chinese tea growing areas

Chinese Tea Growing Areas

Chinese Tea Growing Areas: The best in China In this new Chinese year of the tiger now is a good time to better appreciate those Chinese tea growing areas responsible for producing some of their unique teas. Chinese tea growing areas are the principle means of classifying Chinese teas. Sometimes a legend is quoted such as…read more

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Loose Leaf Tea FAQs

Loose Leaf Tea FAQs

Loose Leaf Tea FAQs: the answers to questions you may be asking! What is loose leaf tea? Loose leaf tea is tea leaves, whether blended, black, green or oolong, flavoured or herbal that is not contained in a bag. Conventionally this may be a paper bag such as a string tagged bag, or a mesh…read more

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Geographical Indication for Tea

Geographical Indication for Tea: aiming to protect consumers and producers of unique teas Geographical Indication (GI) is recognised by various bodies and applies to products and their processes of production uniquely associated with a designated area such as Champagne, Roquefort, Cornish Pasties and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies. Geographic Indication for tea is established and becoming…read more

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Chinese Tea Ceremony

Chinese Tea Ceremony: celebrating the ordinary serving of tea. Gongfu Cha is the original Chinese tea ceremony, designed principally for the preparation of oolong tea. This developed in Chaozhou in Guangdong province. There is a reverence shown to the tea: its delicate aroma is appreciated and its lingering taste is experienced in small cups where…read more

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new tea growing areas

New Tea Growing Areas of the World

New Tea Growing Areas of the World: from lesser-known producers of good tea.   Tea is famously grown in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, but what of all those new tea growing areas, especially in the Far East – are they any good? Essentially tea requires warmth, high humidity, high rainfall and acidic, well-drained soils….read more

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English Breakfast tea

English Breakfast Tea

Is English Breakfast tea the best breakfast tea in the world? Breakfast blend is such an important tea that every tea merchant offers it. However, many offer specifically an English Breakfast Tea. What makes this blend so special and how does it differ from Irish Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, and indeed, what other single-origin teas could…read more

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Tea general knowledge

Tea general knowledge: Our series.

Here we have some interesting questions relating to tea. They are all quite randomly posed and the answers are in the captions below. If your have some tea questions of your own just get in touch and we will endeavour to answer them!         Tea typically provides 17% of our calcium intake…read more

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