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The Ancient Tea Horse Road: Official 8 Episodes Video Documentary

The Ancient Tea Horse Road: Official 8 Episodes Video Documentary

Watch all the episodes of this historical documentary on the tea horse road by CCTV/CNTV. All episodes are in Chinese, supplemented with English subtitles. The Ancient Tea Horse Road – Part 1 Resembling the famous Silk Road, the Ancient Tea Road located in southwestern China […]

How Feng Shui, Money Frogs & The Tea Drinking Environment Are Related

How Feng Shui, Money Frogs & The Tea Drinking Environment Are Related

If you’ve ever seen a traditional Chinese tea ceremony setting, you probably noticed these little money frogs on the tea table. These money frogs are known as ‘tea pets’. Besides these money frogs, tea pets are also available in other forms such as buddhas/monks and […]

Tea Related Names for Cats, Dogs & Other Pets

Tea Related Names for Cats, Dogs & Other Pets

You might wonder how we came up with such a weird topic. The truth is, we didn’t come up with this idea at all. See for example this Reddit post or this Yahoo Answers page, and you can see that tea names for cats and […]

Pu Erh Tea Mountains Map!

Pu Erh Tea Mountains Map!

Ever wondered where all these ancients pu erh mountains are located? Check out the below map of China’s Yunnan province:

Tea During The Tang Dynasty

Tea During The Tang Dynasty

In the early days, tea used to be consumed as a medicinal beverage. Tribes in the North Western regions of China boiled the tea until all the all flavour and nutritions were extracted. The resulting tea was bitter, and definitely not for pleasure. Instead, tea […]

This Massive Pu Erh Tea Needs a Sawing Machine To Slice

This Massive Pu Erh Tea Needs a Sawing Machine To Slice

In the past transporting tea from Yunnan to neighbouring regions was a difficult task. Pu erh tea used to be compressed tightly in massive sizes for easy transportation. We discovered this cylinder shaped pu erh during a tea expo, and the merchant was selling them […]

The History Of The Word ‘Tea’

The History Of The Word ‘Tea’

The way we call tea in different regions of the world is influenced by the different pronunciations of the word ‘tea’ in Chinese as well as the power balance of different regions throughout history. 3 Ways Of Pronouncing Tea China has many ethnic groups and […]

3 Ways To Brew Loose Leaf Green Tea in a Glass

3 Ways To Brew Loose Leaf Green Tea in a Glass

Steeping a cup of green tea can be done in many different ways. Sometimes you want to take out your full tea ceremony set and perform a ritual, while there are also moments that you just want to steep casually using a straight glass. Traditionally, […]

Coffee People Versus Tea People

Coffee People Versus Tea People

Yes this is a generalization, but I’ve noticed some differences between the people who regularly drink coffee and those who drink tea. Have you? They say a person is defined by their actions. Some people prefer cats over dogs, other’s love a glas of beer over […]