Chinese Tea

yixing teapot
With fall marshalling in the distance, September is the best time to make sure your yixing teapot gets you through the cold front that’s probing the horizon. As the dawning teaficionado naturally learns, our best pots undergo seasonal changes as well. Overtime, the rough, sandy finish of first purchase smoothes into an amethyst […]

Yixing teapot seasoning tips to break in fall

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This city’s good at keeping secrets, not least on where exactly to buy yixing teapots in Vancouver. The question came to mind when I stumbled upon the Poly Cultural Centre, an unassuming little gallery in the financial district which regularly hosts fine Asian crafts and tangible Chinese cultural artifacts… for free! The centre […]

Where to buy yixing teapots in Vancouver?

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I’m sure you’ve heard of David’s Tea, Murchies and Urban Tea Merchant. But did you know Vancouver tea culture is experiencing a revolution under our very eyes? If you live in Vancouver, British Columbia you’re at the locus of a blossoming tea city. There seem to be newer and better resources to access this most […]

Is Vancouver tea culture here to stay?