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It's All About Tea — oolong

The 3 Most Suitable Teas to Drink in Wintertime (Part II)

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Last week in part one of this blog post, we discovered the relationship between tea and Traditional Chinese Medicine and how tea turned into "a medicine for ten thousand illnesses". We also talked about two of the three most suitable teas to drink in wintertime - black tea and dark tea (like shou pu-erh and Liu Bao). We discussed how they support vital body functions and help preserve our health during the colder months. Now let's go on with the last suggestion - and a bonus mention!  (Read more)

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Yancha — The Different Areas of the Wuyi Mountains

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Tea drinkers worldwide have a special spot in their hearts for the warm, roasted notes of Wuyi Mountain tea (yancha) with its unforgettable Yan Yun. Within the vast history of tea, the Wuyi Mountains are a relatively new growing region. Nonetheless, they continue to produce mesmerizing tea, which we cannot stop talking about. This time, we will go a little more into detail about the different growing regions within Wuyi Shan (Wuyi Mountain) itself.  (Read more)

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A Guide To Aged Oolong Tea And How To Age It

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

In the western market, tea connoisseurs know the price of an adequately-aged pu-erh cake or white tea.However, when hearing about aged oolong, many might become perplexed. Taiwan has had the tradition of aging oolong for practically as long as oolong production itself has existed. But it never quite took off in the west the way that aged pu-erh did, perhaps because the production of aged oolongs remains pretty scarce and reserved for true enthusiasts of this tea type. So what is so special about aged oolong? (Read more)

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Tea for the soul – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Balancing our internal energies is crucial for a relaxed and healthy body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. According to this ancient knowledge, all teas are either cooling or heating. Understanding the properties of tea may help us make more conscious choices when choosing a tea for the soul for our gongfu session. (Read more)

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What Is Bug Bitten Oolong? (Oriental Beauty Oolong And More)

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Bug Bitten Oolong originated in Taiwan in the early 20th century. Once, there was a tremendous amount of leafhoppers feasting on one farmer’s tea bushes. Instead of forsaking the whole harvest, he decided to proceed with processing these tea leaves. Thus, the first Oriental Beauty Oolong came into existence — the forerunner of bug-bitten tea. (Read more)

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