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Category Archives: History
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
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
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
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