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What is Wakoucha Tea?

Tea has been woven throughout Japanese culture since the 8th century. With tea seeds being brought back from China by visiting monks, this beverage was first heavily associated with religion. It wasn’t until the 13th and 14th centuries that the tea culture exploded and was adopted by people all across the country. Although green tea …

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Can you cinnamon to your coffee?

People add a lot of different things to their coffee every day. Some additions are pretty standard, like cream and sugar, while other additions are a little less conventional.  One pretty common ingredient that you don’t see everyone add to their coffee is cinnamon. That is because it isn’t an ingredient you can simply add …

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What is Assam Tea?

If you love tea as much as I do, you’ve probably heard a little bit about Assam tea – but what exactly is it? Interestingly enough, odds are that you’ve already tried it. Not only is Assam one of the oldest teas in history, but it’s also a staple ingredient in countless other tea blends …

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What is Chun Lu Tea?

Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or new to the world of herbal beverages, you’ve likely heard about Chun Lu tea. This semi-rare Chinese tea is worth knowing about, because its flavor and unique aroma are an experience that no tea drinker should have to miss. In this article, you’ll learn all about what Chun Lu …

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What is Gong Mei Tea?

Gong Mei is a white tea grown in the Chinese provinces of Fujian and Guangxi. It is made using a variety of Camellia Sinensis known as Da Bai. Gong Mei tea is a third-quality grade tea.  Third-quality grade tea refers to the Chinese white tea quality grading system. There are four categories into which white …

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