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It's All About Tea — chinese tea

"Champagne of Teas" - the Charm of Oolong Tea Taste

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Today we'll talk about a firm favorite among China's 6 tea types - Oolong tea. This remarkable tea is also known under a couple of other nicknames. Some of them include "the perfume of teas" and "the champagne of teas" - all for a good reason! Indeed, Oolong - or Wu Long - is among the most aromatic teas out there. Let's discover the secret behind its charming aroma!

Oolong is a semi-oxidized tea. It stands between non-oxidized green tea and fully oxidized red tea (Hong Cha). It is the last among China's six tea types, created as late as the Qing dynasty. Its name translates as "black dragon" (Wu Long, 乌龙) and is tied to a number of legends on its origins. Oolong originates in China's Fujian province. From there, it quickly spread out to the neighborhoods of Guangdong and Taiwan, shaping the unique Gong Fu Cha tea culture. (Read more)

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Yellow tea - a rare tea to discover (Part 2)

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In Part I of this article, we dived in-depth into yellow tea's specifics. Today, to conclude our talk on the subject, "Path of Cha" has invited a yellow tea expert and producer to discuss this rare tea. He will also share his tips and tricks on brewing Huang Cha to get the best out of its refined and delicate character.

Yun Yao lives in Ya'an, Sichuan, where he produces a variety of yellow teas. His teas are sought after both in China and abroad. "Path of Cha" proudly sells one of his signature products, the yellow tea brick. (Read More)

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Yellow tea - a rare tea to discover (Part 1)

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Among China's six types of tea, yellow tea is somewhat rare and less known of. It seems more enigmatic and remains wrapped in mystery. Even in its home country China, this tea is considered uncommon. Compared to other tea types, fewer people are aware of yellow tea in terms of history, production, and properties.

Today, we'll discuss this tea in depth and let it take its deserved seat as a top tea to discover and enjoy! Let's uncover the secrets of this unique and refined tea together! (Read more)

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Drinking tea for focus and releasing anxiety (Part 2)

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In the previous part of this article, we traced the practice of drinking tea for focus in ancient times. We talked about the connection between tea and mindfulness in China's most important spiritual denominations.

Today, we'll explore the benefits of drinking tea with mindfulness, backed by science. We will also guide you through an exercise on how to drink tea for focus, ease anxiety, and enjoy stress-free mornings and positive and productive days! Grab a cup and dive in! (Read More)

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Aging Pu-erh tea: wet storage vs. dry storage (Part II)

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Following up from last time, here’s the second part of our blog post, dedicated to storing and aging Pu-erh tea. We talk about the phase of transitioning from wet to dry Pu-erh. We explore the advantages of dry over wet storage and give an answer on whether wet storage is good or bad after all.

You will learn the two essential factors that guarantee effective storage for your tea cakes. You will also understand how the shape influences the storage. Finally, you will learn the best ways to store tea at home, depending on its shape and quantity. Let’s dive in! (Read more)

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