Last week in part one of this blog post, we discovered the relationship between tea and Traditional Chinese Medicine and how tea turned into "a medicine for ten thousand illnesses". We also talked about two of the three most suitable teas to drink in wintertime - black tea and dark tea (like shou pu-erh and Liu Bao). We discussed how they support vital body functions and help preserve our health during the colder months. Now let's go on with the last suggestion - and a bonus mention! (Read more)
Yue Guang Bai White Tea, or White Moonlight, is a type of Yunnan tea, which grows in Yunnan province. The region where farmers produce the world’s supply of pu-erh tea. Interestingly enough, there is still some debate whether Yue Guang Bai should be categorized as a white tea, a pu-erh, or perhaps even have an entire tea category of its own! What we do know, however, is that this White Moonlight is incredibly mellow and delicious, with notes of honey and apricots. One would have difficulty not falling in love with this unique craft tea! (Read more).
Yabao.Depending on who you ask, Yabao tea can be categorized as raw pu-erh, white tea, white raw pu-erh, pu-erh buds, or even as a tisane! These are just some of the many categories this elusive Chinese tea falls into. So what is Yabao? Actually, it's quite tricky to define and confine it to a particular tea category. What we do know is, it's incredibly delicious. So let's try to take a closer look at what makes it so. (Read more)
Silver Needle White Tea, or Bai Hao Yin Zhen, is one of the most popular types of White Tea! It has a unique appearance — fuzzy white tea tips, soft like bunny ears. The taste is elegant and alluring. One who has tried a quality Silver Needle will likely continue the quest of enjoying only the finest Bai Hao Yin Zhen there is. Read this article to find out what makes it so unique and how to choose only the best Silver Needle Tea!(Read more)
Seeing for the first time tea brewed with a bowl and spoon might come as a surprise to tea enthusiasts who are fans of the Chinese tea ceremony - gong fu cha. It is a popular brewing method in Taiwan, used for brewing green teas and oolongs. (Read more)