Good or bad: The top 3 things we look for in good tea
We don't go through and attempt to judge/grade every single tea that we sample or check it off against some specific list of criteria. Where's the fun in that? That being said, there are 3 specific things that we do generally look for when it comes to deciding whether or not what we're drinking is in fact "good tea."
What's with the small tea cups?
When brewing tea in the traditional, Chinese, gong-fu way, small, somewhat tiny cups are traditionally used. But there are good reasons for why the tea cups are small – taste, appreciation and there's a social aspect as well.
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)
How a coffee drinker became a tea lover
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Harmony between nature and man
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Tea – the Miracle Elixir?
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Formula for the perfect cuppa
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