tea gong fu style.

I’d definitely go full screen with this one. And turn it up. Feel it. Have some tea.

We would love to join these Ukrainian hipsters quaffing gong fu cha behind this mellow groove of music.

There’s much more to come in this series.

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Gorgeous. Must. Have. This.

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It works just like a sand hourglass: first you pop one cup and put tea leaf and hot water in it; twist the timer to set the steeping time. The minute indicators can be read from both directions; flip to start the steeping; the tea is being steeped; just like the sand in the hourglass the liquid tea will drain into the bottom cup when the steeping time is up. It visually tells the user the tea is ready; remove the top parts and enjoy your tea.

Unfortunately, it does not appear to be for sale, just a design concept. OK, famous designer Pengtao Yu, we’re ready to add this beauty to our tea toys collection.

UPDATE: It’s an award-winning design, and lots of folks want to buy it, but it is still not for sale. You can get on their (probably endless) waiting list HERE

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Tea Trekker on 2013 Teas

From Tea Trekker

2013 Harvest Tea

IMG_9393teatipThe new tea harvest is well underway in several important locations, and we will be receiving first-of-the-season tea from China soon!

 Again this year – even though the season is running earlier than usual – we expect to be among the first select tea merchants in the US to offer super-fresh green tea at the very beginning of the season.

 These are called Pre-Qing Ming Tea, and they are the Tribute Teas of historical importance. We will be posting these teas on teatrekker.com as they arrive, and also reporting on them in these newsletters so you will know about them.

 This coming week we will be receiving samples of the 2013 First Flush Darjeeling teas as well – and we can’t wait to taste those too. And their picks for the top ten from now til summer:  Here is this year’s Top Ten List of excellent teas to drink now until mid-summer:    

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Oh, FUN

Chigra

This new age tea infuser is cute to look at and tremendously eases the task of stirring the tea. To use it one has to first fill the holed container with all the ingredients needed and then cap it with the lid that is provided; then place the infuser into your cup of hot water and gently blow.

The unique shape of the lid causes the Chigra to spin allowing the rich ingredients to properly mix with the water thus facilitating the making of that perfect cup of tea. The Chigra being simple in design and easy to use makes brewing tea fun and I wouldn’t be surprised if kids used it more that their parents.

30+ Modern and Stylish but Creative Tea Infusers and Tea Strainers

http://thefabweb.com/33705/30-modern-and-stylish-but-creative-tea-infusers-and-tea-strainers/

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Good play on words

Great line

Sturdy, robust and dishwasher-safe, the silicone Tea Steeper won’t rust or tarnish either! A modern alternative to the old chain and ball.

Nice (emphasis mine)

The Tea Steeper

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Cool Coffee Brewer

Is there nothing new/retro under the sun? They’ve got the look and feel
Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower Coffee and Tea Maker

The Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower Coffee and Tea Maker will delight mad scientist coffee and/or tea fanatics who favor quality over quantity.

A lot of us in North America are having a hard time dealing with the egg-scrambling, record-high temperatures. It’s so hot that hot coffee fiends are converting to iced coffeeholism. The Yama uses ice water to “brew” coffee grounds and will yield cold but deliciously smooth coffee without the use of electricity.

Video too

Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower Coffee and Tea Maker | GeekAlerts

http://www.geekalerts.com/yama-cold-brew-drip-tower-coffee-tea-maker/

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Brew it strong. Carry on.