There are many reasons for choosing when to drink which tea. In this post, we introduce the concept of the cool or warm nature of tea. Far from seeing it as an absolute rule, we suggest it is an interesting criteria to consider. Depending on how your body feels and on the outside temperature, it can make your tea experience even more enjoyable.
Category: Tea knowledge
Tea knowledge is a collection of blog posts explaining basic tea-related topics. This is a work in progress. New entries are regularly added.
Spreading or withering tea leaves? (It depends on the tea type)
In order for freshly picked tea leaves to be further processed, they need to be dried of most of the water they contain. This allows the next processing steps to be correctly executed. It is also, in itself, the first transformation step of the leaves. The way this drying is being implemented (by spreading or by withering), already partly determines which type of tea the leaves will become.
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Single origin tea (definition and exceptions)
Single origin tea is an indication that a tea is not blended with leaves from different tea terroirs. As such it truly reflects the character of a specific tea producing area. In this post, we detail the reasoning behind single origin tea.
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Tea picking (every tea’s first processing step)
Tea picking is the first operation in making any type and variety of tea. The way your leaves were picked, and the attention paid to this process, already have an influence on the quality of your tea. In this post, we describe this important step in more details.
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Dark Brick Tea (heavily compressed Anhua Dark Tea)
Dark Brick Tea (黑砖茶) is the most heavily compressed variation of Anhua Dark Tea. In this post, we will discuss its history, its production, and its taste in comparison with other dark teas from Anhua County.
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