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It's All About Tea

Simple Steps for Brewing a Good Cup of Tea

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It is very easy to spoil perfectly good tea. But the good news is that making good tea is not so hard either. Just follow the basic principles for brewing tea and you’ll be able to enjoy all teas at their fullest potential! (Read more)

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The Five Main Types of Tea

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There are 5 main types of tea: White, Green, Blue-green (Oolong), Black (Red) and Pu-erh.

All five derive from the same plant. What accounts for their many differences are the length of time it takes for the tea leaves to become oxidized and the processing style, which can include such methods as roasting, steaming, pan-firing and aging. (Read more)

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How Elevation Affects Tea Quality

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For hundreds of years, tea drinkers have prized leaves cultivated at high elevations. In almost every category, elevation can mark the distinction between a good tea and an exceptional one.

The elevation at which a tea plant is growing influences almost every aspect of its development process; from aroma and flavor to nutritional value. (Read more)

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What Does Umami Taste Like? The 5th Taste of Tea.

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When referring to teas, you might often encounter the term "umami", but what exactly is it? Here we will try to break down for you this somewhat mysterious word. (Read more)

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How to Bring Water For Tea to the Right Temperature

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It’s easy to set the desired temperature of water when you have an electric kettle with temperature presets. But what to do when you are using the good-old-stove to warm up water for your tea? Don’t worry – it’s actually not so hard to tell the water temperature, as long as you can see how the water in your kettle reacts to heat. (Read more)

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