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All About Tea Stuffed Tangerines (Chen Pi)

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All About Tea Stuffed Tangerines (Chen Pi)
Most commonly, chen pi (citrus peel) is associated with pu-erh or aged white teas. It is no wonder why particularly post-fermented, and aged teas go best with the dried citrus peel. Aside from tea, its use is widespread in Chinese medicine. Many people choose to drink chen pi tea precisely because of the benefits it brings, according to Chinese medicine. (Read more)

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Hot Gong Fu Cha In The Summer: Cooling Chinese Teas

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Hot Gong Fu Cha In The Summer: Cooling Chinese Teas

All throughout China, Taiwan, and other parts of East Asia, the bubble tea trend has reached its peak, with crowds of youth lining up for a big cup of the ice-cold tea beverage. Yet we still find small groups of elderly folk sitting somewhere shaded in a park, enjoying hot gong fu style tea.

For the westerner it is counterintuitive, to be drinking hot tea for hours on a hot, muggy day. Many of the older people, however, know the secrets of Chinese medicine and know exactly which beverages to drink in the summer to keep the body cool. (Read more)

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Pu-erh Tea Benefits: A Great Tea For Digestion

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Pu-erh Tea Benefits: A Great Tea For Digestion
In China and parts of Southeast Asia Pu-erh tea has been consumed for centuries. It was a significant export product on the Tea-Horse Road, but even back in its homeland of Yunnan people did not dismiss the amazing Pu-erh tea benefits.

While in Tibet this tea was popular with monks for its amazing energizing qualities, in China people would always drink it after a meal, especially an oily one, to aid with digestion. (Read more)

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5 Simple Uses of Japanese Green Tea

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5 Simple Uses of Japanese Green Tea
Sometimes it is hard to look at green tea without considering its medicinal properties. In fact, Japanese green tea has many uses not all of us are aware of. After all, when tea was reaching its popularity in China and soon after brought to Japan, it wasn’t just seen as an enjoyable beverage but as a valuable medicine.  (Read more)

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Amazing Tea Substitutes for Coffee

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Amazing Tea Substitutes for Coffee

So we have been getting this question a lot - which tea is the best substitute for coffee? 

We have compiled a list of the teas that we carry specifically for this purpose, to introduce people to other options. We will not be getting into the health benefits of tea in this post, but more so focusing on the caffeine level of the following teas...  (Read more)

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