The Secrets of Flower tea

The Secrets of Flower tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Flower tea, a kind of re-processed tea with a certain beauty and health care effect, is suitable for all types of people (men and women, children and adults) to drink. It can be divided into scented tea, blooming tea and herbal tea.

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How to choose the right tea for yourself?

How to choose the right tea for yourself?

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Which kind of tea is best for you? In the market, there are basically six types of tea – green, black, oolong, white, pu-erh, and yellow, each has its own flavor, inner properties and nutritional ingredients that may be suitable for some people, but not for others.

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Chinese Keemun black tea

Chinese Keemun black tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Keemun black tea, Keemun tea for short, is a famous Chinese black tea. This tea is made with leaves of Zhuye variety which is a local tree species in Keemun County. In fact, "Keemun" is actually an older western spelling of the name of the nearby town which is named as Qimen County (祁门县) nowadays, in Anhui province. Although being on the list of China Top-10 famous tea, Keemun black tea has a relatively short story.

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An Ji Bai Cha

An Ji Bai Cha

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

The first record about Bai Cha (white leaves tea) can be traced back to Qingli period (1041-1048 A.D.) in Northern Song Dynasty. In the book It was described as “White leaf tea whose young bud leaves are as thin as paper sheet is revered as the most precious tea by the common people “ . The Bai Cha plant was also noted by the most artistically endowed Chinese Emperor Huizong of Song (1101-1125 A.D.), the most prominent tea connoisseur of his generation, in his famous book called “Da Guan Cha Lun” (Chinese: 大观茶论).

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Fuding White Tea

Fuding White Tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Fuding (Chinese: 福鼎市) is a county-level city and an important tea export base in northeastern Ningde prefecture level city, bordering on Zhejiang province. Fuding city together with its neighboring areas is one of the main producing areas of white tea, green tea, flavored tea in China. Fuding has many beautiful mountains, among them the Taimu Mountain, a national 5A scenic spot and World Geopark, which is about 50 km south of Fuding, is most famous.

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Several fruit tea recipes

Several fruit tea recipes

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Different from the traditional teas coming from a plant called Camellia sinensis, fruit tea refers to a kind of beverage made from dried or fresh fruits. The fruits suitable for making fruit teas are various and personalized. The most common options include peaches, apples, oranges, raspberries, pears, oranges. Generally, the juicy and flavorful fruits work better in fruit tea.

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Lu’an Guapian tea

Lu’an Guapian tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Lu’an Guapian tea (sometimes called “melon seed tea” “flat tea” for short) is produced in the Dabie Moutains (大别山) of West Anhui Province. It is one of the China’s top-ten famous green teas having a brilliant long history in the development of Chinese tea culture.

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Lushan Cloud-fog Tea (Lu Shan Yun Wu)

Lushan Cloud-fog Tea (Lu Shan Yun Wu)

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Lushan Cloud-fog Tea (庐山云雾) is a sort of top-quality green tea produced in Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi Province. Originally as a wild tea, this tea was later transplanted and improved by a monk from East Forest Monastery (Chinese: 东林寺) , which is the China’s earliest temple garden established by Buddhist leaders Huiyuan in 391 AD. And the name Lushan Cloud-fog is named after its production place.

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The comparisons between Jiangsu spring tea and Zhejiang spring tea

The comparisons between Jiangsu spring tea and Zhejiang spring tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

As a main green tea producing area, Jiangsu province has many high-quality green tea verities which are less affected by city life so far. In general, the harvest time of Jiangsu spring tea comes earlier than that of Anhui but later than Sichuan, almost at the same time of Zhejiang.

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Learn more about Lapsang souchong

Learn more about Lapsang souchong

by Brooke Davis April 23, 2016

Souchong tea is regarded as the first black tea in the world. It has been invented in the early stage of 17th century in Tongmu Village (Chinese: 桐木关), Fujian province. Lapsang souchong (正山小种) is rarely available outside China. Nowadays, except Tongmu Village, the producing area of Souchong tea has already extended to the Wuying Mountain area. The full name of Lapsang souchong in Chinese is "正山小种". 正山 here means "authentic".

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The Introduction of Old Tie Guan Yin

The Introduction of Old Tie Guan Yin

by Brooke Davis April 23, 2016

Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess) Oolong Tea is the most famous tea bush in Anxi City, which is one of the ten most famous tea in China, lies in Fujian Province. 铁观音 means Iron Goddess of Mercy. "Tie" (铁) refers to iron, indicates the density of this tightly twisted tea (bearing some resemblance of dragonfly head) or its dark oxidized green color. 铁 is a common Chinese word usually used to describe heavy objects.

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About Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

About Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Bi Luo Chun is not only one of the top ten famous teas of China, but also the treasure among those famous teas. Bi Luo Chun is famous all around the world for its beautiful appearance, bright color, deep aroma, and mellow taste. Bi Luo Chun Green Tea has a long history, and in Ming dynastyit is originally called “Xia Sha Ren Xiang”.

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Superfine Pre-Ming - Dragon Well Long Jing - Green tea

Superfine Pre-Ming - Dragon Well Long Jing - Green tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Longjing Tea, also known as West Lake Longjing, is a China Famous Tea – in fact, unquestionably, the most famous one – grown originally in the Longjing mountain area of Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake. Longjing teas can be classified into West Lake Longjing Tea, Qiantang Longjing tea, Yuezhou Longjing tea, according to their producing areas. Among them, West Lake longing tea has attracted most attention of people worldwide, regarded as the Rolls Royce of the Long Jing varieties.

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Mingqian Spring Tea

Mingqian Spring Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Teas harvested in different time are named differently people in Yangtze River Basin, such as Sheqian cha, Mingqian cha, Yuqian cha. Here, Mingqian tea (pre-Qinming[1]) refer in particular to tea harvested before Qingming festival (Tomb-sweeping day), which has long been regarded as one of the best tea in China, owing to its tender buds and excellent shapes as well as its peculiar aroma. Furthermore, they are less affected by pests, more organic to drink.

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She Qian Tea, Ming Qian Tea, and Yu Qian Tea

She Qian Tea, Ming Qian Tea, and Yu Qian Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

She Qian, in Chinese as 社前, means before the She Ri Festival. To understand the name She Qian, we need to see the components separately. She is 社 (shè) which refers to the She Ri festival, and Qian is 前 (qián), same meaning as the word before.

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Fuding White Tea – The Famous Silver Needle White Tea

Fuding White Tea – The Famous Silver Needle White Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

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Xihu Longjing Tea - A Distinguishing Kind among Chinese Tea

Xihu Longjing Tea - A Distinguishing Kind among Chinese Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

In warm early April, when West Lake of Hangzhou is a little shy about its pretty with early peach blossoms and newly grown wickers, cloud and mist circle the lakeside hills, and girls at hill foot pick fresh tea-leaves in the drizzling, the city of Hangzhou declares its greatest scenery in spring, and also the best time for a sip of the fresh West Lake Dragon Well Tea.

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Organic Tie Guan Yin - The Oolong Tea of Superior Quality

Organic Tie Guan Yin - The Oolong Tea of Superior Quality

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

In order to make qualified Tie Guan Yin tea, good environment, proper climate and skillful tea farmers are all required. For this reason, the planting condition, the tree species, the tea garden management, and the picking of tea leaves have different influence on the quality of Tie Guan YinTea. Systematically learn the major factors that affect the quality of Tie Guan Yin Tea, and take proper measures to produce, can make Tie Guan Yin teas of pure flavor and high quality, as well as producing the special aroma of Tie Guan Yin.

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Four Famous Firs of Wuyi

Four Famous Firs of Wuyi

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Wuyi Rock Tea is a general term for the category of Wuyi Oolong tea produced in the north of Fujian province.  It belongs to the kind of semi-fermented tea.  It is well known for the unique “charm of rock”, a rock aroma which makes you enjoy a rich and mellow taste along with an endless sweet aftertaste. It combines the delicate fragrance of green tea with the mellow taste of black tea.  It is regarded as the best category in Oolong tea and it is a representative of China’s top teas.

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Understanding the Difference between Raw Pu-erh Tea and Ripe Pu-erh Tea

Understanding the Difference between Raw Pu-erh Tea and Ripe Pu-erh Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Pu-erh, which is tea that has a very unique shape, aroma, flavor, and appearance, is a great Chinese tea to check out.  When it comes to the tea in our daily lives, it actually makes a big difference.  It doesn’t matter if you are a female, male, child, or an adult the tea is good for you.

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Ripe Puerh Tea Knowledge

Ripe Puerh Tea Knowledge

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

You will find that with people drinking this Chinese tea, there are different factors and reasons that they want to drink the tea.  For men, it will help keep them in good health. For women, they will be able to lose it as a weight loss option.  For seniors, it helps them achieve a longer life, and for children, it will actually help them increase their appetite.

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Raw Pu-erh Tea Knowledge

Raw Pu-erh Tea Knowledge

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

About Raw Puerh TeaToday, you will find that pu-erh is actually named after the area that it is produced in.  You will find that the resource that is out there is shaiqing maocha, this is actually created by the tea leaves that come from the Yunnan large-leaf variety.  You will find that Puerh tea has two different types to it, it comes in a raw form, which is puerh sheng in Chinese, and this method is done with no fermentation.  You will find that the other option is puerh ripe, which is puerh shu in Chinese, which means that this tea is done after the fermentation process.

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Taiwan Dongding Oolong Tea

Taiwan Dongding Oolong Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Dongding Oolong Tea belongs to the low-fermented or moderate-fermented tea. Commonly known as Dongding tea, it is a kind of Taiwanese Baozhong Tea and enjoys a high popularity in Taiwan.

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Chinese Famous Tea - Dahongpao

Chinese Famous Tea - Dahongpao

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Da Hong Pao belongs to the category of Oolong tea.  Produced in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian, it is of the best quality in Wuyi Rock Tea and honored as “king of Wuyi tea”. Dahongpao is carefully made with exquisite handicraft.  The finished tea appears to be tight and looks greenish brown.  After brewed, the beverage is bright orange and clear. It tastes mellow and rich with a striking charm of rock.  After drinking, an enduring aftertaste can be kept in mouth.  It still remains fragrant even after being brewed nine times.

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