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It's All About Tea — mouthfeel

Embodying The Tea Ceremony: What Is Hui Gan?

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In a couple of our recent posts, we have mentioned these obscure words — hui gan. But what does hui gan actually mean? Indeed, it’s as elusive as many of our favorite terms in this mysterious world of tea! Hui gan, cha qiwabi-sabi… they are all tricky to describe but really hold what we find is the essence of the tea ceremony. (Read more)

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The Taste Of Tea: Subbing Bitterness for Astringency

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In the world of unseasoned tea drinkers, bitterness and astringency might be synonyms. But oh no, not when it comes to us, tea connoisseurs! In fact, bitterness and astringency are two totally different profiles on the spectrum concerning the taste of tea. We'll break down why. (Read more)

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What Is Mouthfeel? — How To Properly Taste Tea

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What we talk about when we talk about mouthfeel. We’re sure, when you read tea descriptions, picking out which best suits your taste, you may notice something referred to as “mouthfeel.” Mouthfeel is an essential part of the tasting and understanding of every tea. Or even coffee, alcoholic beverages, and food! It’s impossible to escape mouthfeel if you are tasting something. However, some of us may not be used to paying it much mind. In this article, we’ll take a deeper look into mouthfeel and how to decode it during a tea tasting! (Read more)

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