Japanese Citrus Tea recipe
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by Christy Hui
1M ago
Sharing this invigorating tea recipe. The Japanese Citrus Tea recipe blends Black tea with these juices: mandarin orange, yuzu, red grapefruit! This cup of tea is complex, deep, and zen. Enjoy your virtual trip to Japan! Ingredients 2/3 Cup of Water 3-1/2 Tablespoons of Orange Juice 2 Teaspoons of Monin Yuzu Fruit Mix 2 Teaspoons of Monin Red Grapefruit Mix 1 Black Teabag Citrus Fruit and Thyme For Garnish Directions Mix Orange Juice and Water together in a bowl Put a Black teabag in a cup. Mix the Yuzu Fruid Mix with the Red Grapefruit Mix in a cup. Pour warm pon juice + water. Decorate ..read more
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How to Steep Pu-Erh Tea
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by Christy Hui
1M ago
Pu-erh tea (also called Puer or Puerh) is earthy, aromatic, and full of health benefits. Chinese tea drinkers have cherished Pu-erh tea for thousands of years for its wellness qualities. Here’s a guide on how to steep Pu-erh tea. It’s super easy, and you’ll love this delicious dark drink! 5-Steps to Steep Pu-erh Tea   1. Heat the right water in the right way Pu-erh tea is best steeped with fully boiled water, whether using loose-leaf tea or Pu-erh in cake form. The best tea is steeped using spring water. There are multiple ways to heat water; I love my electric kettle because I can bring ..read more
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High Tea vs Afternoon Tea: A Complete Guide
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
The British like to make fun of what we call things in America. For instance, driveways are not for driving on, and you don’t park your car on a parkway. So here’s a fun article to turn the tables on our proper and sensible British friends. Even more amusingly, it’s about their cherished tradition: tea time! Fun Fact Did you know that the British drink approximately 100 million cups of tea a day? That equals more than 36 billion cups per year! The two world-known British tea customs are High tea and Afternoon tea. Which one sounds fancier? What are their differences? The answer will tickle y ..read more
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8 Amazing Black Tea Health Benefits
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
Black tea health benefits are legendary in China, the motherland of tea. Here we offer scientific facts and figures to back up the ancient belief. Drinking Black tea indeed offers the body and mind abundant wellness qualities. Fun Fact Did you know that Black tea is known as Red tea “Hong-cha” 红茶 in China? To the people who invented tea, real Black tea or “Hei-cha” 黑茶 is reserved for Pu erh (Pu-erh) 普洱茶.  Black Tea’s Popularity Guess which beverage follows water as the second most-consumed drink globally: Black tea! Yes, you likely prefer waking up to this cuppa in the morning and sippi ..read more
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Wuyishan Tea Heritage
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
What is the significance of Wuyi Shan? In local culture, Wuyi is where immortals gather to sip tea. The art of tea-making dates back 2,000 years. In wine-speak, Wuyi is the “burgundy of tea.” Not only is Wuyi Rock tea legendary, but there is also a striking similarity in how the monks started tea-making, just like the Cistercian monks originated wine-making in Burgundy, France. In both places, the monks turned tea-making or wine-making from a way of life to a path of spiritual enlightenment.s Previous Next Origins of Oolong And Black Tea In the film 9 DRAGONS TEA, you will ..read more
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Origin Of Black Tea
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
For the tea lovers who cherish their Black teas such as Earl Grey, English Breakfast or Assam Black, the origin of this favorite cuppa traces back to this remote region just north of the Stream of Nine Windings in Wuyishan, Fujian province of China.  Nestled in these misty mountains is an ancient village where tea-makers invented Lapsang Souchong, the progenitor of the world’s Black teas. For the tea lovers who cherish their Black teas such as Earl Grey, English Breakfast or Assam Black, the origin of this favorite cuppa traces back to this remote region just north of the Stream of N ..read more
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Da Hong Pao: Origin of Oolong Tea
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
WHAT MAKES DA HONG PAO THE MOST EXPENSIVE TEA IN THE WORLD? DAHONGPAO GIVES BIRTH TO OOLONG TEA AND COMES WITH ITS OWN LEGEND. Wuyi Shan is famous for producing the world’s most prized tea — Da Hong Pao, an Oolong tea valued at more than $32,000 per ounce, according to the third and final auction held in Hong Kong in 2004. This auction marked the final harvest of tea leaves from the Da Hong Pao mother trees. Also known as Wuyi Rock tea, Da Hong Pao is synonymous with Wuyi Oolong. This is the origin of Oolong, a semi-fermented tea invented by the monks at the Mother Temple in Wuyi Shan duri ..read more
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Health Benefits of Tea
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
The Effects of Tea This ancient proverb captures the reverence the Chinese people hold for tea. Over the millennia, tea has been hailed for its medicinal quality and positive healing energy for the body and the mind. Lu Yu, tea sage from the Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.) and author of “Cha Jing”, published in 780 A.D., described tea’s effect: “The effect of tea is cooling and as a beverage it is most suitable. It is especially fitting for persons of self-restraint and inner worth.” Tea’s Health Benefits Tea not only is a beverage that quenches the thirst, but it also stimulates the mind, and ye ..read more
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How much caffeine is in a cup of tea?
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
Many people are wondering about this question, and you are not alone. How much caffeine is in a cup of tea is as complicated as the subject of tea itself. Factors include: Type of tea How and when the tea leaves are processed Loose tea leaves or tea bag Water temperature when steeping tea So let’s dive in. What is caffeine? It’s a dose of encouragement most of us need to get going in the morning. The effect of caffeine – your brain sends a signal to your body to wake up! FUN FACT Caffeine, as a substance, has a distinct bitter taste. Amount of caffeine intake per day So how much daily caff ..read more
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Fun Facts About the Year of the Tiger 2022
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by Christy Hui
1y ago
The Chinese New Year (CNY) starts on February 1st, 2022. Also called the Spring Festival, it is a month-long event to usher in the new year. It celebrates traditional Chinese deities and ancestors by feasting with family and friends, rocking with fireworks and dragon dances. Did you know the Chinese astrology features twelve zodiac animals? Each year, a new animal sign is represented. For example, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. An ancient legend tells a fascinating story of how these 12 animals earn their rankings. Fun Fact Tiger is the third Zodiac animal, after Rat and Ox. Tiger is known as ..read more
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