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What is a Cha Hai and What do We Need It For?

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What is a Cha Hai and What do We Need It For?

When, where, and by who, the first cha hai was used by is unknown even though now it is an irreplaceable part of gong fu brewing. It is especially important to use cha hai for denser teas. Ensuring that the participants of a tea ceremony have the equal experiences is an integral part of tea culture that should not be overlooked. (Read more)

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The Tradition of Drinking Tea and Eating Mooncakes

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The Tradition of Drinking Tea and Eating Mooncakes

The Moon Festival is a national holiday and one of the most important days for the citizens of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as other Asian countries. It is somewhat equivalent to Thanksgiving in the US and Canada. One of the most common ways to celebrate is to gather with your family and loved ones, sitting under the bright shining moon, while eating mooncakes, drinking tea, and appreciating each-others company. (Read more)

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The History of Taiwanese Tea Culture

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The History of Taiwanese Tea Culture

It is true that Taiwanese tea culture is rapidly changing to suit the economy and the environments of the new generation. However, we remain grateful that we are still able to sit down and enjoy a long, peaceful gong fu cha tea ceremony with some of Taiwan’s finest Alishan Oolong. The serene environment of Taiwan’s tallest, foggy mountain remains unchanged. While sipping our tea, we acknowledge the hundreds of years long journey that tea went through, as well as the hard work of the tea farmers and their dedication to quality and tradition. (Read more)

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Practicing Mindfulness in Simple Tea Meditation

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Practicing Mindfulness in Simple Tea Meditation

Tea meditation is simple and requires no prior knowledge of meditation practices. All you need is your desire to be in the present moment.

The meditation can be practiced for as little or as long as you want, any time of the day. It is really all up to you!

There is a tendency amongst people to get up in the morning feeling rushed to get somewhere. Why not try getting up a little earlier and dedicating the time for this simple tea meditation? (Read more)

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Brewing loose leaf tea is easy!

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Brewing loose leaf tea is easy!

Are you thinking of getting into the world of tea but don't know where to start!?

Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here!

Let’s say you have a tea you want to try. The next step: brewing!

Brewing is much easier than you think. If you’re new to tea, the important thing is not to overthink it.

We've made some short, straight-to-the-point videos on how to brew teas both Western style and Chinese style. (Read more)

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