Tea Log

Insights, information and in focus

  • Dec022016
    Tea Green Leafhopper

    The Little Bug that Created a Tea

    Tea Green Leafhopper is a small pest in the tea field. Yet without it a most beautiful tea cannot be produced. It is the chain biochemistry reaction in one particular tea plant after the leaf has been bitten by this tiny creature that results in the unique Beauty of the Orient…

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  • Nov112016
    Tealeaves being sunned during white tea processing

    A Premodern White Peony?

    Before the modern white tea cultivars Before there were the Dai Bai cultivars for making the different white teas as we know them today, older forms of the tea category had been made for centuries.…

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  • Nov032016
    Clip on folded pack

    How to Properly Store Your Tea

    Before the tea is shipped to you All our premium green teas and green style oolongs have been stored at 5°C or lower before shipping. Larger stocks of these at -18°C. This…

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  • Oct032016
    Big White vs Small White

    Poor Men’s Song Cultivar

    Small white There actually isn’t a Small White in Fenghuang Dancong, but a cultivar named Fenghuang Baiye — i.e. Phoenix White Leaf. It is the material that makes our Phoenix Classic, a…

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  • Sep222016
    Mr Wu, Longjing farmer

    The Black Tea that My Longjing Farmer Drinks

    Mrs Wu, wife of our Longjing farmer Every time I see Mrs Wu I feel happy just to see the big smile on her round, rosy cheek. The plump, sunny woman is…

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  • Sep192016
    Song Tea inscription in Wudong, Fenghuang Shan

    Return of Song Cultivar

    Bad news 2016 has been a bad year for Song Cultivar. The making of this premium quality Fenghuang dancong requires a clear sunny day at the time of plucking the leaves at…

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  • Sep092016
    Kids with lanterns

    Tea for Mooncake?

    Mid Autumn Festival As the shape of the moon grows fuller towards what the lunar calendar marks as Mid-Autumn, Mooncake Festival is around the corner. There is a popular belief that pu’er would…

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  • Aug172016
    Tea picking in Alishan

    Muzha to Alishan

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  • Jul272016
    tea picking in Dong Ding

    From Dong Ding to Cold Peak

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  • Jul202016
    Teeth

    Teeth for Tea

    Teeth for tea? No, you don’t need even a single cuspid to enjoy the brew; your olfactory and gustatory senses will do. However, for proper tea tasting, you may need a taster’s…

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