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Tea Color And What It Says About Your Tea

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Tea Color And What It Says About Your Tea

Tea brews can have so many beautiful color schemes: oak brown, amber orange, jade green, honey yellow… and the list goes on. 

 

As we’ve already learned, the color of the tea doesn’t always correspond with the tea category. In the west, we are mostly used to ordering a black tea and receiving a dark brown, almost black tea brew. When it comes to Chinese black teas (red teas), the color of the brew can vary from a darkish umber brown to a light golden liquid. 

 

So what are some of the things that influence the resulting color of the tea brew? (Read more)

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Dan Cong Oolongs, Part II

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Dan Cong Oolongs, Part II

In our previous article, The Aromatic Dancong Oolongs, we’ve focused on what is Dan Cong (Fenghuang) Oolong, and the various single varietals that exist within this tea category.  

 

This time we will take a look at the intricate history of this indeed well-known aromatic tea, as well as the processing methods

 

Even if you haven’t yet had a chance to try this wonderfully fragrant tea, learn all about it together with us! (Read more)

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Comparing Unglazed Teapots: Yixing Vs Chaozhou

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Comparing Unglazed Teapots: Yixing Vs Chaozhou
Yixing teaware has gained immense popularity. By many it is considered the only possible option for gong fu style tea, beating porcelain, glass, and even other clay types. However, the steep price has tea drinkers questioning if it's really superior to other types of unglazed clay teapots. (Read more)

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Best Oolong Tea: The 5 Most Popular Oolong Teas

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Best Oolong Tea: The 5 Most Popular Oolong Teas
What is your favorite tea type? For many the answer is — oolong!
What makes oolong so favored? Perhaps its multidimensionality, the variety present within this single tea category. A lightly roasted oolong has a resemblance most similar to green teas, while a dark roasted oolong will resemble black tea. Nevertheless, it is neither. It is in between and can not be imitated. (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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