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The Pairing of Tea with Food

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The Pairing of Tea with Food

As the times roll, more and more are becoming curious around how to assimilate tea into food culture; and it is indeed slowly turning into a regularized practice. Not only are teas fairly cheap and versatile, they can be served at different temperatures and intensities. That being said, here we'll have a broad look at how to think about pairing the 5 major tea groups with food, and the reasons behind it. (Read more)

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Tea for Meditation

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Tea for Meditation

"Ichi-go, Ichi-e". This Zen phrase meaning 'once in a lifetime' or literally "one time, one meeting"epitomizes the simplest reminder for the necessary state of mind when conducting any tea ceremony. It stamps out the meditative quality inseparable from the roots of true tea ceremony: Remaining present in the beauty of the infinite moment, with all its transparency and impermanence. This essence holds true today just as much as it did when these words were first spoken. (Read more)

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Yellow Tea, China's Disappearing Fine Tea

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Yellow Tea, China's Disappearing Fine Tea

Yellow tea is a rare variety of loose leaf tea, with the least amount of production and with very few regions producing it. Yellow tea is a step up from green tea, being made through the process of micro-fermenting. (Read more)

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The Differences Between Raw and Ripe Pu-erh

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The Differences Between Raw and Ripe Pu-erh

There are two variations of Pu-erh tea: Sheng Pu-erh (the raw or green type) and Shu Pu-erh (the ripened or black type). 

Both Shu and Sheng Pu-erh teas are made from a sun-dried tea called Saiqing Mao Cha. After fermentation and roasting, pu-erh tea is aged, often for many years, resulting in it’s dark color and bold, mellow flavor. (Read more)

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Simple Steps for Brewing a Good Cup of Tea

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Simple Steps for Brewing a Good Cup of Tea

It is very easy to spoil perfectly good tea. But the good news is that making good tea is not so hard either. Just follow the basic principles for brewing tea and you’ll be able to enjoy all teas at their fullest potential! (Read more)

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