Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system formed over 2,500 years and has been evolved ever since. Practices of TCM include Chinese herbal medicines, acupuncture, therapeutic massage (tui na), tai chi, breathing exercises (qi gong) and dietary therapy. These practices have all been […]
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Types of Teas
If there was a competition for weird tea names, “Ya Shi Xiang” or “Ya Shi” (literally means “duck shit fragrance” or “duck shit”) would probably rank at least in the top three. You must be curious when you hear this name: Does it look like […]
The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) falls on every 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It’s therefore also known as the ‘double fifth festival’. On the Western calendar, it falls on the 30th of May this year (2017). What is […]
Does more expensive teas generally taste better? What are the factors behind the pricing of tea? With so many different teas available, and a wide range of prices, it’s worth to understand the pricing rationale, so that you can make a more informed buying decision. […]
This article provides an introduction to different Chinese Tea types. Classification of tea types is mainly determined by the variation in processing tea leaves. Green Tea Type Green tea is the earliest type of tea in history and also the most popular tea type. Green […]
This article provides an introduction to different Chinese Tea types. Classification of tea types is mainly determined by the variation in processing tea leaves. For more information on the basic steps of tea processing please read this article: 5 Basic Tea Processing Steps Green tea […]