Author archive for Tea Hong

  • Feb172019
    Zitao teapot theme photo

    Yunnan Jianshui Zitao Teapots

    As the clay mines in Yixing approach depletion, price of the raw materials simply rockets and people are looking elsewhere…

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  • Aug182017

    The Peculiar Category of Pu’er

    De facto tea for some, loathed by others None other tea category is as difficult to explain to a new…

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  • Aug172017
    Selecting a tea by Categorisation: Black tea

    Black tea, like it used to be

    A versatile tea category Make it strong to drink with milk, or lemon and honey, or syrup with ice. Prepare…

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  • Aug172017
    Tea Hong: Oolongs

    Oolong — the Gran Cru of Teas

    “Comparable only by some of the finest wines… None other tea category can challenge oolongs as the gran cru of…

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  • Aug162017
    Nice cup of white tea

    A white tea is defined by its biochemistry, not just the name

    Anti-oxidant After some scientific reports said white tea is more potent than even green tea in anti-oxidative health benefits, the…

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  • Aug162017
    Selecting a tea by Categorisation: Green tea

    What are green teas and what makes ours special

    Colour is not everything A cup of green tea may look much lighter in colour than a black tea, but,…

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  • Aug122017
    Workers closing the door to the GABA oxidation barrel

    What is GABA?

    Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid — GABA — is a type of protein precursor that the brain naturally produces  that affects various functions…

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  • Apr272017
    Longjing Infusion: Pot or Glass

    Longjing Infusion: Drinking Glass or Teapot?

    Why do they steep Longjing in the glass? Every single client I have ever travelled with to Hangzhou has asked:…

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  • Apr272017
    Traditional Longjing Roasting

    Longjing: is Earlier the Better?

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  • Jan162017
    Chinese New Year Special

    Year of Rooster: All that Crow about Chinese New Year

    Seasons greetings The Chinese Zodiac may mean little to you, but the New Year of the Rooster is surely coming…

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