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Pu-erh tea taste: Pu-erh main production areas

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Today we're talking (again) about Pu-erh – a tea like no other.

Few (if any) among the six main tea types enjoy the popularity and special place that Pu-erh has in the hearts of tea lovers throughout the world! We'll explore the main production areas for Pu-erh tea and see how they affect the taste, aroma, and flavor of one of the most beloved tea types! (Read more)

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"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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Tea with friends: Vincent and the world's first tea app

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In this chapter of "Tea with friends: the story of..." we sit down to chat with Vincent Liu. A startup entrepreneur, Vincent has returned from the US, where he finished his education, back to his roots in China to follow his newfound passion for Chinese tea. 

During the process, he managed to tour several famous tea-producing regions, introduce local artisan teas to the public, and create the world's first tea app! (Read more)

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Gong Fu Cha — Making Sure Your Tea Doesn’t Lose Flavor

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

As most tea enthusiasts already know, there are different ways of making tea. For example, you can brew it western-style or gongfu style. When talking about quality Asian tea, most of us might choose to make our drink the gong fu cha way. We can taste how it transforms throughout multiple brews when we make tea gong fu style.

For this reason, it’s also essential to understand how many brews each tea type can withstand. Furthermore, how to prolong the brew count of each variety. We’ll discuss this more in today’s article. (Read more)

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Organic Tea — Should You Really Be Paying For The Certification?

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

When buying loose leaf tea, many tea enthusiasts wish to go the extra mile and ensure they purchase organic tea. Of course, this means that farmers don't use pesticides or chemicals at the tea farmers. Thus, the tea leaves are clean and pure. It's a great practice to buy certified organic teas. Still, we wish to shine a light on the world of quality tea — many teas are fully organic, even if they aren't officially certified as such. In fact, this happens more than you think! (Read more)

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