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Mei Zhan Oolong Tea Review: A Wuyi Rock Tea

June 19, 2017 No comments

Mei Zhan is a tea cultivar from Wuyishan that produces a bold and rich oolong tea. Recently we've received a request from a tea lover to source this tea for him. And as curious as we're we made sure to get some more to try it out ourselves.

A Tea Poem by Su Shi (Su Dongpo): Simmering Tea with Fresh River Water

June 11, 2017 No comments

Su Shi (1037-1101), also know as Su Tungpo, was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman of the Song. As a tea enthusiast, he showed his love for tea in many of his works. In this post, we introduce you one of his tea poems today. We hope you enjoy it!

These 4 Main Tea Growing Regions In China Are Ideal For Producing Chinese Tea

June 8, 2017 No comments

China tea farms are located in 4 main production regions. Each area has an unique climate which gives it an advantage in producing certain types of teas.

Koi Carbs & Gold Fishes In Chinese Culture: 7 Ways Fishes Appear as a Lucky Symbol

May 23, 2017 2 comments

Among the Chinese charms, the koi fishes and gold fishes are among the most often used Chinese lucky symbols. Let’s take a look of 7 ways fishes appear in Chinese culture.

The 2007 Pu erh Tea Market Crash: The Boom And Bust Revisited

May 16, 2017 2 comments

For China’s Pu erh tea market, the Spring of 2007 was more like a cold hard winter with unexpected blizzards. After an acute rise, Pu erh price dropped shockingly fast. It's now 10 years later. Let's take a look back at this turbulent period of time.

New 2017 Dayi Small Pu Erh Tea Cakes: 7542 & 7572 Recipes

May 14, 2017 No comments

The old ones are sold out, but luckily we've some new ones lined up!

Buy Tea With Bitcoin!

May 7, 2017 No comments

Teasenz now accepts payment by Bitcoin, in addition to our existing PayPal and Credit Card payment options. If you’re new to Bitcoin, we’ve prepared some information about what Bitcoin is and how you can start purchasing our tea using Bitcoin. At last, in the last paragraph we explain our decision to accept Bitcoin.

What is Sticky Rice Pu Erh Tea (Nuo Mi Xiang Cha)

May 4, 2017 1 comment

One particularly popular pu erh is the ‘sticky rice pu erh tea’ also known as ‘nuo mi xiang cha’. As the name already reveals it indeed has the flavour of sticky rice.

2017 Chinese Green Teas

April 28, 2017 No comments

After the launch of our two longjing tea, more green teas are following. See below some pics of other green teas that have arrived recently!

Yancha Comparison: Qilan versus Rougui Rock Tea

April 24, 2017 No comments

Today we’re tasting a Qilan and Rougui rock tea from Wuyishan, which are part of our Rock Tea Sampler. Read about our discoveries in this post!

A Song Dynasty Poem About Liu Bao Tea by Yang Guanqing

April 20, 2017 No comments

Read this wonderful Song dynasty poem about Liu Bao tea written by Yang Guanqing.

It's Here: 2017 Early Spring Longjing Tea

April 18, 2017 No comments

We proudly announce that the long awaited 2017 longjing has finally arrived! If you've been fan of our premium longjing. We've got some good news: it's even better than the previous years.

Tea Competition: Wuyishan's Annual King of Tea Tournament

April 16, 2017 No comments

A collection of pictures taken from the annual Wuyishan tea competition.

Liu Bao Tea Production: How Liu Bao Cha is Processed

April 12, 2017 No comments

See this infographic that includes a step by step illustration of how Liu Bao tea is made.

Liu Bao Tea Brewing: How To Make Liu Bao Cha?

April 12, 2017 No comments

Yixing teapots are ideal to make this delicious dark tea from Guangxi. Learn how to prepare Liu Bao tea with this easy step by step guide with photo instructions.

Shennong: The Legend of The Divine Farmer Who Discovered Tea First

April 6, 2017 No comments

Lu Yu wrote in his monumental book The Classic of Tea: “Tea as a beverage, originated from Shennong.” So who’s Shennong? Why is he also known as the ‘divine farmer’? And how did he discover tea? In this article you'll find the answers to these.

Tang Dynasty Emperors, Achievements, Timeline & Facts

March 19, 2017 No comments

The Tang Dynasty started in 618 when the last emperor Yang Di of the Sui Dynasty died, and the power was overtaken by Li Yuan, the Duke of Tang, who's also known as 'Gao Zu'.

Appreciating Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

Today we’re going to review 2 dian hong black tea samples that we’ve received from a tea growers in Yunnan. If you don’t know yet, ‘dian hong’ is a term mainly used for black teas from the Yunnan province in China.

The Rise of Agricultural Insurance: The Case for Chinese Tea Farmers

March 19, 2017 No comments

Tea farming has been here since thousands of years, yet not everyone knows that it's a high risk and high stake business for its owners. It’s a labor intensive business. Especially for artisan tea farmers who still produce teas the traditional way and only harvesting during the Spring season.

Tea Pairing: Danish Blue Cheese with Chinese Green Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

While traditionally tea drinkers tend to buy cheap tea bags from the local grocery shop, there’s a growing demand for loose leaf tea from specialty stores. Due to an increase in appetite for fine teas, it’s only natural for people to wonder what food they should pair with tea.

Chinese Tea Guide

Mei Zhan Oolong Tea Review: A Wuyi Rock Tea

June 19, 2017 No comments

Mei Zhan is a tea cultivar from Wuyishan that produces a bold and rich oolong tea. Recently we've received a request from a tea lover to source this tea for him. And as curious as we're we made sure to get some more to try it out ourselves.

A Tea Poem by Su Shi (Su Dongpo): Simmering Tea with Fresh River Water

June 11, 2017 No comments

Su Shi (1037-1101), also know as Su Tungpo, was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman of the Song. As a tea enthusiast, he showed his love for tea in many of his works. In this post, we introduce you one of his tea poems today. We hope you enjoy it!

These 4 Main Tea Growing Regions In China Are Ideal For Producing Chinese Tea

June 8, 2017 No comments

China tea farms are located in 4 main production regions. Each area has an unique climate which gives it an advantage in producing certain types of teas.

Koi Carbs & Gold Fishes In Chinese Culture: 7 Ways Fishes Appear as a Lucky Symbol

May 23, 2017 2 comments

Among the Chinese charms, the koi fishes and gold fishes are among the most often used Chinese lucky symbols. Let’s take a look of 7 ways fishes appear in Chinese culture.

The 2007 Pu erh Tea Market Crash: The Boom And Bust Revisited

May 16, 2017 2 comments

For China’s Pu erh tea market, the Spring of 2007 was more like a cold hard winter with unexpected blizzards. After an acute rise, Pu erh price dropped shockingly fast. It's now 10 years later. Let's take a look back at this turbulent period of time.

New 2017 Dayi Small Pu Erh Tea Cakes: 7542 & 7572 Recipes

May 14, 2017 No comments

The old ones are sold out, but luckily we've some new ones lined up!

Buy Tea With Bitcoin!

May 7, 2017 No comments

Teasenz now accepts payment by Bitcoin, in addition to our existing PayPal and Credit Card payment options. If you’re new to Bitcoin, we’ve prepared some information about what Bitcoin is and how you can start purchasing our tea using Bitcoin. At last, in the last paragraph we explain our decision to accept Bitcoin.

What is Sticky Rice Pu Erh Tea (Nuo Mi Xiang Cha)

May 4, 2017 1 comment

One particularly popular pu erh is the ‘sticky rice pu erh tea’ also known as ‘nuo mi xiang cha’. As the name already reveals it indeed has the flavour of sticky rice.

2017 Chinese Green Teas

April 28, 2017 No comments

After the launch of our two longjing tea, more green teas are following. See below some pics of other green teas that have arrived recently!

Yancha Comparison: Qilan versus Rougui Rock Tea

April 24, 2017 No comments

Today we’re tasting a Qilan and Rougui rock tea from Wuyishan, which are part of our Rock Tea Sampler. Read about our discoveries in this post!

A Song Dynasty Poem About Liu Bao Tea by Yang Guanqing

April 20, 2017 No comments

Read this wonderful Song dynasty poem about Liu Bao tea written by Yang Guanqing.

It's Here: 2017 Early Spring Longjing Tea

April 18, 2017 No comments

We proudly announce that the long awaited 2017 longjing has finally arrived! If you've been fan of our premium longjing. We've got some good news: it's even better than the previous years.

Tea Competition: Wuyishan's Annual King of Tea Tournament

April 16, 2017 No comments

A collection of pictures taken from the annual Wuyishan tea competition.

Liu Bao Tea Production: How Liu Bao Cha is Processed

April 12, 2017 No comments

See this infographic that includes a step by step illustration of how Liu Bao tea is made.

Liu Bao Tea Brewing: How To Make Liu Bao Cha?

April 12, 2017 No comments

Yixing teapots are ideal to make this delicious dark tea from Guangxi. Learn how to prepare Liu Bao tea with this easy step by step guide with photo instructions.

Shennong: The Legend of The Divine Farmer Who Discovered Tea First

April 6, 2017 No comments

Lu Yu wrote in his monumental book The Classic of Tea: “Tea as a beverage, originated from Shennong.” So who’s Shennong? Why is he also known as the ‘divine farmer’? And how did he discover tea? In this article you'll find the answers to these.

Tang Dynasty Emperors, Achievements, Timeline & Facts

March 19, 2017 No comments

The Tang Dynasty started in 618 when the last emperor Yang Di of the Sui Dynasty died, and the power was overtaken by Li Yuan, the Duke of Tang, who's also known as 'Gao Zu'.

Appreciating Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

Today we’re going to review 2 dian hong black tea samples that we’ve received from a tea growers in Yunnan. If you don’t know yet, ‘dian hong’ is a term mainly used for black teas from the Yunnan province in China.

The Rise of Agricultural Insurance: The Case for Chinese Tea Farmers

March 19, 2017 No comments

Tea farming has been here since thousands of years, yet not everyone knows that it's a high risk and high stake business for its owners. It’s a labor intensive business. Especially for artisan tea farmers who still produce teas the traditional way and only harvesting during the Spring season.

Tea Pairing: Danish Blue Cheese with Chinese Green Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

While traditionally tea drinkers tend to buy cheap tea bags from the local grocery shop, there’s a growing demand for loose leaf tea from specialty stores. Due to an increase in appetite for fine teas, it’s only natural for people to wonder what food they should pair with tea.