Why Does My Tea Taste Metallic?

Why Does My Tea Taste Metallic?

For frequent tea drinkers, it’s not uncommon, to have experienced a ‘metallic’ taste in the mouth, right after drinking tea. “Is the tea polluted?” may be the first question that comes to mind. Luckily, that’s unlikely the case. In this post, we’ll look into the…

3 Types of Anhua Dark Tea

3 Types of Anhua Dark Tea

Besides pu erh tea, other members of the dark tea family include Hunan Anhua dark tea, Hubei green brick tea, Guangxi Liu Bao tea, Sichuan Tibetan tea (border tea), Anhui dark tea and Shaanxi dark tea. In this guide, we’ll discuss the different types of…

Introduction to Hunan Anhua Dark Tea

Introduction to Hunan Anhua Dark Tea

Dark tea? What’s dark tea? You mean pu erh tea? The truth is, even many seasoned tea lovers aren’t fully sure what dark tea is and how it fits in the picture of all the other types. Pu erh tea, in fact, is a type…

Different Shapes of Pu Erh Tea

Different Shapes of Pu Erh Tea

As early as in the period of the Ancient Tea-Horse Road, with the long distance and rough conditions, the sun-dried pu erh maocha (processed loose tea) was first compressed into different shapes to save space and facilitate transportation for the caravans. Nowadays, when we talk…

Tea & Upset Stomach

Tea & Upset Stomach

We recently received this question by email: “Can drinking too much black tea cause stomach pain?” The relation between drinking tea and suffering from an upset stomach is complicated. In fact, drinking tea can be a cause or relieve stomach ache depending on the given…

Yixing Zisha Artists And Different Levels

Yixing Zisha Artists And Different Levels

If you ask Chinese people what the most prominent tea vessel is in China, most of them will give you the answer “Zisha teapot”. Zisha teapot, made of purple clay unique to Yixing, is also known as Yixing teapot. The special properties of Zisha (purple clay) make…

Pairing Cakes with Tea

Pairing Cakes with Tea

If you love tea, and you want to know what food goes well with tea, you simply can’t miss out on delicious cakes. Yet, every cake is different and depending on the taste profile, you’ll want to pair with the right tea. For tea and…

All You Need to Know About Fenghuang Dancong Types

All You Need to Know About Fenghuang Dancong Types

Fenghuang Dancong (Phoenix Single Bush) is a collective name for the oolong tea specially grown and produced in Chaozhou area, China. Different types of Dancong are separated and cultivated from the excellent individual plants produced from the Fenghuang Shuixian plants. All types of Dancong follow the single bush picking and single bush tea production method. There…

How to Make Orange Peel Tea? Recipes, Food Pairings & Health Benefits

How to Make Orange Peel Tea? Recipes, Food Pairings & Health Benefits

Who wouldn’t want to have an orange for a healthy snack? Oranges are known to have plenty of health benefits together with their juicy, delicious taste. Usually, people eat the flesh of this fruit and just throw the peels away. To save these peels and…

Why Yixing Teapots May Crack in Winter: Here’s How To Avoid It

Why Yixing Teapots May Crack in Winter: Here’s How To Avoid It

As the weather gets colder during the Winter season, your clay teapot faces the risks of cracking. This may even happen to people who’re very careful with their precious teapots. If this happens to you, your first thought would be that something was wrong with…