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Tea Color And What It Says About Your Tea

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Tea Color And What It Says About Your Tea

Tea brews can have so many beautiful color schemes: oak brown, amber orange, jade green, honey yellow… and the list goes on. 

 

As we’ve already learned, the color of the tea doesn’t always correspond with the tea category. In the west, we are mostly used to ordering a black tea and receiving a dark brown, almost black tea brew. When it comes to Chinese black teas (red teas), the color of the brew can vary from a darkish umber brown to a light golden liquid. 

 

So what are some of the things that influence the resulting color of the tea brew? (Read more)

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Make Your Own Tea Blend: Russian Caravan Tea

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Make Your Own Tea Blend: Russian Caravan Tea
A Russian Caravan tea blend is described as the ideal melange of woody, smoky aroma and velvety sweet taste. It originated over years of loose leaf teas being transported over the harsh wintery Russian steppes. Finally, the tea would arrive to Russia’s elite, fully smoked out from the numerous campfires lit along the way. Today we can enjoy a perfect blend of loose-leaf Chinese teas creating the taste that was once so craved, centuries ago. (Read more) 

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A Deeper Look Into Chinese Black Tea (Hong Cha)

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A Deeper Look Into Chinese Black Tea (Hong Cha)

Up until the mid 17th century (Late Ming, Early Qing Dynasty), the only teas widely consumed in China were green (unoxidized) and oolong (semi-oxidized) teas.

 

Nowadays, red tea is one of the most popular and widely produced teas in the world. However, it wasn't always this way.  (Read more)

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Black Tea Caffeine Content: Is It Actually High?

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Black Tea Caffeine Content: Is It Actually High?
A common claim is that black tea caffeine content is much higher than that of green or white tea. Many people will always make a choice to drink green tea believing that the caffeine content is much lower. There are also people who say that green tea has zero caffeine. (Read more)

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The World’s Most Popular Chinese Teas

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The World’s Most Popular Chinese Teas
We’ve put together a list that contains the most popular Chinese teas found around the world. If you are just getting into the exquisite world of Chinese teas why not take a look and see what kind of teas others are drawn to? (Read more)

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