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What is Tea?

To explain what is tea, we need to understand where it comes from. Tea is a beverage prepared by infusing tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) with water. Different styles of tea are distinguished by plant variety, growing condition, and processing methods. Each tea variety has its own flavor, color, and aroma.

GABA Tea

GABA Tea is a tea that has a high content of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It's known to treat insomnia, high blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. GABA Tea is processed under anaerobic conditions (without oxygen). GABA can be found in a number of foods and GABA Tea is the highest source of GABA.

Caffeine in Tea

How much caffeine is in tea? The amount of tea caffeine in your cup of tea depends on a few main factors: brewing methods, processing styles, terroir, age of tea leaves and finally the cultivars of the tea plant. To understand the levels of tea caffeine, its helpful to understand the basics of how teas are made.

Taiwanese Tea Egg

Taiwanese Tea eggs are typically served at 7-11 convenience stores as a snack. The tea eggs are hard-boiled, cracked and then boiled again with tea and spices. This is a slightly different recipe, which results in a soft-boil tea egg. They don't replicate the exact childhood memories, but they are far tastier.

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong tea is a type of tea that sits somewhere between green tea and black tea in the oxidation level. Oxidation level is what defines green, oolong, and black teas. Oolong tea is a semi-oxidized or partially oxidized tea, therefore it covers a large canvas of flavor variations and complexities.

Drinking Tea in Times of Quarantine

As we all try to replicate the tearoom (or cafe, or coffeehouse) experience at home, we at Te would like to propose a...

Papas Arrugadas

Papas arrugadas, or wrinkly potatoes, is a way of cooking potatoes. It is a dish characteristic of the Canary Island. The method of cooking consists of boiling the potatoes, skin on, with a lot of salt. Once the potato is cooked and the water is drained, a small crust of salt will appear over the potato skin. 

Dos and Don’ts of Dating: Tearoom Edition

A how-to for going on dates at Té. We have summarized a list of do's and don'ts to help you navigate an already stressful scenario. 

A Tea Lover's Gift Guide

Choosing Loose Leaf Teas for Gifts For the free spirit who loves white lily flower and a light bodied tea Mount Pyru...

Places to Visit in Taiwan

Perhaps guide is too strong a word. Here are a few places, that we found worth visiting if you plan to travel. We’ve taken the liberty of sorting by neighborhood/town to make it easier to navigate/ look up. Just keep it mind that these lists are experiential and are in no way a comment on the best or worst of anything.

Health Benefits of Tea in Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) literature states that finding a balance between the body’s needs and the different qualities of food and medicine is key to optimal health. Traditional Chinese Medicine food and beverage choices should be made to balance your body’s specific state and constitution.

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

There are numerous health benefits to drinking oolong tea. Oolong tea helps lower cholesterol levels, helps to boost metabolism, and is a great source of antioxidant. Studies have also shown that compared to broken tea leaves crushed into tea bags, whole dried tea leaves retain a much higher polyphenol content.
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