Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is a plant that grows in Southern China. Japanese researchers discovered this herb while looking for a natural sweetener. Yet, they discovered other more powerful health benefits. Joe Hollis gives a short introduction of this medicinal plant.
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“Tea Pets” is a movie made by Gary Wang, who also directed “The Guardian Brothers”. The term “tea pets” refers to Chinese lucky charms, which are loved and collected by tea drinkers in China. Tea lovers who brew their tea in a traditional way, always […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Rose flower tea is delicious and has lots of benefits such as supporting your digestion, improving the skin, and helping you to de-stress after a busy working day. As it’s caffeine free and near zero in calories, it’s suitable for any time of the day. See […]
If you don’t know what Matcha is than you are definitely missing out. Basically it’s a powder made from green tea and it’s a very versatile ingredients for drinks and desserts. Though the powdering processing method comes from China, traditionally matcha it’s made in Japan […]