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The Scientific Explanation for the Preciousness of Aged White Tea

Peter Phan

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The Scientific Explanation for the Preciousness of Aged White Tea

There is a saying about the white tea, it is “one-year tea, three-year medicine, and seven-year treasure”. Its’ all about the healthy benefits, white tea can bring for people. But why people say that ? There is a substance called flavonoid which in white tea is the highest among the six primary kinds of teas. For example, if we use same fresh materials to make the six kinds of teas, then the rank from highest to lowest based on the amount of flavonoid is: white tea > black tea > oolong tea > green tea > yellow tea > pu-erh...


Lose The Bag: The Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea

Somayaji Ayalasomayajula

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Lose The Bag: The Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea

Are you a passionate tea lover like myself? Don’t you just love the smell of freshly brewed tea to start your morning or to unwind in the afternoon with a good book? I sure do, but one thing many tea lovers like myself can’t agree on is how they brew their tea. Far too many of us are still using tea bags. Are you one of them? Many tea lovers don’t have the time to freshly brew loose leaf tea in traditional gaiwans, or Chinese teapots. Others wrongly assume loose leaf tea is far more expensive than these old reliable...


Learning How to Make Teapots from a Yixing Master

Somayaji Ayalasomayajula

Tags loose leaf, master, pottery, tea, Tea news, teapot, Yixing

Learning How to Make Teapots from a Yixing Master

Last summer, I visited Yixing, China and got to experience the world of zisha (purple clay) teapots. These teapots are only made using the clay from the Yixing region. As part of a group from the Jiangnan University School of Design, I was able to meet with several pottery masters who specialize in creating zisha pots. I even got to attempt making some pots myself which was a very exciting activity. I quickly proved that the term "master" is not one to be taken lightly given the horrendous nature of my creations, but that's a story for another day We visited one master who...


2017 Trends in the Tea Universe

Somayaji Ayalasomayajula

2017 Trends in the Tea Universe

A lot of exciting things are happening in the tea industry. We recently talked about the rise of the conscious consumer, but that's not all we expect to see in 2017!  Green tea has exploded in popularity. From various loose leaf green teas to matcha green tea powders, the demand for green tea has never been higher. Markets can barely keep up and the traditional producers of green tea are struggling to keep up with this demand. For this reason, we expect the green tea market to start including teas with new origins. Places like India, Sri Lanka, and various African tea countries are looking...


Conscious Loose Leaf Tea Consumption in 2017

Somayaji Ayalasomayajula

Conscious Loose Leaf Tea Consumption in 2017

A new year has begun and the tea industry is growing faster than ever before. Innovation, trends and fads are running rampant throughout the tea world. One of the great things we can look forward to in 2017 is the growth of the conscious consumer when it comes to buying loose leaf tea. It's no secret that people are becoming more conscious of the products they purchase. They are looking past the product and towards the sources of the tea and the ethics behind its production. Particularly with online companies such as ours, it has become increasingly important for there to be...

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