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It's All About Tea — tea quality

Altitude Mastery: Superior Survival Strategies of High Mountain Tea

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

High Mountain Tea (Gao Shan Cha – 高山茶) is something special in the world of teas, standing out distinctly when compared to Tai Di Cha (台地茶) – Lowland Tea or Plantation Tea. High Mountain Tea, growing in challenging, high-altitude conditions, develops a character and exceptional qualities, earning it a place of honor in the tea community. These harsh, rugged terrains often appear unwelcoming, making High Mountain Tea literally fight for its life. In a long process of adaptation and evolution, the Gao Shan Tea developed a number of techniques, that helped it not only survive but thrive, drawing from the land and weather to offer flavors and aromas that are a class apart. 
 

So, let's explore more about these fascinating teas and the lands they come from. We'll discover High Mountain Tea's fight for survival and how it turns it into a top tea. (Read More)

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Handmade Teas – a Cut Above the Rest

Posted by Misha Gulko on

Tea is a beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries, and its popularity continues to grow worldwide. Nowadays, countless teas are being produced by thousands, if not millions, of producers around the world. Some teas are produced by individual tea masters on their family farms; others are grown on large estates and produced by big tea factories. 

However, not all teas are created equal. Handmade teas, also known as handcrafted or artisan teas, are a cut above the rest. (Read more)

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Gong Fu Cha — Making Sure Your Tea Doesn’t Lose Flavor

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

As most tea enthusiasts already know, there are different ways of making tea. For example, you can brew it western-style or gongfu style. When talking about quality Asian tea, most of us might choose to make our drink the gong fu cha way. We can taste how it transforms throughout multiple brews when we make tea gong fu style.

For this reason, it’s also essential to understand how many brews each tea type can withstand. Furthermore, how to prolong the brew count of each variety. We’ll discuss this more in today’s article. (Read more)

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The 5 Signs Of Tea Quality — Why Pay More For Quality Loose Leaf Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

If you are a seasoned tea drinker you’ve certainly had a point in your tea journey where you questioned what dictates the price of tea. If you are just getting into the vast world of tea, this questioning might just be starting. In today’s blog post, we’ll go over the top five signs of tea quality, which in turn may dictate the tea’s price. (Read more)

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The 7 Ways Of Determining Tea Quality

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

We all know the basics of quality loose leaf tea standards: Don’t buy tea in tea bags and make sure that the tea leaves are not just dust. However, there are so many standards that go into tea picking and production. While these standards also vary by tea type and variety, there are a few that hold true to most loose leaf teas. (Read more)

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