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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 […]

Tea Leaves & Tea Tree 茶叶和茶树

Tea Plantation Tea Leaves & Tea Tree 茶叶和茶树

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot water over the fresh leaves of an evergreen shrub native to East Asia known as Camellia Sinensis and probably originated in the borderlands of north Burma and southwestern China. The tea plant’s journey is reflected in its name, Camellia Sinensis. Camellia indicates that tea is a woody plant, closely related to the […]

Lu Yu (The Sage of Tea) & The Classic of Tea 茶圣陆羽与茶经

Lu Yu (The Sage of Tea) & The Classic of Tea 茶圣陆羽与茶经

Lu Yu (陆羽) (AD 733 – AD 804) was a well respect Chinese tea master who lives in the Tang Dynasty. He is also known as the Sage of Tea (茶圣) in the tea world for his great contribution to chinese tea culture. He is also a writer who is best known for his monumental book The […]

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 […]

Tea & the Chinese Wedding 茶与中式婚礼

Chinese wedding tea Tea & the Chinese Wedding 茶与中式婚礼

Tea plays a significant part in the Chinese wedding ceremony for the Chinese people. A tea tree cannot be transplanted from another adult tea tree; it only can be grow from a tea seed. Therefore, the Chinese people took tea to symbolize love, loyalty and the expectation of a happy married life. It is difficult to […]

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. […]