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Chinese New Year Myths and Traditions

Tradition of Pineapple Tarts Not many people know about this, but Singapore was once an important centre of the global pineapple canning industry. Pineapples first originated from South America until Christopher Columbus brought them across the Atlantic to Europe by 1493. 100 years later, the well-travelled Portuguese then introduced this sweet and sour juicy fruit […]

Do you know what is the story behind mooncake?

liu bo wen zhu yuanzhang Do you know what is the story behind mooncake?

Tea is a spiritual refreshment. Usually, the moon during mid-autumn is the most beautiful and is well paired with tea. According to a Chinese legend, mooncakes were used by the Ming revolutionaries. It happened during the Yuan Dynasty where it was ruled by the Mongolians from the North. It was said that a Han Chinese […]

What affects a good cup of tea 什么影响一杯好茶

Brewing chinese tea What affects a good cup of tea 什么影响一杯好茶

From fresh tea leaves to a good cuppa, there are many variables in between, from tea tree varieties, tea-growing environment, tea processing to tea storage and brewing, and finally forms the cup of tea that you drink. This article will not elaborate on the formation of the unique flavour of each tea. The main list […]

Health Benefits of Tea 茶的功效

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According to ancient records, tea was mainly used for medicinal purposes before the Qin and Han dynasties. As stated in Shennong’s Materia Medica records: “Tea is bitter, drinking it enhances one’s cognitive ability, less tired, more energetic, and improves eyesight.” After the Wei and Jin Dynasties, tea gradually became widely regarded as a beverage, rather […]

How did the name tea and cha come about?

Japanese Tea How did the name tea and cha come about?

From China to Japan, India to the United Kingdom, tea is an essential to many people like a country’s identity. Though every country has its own word for tea, almost all pronunciations stem from just two root words: ‘te’ and ‘cha.’ Here is the story behind the world’s words for tea. Ancient ChinaIn the early […]

Tea in the spotlight: Bi Luo Chun 简单茶介绍: 碧螺春

Bi Luo Chun Brewing Tea in the spotlight: Bi Luo Chun 简单茶介绍: 碧螺春

Bi Luo Chun, one of the top ten famous teas in China, became famous as early as the Sui and Tang Dynasties, with a history of more than a thousand years. It is produced in Dongting Mountain where the environment is unique and blooms in four seasons, so the tea has a special flower fragrance. […]