Nature of Things

  • Feb172019
    Yunnan Zitao Teapot | Yau Cheng: Dragon Egg — 3 colours

    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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  • Jun092018
    A visit to the Wang's family traditional Tieguanyin farm in Xiping, Anxi, Fujian

    Traditional Tieguanyin Tea Farm

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  • Jun082018
    The leaves of three different Tieguanyins

    How to Read a Tieguanyin Tea Leaf?

    ( This article deals with greener style Tieguanyin, not the classic, aka deep baked style. ) Maybe you cannot be…

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  • 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
    Enjoying tea under the sun

    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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