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Kuding Tea Health Benefits & Side Effects Guide

June 11, 2019 48 comments

An article summarizing the application of needle kuding tea by medical practitioners as well as the use of kuding cha as a folk medicine.

Anhua Hei Zhuan Brick Tea Tasting

May 11, 2019 No comments

In this tea session, we're brewing Hei Zhuan brick tea, which is one of the earliest products of the Anhua tea region. Here are our thoughts.

2 Ways To Make Dark Brick Tea: Steeping & Boiling

May 10, 2019 No comments

Besides pu erh tea, other kinds of dark teas such as Anhua dark tea, are less known outside of China. We believe it requires special attention when it comes to preparing this tea, due its special production method and tight compression. In this guide, we'll introduce you two ways to steep dark brick teas.

2019 Spring Tea Arrivals

April 21, 2019 No comments

Due to many requests from customers regarding the arrival of new 2019 Spring teas, we've published this blog post to keep you up to date with newly launched teas. This post will be continuously updated as soon as new teas are available for order on our website.

Dry Throat & Mouthfeel (Locked Throat) After Drinking Pu Erh Tea? Here's The Explanation

April 20, 2019 No comments

As a tea lover you may have experience excessive dryness in the throat after drinking tea. In China we called this a ‘locked throat’ or suokou (锁喉). In the West, it’s known as a dry mouthfeel or dry throat.

White Tea Cake Storage: How To Store White Tea Cakes

April 9, 2019 No comments

Storing white tea cakes is simple. There's just a few things you'll have to keep in mind, including temperature, humidity and air circulation.

Wu Yi Tea Classification, Benefits, Taste & Caffeine

April 7, 2019 No comments

Discover oolong tea from the its source: Wuyishan. Learn about wu yi rock tea and why the natural environment matters.

The Taste of Osmanthus

January 17, 2019 No comments

Discover the pure aroma of osmanthus and how you can blend it with other teas to create fascinating taste profiles.

2018 Waffles Tea! An Easy To Break White Tea Cake

January 16, 2019 No comments

In this blog we would like to introduce a new kind tea cake compressed in the shape of waffles, made from bai mu dan tea leaves.

Pu Erh Tea: Wet-Storage Versus Dry-Storage

December 10, 2018 No comments

What's the difference between wet-storage and dry-storage. How does this affect the aging, and eventually the taste and aroma of pu erh tea? Find it out now.

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 4 comments

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

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Kuding Tea Health Benefits & Side Effects Guide

June 11, 2019 48 comments

An article summarizing the application of needle kuding tea by medical practitioners as well as the use of kuding cha as a folk medicine.

Anhua Hei Zhuan Brick Tea Tasting

May 11, 2019 No comments

In this tea session, we're brewing Hei Zhuan brick tea, which is one of the earliest products of the Anhua tea region. Here are our thoughts.

2 Ways To Make Dark Brick Tea: Steeping & Boiling

May 10, 2019 No comments

Besides pu erh tea, other kinds of dark teas such as Anhua dark tea, are less known outside of China. We believe it requires special attention when it comes to preparing this tea, due its special production method and tight compression. In this guide, we'll introduce you two ways to steep dark brick teas.

2019 Spring Tea Arrivals

April 21, 2019 No comments

Due to many requests from customers regarding the arrival of new 2019 Spring teas, we've published this blog post to keep you up to date with newly launched teas. This post will be continuously updated as soon as new teas are available for order on our website.

Dry Throat & Mouthfeel (Locked Throat) After Drinking Pu Erh Tea? Here's The Explanation

April 20, 2019 No comments

As a tea lover you may have experience excessive dryness in the throat after drinking tea. In China we called this a ‘locked throat’ or suokou (锁喉). In the West, it’s known as a dry mouthfeel or dry throat.

White Tea Cake Storage: How To Store White Tea Cakes

April 9, 2019 No comments

Storing white tea cakes is simple. There's just a few things you'll have to keep in mind, including temperature, humidity and air circulation.

Wu Yi Tea Classification, Benefits, Taste & Caffeine

April 7, 2019 No comments

Discover oolong tea from the its source: Wuyishan. Learn about wu yi rock tea and why the natural environment matters.

The Taste of Osmanthus

January 17, 2019 No comments

Discover the pure aroma of osmanthus and how you can blend it with other teas to create fascinating taste profiles.

2018 Waffles Tea! An Easy To Break White Tea Cake

January 16, 2019 No comments

In this blog we would like to introduce a new kind tea cake compressed in the shape of waffles, made from bai mu dan tea leaves.

Pu Erh Tea: Wet-Storage Versus Dry-Storage

December 10, 2018 No comments

What's the difference between wet-storage and dry-storage. How does this affect the aging, and eventually the taste and aroma of pu erh tea? Find it out now.

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 4 comments

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