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Keemun black tea and brewing methods

Keemun black tea and brewing methods

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Keemun tea is short for China Keemun black tea. Its main producing areas are mainly distributed in Anhui province, including Counties of Qimen (Keemun), Dongzhi, Guichi, Yi, as well as Fuliang County in Jiangxi province. When talking about tea quality (taste), the teas from Likou, Shanli and Pingli towns of Qimen County are believed to be the best.

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How to steep black tea?

How to steep black tea?

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. Its fermentation degree reaches up to 80-90%. Studies show that caffeine contained in black tea leaves excites central nervous system and lifts mood, enhances memory. So, why not drink black tea on a regular basis for these benefits. Learning how to brew black tea is not about being unintelligible.

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Six recommended methods of brewing white tea

Six recommended methods of brewing white tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Just like beautiful woman, white tea is exceedingly fascinating and charming. It is a popular tea for both man and woman, young and old. But do you really know the correct method of brewing white tea?

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Three Keys of Brewing A Good Cup of Tea

Three Keys of Brewing A Good Cup of Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

There is no golden rule can tell you how much loose tea should be just right when you try to make a good cup of tea. Tea tasting is highly subjective. The ways of brewing are utterly influenced by personal preference, tea sets, and tea kinds. If you want to figure out your own way of brewing catering to your personal tastes, you’ll need multiple tries.

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Tea in Summer – Iced Tea

Tea in Summer – Iced Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

In hot summer, you will cool down immediately after you drink the cold tea taken out from a refrigerator. And considering the health, iced tea will protect the cellular structures of tea leaves from high water temperature, thus the healthy substances in it can be remained.

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How to Brew the Famous Chinese Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

How to Brew the Famous Chinese Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Bi luochun green tea is one of the 10 famous Chinese teas.  Bi luochun is produced in Dongting mountains, Taihu Lake, Wuxian, Jiangsu.  Bi luochun is always known in China by the saying “one tender three fresh”.  This phrase means the bud is very tender, the color is bright, the taste is mellow, while aroma is strong.  Bi luochun which is produced in Dongting, the strips are slimy and in the shape like spiral, and its full of cilia.  White tips are exposed while the rest looks aquamarine bearing a strong aroma.

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How to brew Chinese Gunpowder tea?

How to brew Chinese Gunpowder tea?

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Gunpowder Tea is a famous non-fermented traditional Chinese green tea. It’s a black color roasted and rolled green tea which looks like the gunpowder. Gunpowder tea is mostly produced in Fuding, Fujian province of China. The tea leaves are rolled for drying purpose and to keep the aroma fresh for the drinker of this tea. These pearls of tea are full of taste and fragrance and that’s why this is called sometimes “green pearl”.

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How to brew Bailin Gongfu Black Tea

How to brew Bailin Gongfu Black Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Bailin Gongfu is different from usual black tea. After brewing it get beautiful red color and refreshing taste. This tea is quite unique as it is picked, processed and finally made with a very complicated procedure.

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Brewing Tie Guan Yin in Western and Gongfu Style

Brewing Tie Guan Yin in Western and Gongfu Style

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Tie Guan Yin, the half-fermented Oolong family tea is one of most popular premium class Chinese tea. The best quality Tie Guan Yin tea leaf seems fresh and stiff like some dragonfly with its forest green color and smells awesome like some orchid. When it is brewed, it gets golden color with the taste which is unforgettably sweet which last in the taster’s mouth till long which is called in traditional Chinese “Yin Yun”. The best quality Tie Guan Yin tea can easily be distinguished with its rich taste, color and of course for its long lasting sweetness. Tie Guan Yin’s smell is the most charming of all other Oolong tea and the taste as well which the real delight of this tea is. Medically, it helps in digesting and dramatically reduces fat.

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How to Brew an Enjoyable Pu-erh Tea

How to Brew an Enjoyable Pu-erh Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Pu-erh tea is considered a fermented tea, and it's color is a deep reddish-brown tone. The taste is mellow and earthy. There are many ways in which to brew Pu-erh tea, and in the following example we will brew “ripe” Pu-erh tea as it is the easiest to brew. Due to the way Pu-erh is processed, we will first wash the Pu-erh tea to rinse away any impurities acquired during processing so that the flavor of the liquor is purely that of the Pu-erh tea itself.

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How to Properly Brew Zhen Mei Green Tea

How to Properly Brew Zhen Mei Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Zhen Mei green tea, also known as Chun Mei, or Chun Mee, is nicknamed “Precious Eyebrow Tea” because of the shape of its leaves.  Chun Mei is a non-fermented green tea so it keeps the fresh leaf's natural nutrients in the leaves.  Tea polyphenols and caffeine represent more than 85% of the components of a tea leaf, while Chlorophyll keeps in about 50% of the fresh leaves, and by being a non-fermented tea it loses very little of its high vitamin content.  Learn more about the health benefits of green tea by reading our article on Green Tea Health Benefits.

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Guide To Brewing Silver Needle White Tea Properly

Guide To Brewing Silver Needle White Tea Properly

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Silver Needle is the treasure of the white tea world, and is well known as one of the highest grades of tea you can find.  The appearance of the Silver Needle white tea is a beauty, with straight needle-like buds which are so white they have a silvery tone to them.  The bud head is strong and fat, with white tips that are usually covered in a fine white downy hair.

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Brewing Chinese Top Grade Dragon Well Green Tea

Brewing Chinese Top Grade Dragon Well Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

To truly enjoy your Dragon Well Green tea, you’d better choose either a nice glass cup or a gaiwan to brew your tea, then you can see the beauty of the leaves as they dance and unfurl in the water at the same of enjoy the taste and aroma.

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The Guide to Making White Tea – How to Make White Peony Bai Mu Dan Tea

The Guide to Making White Tea – How to Make White Peony Bai Mu Dan Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

White peony tea is a delicious type of white tea, which is a lightly fermented tea. Another name for White Peony Tea is “Bai Mu Dan” in China, because the green leaves on the tea tree are just budding, like the leaves unfurling when they are brewed.

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How to Brew Gongfu Tea

How to Brew Gongfu Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Gongfu tea (sometimes called Kung fu Tea) is a name given to a traditional Chinese way of making tea, not a type of tea.  It is invariably the way used to make the tea if someone talks about a “traditional Chinese tea ceremony” and places as much importance on the quality and type of utensils used and the actual “ceremony” itself, as it does on the quality of the tea itself.  It's as much form as it is function!

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How to make a great cup of tea

How to make a great cup of tea

by Brooke Davis April 20, 2016

A great cup of tea starts with the water you use, which is especially true for drinking our teas with a subtle taste, like our White and Green teas, where any residual taste in the water can easily overwhelm the tea's taste.  If you happen to live somewhere with access to natural, clean spring or stream water then that is definitely the best water to use.  However if you're not one of those lucky few, then fresh bottled spring water – not “mineral” water – or filtered tape water is best.  That is preferred over untreated tap water, unless you live in an area with particularly clean and fresh tap water.

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How to Brew Keemun Black Tea

How to Brew Keemun Black Tea

by Brooke Davis April 20, 2016

Keemun Tea is widely recognized as the best black tea in china, and also considered one of the best available black tea in the world, therefore, it is crowed as the “Queen of Black Tea”. The appearance of keemun black tea is slender and elegant, while brewed, its liquor is red and brilliant, and the taste is mellow.  Sometimes, it has the obvious sweet and fragrance, sometimes with rose, also with honey and fruit fragrance.  The special fragrance is regarded as the Keemun Scent by the tea lovers in home and abroad.

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