Two terraces - one where rows of tea trees grow on Mount Jingmai in Yunnan province, the other in the wine-producing region of Saint-Emilion near Bordeaux, France.Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 9:13am
North Korea has removed a long-range rocket from its launch pad for repair, South Korean media reported yesterday, a day after Pyongyang extended the widely criticised mission's launch window.12 Dec 2012 - 2:23am
Like its sun-dappled, tree-lined streets, Hangzhou's cuisine is light and fresh.
Here are three places to try Hangzhou's local cuisine while you are visiting the city.18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
What is it? Luxury hotel group Aman has got its hands on a village near Hangzhou and turned it into a five-star resort - in a good way. The village buildings have been cleverly transformed into the usual high-end hotel staples - a reception area, a library, guest bedrooms, several restaurants and a spa - but the result is remarkably unhotel-like.4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
From iPhone to cell phone11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Longjing green tea is the consumable symbol of all that makes Hangzhou wonderful: pure water, fertile land and a tradition of being cultured. Longjing, or Dragon Well, is the premier green tea grown in China. The tea is named after a pure spring in the mountains, the Dragon Well Spring, which has the clearest, purest water.19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Green tea helps your body fight disease and other damage
The importance of tea in Asia is well summarised in a Chinese proverb: 'Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one'.22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
American-style coffee culture has pervaded Hong Kong in recent years, but for most local people, the hot drink of choice remains tea. Known as cha in Cantonese, the brew eventually became known as tea in English, the in French and thee in Dutch.2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
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What is it? A chic way to guarantee the perfect cup of tea while travelling. The Leaf Tea Travel Kit is a stylish pure wool 'envelope' measuring 13cm x 13cm x 3cm and weighing 150 grams, designed by Parisian company Les Petites Emplettes. It unfolds to reveal six tins of loose leaf tea and individual cup filters. Each recyclable and refillable tin contains enough for two cups.12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
After struggling for more than two hours to make it up a steep, narrow and slippery path, the convoy of tea merchants finally arrives in Xinzhai village, an isolated community near Yunnan's western border, just 70km east of Myanmar.
It is spring and the merchants have come with bricks of cash to procure the recently harvested tea leaves.15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Puer tea speculation is destroying the industry in Yunnan and the poorest peasants will be the hardest hit once the bubble bursts, analysts say.
Yunnan Tea Association secretary-general Zou Jiaju said the industry was having to cope with soaring raw materials prices, shrinking international markets and declining quality of output.15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
What is it?
A US skincare brand, the brainchild of mother-daughter team May and Michelle Wong.
Tell us about the founders:12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
On a misty hillside high above a stretch of the mainland's southeast coast, migrant worker Tao Mingxiu steps nimbly between tea bushes on a steep terrace, shifts the weight of the seven-month-old son she is carrying on a sling on her back and stares in disbelief.8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Six of 10 diagnose infection, prescribe costly treatment
Can analysis of a cup of green tea indicate that you are sick? The answer is probably yes - if you are having a test done at a hospital in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province .22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am