Nature of Things

  • Mar242018
    Phoenix oolong in gongfu tea style

    Phoenix doesn’t have to be gongfu style

    Fenghuang Dancongs and other Phoenix oolongs are my own favourites. I drink a lot of them. Contrary to most people’s…

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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

    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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  • May172017
    A pluck of Shidaye, the leaves for making Taiping Houkui green t

    Mother of All Green Teas

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  • Apr272017
    Traditional Longjing Roasting

    Longjing: is Earlier the Better?

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  • Mar242017
    Buds of jasmine flowers

    The Difference of Tea Hong’s Honey Pearl Pekoe

    Visual clues There are plenty of selections for jasmine scented green tea in the market, but if you are in…

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