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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.

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.

Don't Drink Real Tea, Or You May Never Want Anything Else

July 19, 2017 No comments

So true!

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.

A Tea Poem by Su Shi (Su Dongpo): Simmering Tea with Fresh River Water

June 11, 2017 No comments

Su Shi (1037-1101), also know as Su Tungpo, was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman of the Song. As a tea enthusiast, he showed his love for tea in many of his works. In this post, we introduce you one of his tea poems today. We hope you enjoy it!

Koi Carbs & Gold Fishes In Chinese Culture: 7 Ways Fishes Appear as a Lucky Symbol

May 23, 2017 2 comments

Among the Chinese charms, the koi fishes and gold fishes are among the most often used Chinese lucky symbols. Let’s take a look of 7 ways fishes appear in Chinese culture.

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!

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.

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'.

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 Culture

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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.

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.

Don't Drink Real Tea, Or You May Never Want Anything Else

July 19, 2017 No comments

So true!

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.

A Tea Poem by Su Shi (Su Dongpo): Simmering Tea with Fresh River Water

June 11, 2017 No comments

Su Shi (1037-1101), also know as Su Tungpo, was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher and statesman of the Song. As a tea enthusiast, he showed his love for tea in many of his works. In this post, we introduce you one of his tea poems today. We hope you enjoy it!

Koi Carbs & Gold Fishes In Chinese Culture: 7 Ways Fishes Appear as a Lucky Symbol

May 23, 2017 2 comments

Among the Chinese charms, the koi fishes and gold fishes are among the most often used Chinese lucky symbols. Let’s take a look of 7 ways fishes appear in Chinese culture.

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!

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.

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'.

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.