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[2019.12.27]
The Real Cause of Astringency in Tea

Many people might think that astringency in tea comes from tannin. The fact is tannin only contributed partially to the astringency. There are two types of root cause of astringency. Besides tannin, the astringency comes from minerals too. Difference between tannin and poly phenol Summer or autumn tea is normally astringent. If you drink those …

[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 …

[2015.02.24]
Why do you brew green tea at lower temperature?

Talking about brewing Japanese green tea, many people generally has accepted that it should be brewed at lower temperature as it was always emphasized in most of the internet media and books regarding tea topics, many resources explain that sencha has to be brewed at 70-80 degree C. Nevertheless, I personally prefer to use boiling …

[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 …

Experiment to burn the tea leaf
[2013.07.29]
Minerals that dominate the After Taste of tea

The after taste of tea is one of the most important criteria in selecting tea. To demonstrate that after taste can be influenced by the minerals that exist in tealeaves, I conducted an experiment to prove my point. Experiment: Burning tealeaves into ashes and use them to brew tea The aim of this experiment is …

[2013.03.24]
Organic tea is safe, but not sufficient

  It’s often claimed that the organic tea is good for health and it should be delicious. It’s generally said that organic tea is safer as it’s produced using methods of organic farming that do not uses chemical fertilizer and pesticides. Nonetheless, “safe” is not equalled to “good for health” and “delicious”.   Tea contains …

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New Release of Wu Jia Zhai Raw Pu-erh Tea 2018 Loose
We have released Wu Jia Zhai Raw Pu-erh Tea. It is a Loose Tea (Mao-cha). This tea was made in 2018 and has been aged for nearly three years. Thanks to the aging, it has developed more distinctive flavour with sweet scent of sugar cane and dried fruits. Sustainable Tea Garden at high altitude of …
New Release of Tong Mu Shui Xian Black Tea
We have released very rare black tea, Tong Mu Shui Xian Black Tea. This tea is from Tong Mu Guan in Wuyishan, Fujian Province, China. The tea garden is located at 1000m above sea level, and the tea garden is totally sustainable, the tea trees are grown without pesticide and fertilizer. Tong Mu Shui Xian …

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