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Processing Tea – Hand versus Machine

Term “hand-crafted tea” is being applied to a lot of teas these days. However, there doesn’t seem to be an official consensus on when a tea is “hand-crafted.” Continue reading

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Five Ways to Enjoy the Aromas of Your Tea – an Infographic

So many tea drinkers miss what for a lot of us is the best part of enjoying tea: the aromas. Mainly, this is due to time constraints or being in the habit of using lower grade and/or bagged teas. Loose leaf tea brings this aspect of tea enjoyment back to you and takes only a […]

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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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