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The Five Main Types of Tea

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The Five Main Types of Tea

There are 5 main types of tea: White, Green, Blue-green (Oolong), Black (Red) and Pu-erh.

All five derive from the same plant. What accounts for their many differences are the length of time it takes for the tea leaves to become oxidized and the processing style, which can include such methods as roasting, steaming, pan-firing and aging. (Read more)

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How to Bring Water to the Right Temperature (The Old School Method)

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How to Bring Water to the Right Temperature (The Old School Method)

It’s easy to set the desired temperature of water when you have an electric kettle with temperature presets. But what to do when you are using the good-old-stove to warm up water for your tea? Don’t worry – it’s actually not so hard to tell the water temperature, as long as you can see how the water in your kettle reacts to heat. (Read more)

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How to Store Tea

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How to Store Tea

"The best quality tea must have the creases like the leather boots of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like earth newly swept by rain".
Follow these simple pointers on how to get the most out of your loose leaf tea. (Read more)

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What Is Tea

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What Is Tea

Coming after water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the world.  What comes as a surprise to many is that all teas come from the same plant – Camellia Sinensis.

Anything else, while sometimes called "tea", is more accurately referred to as an herbal tea or tisane. Tisanes include chamomile, rooibos and fruit teas. (Read more)

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

Many people have believe that in order to enjoy quality tea one must spend a hefty amount of money and have extensive prior knowledge and understanding of tea in order to enjoy it. We would like to break this belief. Of course, better quality often begets a higher price, but this doesn't mean that one must compromise quality for affordability. Nor do you have to be a sommelier in order to enjoy tea. (Read more)

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