Category Archives: History

What’s In a Name- How Some Famous Teas got their names

Chinese tea is the stuff of legends. A combination of age old traditions and Chinese penchant for hyperbole plus the plethora of Chinese myths handed down the generations conspired to provide literally thousands of tales for teas across different provinces … Continue reading

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An Overview of the History of Tea in China

The earliest accounts of Chinese tea appeared in 2700 BC, in the Medical Journals of Shen Nong. It was narrated that Shen Nong had experimented with hundreds of shrubs and herbs that day, resulted in him being afflicted by 72 … Continue reading

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All About Oolong- Part I

Oolong tea can be described as a hybrid between the green and black varieties as its  process incorporates elements from these two cousins- semi-oxidized and all. Not to mention the fact that the leaves of oolong tea are green with … Continue reading

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Chronicling the Love between the West and Black tea

Black tea is by far the most popular tea type in the West, especially the English where the word ‘tea’ has evolved beyond a beverage to an activity, a ritual even. Afternoon tea has become a fixture in English households … Continue reading

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