Tea Growing Regions

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

Wuyishan Tea Growing Region & 10 Ways It's Unique

Wuyishan, also known as Wuyi Mountain, is a famous tea growing region in China. Learn what makes this region unique!

July 8, 2019

Wu Yi Tea Classification, Benefits, Taste & Caffeine

Discover oolong tea from the its source: Wuyishan. Learn about wu yi rock tea and why the natural environment matters.

April 7, 2019

Dan Cong Tea Types Classification

Welcome to the super confusing world of Dan Cong tea names. Learn what names and terms to ignore and which are actually relevant to remember.

August 13, 2018

These 4 Main Tea Growing Regions In China Are Ideal For Producing Chinese Tea

China tea farms are located in 4 main production regions. Each area has an unique climate which gives it an advantage in producing certain types of teas.

June 9, 2017

Yancha Comparison: Qilan versus Rougui Rock Tea

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!

April 25, 2017

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

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.

March 19, 2017

Why is Da Hong Pao So Expensive: The Most Expensive Tea?

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.

February 28, 2017

2016 Chinese Green Tea Update

Here's our evaluation of five 2016 Spring green teas with pictures of dry and steeped leaves, and a few notes about their flavor and fragrance.

April 20, 2016

Oolong Tea Processing: Roasting/Baking Technology in Production

When it comes to the processing of oolong tea, there are many similar steps overlapping with other types. Still, oolong tea is in itself a very unique category of teas, because of the baking/roasting technology applied.

March 2, 2016

Wuyishan: 3 Strange Things About Wuyi Rock Tea

While exploring the Wuyishan region this year one of our cooperating farmers told us about the 10 'strange things' about Wuyishan. It's a pretty amusing list and as expected the top 3 are about tea.

April 10, 2015