Category Archives: For Pu-erh Devotees

Purple Tea – Is it real?

A buzz has been going around the tea industry for a number of years now, claiming that Kenyan tea farmers have a new cultivar with something unique: purple leaves. All sorts of statements have been made about this new cultivar, so we looked into it a bit. As is often the case with tea, our […]

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Pu-erh Tea Plant Varietal

A welcome addition to your own personal tea adventure. An important part of any true gongfu tea ceremony is the sniffing cup (also called the “tall cup”). While there is some question on whether there is any real Chinese tea ceremony or if the West has adopted a “tea show” as a true ceremony akin […]

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5 Observations About Aged Teas

A recent trend these days is aged teas. Not to be confused with fermented (pu-erh) teas. Or should they be? These days it can be tough to sort fact from fiction, tall tales from truth, scams from rare deals. So … Continue reading

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