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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.

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

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, heat and inflammation of the body can lead to discomfort of the throat and lungs. Too much heat can result in dry skin and eyes as well as acne. At worst, it may result in cough with white or yellow phlegm, runny noses, fever, or even constipation.

The good news is that cooling teas can negate heat, even if you brew a hot cup. The goal of this article isn't to provide you with exotic medicinal herbal blends. For those, you should consult a local Chinese Medicine practitioner who can examine your personal conditions. Instead, we focus on leaf and herbal teas that are great as a daily drink to enjoy, while balancing the heat levels. Because they're not offered in pills or in other concentrated form, it's hard to suffer from side effects as a result of an overdose.

Cooling Loose Leaf Tea

Even traditional teas made from the Camellia Sinenses tea plant can be cooling. It however, really depends on the type of tea that you're looking for. The 'cooling' degree of such teas are mainly dependent on the amount of oxidation the leaves have undergone.

Is Green Tea Cooling for the Body? What about other Teas?

Green teas are minimally oxidised and therefore are generally seen as the most cooling. Black teas however are fully oxidised, and therefore considered 'warming' or 'heaty'. In between those two, you've semi-oxidised oolong teas.

Generally speaking, green teas and lightly oxidised oolongs like Tie Guan Yin, can be regarded as cooling. Therefore, they're are suitable for people who heaty and inflammed. This appears the most often during summers, and young people tend to have more heat then old people.

In contrast, dark oolongs (such as Da hong pao) and black teas are considered 'warming'. They're great if you lack heat. This often results in having cold feet and hands or generally feeling low in energy. Now you know this, it make a lot of sense that you or people in your surrounding often reach for a cup of black tea during cold winters.

Cooling Chinese Herbal Tea

Beside leaf tea, you've the herbal teas. Based on the official definition, those aren't made from the tea plant, and therefore are officially known as 'tisane'. Nevertheless, 'herbal tea' is still the most used term today. Among herbs that are suitable for brewing a cup of tea, the most popular ones are flowers.

Chrysanthemum teas are the most popular cooling herbal teas, because they're not too overly strong and have a delicious soothing flavour. To fight some serious inflammation people love to go for honeysuckle flowers. Especially, when one also suffers from flu or running noses. Kuding tea also fights common colds, but also are beneficial for those who suffer from headache and red eyes. This herb also have some other benefits and side effects that you might want to know more about.

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.

Foam on Surface of Tea

November 6, 2016 No comments

What's the foam or scum that appears on the surface of your tea after steeping? Is it bad for the health?

50+ Years Old Tea In Yak Skin. Price: 26.500 USD

November 6, 2016 No comments

We've spotted an interesting item during this year's tea expo in Shenzhen, China.

Linen/Cotton Pouches for Tea Cakes

October 30, 2016 No comments

Read why we really love this pouch and why it's a must if you want to buy a cake as a present.

Tea History: What Is 'Border Sales Tea' (Bian Xiao Cha)?

October 17, 2016 1 comment

There's a tea term known as 'border sales tea' or 'bian xiao cha' (边销茶). Find out what this is all about!

Should You Rinse Your Tea?

October 15, 2016 No comments

Getting rid of the first brew is also known as ‘rinsing’ tea as the water is discarded right away. But why is there such a habit among tea drinkers?

The world doesn't lack good tea, but the skill to distinguish them from the bad

October 9, 2016 No comments

Read more about today's inspirational tea quote.

Tea for Liver: What’s The Best Liver Detox Tea?

October 6, 2016 No comments

Many tea drinkers worldwide are interested in tea because of many different types of health benefits. One lesser known benefit though is that it can help detox the liver.

Loose Tea Storage: How To Store Tea Leaves Properly

September 12, 2016 No comments

Follow the tips in this guide, and you'll always consume your teas before you notice them going stale.

Bone China or Porcelain: Which is Better?

September 1, 2016 No comments

What is Bone China? And how is it different from porcelain?

What is Qi Zi Bing? Why Are Pu Erh Cakes 357 Gram?

August 18, 2016 No comments

Find the answer in this post.

What Determines Pu Erh Tea Prices?

August 17, 2016 No comments

Pu erh tea, it can be super cheap or exceptionally expensive. What are the factors that determine the price? Find out.

Kuding Tea Health Benefits & Side Effects Guide

August 15, 2016 1 comment

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

Chinese Tea Guide

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.

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

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, heat and inflammation of the body can lead to discomfort of the throat and lungs. Too much heat can result in dry skin and eyes as well as acne. At worst, it may result in cough with white or yellow phlegm, runny noses, fever, or even constipation.

The good news is that cooling teas can negate heat, even if you brew a hot cup. The goal of this article isn't to provide you with exotic medicinal herbal blends. For those, you should consult a local Chinese Medicine practitioner who can examine your personal conditions. Instead, we focus on leaf and herbal teas that are great as a daily drink to enjoy, while balancing the heat levels. Because they're not offered in pills or in other concentrated form, it's hard to suffer from side effects as a result of an overdose.

Cooling Loose Leaf Tea

Even traditional teas made from the Camellia Sinenses tea plant can be cooling. It however, really depends on the type of tea that you're looking for. The 'cooling' degree of such teas are mainly dependent on the amount of oxidation the leaves have undergone.

Is Green Tea Cooling for the Body? What about other Teas?

Green teas are minimally oxidised and therefore are generally seen as the most cooling. Black teas however are fully oxidised, and therefore considered 'warming' or 'heaty'. In between those two, you've semi-oxidised oolong teas.

Generally speaking, green teas and lightly oxidised oolongs like Tie Guan Yin, can be regarded as cooling. Therefore, they're are suitable for people who heaty and inflammed. This appears the most often during summers, and young people tend to have more heat then old people.

In contrast, dark oolongs (such as Da hong pao) and black teas are considered 'warming'. They're great if you lack heat. This often results in having cold feet and hands or generally feeling low in energy. Now you know this, it make a lot of sense that you or people in your surrounding often reach for a cup of black tea during cold winters.

Cooling Chinese Herbal Tea

Beside leaf tea, you've the herbal teas. Based on the official definition, those aren't made from the tea plant, and therefore are officially known as 'tisane'. Nevertheless, 'herbal tea' is still the most used term today. Among herbs that are suitable for brewing a cup of tea, the most popular ones are flowers.

Chrysanthemum teas are the most popular cooling herbal teas, because they're not too overly strong and have a delicious soothing flavour. To fight some serious inflammation people love to go for honeysuckle flowers. Especially, when one also suffers from flu or running noses. Kuding tea also fights common colds, but also are beneficial for those who suffer from headache and red eyes. This herb also have some other benefits and side effects that you might want to know more about.

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.

Foam on Surface of Tea

November 6, 2016 No comments

What's the foam or scum that appears on the surface of your tea after steeping? Is it bad for the health?

50+ Years Old Tea In Yak Skin. Price: 26.500 USD

November 6, 2016 No comments

We've spotted an interesting item during this year's tea expo in Shenzhen, China.

Linen/Cotton Pouches for Tea Cakes

October 30, 2016 No comments

Read why we really love this pouch and why it's a must if you want to buy a cake as a present.

Tea History: What Is 'Border Sales Tea' (Bian Xiao Cha)?

October 17, 2016 1 comment

There's a tea term known as 'border sales tea' or 'bian xiao cha' (边销茶). Find out what this is all about!

Should You Rinse Your Tea?

October 15, 2016 No comments

Getting rid of the first brew is also known as ‘rinsing’ tea as the water is discarded right away. But why is there such a habit among tea drinkers?

The world doesn't lack good tea, but the skill to distinguish them from the bad

October 9, 2016 No comments

Read more about today's inspirational tea quote.

Tea for Liver: What’s The Best Liver Detox Tea?

October 6, 2016 No comments

Many tea drinkers worldwide are interested in tea because of many different types of health benefits. One lesser known benefit though is that it can help detox the liver.

Loose Tea Storage: How To Store Tea Leaves Properly

September 12, 2016 No comments

Follow the tips in this guide, and you'll always consume your teas before you notice them going stale.

Bone China or Porcelain: Which is Better?

September 1, 2016 No comments

What is Bone China? And how is it different from porcelain?

What is Qi Zi Bing? Why Are Pu Erh Cakes 357 Gram?

August 18, 2016 No comments

Find the answer in this post.

What Determines Pu Erh Tea Prices?

August 17, 2016 No comments

Pu erh tea, it can be super cheap or exceptionally expensive. What are the factors that determine the price? Find out.

Kuding Tea Health Benefits & Side Effects Guide

August 15, 2016 1 comment

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