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It's All About Tea — pu erh

Drinking tea in Russia

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In an earlier blog post, we witnessed the beauty of tea rituals outside of China. Today, we continue to explore the path of cha in near and distant lands. In today’s post, we’ll set on a journey to the vast Russian planes.

Russia’s connection to Chinese tea is ingrained into the local culture in a way so profound few other countries can compare to it. As its territory changed through the ages, so did the cultural landscape, influenced by the lands and people the empire included during its different periods. Chinese tea was ubiquitous to the point of being considered a national drink in pre-Soviet Russia. Its history started with the establishment of the Silk Road and has been ongoing ever since. (Read more)

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Modern days Pu-erh tea terroirs

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In the 300 years following the late Ming dynasty, the Six ancient tea mountains in Yunnan experienced major ups and downs. They were due to the change of times in China and the neighboring countries that purchased tea from the mainland. Slowly, the focus of tea production has shifted to the new Six major tea mountains. 


In this article,
 we'll witness how the main Pu-erh tea production areas transformed over time, and how that impacts their terroirs. (Read more)

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Pu-erh tea taste: Pu-erh main production areas

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Today we're talking (again) about Pu-erh – a tea like no other.

Few (if any) among the six main tea types enjoy the popularity and special place that Pu-erh has in the hearts of tea lovers throughout the world! We'll explore the main production areas for Pu-erh tea and see how they affect the taste, aroma, and flavor of one of the most beloved tea types! (Read more)

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Pu-erh and Kombucha – match made in Heaven (Tea for Digestion)

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

People all over Asia have used Pu-erh tea from ancient times as a medicine for bad or insufficient digestion and precious addition to their daily menu. On the other side of the globe, Kombucha is a traditional-turned-modern remedy for effectively supporting the digestive system's work.

Today, we'll explore the benefits of tea for digestion in a first-of-its-kind product - the Kombucha Pu-erh tea. We'll see how the joint forces of the traditional Asian remedies, Pu-erh and kombucha, can enhance our digestion and overall gut health. Let's dive in! (Read more)

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Aging Pu-erh tea: wet storage vs. dry storage (Part II)

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Following up from last time, here’s the second part of our blog post, dedicated to storing and aging Pu-erh tea. We talk about the phase of transitioning from wet to dry Pu-erh. We explore the advantages of dry over wet storage and give an answer on whether wet storage is good or bad after all.

You will learn the two essential factors that guarantee effective storage for your tea cakes. You will also understand how the shape influences the storage. Finally, you will learn the best ways to store tea at home, depending on its shape and quantity. Let’s dive in! (Read more)

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