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It's All About Tea — tea storage

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

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

Pu-erh is among the most fascinating and controversial topics in the world of tea. Today, we will speak about a major aspect of the Pu-erh tea production cycle: aging or storage.

There are two primary schools of thought: wet storage and dry storage. Let's explore their differences and the way they affect Pu-erh tea quality. You will learn the nitty gritty of both ways to store your tea and how it affects pu-erh tea's quality and transformation. (Read more)

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How Long Does Tea Last? — The Life Cycle Of Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

A piece of crucial knowledge for those entering the world of cha — age is everything. We've seen it too many times, picking up a few hundred extra grams of your favorite tea during your travel to China or Japan. Just to find it tasting subpar a year later straight from your cupboard. It's not always the best idea to stock up! Or perhaps the other way around? Completely forgetting about that pu-erh cake your friend gifted you, to find that after years of laying around in the tea drawer, it tastes better than ever! The thing is, age is crucial. Furthermore, when we understand the tea's life cycle, we can use it to our advantage. So how long does tea last? Let's find out! (Read more)

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The Ultimate Guide To Sencha Green Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Ah, Sencha. Japan's most beloved tea. Found in nearly every household, every vending machine, and in every convenience store in Japan. Chances are you've had it too! As sencha is served in most Japanese restaurants and sushi bars. Often free of charge. 

Was it always this way? Nope. (Read more)

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Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tips

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

We've already spoken well in-depth about pu-erh and even about the differences between ripe pu-erh and raw pu-erh. Unlike the brisk, fruity, floral, vitalizing raw pu-erh, ripe pu-erh is undoubtedly more of a grandpa of the tea world. Ripe pu-erh is unmistakably earthy, usually with strong notes of tobacco and firewood, cocoa, as well as dried stone fruits. Today, let's take a deeper look into grandpa pu-erh. (Read more)

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