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Chinese Tea Ceremony: Boiling Tea

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Chinese Tea Ceremony: Boiling Tea

Nowadays, boiling tea is often seen as a way to spoil perfectly good tea leaves. However, if done right, this method of brewing tea deserves much more credit than it gets.


Boiling tea leaves is the most ancient method of making tea.
Back in the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907), when tea culture was gradually at its rise, tea leaves were boiled for prolonged periods. Sometimes they were cooked together with different spices. Different kinds of herbs, roots, fruits, and even chili and scallions weren’t uncommon accompaniments to tea leaves. (Read more)

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A Historic Tea: Liu Bao Hei Cha

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A Historic Tea: Liu Bao Hei Cha
Liu Bao is a tea of history. It is one of the oldest styles of tea preparation that is still preserved and drank to this day. It is believed that the processing methods of Liu Bao served as the base for modern-day Ripe Pu erh preparation. In fact, the two teas go through very similar processing partially because they are both part of the Hei Cha tea category. (Read more)

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Hei Cha vs Pu-erh

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Hei Cha vs Pu-erh
Both Hei Cha and Pu-erh are known as post-fermented teas so many wonder what is the true difference between the two tea types. Read on to find out! (Read more)

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