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History of Black Tea: Where Did Black Tea Originate From?

November 6, 2018 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.

Dan Cong Tea Types Classification

August 13, 2018 No comments

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.

Oolong Tea Taste Explained

July 25, 2018 No comments

Why is it so hard to generalize the taste of oolong tea? What's the difference between light & dark oolong? And how can you make the taste of oolong tea better? Find out now!

The Origin of Moonlight White Tea: Is Moonlight Beauty a White or Pu Erh Tea?

May 18, 2018 No comments

The ‘Moonlight White’ is one of those teas don’t fit in one of the usual categories. It’s name suggests it’s a white tea, yet often times they’re presented in the form of a tea cake, which makes you think it’s a pu erh tea. In this article, we discuss the origin, unique characteristics, and processing of Yue Guang Bai as well as the best way to brew this tea.

2018 Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea: New 2018 Spring Green Tea Arrival

April 15, 2018 No comments

We’re excited to show you our new 2018 Huangshan Maofeng in this post. This year’s maofeng is once again a great leap forward relative to the maofengs we’ve offered the previous years.

2018 Spring Jin Jun Mei Tea Arrival

April 14, 2018 No comments

A full review of our new 2018 spring Jin Jun Mei with our steeping and tasting notes.

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 belief 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.

Temporary Offer! Mini Pu Erh Cakes Baskets!

October 27, 2017 No comments

We're excited to introduce you small baskets that includes 84 pieces of miniature pu erh cakes. They're packed per 7 pieces like traditional pu erh (tongs). Each piece is 7 grams, which is perfect for one pu erh tea session.

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

August 30, 2017 No comments

Read this, and become better at appreciating and buying pu erh tea!

Tie Guan Yin vs Green Tea: What's The Difference

July 7, 2017 No comments

Recently we received an email from a tea lover wondering why Tie Guan Yin is an oolong tea. Why isn't it a green tea? What's the difference?

Types of Tea

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History of Black Tea: Where Did Black Tea Originate From?

November 6, 2018 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.

Dan Cong Tea Types Classification

August 13, 2018 No comments

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.

Oolong Tea Taste Explained

July 25, 2018 No comments

Why is it so hard to generalize the taste of oolong tea? What's the difference between light & dark oolong? And how can you make the taste of oolong tea better? Find out now!

The Origin of Moonlight White Tea: Is Moonlight Beauty a White or Pu Erh Tea?

May 18, 2018 No comments

The ‘Moonlight White’ is one of those teas don’t fit in one of the usual categories. It’s name suggests it’s a white tea, yet often times they’re presented in the form of a tea cake, which makes you think it’s a pu erh tea. In this article, we discuss the origin, unique characteristics, and processing of Yue Guang Bai as well as the best way to brew this tea.

2018 Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea: New 2018 Spring Green Tea Arrival

April 15, 2018 No comments

We’re excited to show you our new 2018 Huangshan Maofeng in this post. This year’s maofeng is once again a great leap forward relative to the maofengs we’ve offered the previous years.

2018 Spring Jin Jun Mei Tea Arrival

April 14, 2018 No comments

A full review of our new 2018 spring Jin Jun Mei with our steeping and tasting notes.

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 belief 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.

Temporary Offer! Mini Pu Erh Cakes Baskets!

October 27, 2017 No comments

We're excited to introduce you small baskets that includes 84 pieces of miniature pu erh cakes. They're packed per 7 pieces like traditional pu erh (tongs). Each piece is 7 grams, which is perfect for one pu erh tea session.

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

August 30, 2017 No comments

Read this, and become better at appreciating and buying pu erh tea!

Tie Guan Yin vs Green Tea: What's The Difference

July 7, 2017 No comments

Recently we received an email from a tea lover wondering why Tie Guan Yin is an oolong tea. Why isn't it a green tea? What's the difference?