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Why do we need to wash tea?

Why do we need to wash tea?

Why are first tea leaves merge from tea? In the dictionary, merge of the first tea leaves is called washing tea. In Chinese, there is the phrase "si cha", which explains as washing, which removes impurities from tea, to fully open the flavor. So why we need to wash tea?
Benefits of different tea varieties

Benefits of different tea varieties

From weight loss to nervous calm: amazing benefits of different tea varieties
Decoding the antioxidant power of oolong tea

Decoding the antioxidant power of oolong tea

In the world of natural health and wellness, the spotlight often falls on the impressive qualities of oolong tea. Beyond its delightful taste and soothing scent lies a wealth of antioxidants, making it a subject of scientific curiosity. Let's dive into the world of oolong tea's antioxidant potential from a scientific perspective.
Did you know? Tea Facts

Did you know? Tea Facts

Tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world, along with water. In America, nearly 80% of households have tea at home. This is the only drink that can be served both hot and cold, anytime, anywhere and for any reason. More than 159 million Americans drink tea daily.
Honey in tea

Honey in tea

Tea itself is a wonderful and healthy drink, but sometimes you want to sweeten it, especially if the tea is a little bitter.

Honey Infused Oolong

Honey Infused Oolong

Everybody knows that alcohol abuse leads to hangover next day. Typical symptoms are body aches, headache, sickness. All this is due to the influence of acetaldehyde (product of the decomposition of ethanol).
How does tea affect?

How does tea affect?

How does different kind of tea (strong, over-brewed, etc) affect to the body.
How many calories are there in a cup of tea

How many calories are there in a cup of tea

Tea without adding anything, has slight, but not zero calories. Cup of brewed black tea has about 2 calories. The calories come mostly from trace amounts of carbohydrates in the tea leaf. The same is true for most herbal teas.
How to Fall Asleep Quickly: The Best Tea for Sleep

How to Fall Asleep Quickly: The Best Tea for Sleep

Sleep is an integral part of our lives, essential for maintaining physical and mental well-being. However, many of us encounter difficulties such as insomnia, stress, and anxiety that can disrupt the quality of our sleep. Today, we will explore various types of herbal teas known for their calming properties and learn how they can help you fall asleep quickly and soundly.
How to get rid a hangover with tea

How to get rid a hangover with tea

Everybody knows that alcohol abuse leads to hangover next day. Typical symptoms are body aches, headache, sickness. All this is due to the influence of acetaldehyde (product of the decomposition of ethanol).
How to include green tea into your daily beauty routine

How to include green tea into your daily beauty routine

Discover the secrets of integrating green tea into your daily beauty routine and unlock the natural wonders that will revitalize your skin and bring out your inner radiance.
How we buy tea

How we buy tea

We would like to show you how our Master of Oolong chooses what tea to buy and to add to our web shop.

Everything is taken into consideration, form and color of dry tea, wet leaves form, color of liquor, and most important is aroma, taste and aftertaste of the tea.

Interesting facts about Dong Ding oolong tea

Interesting facts about Dong Ding oolong tea

Dong Ding Oolong is one of the most famous teas of Formosa Oolong. The original cultivation area of ​​Dong Ding is very small, but the annual amount produced by Dong Ding is high. This tea was classified according to flavor, taste and aftertaste.

Interesting facts about GABA tea

Interesting facts about GABA tea

The GABA is a shortening for Gamma-aminobutyric acid. Due to the special production technology, the content of this acid in GABA tea is the very high.

Than this acid is so important?

Kill Green in Tea Production

Kill Green in Tea Production

Have you ever wondered why Japanese green teas are so bright green, while Taiwanese and Chinese ones are not. The reason lies in an additional process called de-enzyming or fixation.

Leaf structure in tea

Leaf structure in tea

The ideal leaf structure for hand-picked tea is 2-3 leaves, a bud and a stem. When tea is harvested by hand, farmers can choose the ideal part of the plant that is most suitable for high-quality brewing, and usually these are the new growth of the tea bush (2-3 leaves, bud and stem).

Oil in tea

Oil in tea

Sometimes when brewing tea, you can notice small oily spots floating on the surface of the brewed tea. This can happen when brewing tea which has been roasted, for example, in a large pan or wok.

Oolong Names in Taiwan: Varieties, Regions, and Styles

Oolong Names in Taiwan: Varieties, Regions, and Styles

Every variety of tea comes from the same Camellia Sinensis plant. Of course, there are different varieties of this plant, but the difference between green tea, oolong tea, and black tea lies in the processing method used after harvest. As for the taste of oolong tea the important factors are growing height, variety, harvesting method, oxidation and roasting, the seasons and the weather in a particular year also matter.
Osmanthus flowers

Osmanthus flowers

Osmanthus is the name of a plant that is a popular street tree in China and Taiwan. It is also called "aromatic olive". It is an evergreen flowering shrub with fragrant flowers that are often used in herbal medicine, confectionery, and tea flavorings.
Spring and winter teas in Taiwan – what is the difference?

Spring and winter teas in Taiwan – what is the difference?

In one of our blog articles, we talked about four seasons of tea harvesting in Taiwan. The main ones are only two - spring and winter harvest. Currently, there is an opinion that the difference between spring and winter teas is erased, and they are becoming more similar in their taste. Winters are getting less cold, the weather is more unstable, all this leads to such changes.
Stems in tea

Stems in tea

Tea lovers give preference to tea leaves, considering the presence of stems to be something second-rate. But in vain.
Tannins in tea

Tannins in tea

Many people cannot start the day without a cup of coffee, but there is a claim that tea invigorates the body more than coffee. And tannins - plant-based chemicals belonging to the group of phenolic compounds - help in this.
The Life Cycle of a Tea Tree

The Life Cycle of a Tea Tree

The tea tree, Camellia sinensis, undergoes an extraordinary life cycle, divided into several key stages. We would like to share insights into each of these stages, starting with the moment a seedling first sprouts from a seed, and concluding with the stage of old age, when the tree can still continue to yield tea leaves for decades, and how this impacts the final quality of the tea.
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