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Lu Yu and the Cha Jing

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Lu Yu and the Cha Jing

Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven.

Lu Yu

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Quality of Water. Quality of Tea

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Quality of Water. Quality of Tea

It's pretty obvious how important water is to the process of brewing tea. After all, the only three absolutely necessary components are a container of some sorts, water, and the tea leaves. But water is usually disregarded as being less diverse than it really is, therefore discredited as a monotonous staple. Taking a closer look at what denotes water quality will hopefully increase every tea drinker's consideration of its importance to the flavor and texture of a cup of tea. (Read more)

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Milk Oolong, No Cows Involved

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Milk Oolong, No Cows Involved

Don’t worry. We assure you there were no cows employed for the production of this rich Taiwanese specialty. Although its true, after first smelling the rich, buttery scent of Jin Xuan Oolong it will be difficult not to fall in love with it. Smelling a quality Milk Oolong is reminiscent of the happiness one gets from smelling freshly baked cookies... (Read more)

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What Exactly Is a Tea Pet and How do We Take Care of Them?

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What Exactly Is a Tea Pet and How do We Take Care of Them?

If you’ve ever participated in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (gong fu cha), you might’ve noticed a small ceramic creature sitting somewhere atop of the tea tray, slowly slurping up tea alongside the tea master. (Read more)

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Tea Vs Coffee: Caffeine

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Tea Vs Coffee: Caffeine

In 1827, tea was discovered to have a caffeine of its own called "theine". It was soon realised that this caffeine and the caffeine found in coffee were identical. Yet, drinkers of tea and coffee experience stark differences in their effects on the body and mind, and questions have surrounded the topic ever since. So, what really influences the disparities between tea and coffee? (Read more)

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