An Oolong Tea Review: Eastern Beauty

The Eastern Beauty oolong tea, also known as Dongfang Meiren, Formosa, or Baihao, is a very interesting tea. In the past, this might have also been labeled Oriental Beauty, but the term is on the decline since the early 70s. This tea comes from Taiwan and is one of the most expensive oolongs in theContinue reading “An Oolong Tea Review: Eastern Beauty”

Tea Test: XPP Premium Milk Tea (Blueberry)

I love to try all sorts of teas. Grabbing a bottled pre-made tea here and trying out a DIY milk tea set like this one I want to share with you today. The XPP Premium Milk Tea I tried today was the blueberry flavor one. These are made to give you the feeling of havingContinue reading “Tea Test: XPP Premium Milk Tea (Blueberry)”

What Utensils Do You Need for Gongfu Tea Ceremony?

A tea ceremony is more like a ritual where culture meets degustation. It’s a specific set of processes done with the aim to unlock the maximum potential from the tea to taste it the way it was meant to be tasted. When you see someone doing a proper gongfu tea (or 工夫茶, gongfu cha) ceremony,Continue reading “What Utensils Do You Need for Gongfu Tea Ceremony?”

Tea Test: Dian Ya An Xiang (Pu’er)

I just got a mixed set of various tea types. Those sets are interesting to try out large quantities of teas, but sometimes theres no information about which are included in the set or how good they are. This is why I wanted to share my experience today with you about the Dian Ya AnContinue reading “Tea Test: Dian Ya An Xiang (Pu’er)”

History of Tea

Tea drinking may have begun in the region of Yunnan, where it was used for medicinal purposes. It is also believed that in Sichuan, “people began to boil tea leaves for consumption into a concentrated liquid without the addition of other leaves or herbs, thereby using tea as a bitter yet stimulating drink, rather thanContinue reading “History of Tea”

What does Tea Horse Road mean?

The Tea Horse Road or chamadao (simplified Chinese: 茶马道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬道), now generally referred to as the Ancient Tea Horse Road or chamagudao (simplified Chinese: 茶马古道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬古道) was a network of caravan paths winding through the mountains of Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet in Southwest China. This was also a tea trade route.Continue reading “What does Tea Horse Road mean?”