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How to Make Pu erh Tea Taste Better

June 12, 2018 9 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.

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.

Is Trade Fair for Chinese Tea Farmers & Tea Pickers?

March 28, 2018 No comments

Underpaid and long working hours. That's what you'll often hear in the news when it comes to the tea industry. What's the situation is China? Is trade fair?

Wuyishan Tour: Tea Tasting, Sourcing & Educational Tours

March 24, 2018 No comments

Are you planning to visit Wuyishan to learn more about Wuyi tea or find local suppliers? Teasenz offers custom tea tasting, sourcing, sight seeing and/or educational travel programme, to that is tailored to your goals. On this page you'll find information about all the possibilities.

Is Tea Halal? Is Caffeine Halal?

December 15, 2017 No comments

There are 1.6 billion muslims in the world and tea is the second most consumed beverage after water. Given just these two facts, and you can imagine that this is a frequently asked question: “Is tea halal?”

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!

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How to Make Pu erh Tea Taste Better

June 12, 2018 9 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.

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.

Is Trade Fair for Chinese Tea Farmers & Tea Pickers?

March 28, 2018 No comments

Underpaid and long working hours. That's what you'll often hear in the news when it comes to the tea industry. What's the situation is China? Is trade fair?

Wuyishan Tour: Tea Tasting, Sourcing & Educational Tours

March 24, 2018 No comments

Are you planning to visit Wuyishan to learn more about Wuyi tea or find local suppliers? Teasenz offers custom tea tasting, sourcing, sight seeing and/or educational travel programme, to that is tailored to your goals. On this page you'll find information about all the possibilities.

Is Tea Halal? Is Caffeine Halal?

December 15, 2017 No comments

There are 1.6 billion muslims in the world and tea is the second most consumed beverage after water. Given just these two facts, and you can imagine that this is a frequently asked question: “Is tea halal?”

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!