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13 Traditional Tea Pets & Their Meaning

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.

July 9, 2021

The Art of Ceramics: The Firing of The Terracotta Army in the Qin Dynasty

The terracotta army of the Qin dynasty (221 - 207 BC), both in human and animal form, are exquisitely realistic and of enormous proportions, showing the great skill of the pottery makers of the Qin dynasty.

July 8, 2021

Detailed 21 Step Gongfu Tea Ceremony

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.

May 3, 2021

When To Drink Oolong Tea For Weight Loss

In China, oolong tea has become one of the most demanded beverages to be part of a healthy weight loss program. In this article, we'll discuss the best moments of the day to consume this wonderful brew.

September 10, 2020

Dragon Phoenix Yixing Teapot Review

Recently we received pictures from a visitor, who wanted our opinion on a very special teapot.

December 26, 2019

Can You Reuse Tea Leaves & Tea Bags Between Steeps?

The quick answer is: absolutely! In this guide we’ll explain why tea (especially loose leaf tea) can and should be reused.

December 25, 2019

How to Make your own Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea Blend?

Easy and fast step by step instructions to make your own herbal tea blend at home that's great for eye health.

October 16, 2019

Chrysanthemum Pu Erh Tea Recipe & Benefits

Discover China's most popular pu erh Chrysanthemum tea blend.

October 2, 2019

Dan Cong Oolong Tea: Legend, History & Origin

Read about how Dan Cong tea was the elixir of the last emperor of the Song dynasty Zhao Bing and the rise of this oolong tea during the Qing dynasty lead by emperor Jia Qing.

September 30, 2019

The Legend of Silver Needle Tea: The Origin of Bai Hao Yin Zhen

Here's a story one of the white tea farmers in Fujian told us during our sourcing trip.

September 29, 2019

How To Season an Yixing Teapot: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

Avoid missing any crucial steps when seasoning your Yixing teapot. Get it right the first time with this easy to follow, step by step guide.

September 25, 2019

8 Yixing Teapot Features You Should Know About

The city of Yixing isn’t just the average industrial town in China. In fact, it’s known for its purple clay (‘zisha’) teapots, also known as Yixing teapots.
September 24, 2019

Best Time To Drink Black Tea

What's the best time to drink black tea for health or for weight loss? And can one drink black tea when pregnant? Find your answers in this article.

September 18, 2019

Tea Rituals & Customs: The Forgotten Part of Chinese Business Etiquette

Learn about Chinese tea etiquette and why it's essential for business meetings.

September 18, 2019

When To Drink Green Tea? What's the Best Time?

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

September 17, 2019

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

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.

August 4, 2019

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

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.

July 30, 2019

7 Best Teas for Cold Brewing + Easy Recipes

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.

July 30, 2019

Da Hong Pao Tea Price Explained

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.

July 24, 2019

The Legend of Da Hong Pao Tea

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

July 13, 2019