Category Archives: General Knowledge

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon- The Tea House Booboo

I just watched Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. Quite entertaining for what it is- Tsui Hark’s stylish action sequence, a charismatic as always Feng Shaofeng, Angelababy who is always pleasing on the eyes plus Chen Kun’s quirky … Continue reading

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Why there is so much misinformation about tea and what you can do about it

As a beverage, tea probably has no equal in terms of depth and scope of knowledge. In fact many would argue that tea is not just a beverage but a way of life. One of my favorite Chinese quotes on … Continue reading

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How to Store Tea Properly

Tea Storage You just added to your tea stash, perhaps you bought a few at a go so you can enjoy sampling them. But you are worried the tea leaves will lose their fragrance or worse spoil. How can you … Continue reading

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Mt Wuyi- Probably the Greatest Tea Producing Area

If you have any interest in Chinese tea, very soon you will come across the word ‘Wuyi’ or ‘Mt Wuyi’ or ‘Wuyi tea’. Where is this Mt Wuyi? Location of Mt Wuyi Mt Wuyi or Wuyishan district is located in … Continue reading

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All About Oolong- Part II

Oolong Categories Oolong is broadly categorized into four main types- based on its place of origin.The four main categories are Min Bei (North Fujian), Min Nan (South Fujian), Guangdong and Taiwan oolongs. Min Bei Oolong Min Bei teas include the … Continue reading

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Correcting Two Common Misunderstandings About Green Tea

After black tea, green tea is the most widely consumed type of tea in the world. Like Chinese tea in general, green tea is widely misunderstood but first a little background story. Green tea’s popularity started rocketing when studies emerged, … Continue reading

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An Overview of the Types of Chinese Tea

Commonly Chinese tea is classified into six types namely white, yellow, Pu-er, green, black and oolong. There are other types of tea related beverages that do not originate from the camellia sinensis plant are generally classified as herbal tea or … Continue reading

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