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[2024.03.17]
The Relationship Between Greenness of Tea Leaves and Fertilizer

For both tea and vegetables, there’s a common misconception that a deeper green colour indicates better quality and greater health benefits. However, this isn’t always the case. Natural plants often have a yellowish-green hue rather than a vibrant green. If you observe wild plants in grasslands or along roadsides during spring, you’ll notice that they …

[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 …

[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 …

[2016.05.04]
Making Silver Needle from Yunnan Natural Farming Tea

Silver Needle is the name of single bud white tea. It’s a well-known white tea produced in Fujian Province. Nowadays, it is getting more and more difficult to procure the Silver Needle from Fujian Province. There are a number of factors to take into account: pesticide issue, price increases, and the down trend of quality. …

[2016.04.22]
Tea made only from White Tea Trees

I have always been dreaming of making tea from a specific type of tea tree. I wish to collect the tea leaves from the tea tree that I personally selected and process it. This is half my hobby and half experimental based project. Throughout the years of my tea expedition in Yunnan,  I met a …

[2015.04.25]
Natural farming tea garden that is beyond agriculture

As compared to other places in China, every year I spend a lot more time in Yunnan. The reason is simple. In the entire world of tea, besides Yunnan, it is hard to find another place that is so rich in the natural-farmed tea. In Yunnan, we have a bountiful opportunity to explore the tea …

[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 …

[2013.06.23]
Why do elderly people miss the tea they drunk before?

The elderly people sometimes mentioned that the tea they used to drink when they were young was much nicer. Some people may assume that it is just their nostalgic sentimentality. Somehow I do believe in what they say and would like to share some information. The usage of nitrogen fertilizers have increased 12 times since …

[2013.03.21]
Tips on Tea Quality Inspection

There are many ways to judge the quality of tea. Among all, I would like to introduce one method: to check the unrolling speed of brewed leaf. The high quality leaf unroll very fast, while the poor quality leaf takes a long time to unroll, or sometimes it does not perfectly unroll. I would like …

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New Release of Wild Pu-erh Jasmine Pearl
Out of curiosity, we decided to create a jasmine tea based on Da Xue Shan Wild Raw Tea. This resulted in an exceptionally rare tea, not only in Japan but also in China. Custom Production Network for Jasmine Tea At our store, we source various types of base teas from different regions during the spring. …
New Release of Anxi Traditional Oolong
Anxi, located in Fujian province, China, is celebrated for its Tie Guan Yin tea. However, the Traditional Anxi Oolong from this region boasts a unique fruity aroma, distinguishing it from Tie Guan Yin. Anxi: A Renowned Hub for Oolong Tea Production in China Fujian Province, renowned for its rich tea heritage, boasts several prominent tea-producing …

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