Other uses of Pu-erh tea

Other uses of Pu-erh tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Pu-erh Tea is a superexcellent drink with wonderful color, scent and taste. Besides its main function as a beverage, it has various special uses. If you hate to throw out anything you could reuse or recycle. The brewed pu-erh tea leaves may give you a surprise. Here is the definitive list of other uses for the brewed pu-erh tea leaves.

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Different teas at different times in a day for office workers

Different teas at different times in a day for office workers

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Facing computer for long puts heavy pressure on body. Especially for those office workers who works in front the computer all day long. Tea has long been a favorite drink of the Chinese for its abundant proved health benefits. To enjoy these health benefits, you don’t have to go to the tea house every day. One efficient and convenient way to decrease those negative effects from the computer radiation is to drink teas in your office just like many Chinese office workers do.

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Other uses of black tea

Other uses of black tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Have you accidentally scraped your knee and got a bruise on it? Although not serious in most situations, it still should be handled with good care. One efficient way is to use black tea leaves. Both tea bag and loose tea are suitable for this method. Drop them in hot water and keep it stewed for a little while then apply the soaked bag and leaves on your bruised skin for about 5 minutes. The tannic acid contained in tea leaves helps contract the blood vessels and reduce the swelling and inflammation symptoms.

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Aged white tea

Aged white tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

The term aged white tea refers solely to these white teas which have been stored for a long period of time (10-20 years). Different from traditional green tea or white tea, but like Pu-erh, Lao Bai Cha (Old aged white tea) continues to oxidize during storage, the longer they are stored, the richer and mellower they will be. But no matter how long they are stored, the stored time should not hit their expiration date.

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Temperature - the most mysterious things for Pu-erh

Temperature - the most mysterious things for Pu-erh

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Tea leaves from Yunnan large leaf species ( 晒青毛茶) are the best material for Pu- erh tea. The term Yunnan large leaf variety (a well-bred tea species grown in Yunnan) is an umbrella term especially refers to those large leaf species native to southwest Yunnan and Lantsang river basin mainly including Mengku variety, Fengqing variety and Menghai variety, etc.

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Shapes of green tea

Shapes of green tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Made from leaves from Camellia sinensis, green tea has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Represented by the famous Longjing tea, green tea has the typical features such as green dry leaves, greenish liquid and fresh taste.

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2015 spring tea report – A visit to Bao Jia organic tea garden

2015 spring tea report – A visit to Bao Jia organic tea garden

by Brooke Davis April 23, 2016

After a leap month and a warm winter in last year, spring days joining hands with warm freshness comes earlier than usual in 2015. Just after a relaxed period of Chinese New Year, Tea farmers in Bao Jia village are actively preparing for a new spring tea harvest.

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What do you know about spring tea?

What do you know about spring tea?

by Brooke Davis April 23, 2016

It is interesting for Chinese people to name their teas with four seasons; actually the division of four seasons has guiding significance for famers, including tea cultivation. If you had been to China, you’ve probably heard of spring tea, summer tea, autumn tea and winter tea, Yes, you heard right. But among them, spring tea has more border exposure when compared with others.

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Biodiversity of Tea Forests in Bulang, Yunnan

Biodiversity of Tea Forests in Bulang, Yunnan

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

According to Chinese literature tea was discovered by Shen Nong the herbalist. He was boiling his drinking water when leaves from a nearby tea plant blew in the cauldron. He tasted the resulting brew, and the beverage of tea was born.

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The Fresh Herbaceous Chinese Tea - Know the Knowledge of Green Tea

The Fresh Herbaceous Chinese Tea - Know the Knowledge of Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Green tea, known as a kind of non-fermentation tea, is made of new flush tea leaves from green tea trees species by the making process of fixation, rolling, drying and so on. Dry green tea and its liquid have green color. That’s why it is called as green tea.

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Xin Yang Mao Jian Chinese Tea Information

Xin Yang Mao Jian Chinese Tea Information

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Xin Yang Mao Jian, also known as “Yu Maofeng” is a type of green tea which is manufactured, plucked and processed in Xinyang, Henan, China.  There are many qualities that make this tea one of the finest in all of China.  The dried leaves are tender, round and smooth with bright tippy ends to the leaves.  Xin Yang Mao Jian also has a very strong aromatic scent, a bold flavor and a green liquor when brewed.

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Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea Special Aroma Caused by Leap Hoppers

Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea Special Aroma Caused by Leap Hoppers

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Oriental Beauty Oolong tea  is a tea which comes from Taiwan, and is considered one of Taiwan's top ten most famous teas, being a traditional tea in Taiwan and very exclusive.  In China, Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea is called “Dong Fang Mei Ren” or “Bai Hao Oolong” because the buds of the tea plant are have delicate white tips.

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Uses for Tea Beyond Drinking Tea

Uses for Tea Beyond Drinking Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Although tea is now a popular beverage throughout the world, China was the first country to discover and utilize the Camellia Sinensis plant to create and drink it as a beverage. In around the 28th century BC, during the Shen Nong Era, Chinese people discovered the tea tree and used it as medicine for many ailments. When it was found that the caffeine in it also increased their energy levels as well as quenching thirst, it became even more popular, however was still mostly used for medicinal purposes.

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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea Information

Bi Luo Chun Green Tea Information

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Bi luo chun is a Green Tea that is also one of the 10 Chinese famous teas.  Bi luo chun is famous in the world for its beautiful appearance, bright color, strong fragrance and mellow taste.  And it is just after Dragon Well.

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How to Properly Loosen and Pry Pu-erh Tea

How to Properly Loosen and Pry Pu-erh Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Pu-erh is usually a very highly fermented tea. You can purchase Pu-erh tea in loose leaf form but the traditional and most widely way to purchase Pu-erh tea is in brick or cake form, where they compress the tea leaves extremely tightly into the shape of a disc, brick, square, bird's nest or some other tightly compressed shape.

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Introduction to Oolong Tea - Tie Guan Yin Tea

Introduction to Oolong Tea - Tie Guan Yin Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

The typical Chinese Oolong Tea – Tie Guan Yin Tea is one of the most famous Chinese teas all over the world.  Tie Guan Yin is also known as Iron Goddess Mercy Tea or Iron Goddess Tea which is the English Translation of Tie Guan Yin.

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Bailin Gongfu Black Tea – An Overview

Bailin Gongfu Black Tea – An Overview

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Bailin Gongfu Black Tea is one of the three famous Fujian Gonfu Teas.  Fujian is famous for its three Gongfu Teas which are Tanyang Gongfu, Zhenghe Gongfu and Bailin Gongfu.  Bailin Gongfu is different from other two for its rich taste and extra thick liquor.  Actually Bailin Gongfu popularity is also for its process unique and special brewing method.

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About Silver Needle White Tea

About Silver Needle White Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

White tip silver needle tea, which is usually known by its short name, Silver Needle white tea,  or in some places, White Tip, is very high quality premium white tea.  Silver Needle tea is the highest quality white tea available, and it is famous throughout the world for its impeccable flavor and aromatic fragrance.  Silver Needle tea is produced by picking the large leaf tea trees' buds to create this beautiful white tea.

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About White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) White Tea

About White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) White Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

One of the more popular white teas is known as White Peony Tea in English, but is also known as Bai Mu Dan (白牡丹) or Pai Mu Tan in China. Bai Mu Dan is a well known type of white tea which is produced by plucking the bud and one leaf, or two leaves and a bud of the larger leafed tea trees or Narcissus tea trees' shorter and smaller sprouts.  The larger, fleshy buds of the "Big White," "Small White" and "Narcissus" tea bush varieties were selected back in 1885 to make white teas and are still used today as the raw material for the production of white tea, including White Peony teas.

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An Introduction to Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea

An Introduction to Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Dragon Well Longjing tea is a delicious variety of roasted green tea which is produced in West Lake in the Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.  This is the optimal place for the tea farmers and manufacturers to produce Dragon Well, which has become known as “China Famous Tea”.  There are three famous appellations for Longjing green tea, including Xihu (also known as West Lake), Qiantang and Yuezhou.

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Proper drinking time

Proper drinking time

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

In the west most people think that there is no especially good time or season to drink different types of tea – perhaps with the exception of avoiding high caffeine teas in the evening.  However in China, teas form an integral part of Chinese traditional medicine and that suggests that there are definite benefits from drinking teas that are appropriate for each season.

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Organic Tea

Organic Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Organic tea means that it is grown without the use of any chemically produced pesticides, fertilizers. This results in a tea that is more labor intensive to produce, but will not have any harmful chemicals. Not just healthier to drink, organically farmed tea also removes harmful chemical runoff from the environment and is much healthier for the farm workers and their families, who are not exposed to these harmful chemicals in the first place.

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Keemun Black Tea Information and Brewing Tips

Keemun Black Tea Information and Brewing Tips

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Keemun black tea is one of China's Ten Most Famous Teas, and is a beautiful tea indeed.  It is also known as Keemun Gongfu or Qimen Gongfu depending on dialect.  Keemun black teas are known for their aromatic fragrance, mellow flavor and beautiful aesthetic value as well as the brilliant red liquor the brewed tea leaves produce.  Also highly regarded as a top quality black tea around the globe, and especially in the British market Keemun is considered a delicacy, and classified as a “tea hero” as well as being touted for being delicious and having the aroma of a China spring rain.

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Black Tea Knowledge - General Information, Making Process and Health Benefits

Black Tea Knowledge - General Information, Making Process and Health Benefits

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Black tea, one of the six tea species, is the sort of fully fermented. It is renowned by its red liquid. Basic making procedures of black tea include withering, rolling, fermentation, and drying. Among them, fermentation is the most significant process of making black tea. It defines the quality of the tea. Meanwhile, plenty of healthy substances are produced during fermentation, which are important to the health benefit of black tea. Also fermentation is the reason why people who caring health loves black tea.

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