Category Archives: CHINESE TEA CULTURE

What is Tea Fermentation and What is The Process?

What is the fermentation of tea? Tea enthusiasts know that tea fermentation is very important during the production process. Aside from green tea, other types of tea have varying degrees of fermentation. Examples include white tea with slight fermentation, black tea as post-fermented tea, and oolong tea as semi-fermented. And fermentation precisely occurs because it […]

The Opium-fuelled History of Chinese Tea

The history of tea is closely connected to the trade in opium during a particularly dark chapter of England’s colonial past. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the British were importing large amounts of tea from China. They wanted to trade with other goods but the Chinese did not want to trade, preferring to just […]

Aging White Tea Characteristics: Exploring Changes Over the Years


White tea, classified among the 6 tea categories, is uniquely captivating due to its simplicity in production. Crafted from the withering, drying, and careful plucking of fresh leaves from local tea plants, white tea boasts a timeless quality that sets it apart. In the world of white tea, you’ll encounter both new and aged varieties, […]

How to Classify Fujian Oolong Tea Types? What Are The Characteristics?

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Oolong tea is a kind of tea peculiar to China. It originated from Fujian and spread abroad, forming three major producing areas Fujian, Guangdong, and Taiwan, accounting for more than 98% of the total output of Oolong tea in China. Among them, Fujian oolong tea is the largest production area. This article introduces the classification, representative products, […]

What kind of Pu-erh tea can be called “Royal Pu-erh”


When Pu’er tea was introduced to the Imperial Palace in the Tang Dynasty, it won the favor of the royal nobles. In 1732 AD, Pu’er tea was officially included in the list of tribute tea. Did the palace Pu’er tea still exist when it was offered to the emperor in the Qing Dynasty? Pu’er ripe […]

Yellow Tea Review: Understanding its characteristics and types

Yellow tea-Understanding its characteristics and types

Yellow tea is a lightly fermented tea, one of the six tea categories. During its production, green is killed, rolled, dull yellow is applied, and it is finally dried. Due to its “stuffy yellow” technology, it has the “three yellows” quality of dry yellow tea, golden tea, apricot yellow soup color, and tender yellow leaf […]

Jingshan Temple in Hangzhou: The Birthplace of Japanese Tea Ceremony

Jingshan Temple in Hangzhou: The Birthplace of Japanese Tea Ceremony Jingshan Temple, a thousand-year-old temple located on Jingshan Mountain outside Hangzhou, has a rich history dating back to the Tang Dynasty over 1200 years ago. To reach the temple, visitors must travel through a winding mountain road leading to the peaceful ancient road paved with […]

The History of Chinese Tea and Ceremony

The History of Chinese Tea and Ceremony

It is estimated that tea production in China began around 4,000 years ago. At this time it was grown only in the southern part of the country near Tibet. The Chinese would chew on fresh tea leaves to cleanse their mouths and throats and enjoy its refreshing taste. In this article, we will discover the […]