Chinese Tea Guide
Read this wonderful Song dynasty poem about Liu Bao tea written by Yang Guanqing.
A collection of pictures taken from the annual Wuyishan tea competition.
See this infographic that includes a step by step illustration of how Liu Bao tea is made.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Sun-dried black tea, also known as 'shai hong' is made based on a different processing method than mainstream black teas.
Tea, the second most consumed beverage after water. Today, tea is grown in many countries over the world and consumed in different ways. But most people don't know where tea originates from.
Eczema refers to a group of skin conditions in which the skin becomes irritated or inflamed. Learn how tea can help!
Back in the days, we didn't have the luxury of using an electric water cooker. It's therefore not strange that such tools aren't part of traditional Chinese tea ceremony as performed in the past. Instead of electric water cookers, water was heated in a kettle on a charcoal stove. Such way of heating water is part of a Chaozhou style tea ceremony originated from the Song Dynasty (960-1127)
Gongfu tea is a traditional way of preparing tea, characterised by multiple infusions of the same tea in a small teapot. This way of brewing is originated from Chaozhou during the Song Dynasty, which is why it’s also often referred to as ‘Chaozhou Gongfu Cha’.
Traditionally, Chinese New Year has been the most important holiday in China. Because this break is also the longest, it's a good opportunity for Chinese people to visit their home town. As many work in other cities, it's often the only chance to meet up with family and friends this holiday, also known as the 'Spring Break'.
High blood pressure place a 15% role in all deaths in the United States. 28% of the Americans have high blood pressure but don’t know about it. Given these figures, we’re talking here about a pretty significant topic. Some say that lowering blood pressure is as easy as one, two, TEA! Is this true? Our team have looked into the results of influential scientific articles.