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Fengqing County and the Mother of Tea Trees

Fengqing County and the Mother of Tea Trees

Since one of our most popular delicious teas comes from the Fengqing County, we’ve mentioned this region several times on our website and social media. Did you know, however, that this County in Yunnan Province is home to what’s known as the Mother of Tea Trees? In today’s blog, we will discuss a little bit more about this enchanting region and legendary tree. In many respects, Fengqing County is not all that dissimilar from other regions within Yunnan Province. Like most of southwestern Yunnan, Fengqing has an incredibly rich history and culture surrounding tea. Pu-erh tea accounts for a large...

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Drinking Tea in Memory of the Past

Drinking Tea in Memory of the Past

In Lú Tóng’s famous poem, “Song of Seven Cups,” he mentions that the sixth cup of tea “calls him to the immortals,” or in other translations, helps him “access the spirit realm.” Though he may be using tea here as a poetic device, the truth behind his words is that because of the rich history of tea, drinking it can help us to feel closer to those who may have gone on before us. With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, today we wanted to discuss the ways in which tea can be used to commune with the memories of...

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Tea is the Great Bridge Between Cultures

Tea is the Great Bridge Between Cultures

In previous blog entries, we’ve discussed how tea can be a powerful way to bring families and communities together. However, tea also has a varied, complex history that reaches across the world in its scope. Though people in various countries around the globe drink tea in unique ways, one thing is abundantly clear: that tea is the great bridge between cultures. Tea consumption, of course, dates back to ancient China, in approximately 2737 BCE (about two hundred years before the construction of the pyramids). For quite some time after that, tea was generally consumed in soups like a vegetable. Several...

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Drinking Tea at the Right Time of Day

Drinking Tea at the Right Time of Day

It can’t be said enough how healthy and beneficial to your body it is to drink tea. Drinking tea as means to promote a healthy lifestyle is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. However, one of the most important aspects of drinking tea to nurture the body is knowing the right tea to drink at the right time of day, in order to maximize your results. So, the question is, what tea should we drink during various times of the day?   Drinking Tea in the Morning After a night’s rest, the body gradually dehydrates, and the density of...

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Hunting for the Perfect Easter Tea

Hunting for the Perfect Easter Tea

Like Christmas, Easter is a wonderful time of celebration and giving for many people. Families travel from far and wide to come together to enjoy the holiday and each other’s company. People also often like to surprise their loved ones with something special. To simplify this gift-giving process, we’d like to present to you a list of perfect teas for Easter.   2016 Bulang Early Spring Harvest Raw Pu-erh Tea If you’re craving a tea that’s thick and fragrant, look no further. Made with tea leaves from an early spring harvest, few teas convey the hope and vitality of spring...

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