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It's All About Tea — chinese medicine

Tea for the soul – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Balancing our internal energies is crucial for a relaxed and healthy body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. According to this ancient knowledge, all teas are either cooling or heating. Understanding the properties of tea may help us make more conscious choices when choosing a tea for the soul for our gongfu session. (Read more)

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A Pu-erh Tea Tasting

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Our fermented friend pu-erh… The tea world seems to split in half when talk is centered around this tea. Some pu-erh enthusiasts don't venture much into other tea varieties. Some have had it and don't particularly take to it. And, there are those, who have been treated to good pu-erh, liked it, but don't necessarily know how to take the next step in the journey. In today's post, we'll talk about doing a pu-erh tasting and choosing the right one (Read more)

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The 4 Ways of Drinking Tea in Ancient China

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In today's post we will discus the origins of tea in China and ancient Chinese tea drinking methods. From 2737 BCE and all the way up to modern times, let's take a look at how tea culture transformed. (Read more)

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A Deeper Look Into Hei Cha

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Hei Cha is a post-fermented tea, just like Shou Pu-erh. In fact, essentially, Shou Pu-erh is Hei Cha. But it's not that simple. Not everyone can tell the difference between Hei Cha and Pu-erh.

Hei Cha is an ancient tea with a rich tea history. For example, the original processing techniques of Liu Bao Hei Cha served as the basis for modern-day Ripe Pu-erh preparation. (Read more)

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Heating Chinese Teas

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

This week the Northeast coast has been hit by a snow blizzard, and of course — many of us reached for something warm. Something hot. Tea! Granted, most of us tea heads drink tea all year round, no matter the outside temperature. Although undoubtedly, there's something exceptionally satisfying about warming yourself up with some hot tea while the weather is chilly. (Read more)

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