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[2019.11.07]
Do you know that organic tea does not mean healthy?

Have you ever heard about sustainable tea garden? It means tea garden is independent from human and being able to continue to propagate as part of ecology. Every year we spend nearly two months in Yunnan for sourcing tea. We make sure that all of our Yunnan teas are from the sustainable tea garden. The …

[2017.04.07]
Naturally Farmed Tea Garden is Slowly Disappearing in Yunnan

Every year I am staying in Yunnan and buying a number of teas. Nowadays I am particularly interested in naturally farmed tea. The definition of the naturally farmed tea is that tea trees are grown as a part of the surrounding ecology and it is independent from human involvement. Naturally farmed tea for the taste …

[2016.09.13]
Can we continue brewing tea next day after it’s been kept for a night?

In brewing tea, sometimes we discontinue brewing after only one or two infusions. We often wonder whether we should continue brewing it. Sometimes we may think that the brewing style like gong-fu brewing style or traditional Chinese brewing style or even the type of teapot will determine the duration that the tealeaf can remained fresh …

[2015.10.08]
What is the ideal tea for fermentation and aging?

The freshly-plucked tealeaf has green leafy aroma. When the fresh tealeaf undergoes appropriate fermentation or maturation, its green leafy aroma will becomes fruity or floral note. The fermentation of tea refers to the enzymatic oxidation, while the maturation means non-enzymatic oxidation. However, even if it undergoes fermentation or maturation, not all tea produces fruity or floral …

[2015.01.28]
The reason to hunt for the naturally farmed tea

In 2014 I went to Yunnan, China twice and stay there for about a month plus. For now, most of teas have already arrived and I am enjoying drinking it every day. The main purpose that I keep going to the Yunnan tea production site is to look for tea grown with the natural farming …

[2014.09.15]
Ironic relationship between muscatel flavor and the quality of tea

We have released 2 types of Yunnan black tea that gives muscatel flavour. The intensity of the muscatel flavour on these teas is not as strong as that of Mi Xiang Black Tea from Taiwan. These two teas are giving subtle extent of muscatel flavour that is acting like a back dancer that is to …

[2014.09.08]
Tea tasting practice using Coca Cola and Pepsi

For evaluating the quality of tea, there are 3 important criteria. It is the body, aftertaste and mouth feel. In particular, there are many people who can hardly understand and differentiate the body and aftertaste. Body and aftertaste is the essential criteria to define the taste The body and aftertaste is the criteria that is …

[2013.11.26]
The Intimate Relationship Between Body and Calcium

One of the indexes to evaluate the quality of tea is the body. Body is a term often used to describe the taste, yet I think very few people precisely comprehended it well. The word “body” can be described as boldness, width, and heaviness. Basically, it is the term that describes the taste and flavour …

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New Release of Bai Yan Shan High Mountain Raw Pu-erh Tea
We released Bai Yan Shan High Mountain Raw Pu-erh Tea. This tea was produced from tea garden located at about 2300m. The garden has gone completely wild since it has left unattended for decades. Tea garden that altitude is at 2300m In Chinese, Bai Yan Shan means White Rock Mountain. It is located in the …
Limited Release of Single Tree Purple Tea
Now Single Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea of Purple Tea is available in both Japan and Malaysia. In China, single tree is called Dan Zhu. It means tea is distinctively made from one particular tea tree. Since the old tree of purple tea is very limited, we have only very limited stock. The old Tree of …

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