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Describing Yan Yun: The Elegance Of Wuyi Rock Tea

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Describing Yan Yun: The Elegance Of Wuyi Rock Tea

Similarly with Cha Qi, as many gongfu-ers that exist, the many definitions of Yan Yun you may hear.

In Chinese Yan means rock, which is also where the name Yan Cha comes from — Rock Tea.

Yun, on the other hand, is much more abstract and is more of a feeling, or a knowing, than it is anything of the physical realm. (Read more)

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What is Rock Tea?

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What is Rock Tea?

Rock tea, also known as Yancha (yan meaning rock, cha meaning tea), are oolong teas that come from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China.

Tea from this region is the most expensive in the world, with Da Hong Pao topping world records for some of the most expensive tea ever sold. (Read more)

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

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Why Drink Loose Leaf Tea

Many people have believe that in order to enjoy quality tea one must spend a hefty amount of money and have extensive prior knowledge and understanding of tea in order to enjoy it. We would like to break this belief. Of course, better quality often begets a higher price, but this doesn't mean that one must compromise quality for affordability. Nor do you have to be a sommelier in order to enjoy tea. (Read more)

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The Truth Behind Black Tea

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The Truth Behind Black Tea

“Black Tea” as it's called in the West, or "Hong Cha" ("Red Tea") as it is called in Asia is well-known as an afternoon tea for it’s mellow and sweet flavor. According to legend, the Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian, China, is where black tea was first developed. One legend tells of passing soldiers using covered piles of tea leaves as mattresses, thus bruising the leaves and creating oxidation, which gives black tea its dark color. (Read more)

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