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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Read this, and become better at appreciating and buying pu erh tea!
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.
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.
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 ‘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.
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.
A full review of our new 2018 spring Jin Jun Mei with our steeping and tasting notes.
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.
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.
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?