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Detailed 21 Step Gongfu Tea Ceremony

November 27, 2018 No comments

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.

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

November 19, 2018 No comments

Read this, and become better at appreciating and buying pu erh tea!

History of Black Tea: Where Did Black Tea Originate From?

November 6, 2018 No comments

In the early days of tea, tea production was as simple as simply picking and drying and/or roasting the leaves. But during the Ming Dynasty people noticed that tea leaves can actually be allowed to wither and oxidise. These allowed the leaves to develop more flavour and black tea was discovered.

White Tea vs Green Tea: Processing, Caffeine, Weight Loss, Price

September 20, 2018 6 comments

How does white tea compare to green tea? Learn about the differences in production process, pricing, caffeine content, health benefits, weight loss and more.

How To Brew Pu Erh Tea

September 14, 2018 No comments

In this article, we provide a simple step-by-step guide to steeping pu erh tea. Along side the basics, we’ll also introduce you some advanced concepts to further improve your brewing skills.

Dan Cong Tea Types Classification

August 13, 2018 No comments

Welcome to the super confusing world of Dan Cong tea names. Learn what names and terms to ignore and which are actually relevant to remember.

An Yixing Teapot Per Tea? Or Per Type?

July 27, 2018 1 comment

Recently we got this interesting question: "Do you think that using a single Yixing teapot for both Dian Hong and Jin Jun Mei is acceptable or ought be avoided?" As you may expect there's no straight answer to this...

Oolong Tea Taste Explained

July 25, 2018 No comments

Why is it so hard to generalize the taste of oolong tea? What's the difference between light & dark oolong? And how can you make the taste of oolong tea better? Find out now!

Yixing Teapot Artist: Wu Hong Cai

July 24, 2018 No comments

Wu Hong Cai, is a down to earth tea artist, who started his career during the 70s in a Yixing workshop.

Oolong Tea Caffeine vs Coffee vs Green Tea

July 23, 2018 No comments

Generally speaking oolong tea contains more caffeine than green tea, but how does it compare to coffee?

Tea Etiquette: Is Slurping Tea Bad Manners?

July 17, 2018 1 comment

Slurping tea is very common in China, but it can be annoying sometimes in the West. Why should you slurp tea? Is it considered bad manners? And how can you still fully enjoy tea without slurping? Here's the trick.

How Long Can You Keep Oolong Tea?

July 11, 2018 No comments

Oolong is a partially oxidized tea that have much longer shelf lives relative to green tea. To understand how long you can keep oolong teas, we've to make an important distinction between light and dark oolongs.

Chinese Postpartum Traditions & Chinese Confinement Food Recipes

June 21, 2018 No comments

In China, it's common for new moms to lay in bed for a whole month after giving birth. This period is called “zuò yuè zǐ” (坐月子) is which literally means “sitting the month”.

Is Tea an Acceptable Substitute for Water?

June 18, 2018 No comments

With all the known health benefits of tea, is it an alternative beverage for water? Here's the answer.

How to Make Pu erh Tea Taste Better

June 12, 2018 11 comments

Ok, so you’ve had an awful pu erh tea experience. The question is: “Now what?” You can throw your tea in the garbage can, or try to ‘fix’ it with this guide!

The Origin of Moonlight White Tea: Is Moonlight Beauty a White or Pu Erh Tea?

May 18, 2018 No comments

The ‘Moonlight White’ is one of those teas don’t fit in one of the usual categories. It’s name suggests it’s a white tea, yet often times they’re presented in the form of a tea cake, which makes you think it’s a pu erh tea. In this article, we discuss the origin, unique characteristics, and processing of Yue Guang Bai as well as the best way to brew this tea.

3 Essential Oils To Make Your Tea Taste Delicious

May 1, 2018 No comments

A sponsored article about essential oils and tea.

2018 Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea: New 2018 Spring Green Tea Arrival

April 15, 2018 No comments

We’re excited to show you our new 2018 Huangshan Maofeng in this post. This year’s maofeng is once again a great leap forward relative to the maofengs we’ve offered the previous years.

2018 Spring Jin Jun Mei Tea Arrival

April 14, 2018 No comments

A full review of our new 2018 spring Jin Jun Mei with our steeping and tasting notes.

2018 Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng : Arrivée du Thé Vert au Printemps 2018

April 4, 2018 No comments

Le goût est velouté et doux avec un arôme délicatement floral et un arrière-goût sucré avec des notes d'agrumes. Hautement recommandé!

Chinese Tea Guide

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Detailed 21 Step Gongfu Tea Ceremony

November 27, 2018 No comments

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.

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

November 19, 2018 No comments

Read this, and become better at appreciating and buying pu erh tea!

History of Black Tea: Where Did Black Tea Originate From?

November 6, 2018 No comments

In the early days of tea, tea production was as simple as simply picking and drying and/or roasting the leaves. But during the Ming Dynasty people noticed that tea leaves can actually be allowed to wither and oxidise. These allowed the leaves to develop more flavour and black tea was discovered.

White Tea vs Green Tea: Processing, Caffeine, Weight Loss, Price

September 20, 2018 6 comments

How does white tea compare to green tea? Learn about the differences in production process, pricing, caffeine content, health benefits, weight loss and more.

How To Brew Pu Erh Tea

September 14, 2018 No comments

In this article, we provide a simple step-by-step guide to steeping pu erh tea. Along side the basics, we’ll also introduce you some advanced concepts to further improve your brewing skills.

Dan Cong Tea Types Classification

August 13, 2018 No comments

Welcome to the super confusing world of Dan Cong tea names. Learn what names and terms to ignore and which are actually relevant to remember.

An Yixing Teapot Per Tea? Or Per Type?

July 27, 2018 1 comment

Recently we got this interesting question: "Do you think that using a single Yixing teapot for both Dian Hong and Jin Jun Mei is acceptable or ought be avoided?" As you may expect there's no straight answer to this...

Oolong Tea Taste Explained

July 25, 2018 No comments

Why is it so hard to generalize the taste of oolong tea? What's the difference between light & dark oolong? And how can you make the taste of oolong tea better? Find out now!

Yixing Teapot Artist: Wu Hong Cai

July 24, 2018 No comments

Wu Hong Cai, is a down to earth tea artist, who started his career during the 70s in a Yixing workshop.

Oolong Tea Caffeine vs Coffee vs Green Tea

July 23, 2018 No comments

Generally speaking oolong tea contains more caffeine than green tea, but how does it compare to coffee?

Tea Etiquette: Is Slurping Tea Bad Manners?

July 17, 2018 1 comment

Slurping tea is very common in China, but it can be annoying sometimes in the West. Why should you slurp tea? Is it considered bad manners? And how can you still fully enjoy tea without slurping? Here's the trick.

How Long Can You Keep Oolong Tea?

July 11, 2018 No comments

Oolong is a partially oxidized tea that have much longer shelf lives relative to green tea. To understand how long you can keep oolong teas, we've to make an important distinction between light and dark oolongs.

Chinese Postpartum Traditions & Chinese Confinement Food Recipes

June 21, 2018 No comments

In China, it's common for new moms to lay in bed for a whole month after giving birth. This period is called “zuò yuè zǐ” (坐月子) is which literally means “sitting the month”.

Is Tea an Acceptable Substitute for Water?

June 18, 2018 No comments

With all the known health benefits of tea, is it an alternative beverage for water? Here's the answer.

How to Make Pu erh Tea Taste Better

June 12, 2018 11 comments

Ok, so you’ve had an awful pu erh tea experience. The question is: “Now what?” You can throw your tea in the garbage can, or try to ‘fix’ it with this guide!

The Origin of Moonlight White Tea: Is Moonlight Beauty a White or Pu Erh Tea?

May 18, 2018 No comments

The ‘Moonlight White’ is one of those teas don’t fit in one of the usual categories. It’s name suggests it’s a white tea, yet often times they’re presented in the form of a tea cake, which makes you think it’s a pu erh tea. In this article, we discuss the origin, unique characteristics, and processing of Yue Guang Bai as well as the best way to brew this tea.

3 Essential Oils To Make Your Tea Taste Delicious

May 1, 2018 No comments

A sponsored article about essential oils and tea.

2018 Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea: New 2018 Spring Green Tea Arrival

April 15, 2018 No comments

We’re excited to show you our new 2018 Huangshan Maofeng in this post. This year’s maofeng is once again a great leap forward relative to the maofengs we’ve offered the previous years.

2018 Spring Jin Jun Mei Tea Arrival

April 14, 2018 No comments

A full review of our new 2018 spring Jin Jun Mei with our steeping and tasting notes.

2018 Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng : Arrivée du Thé Vert au Printemps 2018

April 4, 2018 No comments

Le goût est velouté et doux avec un arôme délicatement floral et un arrière-goût sucré avec des notes d'agrumes. Hautement recommandé!