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Experiencing Pu-erh

Choosing the Right Tea For You, Part II.

Choosing the Right Tea For You, Part II.

Tea is the Chinese national drink, and it seems it is only growing in popularity. Many people throughout the country believe that drinking tea can help restore their body’s equilibrium. In order to find the optimal tea, many factors need to be taken into account, in other words, a shift towards rational drinking. Some of the factors concerned in finding the optimal tea are fairly obvious, such as season and body type, however, age also plays a crucial role. At different ages individuals have different capacities for nutrient absorption, therefore choosing the right tea to nurture the body is contingent...

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Tea Whispers Zen Musings, Like in a Dream.

Tea Whispers Zen Musings, Like in a Dream.

Much like clouds fleeting over our shoulders, life is like a journey: only the lightest words can describe it. The accuracy of any description is found in the subtleties. Such subtleties can be found in a handful of dry tea. Tea whispers zen musings, like in a dream. A brew can transform the leaves into various fragrances. Green leaves, like flowers, dance in the water. Throughout the swaying journey of ups and downs, a cup of well brewed tea can sing you to serenity. Take a cup of tea and for a moment rest against the soft tea fog caressing...

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A Healthy, Easy Way to Drink Tea

A Healthy, Easy Way to Drink Tea

Generally speaking, Pu-erh tea is typically associated with traditional methods of brewing and serving tea. These methods date back several centuries, and can often result in some of the best tea drinking experiences. However, these methods can also  have their limits. Because of the type of teaware and accessories that are required for these methods, it can be difficult to take it all with you and brew tea on the go. Thankfully, modern technology allows us solutions to this problem. With high quality portable teaware such as our Glass Tumbler, the tea drinker’s options have increased greatly. Below are just...

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The Wonders of Yunnan: Pu-erh Tea, Pressed for Time

The Wonders of Yunnan: Pu-erh Tea, Pressed for Time

Last month, we were fortunate enough to visit the Yunnan Province of China to witness the tea making process firsthand. In this blog series, we’re excited to share some of what we learned and experienced on our short adventure to Yunnan. If you missed Part One or Part Two, click the links to check them out! After our incredible time on Nannuo Mountain, we drove to a factory in the Menghai County of Xishuangbanna. On our way there, we had the privilege of getting to pull over and see the historic Lancang River.   This impressive river runs south past...

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The Wonders of Yunnan: Tea, as Far as the Eye Can See

The Wonders of Yunnan: Tea, as Far as the Eye Can See

Last month, we were fortunate enough to visit the Yunnan Province of China to witness the tea making process firsthand. In this blog series, we’re excited to share some of what we learned and experienced on our short adventure to Yunnan. If you missed Part One, click here to check it out! After experiencing the stunning beauty of the ancient tea trees on Nannuo Mountain and meeting the lovely people who live in the village there, we drove to the other side of the mountain to another small community, where they processed huge amounts of Pu-erh tea leaves. This community...

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