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Oolong Tea: What is it and why do we love it?

Simply put, Oolong tea is a type of tea that sits somewhere between a green and a black tea, with some leaning closer to the green side and others lean more to the black tea side. The many different varieties of Oolong teas make it one of the most interesting types of teas to explore for tea nerds.

Getting into Chinese Tea: A Beginner's Guide

In this article, you'll find a few handy hints for beginners wanting to dive deeper and explore the complex world of Chinese tea.

Tian Di Ren (天地人)

A good cup of tea is the result of three elements: the heavens, the earth and the people – tian (天), di (地) ren (人)

What is Dancong?

Phoenix Dancong tea Fenghuang Dancong tea (or Phoenix Dancong) is a type of oolong tea from Guangdong province in sou...

How a coffee drinker became a tea lover

I've got a confession to make – I love coffee. I'm a coffee drinker. I love the taste of it and I love the rush it g...

What's with the small tea cups?

Such tiny, mini cups, how can you get a decent cuppa out of that? One sip and you're done! When brewing tea in the t...

Harmony between nature and man

Chinese teas can be a fairly complex subject – from the different varieties and sub-varieties available to the ...

Tea – the Miracle Elixir?

Tea is packed full of antioxidants, reduces the risk of heart attacks and cancers, helps with digestion, helps you l...

Complex Simplicity

The art of making a cuppa tea can get pretty complex. Different types of tea require different methods of preparatio...

Come bearing gifts

Image courtesy of Baidu Chinese New Year is all about family. Reunion dinners are held and the younger generation vis...


It's that time of the year again. Chinese New Year is upon us. The year of the ram is coming to an end as we prepare...

Formula for the perfect cuppa

  Stop the presses – our mission is complete before its even really begun. Scientists have unveiled the formula for ...
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