We've all seen GABA tea with it's miraculous benefits and sky-high prices. Picking up some GABA tea from the shelf we see claims of stress relief, pain relief and happiness promotion, amongst some. While GABA does do all those things, taking GABA in the form of tea or supplements doesn't allow it to get absorbed by the body in the same way as when it's naturally produced within our bodies. (Read more)
Have you ever wondered what time of year your favorite teas are harvested? Since tea bushes aren’t grown in greenhouses but are naturally grown in tea farms outside or sometimes even wildly, timing the harvest is of utter importance. With certain teas a crop can only be limited to a few days out of the whole year — if missed, the farmers would have to wait for the next season to produce this type of tea. (Read more)
Once brewed, most loose leaf tea ends up in the beautiful big tea leaf shape we all know and love. But not all loose leaf starts out that way. The process of transformation from its dry form, unraveling into the final shape is one of our favorite things to be aware of while taking part in gong fu cha or casually enjoying some grandpa style tea. (Read more)
Tea tastings are pretty similar to wine tastings. They are also fun to do and helpful if you are trying many new teas and want to memorize the flavor profiles or compare them to other teas.
Whether you are keeping track of your tea tasting or just doing it for fun, we put together a guide on how to do a tasting. With every consciously done tea tasting, you will see your palette grow and be able to recognize new and subtle notes. (Read more)
The Moon Festival is a national holiday and one of the most important days for the citizens of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as other Asian countries. It is somewhat equivalent to Thanksgiving in the US and Canada. One of the most common ways to celebrate is to gather with your family and loved ones, sitting under the bright shining moon, while eating mooncakes, drinking tea, and appreciating each-others company. (Read more)