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Oolong Tea vs Green Tea for Weight Loss: Which Is Healthier?

December 4, 2017 No comments

In this article, we're providing a quick answer to two questions that our support team often receives about green versus oolong tea.

Is Oolong Tea Black Tea?

December 3, 2017 No comments

Oolong tea is not a black tea. Learn about the difference in processing, appearance and taste.

How To Store Pu Erh Tea Properly?

November 28, 2017 No comments

How should you store pu erh tea? Aging your pu erh optimally while taking into account important pu erh tea storage factors such as humidity and temperature.

Osmanthus Rice Cake Recipe (Gui Hua Nian Gao)

November 23, 2017 No comments

A delicious rice cake with a sweet lingering aroma of osmanthus: it’s the taste of Southern China. Here's the perfect recipe for osmanthus rice cake (gui hua nian gao, 桂花年糕).

Pu Erh Tea Blend Versus Single Origin

November 21, 2017 No comments

When buying pu erh tea, some people care whether the tea is a blend of leaves or single origin tea. There's a lot of negative perception on the word 'blend' amongst tea lovers. The common believe is that low quality leaves are blended, while good tea is pure. However, blends aren't necessary bad. Big brands like Xiaguan and Dayi both offer pu erh that are mostly blended. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of pu erh blends versus pure pu erh.

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

October 29, 2017 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.

Temporary Offer! Mini Pu Erh Cakes Baskets!

October 27, 2017 No comments

We're excited to introduce you small baskets that includes 84 pieces of miniature pu erh cakes. They're packed per 7 pieces like traditional pu erh (tongs). Each piece is 7 grams, which is perfect for one pu erh tea session.

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

August 30, 2017 No comments

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

Ashimei: The Female Tea Caravan Horse Rider

August 19, 2017 No comments

Along the ancient tea horse road, the story of Ashimei should be remembered.

Detailed 21 Step Gongfu Tea Ceremony

August 14, 2017 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.

When To Drink Green Tea?

August 6, 2017 No comments

Should you drink green tea before or after meals? In the morning or during the evenings? And before or after exercise? Find it!

What Is Grandpa Style Tea? Meaning & Brewing Method Explained

July 19, 2017 No comments

You might think that Chinese people all brew tea the ceremonial way. In such a setting, careful steps are performed to make the perfect cup of tea. That’s far from the truth. In fact, most people brew in a very casual manner, which is known in the West as ‘grandpa style tea’.

Don't Drink Real Tea, Or You May Never Want Anything Else

July 19, 2017 No comments

So true!

Tie Guan Yin vs Green Tea: What's The Difference

July 7, 2017 No comments

Recently we received an email from a tea lover wondering why Tie Guan Yin is an oolong tea. Why isn't it a green tea? What's the difference?

Mei Zhan Oolong Tea Review: A Wuyi Rock Tea

June 19, 2017 No comments

Mei Zhan is a tea cultivar from Wuyishan that produces a bold and rich oolong tea. Recently we've received a request from a tea lover to source this tea for him. And as curious as we're we made sure to get some more to try it out ourselves.

A Tea Poem by Su Shi (Su Dongpo): Simmering Tea with Fresh River Water

June 11, 2017 No comments

Su Shi (1037-1101), also know as Su Tungpo, was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman of the Song. As a tea enthusiast, he showed his love for tea in many of his works. In this post, we introduce you one of his tea poems today. We hope you enjoy it!

These 4 Main Tea Growing Regions In China Are Ideal For Producing Chinese Tea

June 8, 2017 No comments

China tea farms are located in 4 main production regions. Each area has an unique climate which gives it an advantage in producing certain types of teas.

Koi Carbs & Gold Fishes In Chinese Culture: 7 Ways Fishes Appear as a Lucky Symbol

May 23, 2017 2 comments

Among the Chinese charms, the koi fishes and gold fishes are among the most often used Chinese lucky symbols. Let’s take a look of 7 ways fishes appear in Chinese culture.

The 2007 Pu erh Tea Market Crash: The Boom And Bust Revisited

May 16, 2017 2 comments

For China’s Pu erh tea market, the Spring of 2007 was more like a cold hard winter with unexpected blizzards. After an acute rise, Pu erh price dropped shockingly fast. It's now 10 years later. Let's take a look back at this turbulent period of time.

New 2017 Dayi Small Pu Erh Tea Cakes: 7542 & 7572 Recipes

May 14, 2017 No comments

The old ones are sold out, but luckily we've some new ones lined up!

Chinese Tea Guide

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Oolong Tea vs Green Tea for Weight Loss: Which Is Healthier?

December 4, 2017 No comments

In this article, we're providing a quick answer to two questions that our support team often receives about green versus oolong tea.

Is Oolong Tea Black Tea?

December 3, 2017 No comments

Oolong tea is not a black tea. Learn about the difference in processing, appearance and taste.

How To Store Pu Erh Tea Properly?

November 28, 2017 No comments

How should you store pu erh tea? Aging your pu erh optimally while taking into account important pu erh tea storage factors such as humidity and temperature.

Osmanthus Rice Cake Recipe (Gui Hua Nian Gao)

November 23, 2017 No comments

A delicious rice cake with a sweet lingering aroma of osmanthus: it’s the taste of Southern China. Here's the perfect recipe for osmanthus rice cake (gui hua nian gao, 桂花年糕).

Pu Erh Tea Blend Versus Single Origin

November 21, 2017 No comments

When buying pu erh tea, some people care whether the tea is a blend of leaves or single origin tea. There's a lot of negative perception on the word 'blend' amongst tea lovers. The common believe is that low quality leaves are blended, while good tea is pure. However, blends aren't necessary bad. Big brands like Xiaguan and Dayi both offer pu erh that are mostly blended. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of pu erh blends versus pure pu erh.

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

October 29, 2017 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.

Temporary Offer! Mini Pu Erh Cakes Baskets!

October 27, 2017 No comments

We're excited to introduce you small baskets that includes 84 pieces of miniature pu erh cakes. They're packed per 7 pieces like traditional pu erh (tongs). Each piece is 7 grams, which is perfect for one pu erh tea session.

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

August 30, 2017 No comments

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

Ashimei: The Female Tea Caravan Horse Rider

August 19, 2017 No comments

Along the ancient tea horse road, the story of Ashimei should be remembered.

Detailed 21 Step Gongfu Tea Ceremony

August 14, 2017 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.

When To Drink Green Tea?

August 6, 2017 No comments

Should you drink green tea before or after meals? In the morning or during the evenings? And before or after exercise? Find it!

What Is Grandpa Style Tea? Meaning & Brewing Method Explained

July 19, 2017 No comments

You might think that Chinese people all brew tea the ceremonial way. In such a setting, careful steps are performed to make the perfect cup of tea. That’s far from the truth. In fact, most people brew in a very casual manner, which is known in the West as ‘grandpa style tea’.

Don't Drink Real Tea, Or You May Never Want Anything Else

July 19, 2017 No comments

So true!

Tie Guan Yin vs Green Tea: What's The Difference

July 7, 2017 No comments

Recently we received an email from a tea lover wondering why Tie Guan Yin is an oolong tea. Why isn't it a green tea? What's the difference?

Mei Zhan Oolong Tea Review: A Wuyi Rock Tea

June 19, 2017 No comments

Mei Zhan is a tea cultivar from Wuyishan that produces a bold and rich oolong tea. Recently we've received a request from a tea lover to source this tea for him. And as curious as we're we made sure to get some more to try it out ourselves.

A Tea Poem by Su Shi (Su Dongpo): Simmering Tea with Fresh River Water

June 11, 2017 No comments

Su Shi (1037-1101), also know as Su Tungpo, was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman of the Song. As a tea enthusiast, he showed his love for tea in many of his works. In this post, we introduce you one of his tea poems today. We hope you enjoy it!

These 4 Main Tea Growing Regions In China Are Ideal For Producing Chinese Tea

June 8, 2017 No comments

China tea farms are located in 4 main production regions. Each area has an unique climate which gives it an advantage in producing certain types of teas.

Koi Carbs & Gold Fishes In Chinese Culture: 7 Ways Fishes Appear as a Lucky Symbol

May 23, 2017 2 comments

Among the Chinese charms, the koi fishes and gold fishes are among the most often used Chinese lucky symbols. Let’s take a look of 7 ways fishes appear in Chinese culture.

The 2007 Pu erh Tea Market Crash: The Boom And Bust Revisited

May 16, 2017 2 comments

For China’s Pu erh tea market, the Spring of 2007 was more like a cold hard winter with unexpected blizzards. After an acute rise, Pu erh price dropped shockingly fast. It's now 10 years later. Let's take a look back at this turbulent period of time.

New 2017 Dayi Small Pu Erh Tea Cakes: 7542 & 7572 Recipes

May 14, 2017 No comments

The old ones are sold out, but luckily we've some new ones lined up!