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It's All About Tea — traditional chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Heating Chinese Teas

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This week the Northeast coast has been hit by a snow blizzard, and of course — many of us reached for something warm. Something hot. Tea! Granted, most of us tea heads drink tea all year round, no matter the outside temperature. Although undoubtedly, there's something exceptionally satisfying about warming yourself up with some hot tea while the weather is chilly. (Read more)

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All About Tea Stuffed Tangerines (Chen Pi)

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Most commonly, chen pi (citrus peel) is associated with pu-erh or aged white teas. It is no wonder why particularly post-fermented and aged teas go best with the dried citrus peel. Aside from tea, its use is widespread in Chinese medicine. Many people choose to drink chen pi tea precisely because of the benefits it brings, according to Chinese medicine. (Read more)

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How To Drink Tea: The 5 Things You Shouldn't Do

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Whether you like your tea gong fu style, western style, or just good ol' grandpa style — there are always certain things to keep in mind when enjoying some brewed up camellia sinensis leaves. 

In China, tea has been cultivated for over 2000 years. And the first book on tea was written during China's Tang Dynasty (618 to 907) by a monk called Lu Yu, otherwise known as the Sage of Tea. It should be to no surprise that over this long period of time, people developed the knowledge of how to properly brew tea and what definitely not to do. (Read more)

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Hot Gong Fu Cha In The Summer: Cooling Chinese Teas

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All throughout China, Taiwan, and other parts of East Asia, the bubble tea trend has reached its peak, with crowds of youth lining up for a big cup of the ice-cold tea beverage. Yet we still find small groups of elderly folk sitting somewhere shaded in a park, enjoying hot Gong Fu style tea.

For the westerner it is counterintuitive, to be drinking hot tea for hours on a hot, muggy day. Many of the older people, however, know the secrets of Chinese medicine and know exactly which beverages to drink in the summer to keep the body cool. (Read more)

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Pu-erh Tea Benefits: A Great Tea For Digestion

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In China and parts of Southeast Asia Pu-erh tea has been consumed for centuries. It was a significant export product on the Tea-Horse Road, but even back in its homeland of Yunnan people did not dismiss the amazing Pu-erh tea benefits.

While in Tibet this tea was popular with monks for its amazing energizing qualities, in China people would always drink it after a meal, especially an oily one, to aid with digestion. (Read more)

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