Category Archives: China

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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The Stories Behind Some Names of Chinese Teas

Chinese tea names (in both their Romanized versions and their translations into English equivalents) are colorful, poetic, and sometimes have quite a story behind them. Some of those stories are as simple as, “Gee, it looks like such-and-such to me.” … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for That New Crop of Green and White Teas

An event that many devout drinkers of premium teas looks forward to is the release to the market of those pre-Qingming teas. If you’re scratching your head and going “The what?”, don’t feel bad. These teas, considered by many tea … Continue reading

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