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How to Brew Gongfu Style: An Expert Guide to Making Tea

How to Brew Gongfu Style: An Expert Guide to Making Tea

April 10, 2024 19 min read

Gongfu style brewing is a technique that will allow you to experience the full range and complexity of flavor that an amazing tea can provide. You can think of it a bit like music. That Miles Davis record may sound fine on your bluetooth speaker. But a high-end stereo setup will let you hear new depths — maybe whole new melodies — even in a song you know by heart. 
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A Guide to Types of Puer Tea: Raw vs. Ripe and How to Choose

A Guide to Types of Puer Tea: Raw vs. Ripe and How to Choose

March 29, 2024 12 min read

Navigating the ins and outs of raw and ripe Puer tea can be a confusing endeavor, but luckily you’ve got a guide who has been living in China and drinking Puer tea for about two decades to break it down in practical terms. We will help you nail down the differences of terminology, identify the main differences between the tea types, and even help you choose the right tea for you based on your own tastes. With our help, you’ll find that Puer tea is a lot easier to understand than you might think.
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The Best Energizing Teas for Focus & Stimulation: An Expert Guide

The Best Energizing Teas for Focus & Stimulation: An Expert Guide

December 29, 2023 13 min read

Discover the most energizing, stimulating teas for focus, including raw and ripe Puer and black, white, and green tea, with recommendations and helpful tips.

If you’re considering tea for an energy boost, then you’re already making a very good choice. The right tea can be an excellent way to invigorate the mind and body. But before we jump into our review of the best energizing teas, a word of fair warning: we’re not going to spend a lot of time talking about tea chemistry in this article.

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What Is Oolong Tea? A Beginner's Guide

What Is Oolong Tea? A Beginner's Guide

November 18, 2023 8 min read

Oolong or wulong is a broad category of teas, in the spectrum between green and black tea, that originate in China. What sets oolong apart is that it can be processed with various different oxidation and roasting levels. The unique variations in the process to produce oolong create a wide array of flavors and sensations. Oolong can taste fresh, green, floral, fruity, roasted, woody, nutty, or honey-sweet, so this is a type of tea that can appeal to virtually all taste buds. Different tea plant varietals, seasons, styles, and regional terroir also influence flavor.

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Ripe Puer Tea: A Beginner's Guide to Appreciating Shou

Ripe Puer Tea: A Beginner's Guide to Appreciating Shou

October 12, 2023 8 min read

Shou Puer tea, also called ripe Puer, is a post-fermented tea from Yunnan province, China. Made usingraw Puer tea as the base material, the pile fermentation process transforms this green caterpillar into a magnificent dark butterfly. Or at least that’s how we look at it.

In this guide, you'll learn the history of shou Puer, how it's made, how to find and appreciate high-quality cakes, and more.

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How to best steep aged white teas

How to best steep aged white teas

June 09, 2022 4 min read

Aged White tea is new on the block compared to aged Puer. White tea ages into sweeter, darker, and medicinal flavors. Unlike fresh white tea, aged white tea is hard to over brew. Thus, aged white tea has more steeping options that highlight the strengths of the mature tea.

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