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Buy Tea With Bitcoin!

May 7, 2017 No comments

Teasenz now accepts payment by Bitcoin, in addition to our existing PayPal and Credit Card payment options. If you’re new to Bitcoin, we’ve prepared some information about what Bitcoin is and how you can start purchasing our tea using Bitcoin. At last, in the last paragraph we explain our decision to accept Bitcoin.

What is Sticky Rice Pu Erh Tea (Nuo Mi Xiang Cha)

May 4, 2017 1 comment

One particularly popular pu erh is the ‘sticky rice pu erh tea’ also known as ‘nuo mi xiang cha’. As the name already reveals it indeed has the flavour of sticky rice.

2017 Chinese Green Teas

April 28, 2017 No comments

After the launch of our two longjing tea, more green teas are following. See below some pics of other green teas that have arrived recently!

Yancha Comparison: Qilan versus Rougui Rock Tea

April 24, 2017 No comments

Today we’re tasting a Qilan and Rougui rock tea from Wuyishan, which are part of our Rock Tea Sampler. Read about our discoveries in this post!

A Song Dynasty Poem About Liu Bao Tea by Yang Guanqing

April 20, 2017 No comments

Read this wonderful Song dynasty poem about Liu Bao tea written by Yang Guanqing.

It's Here: 2017 Early Spring Longjing Tea

April 18, 2017 No comments

We proudly announce that the long awaited 2017 longjing has finally arrived! If you've been fan of our premium longjing. We've got some good news: it's even better than the previous years.

Tea Competition: Wuyishan's Annual King of Tea Tournament

April 16, 2017 No comments

A collection of pictures taken from the annual Wuyishan tea competition.

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)

Chinese Tea Guide

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Buy Tea With Bitcoin!

May 7, 2017 No comments

Teasenz now accepts payment by Bitcoin, in addition to our existing PayPal and Credit Card payment options. If you’re new to Bitcoin, we’ve prepared some information about what Bitcoin is and how you can start purchasing our tea using Bitcoin. At last, in the last paragraph we explain our decision to accept Bitcoin.

What is Sticky Rice Pu Erh Tea (Nuo Mi Xiang Cha)

May 4, 2017 1 comment

One particularly popular pu erh is the ‘sticky rice pu erh tea’ also known as ‘nuo mi xiang cha’. As the name already reveals it indeed has the flavour of sticky rice.

2017 Chinese Green Teas

April 28, 2017 No comments

After the launch of our two longjing tea, more green teas are following. See below some pics of other green teas that have arrived recently!

Yancha Comparison: Qilan versus Rougui Rock Tea

April 24, 2017 No comments

Today we’re tasting a Qilan and Rougui rock tea from Wuyishan, which are part of our Rock Tea Sampler. Read about our discoveries in this post!

A Song Dynasty Poem About Liu Bao Tea by Yang Guanqing

April 20, 2017 No comments

Read this wonderful Song dynasty poem about Liu Bao tea written by Yang Guanqing.

It's Here: 2017 Early Spring Longjing Tea

April 18, 2017 No comments

We proudly announce that the long awaited 2017 longjing has finally arrived! If you've been fan of our premium longjing. We've got some good news: it's even better than the previous years.

Tea Competition: Wuyishan's Annual King of Tea Tournament

April 16, 2017 No comments

A collection of pictures taken from the annual Wuyishan tea competition.

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)