What is High Mountain Tea?
Usually high mountain tea refers to oolong teas. All oolong teas are semi-oxidized, and high mountain teas are on the lighter end of oxidation, between 20%-40%. This gentle processing allows the beautiful flavor and aromas of the tea to shine through. The elevation and unique climate create a tea highly sought after by tea lovers.
What is Tie Guan Yin?
Tie Guan Yin is a popular type of oolong tea. Oolong teas are semi-oxidized, which puts them in a category between green and black teas in flavor and appearance. The controlled level of oxidation creates a complex flavor profile. Depending on the production style, it can be rich and floral, or deep and toasty.
How to care for your clay Teapot
There are many different types of materials used to make teapots. Glass, porcelain, and clay are the most common ones that we use. The properties of each material make them more suitable for brewing certain types of tea vs. the others. Learn here how to care for your teapot.
Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe
Summer is here and there is nothing more refreshing than a cup of cold delicious lemonade on a warm day. We decided to add some color to our lemonade with the help of our Hibiscus Flowers that come to us directly from Taiwan.
Biluochun (碧螺春) is a style of unoxidized green tea made from the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. Biluochun came from Jiansu, China and was adopted by green tea makers of Sanxia in Taiwan in the early 1900's. The prized batch are made with small and fuzzy young tea buds and its flavor is grassy, nutty and sweet.
Chrysanthemum tea is when the blooms of chrysanthemum flowers from the C. morifolium and C. indicum species are brewed with water. Dried chrysanthemum flowers are placed in a teapot with boiling water and steeped for several minutes until the water turns a golden yellow color.
What is Baozhong Tea
Baozhong (包種茶), also referred to as Pouchong, is a lightly oxidized oolong tea, typically between 8%~18%, known for its vegetal and floral characteristics. The flowery notes are typically reminiscent of white lily flowers. Baozhong is considered a “green oolong” as it is grassy and oceanic, like green tea.
Mother's Day Tea Gift
Here is a mother's day gift guide for every type of mom, whether that's mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers or mother in laws. Not all moms are created equal. so we are recommending teas by personality type–Meyers-Briggs style. You know your mom best, so gift her with the confidence of our favorite personality test.