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Lung Wah Teahouse Puer Tea Special Collection 2005

Puer tea is very popular in many Asian countries and Asian communities around the world. Puer tea lovers in Hong Kong and Macau are the most lucky ones because they have excellent local supplies. Hong Kong and Macau have ideal … Continue reading

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Lao Ban Zhang Cooked Tea 2012

Lao Ban Zhang tea is produced from the Lao Ban Zhang village in the Bu-Lang mountain in Xishuangbanna autonomous region, Yunan. Lao Ban Zhang tea is also known as the king of the Puer teas because of its dominant quality. … Continue reading

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Yerba mate

Yerba mate  (leaves) is made from a South America native plant called Ilex paraguariensis. The leaves of the plant are steeped in hot water to make a beverage known as mate. Mate is common in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southern … Continue reading

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Qimen Aged An Tea

Qimen Aged An Tea is an aged tea from the same town where the world-renowned Qimen(Keemun) black tea is made. It is a tea that has existed for hundreds of years. But its production was halted for almost half a … Continue reading

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Tea 101: What contributes to the quality of your drinking tea?

Making good tea requires technique and proper tools. There are many things can affect the quality of your tea. Here are the most influential factors: The quality of the tea leaves: If possible, try using tea leaves for your tea … Continue reading

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Phoenix Golden Oolong Tea

Phoenix Golden Oolong tea is a new addition to the Phoenix Oolong tea family. This tea has a beautiful golden-red black tea color and the lovely fragrance of Phoenix oolong tea. Phoenix Golden Oolong is made from the same tea … Continue reading

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Dragon-Well Tea

One thing I always look forward to in springtime every year is enjoying the Dragon-Well tea from HangZhou. Dragon-Well is a relatively new member in the Chinese most famous ten teas group, and it fully lives up to its expectation. Dragon-Well was already famous in Tang dynasty (618-907) but … Continue reading

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What do you call it?

Most of us know that tea and cha are referring to the same drink. But I wonder how many of us have actually thought about why people who live in different parts of the world call it by different names. I recently read a book called Tea Ceremony History by Akio … Continue reading

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Dong Pian

Dong Pian means winter flake in Chinese. It is a high mountain Oolong tea from the second harvest of a winter season from Taiwan. Usually Oolong tea is harvested only once during winter time. However, if the weather has been favorable and there are enough new healthy growths on the tea trees, … Continue reading

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Canton Oolong

Phoenix Oolong is also called Dan Cong Oolong. This tea originally grew in the high mountain areas in the Phoenix town in GuangDong province, but is now also cultivated in five near-by towns. Dan Cong means single bush. I was … Continue reading

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