China On The Brink - tea en Raising Frogs: A Tea-seller's Story <p>Ye Huabin sits on a low stool, perspiration beading on his smiling face. Three different kinds of tea brew in small Chinese teapots on the wooden table before him, at the far end of his small Beijing shop, hidden away in a <i>hutong</i> near the Forbidden City. Beside the teapots sit several shot glass-sized cups and a row of wooden frogs, which he says he is “raising” for good luck, by ritualistically pouring a pot of tea over them.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Beijing business tea The New Citizen China Chic Wed, 04 Jun 2008 05:40:24 -0600 Michael R. Jeffers 164 at Inside the Tea Shop <pre><div id="player">Please download the latest Flash player to view slideshow</div> <script type="text/javascript">var so = new SWFObject('','mpl','600','450','8');so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');so.addVariable('height','450');so.addVariable('width','600');so.addVariable('file','');so.addVariable('image','');so.addVariable('displayheight','450');so.addVariable('searchbar'<p><a href="">read more</a></p> Beijing tea The New Citizen China Chic Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:55:37 -0600 Rebecca Davis 404 at