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Tea Education

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.

How To Brew A Perfect 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 oolong tea 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.

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 Tea

Hibiscus tea, Hibiscus sabdariffa or Roselle, is a versatile herbal tea made from the crimson colored calyces of the flower. When dried and infused, it glows with a deep red hue and has a tangy flavor similar to sour plums or juicy cranberries. Hot or iced hibiscus tea is consumed all over the world, with many cultures developing their own recipes over time, and has several supposed health benefits.

Sanxia Biluochun

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.

Choose the Right Iced Tea Method for You

Everyone has a way of making iced tea at home. With so much information available with different tricks and tips, it is easy to get lost and overwhelmed. Let us simplify the process for you since making tea is as simple as combining tea, water, and time. We will look at each of these elements to help you determine which brewing methods are best for each occasion.
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