It's All About Tea — history

Let's Get Tea Drunk On Dian Hong Black Tea

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Let's Get Tea Drunk On Dian Hong Black Tea
Centuries ago Chinese black tea steadily paved its way to popularity in the west. This wasn't the case in China, where people preferred freshly processed green teas. Black tea was no more than an export, something locals dare not drink themselves. It wasn't until quite recently that Chinese farmers began rediscovering the beauty of a well-executed black tea. Dian Hong Black Tea is one of those teas that is highly honored today. Originating in Yunnan province, it is made from wild ancient tea trees. The final taste is full of qi and sure to get any tea connoisseur tea drunk in no time. (Read more)

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Sen no Rikyu, The Great Master of Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Sen no Rikyu, The Great Master of Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sen no Rikyu (1522 – 1591) is known by everyone to have the most profound influence on chanoyu, the Japanese "Way of Tea". Also known as matcha tea ceremony. Rikyu took to tiny grass-hut tea houses for his tea practices and kept promoting the wabi-sabi style of tea ceremony that he and his tea master started. (Read more)

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The 4 Ways of Drinking Tea in Ancient China

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The 4 Ways of Drinking Tea in Ancient China
In today's post we will discus the origins of tea in China and ancient Chinese tea drinking methods. From 2737 BCE and all the way up to modern times, let's take a look at how tea culture transformed. (Read more)

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The Ultimate Guide To Sencha Green Tea

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The Ultimate Guide To Sencha Green Tea

Ah, Sencha. Japan's most beloved tea. Found in nearly every household, every vending machine, and in every convenience store in Japan. Chances are you've had it too! As sencha is served in most Japanese restaurants and sushi bars. Often free of charge. 

Was it always this way? Nope. (Read more)

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How To Make Butter Tea With Pu Erh

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How To Make Butter Tea With Pu Erh

While butter tea usually causes confusion in most not familiar with it, it actually has a rich and interesting history. It has been a staple for people living in the Himalayas for centuries and continues to be so.

WHAT IS BUTTER TEA?


Butter tea has many names in different languages but is commonly known as po cha. It originated in the Tibetan Himalayas but is now commonly enjoyed throughout Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, and western China. To make butter tea, four ingredients are needed: tea leaves, butter, water, and salt.

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