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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.

Mei Zhan Oolong Tea Review: A Wuyi Rock Tea

June 19, 2017 No comments

Mei Zhan is a tea cultivar from Wuyishan that produces a bold and rich oolong tea. Recently we've received a request from a tea lover to source this tea for him. And as curious as we're we made sure to get some more to try it out ourselves.

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.

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 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’.

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.

The Aftertaste of Tea (Hui Gan)

November 13, 2016 No comments

How to evaluate, appreciate and enjoy the aftertaste of tea? How can palette cleansing help?

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?

Sweet Osmanthus Oolong Tea Recipe

June 30, 2016 No comments

An easy recipe to blend and brew a classic Osmanthus oolong tea.

Sweet Osmanthus Green Tea Recipe

June 30, 2016 No comments

Learn how you can easily blend and steep a traditional osmanthus green tea (With Video).

How to Make Loose Leaf Green Tea

May 18, 2016 No comments

You can buy the best green teas in the world, but if you don’t prepare it the right way, it will be such as waste of your money. Follow these expert tips and tricks to steep better loose leaf green tea.

Chrysanthemum Pu Erh Tea Benefits & Recipe

May 8, 2016 No comments

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

White Tea Cake Storage: How To Store White Tea Cakes

May 8, 2016 No comments

Storing white tea cakes is simple. There's just a few things you'll have to keep in mind, including temperature, humidity and air circulation.

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

May 4, 2016 No comments

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

2 Ways to Pour with an Yixing Teapot

April 30, 2016 No comments

Watch the video supplemented with images in this post to learn the best ways to pour with an Yixing teapot.

How to Use a Gaiwan without Burning your Hands

April 18, 2016 1 comment

Using a gaiwan can be tricky in the beginning. Watch this video and read our notes to avoid common pitfalls and brew like a tea master.

Gaiwan vs Yixing Guide

April 17, 2016 2 comments

Should you get a Yixing teapot or a porcelain gaiwan? Read this before you start shopping.

How to Make Osmanthus Sugar Syrup (糖桂花)

March 22, 2016 No comments

Learn how to make osmanthus sugar (糖桂花) with fresh or dried osmanthus flowers in a few easy steps.

How To Make Tea

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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.

Mei Zhan Oolong Tea Review: A Wuyi Rock Tea

June 19, 2017 No comments

Mei Zhan is a tea cultivar from Wuyishan that produces a bold and rich oolong tea. Recently we've received a request from a tea lover to source this tea for him. And as curious as we're we made sure to get some more to try it out ourselves.

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.

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 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’.

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.

The Aftertaste of Tea (Hui Gan)

November 13, 2016 No comments

How to evaluate, appreciate and enjoy the aftertaste of tea? How can palette cleansing help?

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?

Sweet Osmanthus Oolong Tea Recipe

June 30, 2016 No comments

An easy recipe to blend and brew a classic Osmanthus oolong tea.

Sweet Osmanthus Green Tea Recipe

June 30, 2016 No comments

Learn how you can easily blend and steep a traditional osmanthus green tea (With Video).

How to Make Loose Leaf Green Tea

May 18, 2016 No comments

You can buy the best green teas in the world, but if you don’t prepare it the right way, it will be such as waste of your money. Follow these expert tips and tricks to steep better loose leaf green tea.

Chrysanthemum Pu Erh Tea Benefits & Recipe

May 8, 2016 No comments

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

White Tea Cake Storage: How To Store White Tea Cakes

May 8, 2016 No comments

Storing white tea cakes is simple. There's just a few things you'll have to keep in mind, including temperature, humidity and air circulation.

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

May 4, 2016 No comments

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

2 Ways to Pour with an Yixing Teapot

April 30, 2016 No comments

Watch the video supplemented with images in this post to learn the best ways to pour with an Yixing teapot.

How to Use a Gaiwan without Burning your Hands

April 18, 2016 1 comment

Using a gaiwan can be tricky in the beginning. Watch this video and read our notes to avoid common pitfalls and brew like a tea master.

Gaiwan vs Yixing Guide

April 17, 2016 2 comments

Should you get a Yixing teapot or a porcelain gaiwan? Read this before you start shopping.

How to Make Osmanthus Sugar Syrup (糖桂花)

March 22, 2016 No comments

Learn how to make osmanthus sugar (糖桂花) with fresh or dried osmanthus flowers in a few easy steps.