Posts tagged 'Tea history'

Dan Cong Oolong Tea: Legend, History & Origin

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.

September 30, 2019

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

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

The History of Tea Gifts in China & What You Should Get This Holiday Season

Learn about the history of tea gifts in China and why it's still so popular today.

November 15, 2016

Tea History: What Is 'Border Sales Tea' (Bian Xiao Cha)?

There's a tea term known as 'border sales tea' or 'bian xiao cha' (边销茶). Find out what this is all about!

October 18, 2016

History of Tea in China & How It Spread Across The World

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.

April 9, 2015