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.
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.
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.
Learn about the history of tea gifts in China and why it's still so popular today.
There's a tea term known as 'border sales tea' or 'bian xiao cha' (边销茶). Find out what this is all about!
Read about how tea became the second most consumed beverage in the world. From how Shen Nong accidentally discovered tea until Mongols treatened the tea culture in China, to how the East India Company monopolized the tea trade and spread tea all over the world.