Category: History of Tea

Discover the rich history of tea: Learn how Shen Nong discovered tea first, how tea flourished during the different dynasties in China, and how tea culture spread around the world. Enjoy the journey!

Feb 07
Yixing Zisha Artists And Different Levels

If you ask Chinese people what the most prominent tea vessel is in China, most of them…

Dec 01
The Five Great Kilns Of The Song Dynasty

The term “Five Great Kilns” (Chinese: 五大名窑, wu da ming yao) was first mentioned in a…

Aug 29
The ‘Gong Dao Bei’ (Fairness Pitcher) Was Originally Made for Liquor

When we prepare tea the ceremonial way, a tea pitcher is a must. This pitcher is also…

Mar 09
The History of Tea: Video by TED

This is a really fun video that explains the history of tea in a nutshell. It covers…

Feb 10
Cheese Tea?? Give It a Try If You Haven’t Already! (With Recipe)

I’m not sure if everyone noticed it, but cheese tea has been a hit among the…

Jan 08
The History The Menghai Tea Factory, Taetea (Dayi)

Yunnan Taetea (Dayi) Group is one of the most well-known pu erh tea manufacturers in…

Dec 25
The History of Xiaguan Tuocha

Yunnan Xiaguan Tuocha (Group) Co., Ltd. is a pu erh factory that’s prominent in the…

Oct 04
History of Haiwan Tea Industry

With a history of over a thousand years of tea cultivation, Yunnan has given rise to…

Sep 14
History of Chinatea (Zhongcha/CNNP/COFCO) – Kunming Tea Factory

As one of the four main Pu erh tea factories, Chinatea (Zhongcha), also known as China…

Jul 11
What is “Wet Piling” (Wo Dui)?

Traditional sheng pu erh tea can take years to age, before it developed this smooth…