What Is Taiwan High Mountain Oolong Tea?
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by teasenz
2M ago
High Mountain Tea, also referred to as “high mountain oolong tea,” is a unique tea variety grown at high altitudes, typically around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level. The exceptional quality of this tea is attributed to the specific environmental conditions in which it thrives. High mountain oolong teas undergo semi-oxidization, with an oxidation level ranging from 20% to 40%. This meticulous processing method is instrumental in bringing out the tea’s exquisite flavors and aromas. The appeal of high mountain tea lies in its sophistication, characterized by a light golden color and flo ..read more
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Essential Tips For Picking Your New Favorite Tea
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by teasenz
1y ago
There are over 1,000 varieties of tea, and each tea is made from the leaves of the same plant, Camellia sinensis, according to statistics on MedAlertHelp.org. With a variety of tea options at your disposal, choosing the next tea to try can be overwhelming. Many people opt to try different teas before picking one they like.  You’ll probably want to follow this path, but even then, there are several things you need to consider, including your reasons for drinking tea. Keep reading to learn essential tips for picking your new favorite tea blend.   Get To Know Differe ..read more
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Robert Fortune: The Man Who Stole China’s Tea Secrets
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by teasenz
1y ago
If we should pick one person who influenced the history of international tea trade the most, that person is without doubt Robert Fortune. As a botanist and adventurer from Scotland, was sent by the British East India Company on a journey to the interior of China in 1848. At this time, china was forbidden to foreigners. The goal of Mr. Fortune’s mission was to steal the techniques for the manufacturing and horticulture processes of tea. This Scotsman committed a daring act of corporate espionage by donning a disguise and travelling into the hills of Wuyishan and the Yellow Mountain. Robert Fort ..read more
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Review: 2020 Spring Xiao Hu Sai Pu Erh Tea
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by teasenz
2y ago
While Bingdao is the most popular area in Mengku, the Xiao Hu Sai region is gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. In this post, we’re excited to review a 2020 raw Spring pu erh tea from this place. Xiao Hu Sai Cake The cake in question is a 200g cake from the brand Qin Ai made by the Yun Fu Xiang factory based in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. See below the packaging. After opening the cake, it looks medium tightly compressed. The cake is easy to loosen, but you do need a knife. Though the tea is just a year old, we already see signs of good aging. The aroma of the dry tea is very fragrant and ..read more
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Puerhtea.eu: 2018 Yiwu Chunyun Raw Pu Erh Cake Review
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by teasenz
2y ago
Today we’re reviewing a raw pu erh cake called ‘Yiwu Chunyun‘. If you’re into pu erh with soft flavours and notes of flowers and honey, make sure to read this review. The name explained Basically the name refers to the Yiwu region in Yunnan, and ‘Chunyun’ literally translates to ‘Spring Rhyme’. In other words, we’re dealing with a 2018 Spring season raw pu erh tea from Yiwu. The Appearance The cake itself looks wonderful. It consists of a mix of leaves and white buds. It does seem to also contain a few stems, but that shouldn’t ruin the party. The cake has the size of a traditional 200g cake ..read more
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A Tea Poem: On A Cold Night
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by teasenz
2y ago
China is both the “land of tea” and the “land of poetry”, which is why the subject of tea has long been infused into poetry. From the earliest days of tea poetry to the present, over the course of 1,700 years, poets and scholars have composed thousands of beautiful tea poems. From this long list, we have selected and translated one ancient tea poem that provide a glimpse into the tea culture and lifestyle of the past. The poem was written by poet Du Lei of Song dynasty. The words used in the poem are simple and natural, and scenes described are vivid and timeless. Also read: Tea Culture during ..read more
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An Insider Guide to Vietnam’s Coffee Culture
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by Huyen
2y ago
Following our recent publication on Vietnam’s tea culture, we are excited to share with you this extensive guide on Vietnam’s coffee culture. Discover insider knowledge of the production regions, coffee drinking customs per region, and some fun facts and figures. Tracing the Vietnam Coffee Trail Coffee production is concentrated in just a dozen countries over the world, including Vietnam. What makes a place suitable for growing coffee? First, it has to be at least 600 meters above sea level. Then, factors like climate, wind, topography, soil, and local knowhow greatly affect the bean’s develop ..read more
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