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China's Four Tea Drinking Regions and Their Teas

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China's Four Tea Drinking Regions and Their Teas

We all know China is a big country! With many varying climates, traditions and culture. This is also true when it comes to Chinese tea. And while tea is grown in many of China's regions, prominent tea growing regions occupy less than 50% of the whole country. The perfect tea calls for a very particular climate, ideally with high moisture and not too cold.


When purchasing loose leaf tea you’ll see that each tea comes from a different region. But would you be able to identify where it comes from based on the tea? Possibly not, but if you know which teas are grown in which region you can probably make a close guess. (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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