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[2014.09.06]
Drinking Pu-erh or Oolong Tea with Milk

Sometimes serious tea connoisseur does not like the concept of drinking tea with milk. However, there is no loss in you knowing that some teas go very well with milk. You may have a new discovery in taste. Milk increases the body of tea The idea of adding milk in tea is not only giving …

[2014.02.27]
Simple tips to enjoy a nice cup of tea at office

At our hectic and busy work place, many of us would love to enjoy a few cups of nice tea to get through our day. Some of us may prepare tea at home, fill it in a thermos and bring it to work. Long time ago, I had the same practice before when I was …

[2013.12.06]
The Gungfu brewing method of Phoenix Oolong by the local tea expert

We made a video to demonstrate the authentic brewing method of Phoenix Dan Cong oolong by the local tea experts at Phoenix Mountain, which is called the Gongfu style. In this video, a gaiwan is used; however, you can also use a houhin, shiboridashi or teapot that has a fast enough flow of water. The …

[2013.11.14]
Why is Pu-erh Tea Compressed?

Why is Pu-erh teas compressed? A common answer to that question would be to minimise the volume and for effortless transportation of tea. However, there is another reason that is not widely known. No oxygen is an ideal environment for maturing Pu-erh tea I have conducted an experiment of keeping Pu-erh tea for maturation. I …

[2013.09.25]
3 Important Points for Preparing The Nice Cup of Iced Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling tea is a delicious beverage when drank as iced tea. My family, especially my children love iced Darjeeling tea very much. Assuming you would to prepare an iced Darjeeling tea, how would you do it? Would you just brew it and leave it to cool? If so, the tea won’t taste excellent. With just …

[2013.06.16]
Newsletter No.18 The Science of Kung-Fu Style Tea Brewing

In this newsletter, I would like to explain about the ultimate tea brewing technique that remains the freshness of the tea flavor over the multi infusions. I will share some scientific approaches of brewing tea. In general, the higher the quality of tea leaf, the more delicate it becomes. As far as I am concerned, …

[2013.05.23]
Distinctive muscat flavor of 4 years Vintage Darjeeling First Flush

We often mentioned that Darjeeling tea becomes fruity if we keep it for maturation. In particular, darjeeling first flush is a semi-fermented tea. Technically it has a lot of similarities with oolong tea, white tea and pu-erh raw tea. If we keep it for a few years in an appropriate environment, maturation will occur and …

[2013.05.07]
Which is more suitable for brewing tea, fresh or boiled water?

  We often hear the argument is that the water for brewing tea has to be boiled once. But do you really aware of the difference in taste between the fresh water and the boiled-cooled down water? I would like to demonstrate the difference in taste of the water before and after boiling.   Boil …

[2013.05.03]
The “vintage white tea” booming in Fujian province, China

  Fuding is the famous production base for white tea. In my recent visit, I noticed some unusual circumstances. In the past, the price of white tea has been quite stable. However, it these few years the price has been drastically increased. In March, I visited Fuding. My main purpose was to purchase white tea …

[2013.03.22]
Vacuum packing is not the best way to keep the tea fresh

My customer sometimes asked me whether or not they should vacuum-pack the tea in order to maintain its freshness for many years. The vacuum-pack is definitely better than doing nothing. However, this is not good enough. Why the vacuum packaging is able to maintain the freshness of the tea? There are two functions of vacuum …

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High mountain purple raw pu-erh tea is now available in our store. This is one of the very interesting raw pu-erh teas we made in 2019. High mountain tea called Zi-Cha High mountain purple tea is made from the specific varietry called Zi-cha by the locals. In Chinese, Zi-cha means purple tea. This variety is …
Taiping Houkui 2019 is now available in our store
2019 Taiping Houkui is available in our store. Taiping Houkui was listed as the Top Ten Famous Teas in China. It has been the well-known green tea of Anhui province since Qin dynasty. We have both standard and special tribute grade. The special tribute grade was grown at higher altitude and it gives longer lasting …

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