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As a tea lover you may have experience excessive dryness in the throat after drinking tea. In China we called this a ‘locked throat’ or suokou (锁喉). In the West, it’s known as a dry mouthfeel or dry throat.
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.
For China’s Pu erh tea market, the Spring of 2007 was more like a cold hard winter with unexpected blizzards. After an acute rise, Pu erh price dropped shockingly fast. It's now 10 years later. Let's take a look back at this turbulent period of time.
The old ones are sold out, but luckily we've some new ones lined up!
There's a tea term known as 'border sales tea' or 'bian xiao cha' (边销茶). Find out what this is all about!
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