How to Cold-Brew Loose Leaf Tea June 18 2014

Summer is here, and tea enthusiasts worldwide are looking for a way to escape the heat while maintaining their passion for drinking quality loose-leaf tea.  Cold-brewing tea adds a completely new dimension to the tea drinking experience, and is both easier and more delicious than one might expect.   The first beautiful thing about cold-brewing is that the tea will be completely void of any bitterness or astringency.  As opposed...

Ditch the Teabag January 23 2014

In contrast to the West, teabags are not very common in Taiwan and China.   Whole leaf tea is vastly different from the tea found in your average tea bag.  Besides being primarily picked by hand instead of machine, they are also much healthier and more flavorful.  The reason for this is that broken leaves found in typical tea bags usually lose the majority of their oils during production leaving them...

Tea Making: Western Style vs. Chinese Style October 24 2013

The Western style of brewing tea denotes using a large teapot or infuser and steeping tea leaves for an extended period of time – usually a one-time process.  Because the tea is steeped for a longer period of time, a smaller amount of tea is typically needed and the leaves are usually discarded after one or two steepings.  This style of brewing is suitable for those who are making tea...
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