1999 CNNP Ripe Pu Erh Tea Cake Review!

1999 CNNP Ripe Pu Erh Tea Cake Review!

In this post we’ll review a really old ripe pu erh from 1999 (from puerhtea.eu). Cakes of such age are hard to come by, so we’re really excited. The cake comes with the CNNP red label wrapper. CNNP is basically the name of the tea 

How Corona Affected The Chinese Tea Industry

How Corona Affected The Chinese Tea Industry

Recently the China Tea Business School has published its qualitative research on the effect of the corona virus (covid-19) on the tea industry in China. The number of new corona virus cases peaked in February, and entering April overall situation is under control. What’s the 

Tea Space Interior Design Inspirations

Tea Space Interior Design Inspirations

Imagine sitting in a tranquil tea space with steaming tea in front of you. Just the thought of it brings you ease and Zen right? You can have such tea space at home too! Let’s check out some amazing tea spaces designs for inspiration! Oriental 

Cats in Chinese Literature

Cats in Chinese Literature

Cats aren’t often mentioned in traditional Chinese literature. That’s why you rarely see them on Chinese teaware, except for this cat gaiwan cup (image above). Yet, they definitely have their following, especially in the Song dynasty. Back then, it was in fact quite popular to keep kitten. In this article, we’ll take a 

Lung Cleansing Teas & Lung Detox Recipes

Lung Cleansing Teas & Lung Detox Recipes

Do you want to nourish your lungs or give them a good detox? In this articles we’ll introduce you teas & herbs for long-term lung health or fix flu like symptoms. Green Tea Green teas are the best choice if you don’t have any flu 

The Tibetan Legend of Tea & Salt

The Tibetan Legend of Tea & Salt

In Tibetan folklore, there is a sad and beautiful love story about tea and salt. This legend is related to the Tibetan customs of using salt in tea, which we’ve recently described in this article: Tibetan Tea Drinking Culture And Customs The Story of Maimeicuo 

Tibetan Tea Drinking Culture And Customs

Tibetan Tea Drinking Culture And Customs

Tea has been a daily necessity of the Tibetan people for generations. There’s a saying in Tibetan region: “Better to go three days without grain than one day without tea.” Why is that? Let’s find out now. Why is tea So important in Tibetan Life? Tibetan region 

A Chinese Restaurant Tea Guide

A Chinese Restaurant Tea Guide

Enjoying a cup of tea at a Chinese restaurant is sometimes as delightful as the food itself. If you need help identifying a wonderful tea that you had in a restaurant, then this is the guide you need. Below, we’ll discuss all the Chinese teas 

There’s No ‘Best’ Tea & Other Tea Wisdom

There’s No ‘Best’ Tea & Other Tea Wisdom

You’re having a nice cup of tea with mellow liqueur and subtle aroma. It starts off bitter, but then the delicate sweetness comes after and lingers in you mouth. As if Spring water is coming out from under your tongue. You feel comforted and relax. 

2020 The Year of the Rat

2020 The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat is here soon. The Hello Tea Cup team would like to wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese lunar calendar is usually 1 to 2 months behind the Western (Gregorian) calendar. In 2020, the Year of the Rat