Yixing clay, also known as Zisha, Purple Sand, or Five Colors Clay, is a type of clay from the region near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu Province, China. Yixing teapots, traditional vessels used to brew tea originated in China dating back to the... Read More
Month: October 2020
Various Aromas from Feng Huang Dan Cong
Feng Huang Dan Cong, aka phoenix oolong tea, comes from Mount Feng Huang of Chaozhou city in northeast Guangdong Province, China. “Feng Huang” means “phoenix”, and “Dan Cong” means “single bush”. This tea is one of China’s major... Read More
Ripe or Raw? Tips for Choosing Pu’er Tea
There are two variations of pu’er tea: raw pu’er (Sheng) and ripe pu’er (Shou). Both raw pu’er and ripe pu’er teas are made from sun-dried rough tea called mao cha, and both of them undergo fermentation process, though raw pu’er uses a... Read More
What is Pu’er Tea?
Pu’er tea, also known as pu-erh tea, is a variety of fermented tea traditionally made from large-leaf varietal of Camellia Sinensis var. assamica in Yunnan Province, China. Unlike other kinds of teas (including green tea, white tea, oolong tea... Read More