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Chinese Tea Guide

Da Hong Pao Tea Price: The Most Expensive Tea?

February 27, 2017 No comments

The most expensive Da Hong Pao costs more than gold when compared in terms of weight. They’re grown inside the protected nature reserve and come in very low supply.

Tasting Notes: What is Sun-Dried Black Tea (Shai Hong)?

February 23, 2017 No comments

Sun-dried black tea, also known as 'shai hong' is made based on a different processing method than mainstream black teas.

Tea Origins: Where Did Tea Originate From and Why?

February 22, 2017 No comments

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.

Best Tea for Eczema: Green Tea or Oolong Tea for Eczema?

February 22, 2017 No comments

Eczema refers to a group of skin conditions in which the skin becomes irritated or inflamed. Learn how tea can help!

Share a good pot of tea, nurture friendship for a lifetime

January 10, 2017 No comments

The Role of Charcoal In Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

January 3, 2017 2 comments

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)

The Traditional Gongfu Tea Ceremony: A Complete Guide

January 3, 2017 No comments

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’.

Chinese New Year Traditions, Superstitions, Customs & Gift Ideas

December 26, 2016 4 comments

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'.

Tea for High Blood Pressure?

December 21, 2016 No comments

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.

Evaporation of Tea

December 15, 2016 No comments

Capturing the evaporation of tea during a calm brewing session with an Yixing teapot.


Ti Kuan Yin Tea Brewing & Why You Shouldn't Use Too Much Tea

December 5, 2016 No comments

Ti Kuan Yin is one of those oolongs that are tightly rolled. Because of this, a small amount will produce a lot of tea. See the video in this post.

Silver Needle Tasting Session: Brewing, Caffeine & Health Benefits

December 1, 2016 No comments

Today we’re evaluating our Silver Needle! Learn about how we steep this white tea as well as evaluate its flavour and aroma. We'll end this with a discussion on the caffeine level and health benefits.

Smoking Green Tea: Can You Smoke Tea? Here What You Should Know

December 1, 2016 No comments

Smoking tea? You might wonder who comes up with such a crazy idea? Whatever you think, smoking tea has become quite a phenomena.

Why Airtight Glass Jars Are Great For Tea & Dried Food Storage

November 27, 2016 No comments

Drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food and it’s part of different tea processing methods for thousands of years. However, when humidity comes in contact with dried food or tea, it starts to decay. Learn how glass jars can be the solution.

Dian Hong Tea Tasting: Golden Needle Tea

November 22, 2016 No comments

Our Dian Hong tea farmer, received a challenge 3 other suppliers. So let's start tasting!

6 Teas That Help You Sleep Better

November 20, 2016 No comments

Traditional leaf tea won't be the solution because they all contain caffeine. Fortunately one of the specific herbal teas below can come to your rescue!

Cooling Tea: Which Teas Are Cooling? Which are Heaty?

November 20, 2016 No comments

Everything you need to know about the 'cooling property' of specific teas.

The History of Tea Gifts in China & What You Should Get This Holiday Season

November 14, 2016 No comments

Learn about the history of tea gifts in China and why it's still so popular today.

The Aftertaste of Tea

November 13, 2016 No comments

How to evaluate, appreciate and enjoy the aftertaste of tea? How can palette cleansing help?

Complete Tea Names List

November 7, 2016 No comments

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

Chinese Tea Guide

Da Hong Pao Tea Price: The Most Expensive Tea?

February 27, 2017 No comments

The most expensive Da Hong Pao costs more than gold when compared in terms of weight. They’re grown inside the protected nature reserve and come in very low supply.

Tasting Notes: What is Sun-Dried Black Tea (Shai Hong)?

February 23, 2017 No comments

Sun-dried black tea, also known as 'shai hong' is made based on a different processing method than mainstream black teas.

Tea Origins: Where Did Tea Originate From and Why?

February 22, 2017 No comments

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.

Best Tea for Eczema: Green Tea or Oolong Tea for Eczema?

February 22, 2017 No comments

Eczema refers to a group of skin conditions in which the skin becomes irritated or inflamed. Learn how tea can help!

Share a good pot of tea, nurture friendship for a lifetime

January 10, 2017 No comments

The Role of Charcoal In Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

January 3, 2017 2 comments

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)

The Traditional Gongfu Tea Ceremony: A Complete Guide

January 3, 2017 No comments

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’.

Chinese New Year Traditions, Superstitions, Customs & Gift Ideas

December 26, 2016 4 comments

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'.

Tea for High Blood Pressure?

December 21, 2016 No comments

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.

Evaporation of Tea

December 15, 2016 No comments

Capturing the evaporation of tea during a calm brewing session with an Yixing teapot.


Ti Kuan Yin Tea Brewing & Why You Shouldn't Use Too Much Tea

December 5, 2016 No comments

Ti Kuan Yin is one of those oolongs that are tightly rolled. Because of this, a small amount will produce a lot of tea. See the video in this post.

Silver Needle Tasting Session: Brewing, Caffeine & Health Benefits

December 1, 2016 No comments

Today we’re evaluating our Silver Needle! Learn about how we steep this white tea as well as evaluate its flavour and aroma. We'll end this with a discussion on the caffeine level and health benefits.

Smoking Green Tea: Can You Smoke Tea? Here What You Should Know

December 1, 2016 No comments

Smoking tea? You might wonder who comes up with such a crazy idea? Whatever you think, smoking tea has become quite a phenomena.

Why Airtight Glass Jars Are Great For Tea & Dried Food Storage

November 27, 2016 No comments

Drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food and it’s part of different tea processing methods for thousands of years. However, when humidity comes in contact with dried food or tea, it starts to decay. Learn how glass jars can be the solution.

Dian Hong Tea Tasting: Golden Needle Tea

November 22, 2016 No comments

Our Dian Hong tea farmer, received a challenge 3 other suppliers. So let's start tasting!

6 Teas That Help You Sleep Better

November 20, 2016 No comments

Traditional leaf tea won't be the solution because they all contain caffeine. Fortunately one of the specific herbal teas below can come to your rescue!

Cooling Tea: Which Teas Are Cooling? Which are Heaty?

November 20, 2016 No comments

Everything you need to know about the 'cooling property' of specific teas.

The History of Tea Gifts in China & What You Should Get This Holiday Season

November 14, 2016 No comments

Learn about the history of tea gifts in China and why it's still so popular today.

The Aftertaste of Tea

November 13, 2016 No comments

How to evaluate, appreciate and enjoy the aftertaste of tea? How can palette cleansing help?

Complete Tea Names List

November 7, 2016 No comments

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