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Liu Bao Tea Production: How Liu Bao Cha is Processed

April 12, 2017 No comments

See this infographic that includes a step by step illustration of how Liu Bao tea is made.

Liu Bao Tea Brewing: How To Make Liu Bao Cha?

April 12, 2017 No comments

Yixing teapots are ideal to make this delicious dark tea from Guangxi. Learn how to prepare Liu Bao tea with this easy step by step guide with photo instructions.

Shennong: The Legend of The Divine Farmer Who Discovered Tea First

April 6, 2017 No comments

Lu Yu wrote in his monumental book The Classic of Tea: “Tea as a beverage, originated from Shennong.” So who’s Shennong? Why is he also known as the ‘divine farmer’? And how did he discover tea? In this article you'll find the answers to these.

Tang Dynasty Emperors, Achievements, Timeline & Facts

March 19, 2017 No comments

The Tang Dynasty started in 618 when the last emperor Yang Di of the Sui Dynasty died, and the power was overtaken by Li Yuan, the Duke of Tang, who's also known as 'Gao Zu'.

Appreciating Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

Today we’re going to review 2 dian hong black tea samples that we’ve received from a tea growers in Yunnan. If you don’t know yet, ‘dian hong’ is a term mainly used for black teas from the Yunnan province in China.

The Rise of Agricultural Insurance: The Case for Chinese Tea Farmers

March 19, 2017 No comments

Tea farming has been here since thousands of years, yet not everyone knows that it's a high risk and high stake business for its owners. It’s a labor intensive business. Especially for artisan tea farmers who still produce teas the traditional way and only harvesting during the Spring season.

Tea Pairing: Danish Blue Cheese with Chinese Green Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

While traditionally tea drinkers tend to buy cheap tea bags from the local grocery shop, there’s a growing demand for loose leaf tea from specialty stores. Due to an increase in appetite for fine teas, it’s only natural for people to wonder what food they should pair with tea.

Da Hong Pao Tea Price: The Most Expensive Tea?

February 27, 2017 No comments

The most expensive Da Hong Pao costs more than gold when compared in terms of weight. They’re grown inside the protected nature reserve and come in very low supply.

Tasting Notes: What is Sun-Dried Black Tea (Shai Hong)?

February 23, 2017 4 comments

Sun-dried black tea, also known as 'shai hong' is made based on a different processing method than mainstream black teas.

Tea Origins: Where Did Tea Originate From and Why?

February 22, 2017 No comments

Tea, the second most consumed beverage after water. Today, tea is grown in many countries over the world and consumed in different ways. But most people don't know where tea originates from.

Best Tea for Eczema: Green Tea or Oolong Tea for Eczema?

February 22, 2017 No comments

Eczema refers to a group of skin conditions in which the skin becomes irritated or inflamed. Learn how tea can help!

Share a good pot of tea, nurture friendship for a lifetime

January 10, 2017 No comments

The Role of Charcoal In Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

January 3, 2017 2 comments

Back in the days, we didn't have the luxury of using an electric water cooker. It's therefore not strange that such tools aren't part of traditional Chinese tea ceremony as performed in the past. Instead of electric water cookers, water was heated in a kettle on a charcoal stove. Such way of heating water is part of a Chaozhou style tea ceremony originated from the Song Dynasty (960-1127)

The Traditional Gongfu Tea Ceremony: A Complete Guide

January 3, 2017 2 comments

Gongfu tea is a traditional way of preparing tea, characterised by multiple infusions of the same tea in a small teapot. This way of brewing is originated from Chaozhou during the Song Dynasty, which is why it’s also often referred to as ‘Chaozhou Gongfu Cha’.

Chinese New Year Traditions, Superstitions, Customs & Gift Ideas

December 26, 2016 4 comments

Traditionally, Chinese New Year has been the most important holiday in China. Because this break is also the longest, it's a good opportunity for Chinese people to visit their home town. As many work in other cities, it's often the only chance to meet up with family and friends this holiday, also known as the 'Spring Break'.

Tea for High Blood Pressure?

December 21, 2016 No comments

High blood pressure place a 15% role in all deaths in the United States. 28% of the Americans have high blood pressure but don’t know about it. Given these figures, we’re talking here about a pretty significant topic. Some say that lowering blood pressure is as easy as one, two, TEA! Is this true? Our team have looked into the results of influential scientific articles.

Evaporation of Tea

December 15, 2016 No comments

Capturing the evaporation of tea during a calm brewing session with an Yixing teapot.


Ti Kuan Yin Tea Brewing & Why You Shouldn't Use Too Much Tea

December 5, 2016 No comments

Ti Kuan Yin is one of those oolongs that are tightly rolled. Because of this, a small amount will produce a lot of tea. See the video in this post.

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.

Smoking Green Tea: Can You Smoke Tea? Here What You Should Know

December 1, 2016 No comments

Smoking tea? You might wonder who comes up with such a crazy idea? Whatever you think, smoking tea has become quite a phenomena.

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Liu Bao Tea Production: How Liu Bao Cha is Processed

April 12, 2017 No comments

See this infographic that includes a step by step illustration of how Liu Bao tea is made.

Liu Bao Tea Brewing: How To Make Liu Bao Cha?

April 12, 2017 No comments

Yixing teapots are ideal to make this delicious dark tea from Guangxi. Learn how to prepare Liu Bao tea with this easy step by step guide with photo instructions.

Shennong: The Legend of The Divine Farmer Who Discovered Tea First

April 6, 2017 No comments

Lu Yu wrote in his monumental book The Classic of Tea: “Tea as a beverage, originated from Shennong.” So who’s Shennong? Why is he also known as the ‘divine farmer’? And how did he discover tea? In this article you'll find the answers to these.

Tang Dynasty Emperors, Achievements, Timeline & Facts

March 19, 2017 No comments

The Tang Dynasty started in 618 when the last emperor Yang Di of the Sui Dynasty died, and the power was overtaken by Li Yuan, the Duke of Tang, who's also known as 'Gao Zu'.

Appreciating Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

Today we’re going to review 2 dian hong black tea samples that we’ve received from a tea growers in Yunnan. If you don’t know yet, ‘dian hong’ is a term mainly used for black teas from the Yunnan province in China.

The Rise of Agricultural Insurance: The Case for Chinese Tea Farmers

March 19, 2017 No comments

Tea farming has been here since thousands of years, yet not everyone knows that it's a high risk and high stake business for its owners. It’s a labor intensive business. Especially for artisan tea farmers who still produce teas the traditional way and only harvesting during the Spring season.

Tea Pairing: Danish Blue Cheese with Chinese Green Tea

March 19, 2017 No comments

While traditionally tea drinkers tend to buy cheap tea bags from the local grocery shop, there’s a growing demand for loose leaf tea from specialty stores. Due to an increase in appetite for fine teas, it’s only natural for people to wonder what food they should pair with tea.

Da Hong Pao Tea Price: The Most Expensive Tea?

February 27, 2017 No comments

The most expensive Da Hong Pao costs more than gold when compared in terms of weight. They’re grown inside the protected nature reserve and come in very low supply.

Tasting Notes: What is Sun-Dried Black Tea (Shai Hong)?

February 23, 2017 4 comments

Sun-dried black tea, also known as 'shai hong' is made based on a different processing method than mainstream black teas.

Tea Origins: Where Did Tea Originate From and Why?

February 22, 2017 No comments

Tea, the second most consumed beverage after water. Today, tea is grown in many countries over the world and consumed in different ways. But most people don't know where tea originates from.

Best Tea for Eczema: Green Tea or Oolong Tea for Eczema?

February 22, 2017 No comments

Eczema refers to a group of skin conditions in which the skin becomes irritated or inflamed. Learn how tea can help!

Share a good pot of tea, nurture friendship for a lifetime

January 10, 2017 No comments

The Role of Charcoal In Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony

January 3, 2017 2 comments

Back in the days, we didn't have the luxury of using an electric water cooker. It's therefore not strange that such tools aren't part of traditional Chinese tea ceremony as performed in the past. Instead of electric water cookers, water was heated in a kettle on a charcoal stove. Such way of heating water is part of a Chaozhou style tea ceremony originated from the Song Dynasty (960-1127)

The Traditional Gongfu Tea Ceremony: A Complete Guide

January 3, 2017 2 comments

Gongfu tea is a traditional way of preparing tea, characterised by multiple infusions of the same tea in a small teapot. This way of brewing is originated from Chaozhou during the Song Dynasty, which is why it’s also often referred to as ‘Chaozhou Gongfu Cha’.

Chinese New Year Traditions, Superstitions, Customs & Gift Ideas

December 26, 2016 4 comments

Traditionally, Chinese New Year has been the most important holiday in China. Because this break is also the longest, it's a good opportunity for Chinese people to visit their home town. As many work in other cities, it's often the only chance to meet up with family and friends this holiday, also known as the 'Spring Break'.

Tea for High Blood Pressure?

December 21, 2016 No comments

High blood pressure place a 15% role in all deaths in the United States. 28% of the Americans have high blood pressure but don’t know about it. Given these figures, we’re talking here about a pretty significant topic. Some say that lowering blood pressure is as easy as one, two, TEA! Is this true? Our team have looked into the results of influential scientific articles.

Evaporation of Tea

December 15, 2016 No comments

Capturing the evaporation of tea during a calm brewing session with an Yixing teapot.


Ti Kuan Yin Tea Brewing & Why You Shouldn't Use Too Much Tea

December 5, 2016 No comments

Ti Kuan Yin is one of those oolongs that are tightly rolled. Because of this, a small amount will produce a lot of tea. See the video in this post.

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.

Smoking Green Tea: Can You Smoke Tea? Here What You Should Know

December 1, 2016 No comments

Smoking tea? You might wonder who comes up with such a crazy idea? Whatever you think, smoking tea has become quite a phenomena.