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It's All About Tea — chinese tea

The Story Behind the Honey-Sweet Duck Shit Aroma Oolong

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High up in the Phoenix Mountains of China’s southeastern Guangdong province is where one might find Duck Shit Aroma Oolong. Year-round, these mountains are surrounded by fog and rain, creating perfect moist conditions for the soil to promote this special tea’s growth.

The mountain continuously attracts many tourists traveling not only for the scenic views but also in search of this intriguing oolong. (Read more)

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Yellow Tea, China's Disappearing Fine Tea

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Yellow tea is a rare variety of loose leaf tea, with the least amount of production and with very few regions producing it. Yellow tea is a step up from green tea, being made through the process of micro-oxidizing. (Read more)

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The Differences Between Raw Pu-erh and Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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There are two variations of Pu-erh tea: Sheng Pu-erh (the raw or green type) and Shou Pu-erh (the ripened or black type). 

Both Shu and Sheng Pu-erh teas are usually made of Camellia sinensis var. assamica. After fermentation and roasting, pu-erh tea is aged, often for many years, resulting in it’s dark color and bold, mellow flavor. (Read more)

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Simple Steps for Brewing a Good Cup of Tea

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It is very easy to spoil perfectly good tea. But the good news is that making good tea is not so hard either. Just follow the basic principles for brewing tea and you’ll be able to enjoy all teas at their fullest potential! (Read more)

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

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Many people have believe that in order to enjoy quality tea one must spend a hefty amount of money and have extensive prior knowledge and understanding of tea in order to enjoy it. We would like to break this belief. Of course, better quality often begets a higher price, but this doesn't mean that one must compromise quality for affordability. Nor do you have to be a sommelier in order to enjoy tea. (Read more)

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