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Tea Atelier

White Peony Tea

White Peony is a flower, but it is also a sweet yet soothing tea with a naturally delicate flavor and soft mouthfeel. White teas are as close as possible to a freshly plucked tea leaf, as they are minimally processed and lightly oxidized. 

What are Tannins in Tea?

Tannins in tea affect color, flavor, and astringency. Find their benefits, how brewing time and temperature influence tannin levels, and the variations across different types of tea.

Does Tea Expire? It's Complicated

Just as spices lose their punch and oils can spoil, different types of tea also have varying shelf lives. Though not a health risk, expired tea loses its flavor and aroma.

Guide: How to Buy Oolong Tea Online

We get it, you are ready to venture into the exciting and diverse world of oolong teas but don't know where to start. We're here to be your guide on this journey. Although we are a company specializing in Taiwanese oolongs, we will aim to be as unbiased as possible.

What is Dong Ding Oolong

One of the most popular Taiwanese teas and it’s a classic for good reason - Dong Ding is a tea that retains the mellow green flavors of a high-mountain oolong along with rich, sweet notes due to oxidation and roasting. It’s well-balanced and makes a perfect tea to enjoy throughout the day.

What’s the Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Tea?

If you’ve been on the lookout for iced teas, you’ve probably noticed two different methods: iced tea and cold brewed tea. Yes, there is a difference between the two even though they sound similar. 

Make the Most of Oolong Tea Bags

Have you contemplated all the different ways you can utilize your tea bags? Because there are, in fact, more than one way of using a premeasured bagged tea. We offer four of them here.

How to Make a cup of tea

The perfect brew starts with the right tea. There are three main elements to keep in mind: Quality, Freshness, and leaf size. Making sure you have high-quality tea from a reputable source will ensure a delicious brew.

What is Milk Oolong

Milk Oolong is a distinctive type of Taiwanese tea cultivar known for its creamy flavor and texture. It's lightly oxidized and roasted, which helps retain the delicate floral aroma and creamy flavor. When we refer to milk oolong, we’re talking about Taiwanese tea from the Jin Xuan (pronounced jin shuan) cultivar. 

Adding Milk To Tea

Do you add milk to your tea, or are you a staunch ‘tea purist’? There are endless debates on when and how to add milk, and why. Many cultures around the world put milk in their tea.

History of Taiwanese Black Tea

Taiwan was once a key supplier of black teas for the western tea connoisseur. Read a brief history on Taiwanese black tea cultivation before you sample our selection of delicious varieties.

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.

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