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Traditional Chinese Tea Explained: Types, Tea Sets & Art

In this article, we will explain in detail the different aspects of traditional Chinese tea, including the traditional types of tea, tea sets used, and the art & philosophy behind it.
January 22, 2022

Complete Tea Names List

The most comprehensive list of tea names on the web. Each tea is listed with Western and Chinese names.

December 24, 2021

Chinese vs Japanese Tea, What Are The Differences?

It doesn’t take a tea connoisseur to tell that Chinese and Japanese teas are different. The difference is very noticeable even to those who are new to the world of tea. Read this article to find out!

December 21, 2021

What is a Tea Pet? What’s the Purpose & History?

Tea pets are small ceramic figurines or ornaments. These items may serve different purposes, such as bringing luck, be a companion to the tea drinker, or simply for decoration. Each of these purposes will be discussed in detail in this article. Before that, let’s first understand what tea pets really are.
November 20, 2021

Tenmoku & Jian Zhan Tea Cups: An Expert Guide

Learn about the historical context of the rise of Tenmoku, how Jian Zhan tea cups are made, and what the benefits are.

October 26, 2021

How Chinese Tea Became Art, Philosophy, Tradition & Religion

Learn how tea gradually became a form of art, ritual/ceremony philosophy and religion throughout history.

October 4, 2021

Here's Why You Need to Start Drinking Tea

If you are not yet an avid tea drinker, then below are some tops reasons why you should start right away.

August 8, 2021

13 Traditional Tea Pets & Their Meaning

Tea pets are ceramic figurines, mostly made of Yixing purple clay (Zisha). Chinese tea lovers believe that a fun and meaningful tea pet not only adds fun to the tea sessions, but also brings in luck and fortune.

July 9, 2021

The Art of Ceramics: The Firing of The Terracotta Army in the Qin Dynasty

The terracotta army of the Qin dynasty (221 - 207 BC), both in human and animal form, are exquisitely realistic and of enormous proportions, showing the great skill of the pottery makers of the Qin dynasty.

July 8, 2021

Detailed 21 Step Gongfu Tea Ceremony

Previously we've introduced a full guide on the traditional Gongfu tea ceremony discussing the meaning and brewing tools required. In this post, we introduce a detailed 21 step gongfu tea ceremony.

May 3, 2021

When To Drink Oolong Tea For Weight Loss

In China, oolong tea has become one of the most demanded beverages to be part of a healthy weight loss program. In this article, we'll discuss the best moments of the day to consume this wonderful brew.

September 10, 2020

Dragon Phoenix Yixing Teapot Review

Recently we received pictures from a visitor, who wanted our opinion on a very special teapot.

December 26, 2019

Can You Reuse Tea Leaves & Tea Bags Between Steeps?

The quick answer is: absolutely! In this guide we’ll explain why tea (especially loose leaf tea) can and should be reused.

December 25, 2019

How to Make your own Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea Blend?

Easy and fast step by step instructions to make your own herbal tea blend at home that's great for eye health.

October 16, 2019

Chrysanthemum Pu Erh Tea Recipe & Benefits

Discover China's most popular pu erh Chrysanthemum tea blend.

October 2, 2019

Dan Cong Oolong Tea: Legend, History & Origin

Read about how Dan Cong tea was the elixir of the last emperor of the Song dynasty Zhao Bing and the rise of this oolong tea during the Qing dynasty lead by emperor Jia Qing.

September 30, 2019

The Legend of Silver Needle Tea: The Origin of Bai Hao Yin Zhen

Here's a story one of the white tea farmers in Fujian told us during our sourcing trip.

September 29, 2019

How To Season an Yixing Teapot: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

Avoid missing any crucial steps when seasoning your Yixing teapot. Get it right the first time with this easy to follow, step by step guide.

September 25, 2019

8 Yixing Teapot Features You Should Know About

The city of Yixing isn’t just the average industrial town in China. In fact, it’s known for its purple clay (‘zisha’) teapots, also known as Yixing teapots.
September 24, 2019

Best Time To Drink Black Tea

What's the best time to drink black tea for health or for weight loss? And can one drink black tea when pregnant? Find your answers in this article.

September 18, 2019