Types of Tea

The Origin of Oolong Tea (or 'Wulong Tea')

Nobody knows for sure where oolong tea is originated from and where it was discovered. In this article, we’ll discuss the 3 competing theories: Anxi theory, Wuyi theory and Beiyuan tribute tea theory.

August 4, 2019

Da Hong Pao Tea Price Explained

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is a famous oolong tea from Wuyishan, China. What makes the tea so expensive, and are different grades? In this article, we'll discuss what factors determine the price of Da Hong Pao tea.

July 24, 2019

Black Tea vs Green Tea Difference: Taste, Caffeine, Weight Loss

Black tea and green tea differ in many ways, including their taste, caffeine levels, origin, production methods, and health benefits. We’re going to discuss every aspect in detail!

July 1, 2019

2019 Spring Tea Arrivals

Due to many requests from customers regarding the arrival of new 2019 Spring teas, we've published this blog post to keep you up to date with newly launched teas. This post will be continuously updated as soon as new teas are available for order on our website.

April 21, 2019

2018 Waffles Tea! An Easy To Break White Tea Cake

In this blog we would like to introduce a new kind tea cake compressed in the shape of waffles, made from bai mu dan tea leaves.

January 17, 2019

Pu Erh Tea: Wet-Storage Versus Dry-Storage

What's the difference between wet-storage and dry-storage. How does this affect the aging, and eventually the taste and aroma of pu erh tea? Find it out now.

December 11, 2018

Pu Erh Tea Taste Explained!

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

November 19, 2018

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

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.

November 7, 2018

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

Oolong Tea Taste Explained

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!

July 25, 2018

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

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.

May 18, 2018

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

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.

April 16, 2018

2018 Spring Jin Jun Mei Tea Arrival

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

April 15, 2018

Pu Erh Tea Blend Versus Single Origin

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.

November 22, 2017

Temporary Offer! Mini Pu Erh Cakes Baskets!

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.

October 27, 2017

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

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?

July 8, 2017