The Right Way To Brew a Great Cup of Shu Pu-erh Tea
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
2M ago
Shu puerh tea undergoes a fermentation process which creates that unique shu flavor profile. While sheng puerh tea in general creates a stronger sensation, shu puerh in general is mellower and milder, and the taste has more consistency throughout all its steeping sessions. However, if it is not brewed correctly, the taste can be very flat and boring, resulting in a less satisfying cup. In this blog, we break down the important factors that are commonly overlooked in the brewing process.   Here, we outline a simplified gongfu brewing guide for shu puerh tea (also suitable for sheng p ..read more
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The Five Criteria for Discerning Shu Puerh Quality and Taste
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
3M ago
Shu puerh is a fermented tea, which is accomplished through human intervention. While sheng puerh fermentation is achieved naturally and slowly during aging and storage, shu puerh is fermented quickly for expedited consumption. The quality of puerh tea in the marketplace varies wildly, especially for shu puerh, more so than any other type of tea, so it would be beneficial to exercise extra caution when purchasing shu puerh. Since there are many inferior shu or fake aged shu puerhs on the market, it is critical for one to be more knowledgeable to be able to discern the quality of shu puerh. Yes ..read more
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Spring Harvest Update 2022
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
10M ago
The new harvest will be finally here soon!  Despite all the difficulties in light of China combating Covid, our sourcing partner in China was able to make it to our favorite tea regions and secured our favorite teas and regular offerings from their true origins. True to our sourcing philosophy, we continue to source the most authentic high-mountain ecologically grown teas.  Due to covid restraints, Victoria unfortunately hasn't been able to return to the tea mountains that she had visited each year prior to the onset of covid, but these pictures rem ..read more
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Do you really know your Dragon Well? An Emperor's Tale...
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
1y ago
The origins of Dragon Well begin in West Lake, located in modern Huangzhou City. Here, it is said that about three hundred years ago, the emperor of Qing dynasty, Qian Nong, visited this region annually when he traveled south from the Forbidden City. Before these annual visits, Qian Nong took several trips to the West Lake region, making a point each time to visit the nearby mountains where Dragon Well grows. During one of those trips, he was busy handpicking the tea bushes when he learned his mother had fallen ill. Upon his return, she inquired, “What is it you have? Why does it smell so frag ..read more
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Video: How to Properly Break Off Leaves From a New Tea Cake
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
2y ago
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How to Brew A Great Cup of Green Tea
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2y ago
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A Letter to Our Valued Customers and Tea Lovers

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by MeiMei Fine Teas
3y ago
While we are all facing the shock and unprecedented times related to the pandemic of Covid-19, we wanted to send out our thoughts to you and your family and wish each of you health and safe. We’d also wanted to update you on how we are addressing the pandemic as well as the 2020 spring harvest in China. Our Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic At Meimei Fine Teas, we are proud to take responsibility for sourcing high quality naturally grown teas to ensure our customers have a great tea experience, and your health and enjoyment of our teas are our ultimate goals.  We have been closely following t ..read more
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Top Green Tea FAQ's
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
3y ago
Green tea’s popularity has been on the rise for many years and with good reason.  Not only does a properly brewed high quality green tea taste great, but many studies have indicated that it possesses many compelling benefits for maintaining good health.  That said, let's review a few of the commonly asked questions we receive from our customers regarding green tea:   1. Some people say that there is no difference between some cheaper green teas on the market and the more expensive ones. Why should I pay more? There are many important factors when selecting a quality green tea, though greatest ..read more
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“Three Thousand Weak Waters, Only One Scoop” – Introducing Yixing Teapot Shi Piao (石瓢)
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
3y ago
Yixing teapots are unique to Chinese gongfu tea culture and are only produced in Yixing city of Jiangshu province. This particular teapot style originated during the Ming dynasty by the famed Gong Chun (供春) potter who created the first famous Gong Chun Yixing teapot using the local Zisha clay.    Zisha, meaning purple clay in Chinese, can enhance the flavor of tea due to its special structure. Because of its practical use and unique ability to enhance tea flavor, as well as its aesthetics, it has been an essential part of Chinese gongfu tea culture, as well as playing an important role in Zen ..read more
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A Perfect Circle: Tasting the 2013 Fuding White Peony Natural Beauty Cake
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by MeiMei Fine Teas
3y ago
History: Fuding County in Fujian Province is not just a core-producing area for white tea; it is the place that gave birth to the white tea we know today, beginning in the early 19th century. Although white tea production is now more widespread, tea connoisseurs everywhere know that white tea hailing from Fuding is superior – there’s just too much tradition behind it, a slow perfection of its cultivation and production. What makes white tea especially attractive is how it can be aged, often resulting in a much more complex tea with incredible depth of flavor.  For this tasting, we chose an ag ..read more
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