Category: Tea Culture

Chinese People Love Drinking Tea

Chinese People Love Drinking Tea

Chinese people have seven necessities in their daily life: firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, and tea. Of them, tea is the only drink. Tea has fully merged into Chinese people’s daily life and became as important as food. For the Chinese, although tea does […]

Who is a Tea Expert?

Who is a Tea Expert?

There is an ancient tradition of a student serving tea to his master, and if she accepts it is a symbol of her acceptance of the student as well. In our courses, we sometimes tell the students this and then drop a koan into the […]

What is Old Tea?

What is Old Tea?

We describe old Puerh tea as having clear, transparent liquor, rich and changing mouth feel (kougan), distinct layers of flavor, mellow and soft texture in the mouth, distant and prolonged aroma, sweet and refreshing flavor, saliva promoting quality, and the ability to delight the taste […]

Changing Attitudes Towards Quality Puerh<br>Over the Years From Hong Kong Wet Storage<br>to Light Wet Storage to Naturally Aged Tea

Changing Attitudes Towards Quality Puerh
Over the Years From Hong Kong Wet Storage
to Light Wet Storage to Naturally Aged Tea

What is quality Puerh tea? I am sure many new Puerh tea drinkers have pondered this question. Depending on one’s perspective, its answer may be very simple, or very complex. If your expectations of Puerh are not very high, the answer may simply be to […]

Restructuring Fangcun Tea Market<br>The Market Find Its Own Path

Restructuring Fangcun Tea Market
The Market Find Its Own Path

The end of 2011 was a winter of gradually fading enthusiasm. Index products of many speculators progressively underwent rational price reductions. After Zisha pottery auctions failed to meet expectations, the market also lost much of its fervor. The reason was actually quite simple. Although the […]

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