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The Origin of Oolong Tea (or 'Wulong Tea')

August 4, 2019 No comments

Nobody knows for sure where oolong tea is originated from and where it was discovered. In this article, we’ll discuss the 3 competing theories: Anxi theory, Wuyi theory and Beiyuan tribute tea theory.

What is Cold Brew Tea & How To Make It Right Now

July 29, 2019 No comments

What is cold brew tea exactly? And why would you cold brew versus hot brew? Let experienced tea sommeliers teach you how to cold brew your tea the correct way and get the best taste out of your tea bags or loose leaf tea.

7 Best Teas for Cold Brewing + Easy Recipes

July 29, 2019 2 comments

There's no such thing as the best tea for cold brewing. That doesn't mean that all teas are suitable. We've curated 7 teas that will guarantee an amazing result. In this article we'll discuss each of these teas and introduce you easy to make recipes with blending suggestions.

Da Hong Pao Tea Price Explained

July 23, 2019 No comments

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is a famous oolong tea from Wuyishan, China. What makes the tea so expensive, and are different grades? In this article, we'll discuss what factors determine the price of Da Hong Pao tea.

The Legend of Da Hong Pao Tea

July 13, 2019 4 comments

The story of one of China's most famous oolong tea: Da Hong Pao.

How To Steep Blooming Tea & Enjoy It To The Fullest

July 10, 2019 6 comments

Blooming teas hand-knitted tea balls that unfurl like a beautiful flower when they're steeped. In this article we'll discuss the tea tools you need, and what brewing parameters to use!

Chrysanthemum Tea During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

July 8, 2019 6 comments

Learn everything you need to know regarding drinking Chrysanthemum tea during pregnancy.

Wuyishan Tea Growing Region & 10 Ways It's Unique

July 7, 2019 No comments

Wuyishan, also known as Wuyi Mountain, is a famous tea growing region in China. Learn what makes this region unique!

Black Tea vs Green Tea Difference: Taste, Caffeine, Weight Loss

July 1, 2019 No comments

Black tea and green tea differ in many ways, including their taste, caffeine levels, origin, production methods, and health benefits. We’re going to discuss every aspect in detail!

12 Traditional Tea Pets & Their Meaning

June 20, 2019 No comments

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.

Best Beauty Teas for Your Spa & Beauty Business

June 16, 2019 No comments

Tea is all about having your moment to calm down and release. Visiting a spa or beauty salon is no different.

Kuding Tea Health Benefits & Side Effects Guide

June 11, 2019 63 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.

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The Origin of Oolong Tea (or 'Wulong Tea')

August 4, 2019 No comments

Nobody knows for sure where oolong tea is originated from and where it was discovered. In this article, we’ll discuss the 3 competing theories: Anxi theory, Wuyi theory and Beiyuan tribute tea theory.

What is Cold Brew Tea & How To Make It Right Now

July 29, 2019 No comments

What is cold brew tea exactly? And why would you cold brew versus hot brew? Let experienced tea sommeliers teach you how to cold brew your tea the correct way and get the best taste out of your tea bags or loose leaf tea.

7 Best Teas for Cold Brewing + Easy Recipes

July 29, 2019 2 comments

There's no such thing as the best tea for cold brewing. That doesn't mean that all teas are suitable. We've curated 7 teas that will guarantee an amazing result. In this article we'll discuss each of these teas and introduce you easy to make recipes with blending suggestions.

Da Hong Pao Tea Price Explained

July 23, 2019 No comments

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is a famous oolong tea from Wuyishan, China. What makes the tea so expensive, and are different grades? In this article, we'll discuss what factors determine the price of Da Hong Pao tea.

The Legend of Da Hong Pao Tea

July 13, 2019 4 comments

The story of one of China's most famous oolong tea: Da Hong Pao.

How To Steep Blooming Tea & Enjoy It To The Fullest

July 10, 2019 6 comments

Blooming teas hand-knitted tea balls that unfurl like a beautiful flower when they're steeped. In this article we'll discuss the tea tools you need, and what brewing parameters to use!

Chrysanthemum Tea During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

July 8, 2019 6 comments

Learn everything you need to know regarding drinking Chrysanthemum tea during pregnancy.

Wuyishan Tea Growing Region & 10 Ways It's Unique

July 7, 2019 No comments

Wuyishan, also known as Wuyi Mountain, is a famous tea growing region in China. Learn what makes this region unique!

Black Tea vs Green Tea Difference: Taste, Caffeine, Weight Loss

July 1, 2019 No comments

Black tea and green tea differ in many ways, including their taste, caffeine levels, origin, production methods, and health benefits. We’re going to discuss every aspect in detail!

12 Traditional Tea Pets & Their Meaning

June 20, 2019 No comments

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.

Best Beauty Teas for Your Spa & Beauty Business

June 16, 2019 No comments

Tea is all about having your moment to calm down and release. Visiting a spa or beauty salon is no different.

Kuding Tea Health Benefits & Side Effects Guide

June 11, 2019 63 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.