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Monkey Picked Oolong — The 5 Legends

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Monkey Picked Oolong — The 5 Legends
Years before tea became a standard beverage in Europe and North America, Chinese tea merchants created the myth of "Monkey Picked Tea."

At the time, tea for westerns was a wonder. They loved the unusual and exquisite taste. However, tea took so long to make its journey from China to Europe and North America. Most people were utterly clueless about how tea was grown and processed.

One myth that did prevail and kept tea drinkers interested and craving more tea was that the tea was picked by brilliant and well-trained monkeys. (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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How Elevation Affects Tea Quality

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How Elevation Affects Tea Quality

For hundreds of years, tea drinkers have prized leaves cultivated at high elevations. In almost every category, elevation can mark the distinction between a good tea and an exceptional one.

The elevation at which a tea plant is growing influences almost every aspect of its development process; from aroma and flavor to nutritional value. (Read more)

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