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What to do With Used Tea Leaves: Chagra and the Concept of Mottainai

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What to do With Used Tea Leaves: Chagra and the Concept of Mottainai

Once the rich favorable flavor of your tea begins to fade we immediately think it is time to toss it as it is of no use to us any longer. Yet there are actually plenty of uses for used tea leaves!

The truth is even though the tea leaves no longer have flavor, they still have nutrients. These nutrients can still serve their purpose in many ways. (Read more)

 

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China's Four Tea Drinking Regions and Their Teas

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China's Four Tea Drinking Regions and Their Teas

We all know China is a big country! With many varying climates, traditions and culture. This is also true when it comes to Chinese tea. And while tea is grown in many of China's regions, prominent tea growing regions occupy less than 50% of the whole country. The perfect tea calls for a very particular climate, ideally with high moisture and not too cold.


When purchasing loose leaf tea you’ll see that each tea comes from a different region. But would you be able to identify where it comes from based on the tea? Possibly not, but if you know which teas are grown in which region you can probably make a close guess. (Read more)

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What is Grandpa Style Tea and How do We Brew It?

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What is Grandpa Style Tea and How do We Brew It?

Grandpa style brewing actually is not as mysterious and fancy as it sounds.

And I’m sure we’ve all drank tea grandpa style before without even knowing it... (Read more)

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Chinese vs. Taiwanese Oolong

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Chinese vs. Taiwanese Oolong

Chinese vs. Taiwanese oolong. This is a tricky topic. And for the most part, it will depend on the specific type of oolong. Of course, oolong was originally born in China, but the growing conditions and skills of the farmers allowed for Taiwanese oolong to quickly catch up to China’s quality within a couple centuries. (Read more)

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The Green Tea Journey

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The Green Tea Journey

The use of tea leaves first started in southwest China more than 3,000 years ago and was originally used by people for chewing or eating.  Over time, the use of tea leaves  expanded as people began to use them in cooking and to flavor their water. (Read more)

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