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Drink Spring Harvest Tea this Summer

Drink Spring Harvest Tea this Summer

Summertime is a special time for Pu-erh tea drinkers. Not only is it a wonderful time to drink refreshing cold-brewed tea, it is also generally the time of year when the newly harvested spring teas start to become ready for drinking. For Pu-erh enthusiasts who like to stay on the cutting edge of the tea world, this is an incredibly exciting season. As we've discussed before, Denong’s Spring Harvest tea is characteristically quite vibrant, with sumptuous, verdant leaves that can be brewed into bright, delicious tea with a strong hui gan. Because of the moisture involved in the Pu-erh tea...

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Pu-erh Tea Rewards Patience

Pu-erh Tea Rewards Patience

Ever since the Industrial Age, more and more technologies are being innovated and introduced to the public to make life more convenient. And while the technological achievements of the past couple centuries are astounding, it’s hard to escape the feeling that our society has lost the virtue of patience, and the ability to find enjoyment in that which is simple and profound. By contrast, tea is all about patient enjoyment. Particularly when tea is brewed Gong Fu style in a tea ceremony, both the host and participants in the ceremony are given the chance to take things slow and focus...

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The Best Teas to Drink Cold in the Summer

The Best Teas to Drink Cold in the Summer

Pu-erh tea is typically associated with Gong Fu brewing, where tea is served at hot temperatures, meant to be sipped delicately. Because of its inherently mild nature, though, Pu-erh tea can also be extremely refreshing when brewed and served cold. With the summer sun now beating down on us, we’ve decided to list four of our teas that are especially well-suited to drinking cold in the summer. 2007 Denong Raw Pu-erh from Jingmai Arbor Trees Coming from one of the most famous tea mountains in Yunnan, this decade-old raw Pu-erh boasts a light orchid flavor that’s at once challenging and...

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Dive into Pu-erh Tuo Cha

Dive into Pu-erh Tuo Cha

Though Pu-erh can be sold in loose lease form, many tea lovers know that Pu-erh tea is traditionally sold in compressed form. Most of the time that we’ve discussed compressed Pu-erh on our blog, we’ve specifically referred to Pu-erh cakes or bricks. Today, we want talk about another shape of Pu-erh, the tuo cha. People use many different words to describe the shape of tuo cha. Some have compared its shape to a bowl, others to a nest. However you choose to think of them, tuo cha are concave, dome-shaped pressed teas that, like cakes and bricks, can come in...

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Tea is More than a Trend

Tea is More than a Trend

In recent years, tea has become an increasingly complex industry. In some cases, the tea industry has become far too wrapped up in distractions like fame and greed, particularly in countries where tea is a vital part of the cultural identity. In all this posturing and vanity, however, tea culture runs the risk of losing its original “flavor,” as it becomes and further and further separated from people’s daily lives. As a company that prides itself on the authenticity and purity of our tea, it is our great desire to bring tea back into people’s lives, and to help people...

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