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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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What is Kabusecha Tea?

Kabusecha tea translates as “covered tea” It is a high-quality Japanese green tea, usually described as somewhere between a sencha and a gyokuro in terms of flavor and quality. It is also referred to as Kabuse tea. Kabusecha is one of the most expensive Japanese green teas, next to gyokuro and matcha. Kabusecha is prepared using …

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What is Turmeric Tea?

Turmeric tea or turmeric milk, aka golden milk, is made with the rhizome, or underground root, of the turmeric plant. It’s then either used fresh, or dried and grinded down into powder as a spice, and is heated in water, milk or a plant based milk, and served immediately to enjoy the warming tea. The …

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What is Mecha Tea?

Mecha is a popular type of Japanese green tea. Mecha consists of early leaf buds harvested in the spring. It is considered the by-product of Gyokuro and Sencha tea leaves that processors separate from the whole leaves during processing. This processing method makes it a cheaper alternative for those that want to enjoy high-quality green tea. “Me” …

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What is Tereré Tea?

Herbal tea, also referred to as a tisane or herbal infusion, is a popular caffeine-free beverage that can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Commonly regarded for its aroma, flavor, and highly customizable nature, many herbal teas have also been utilized for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Made from edible plant parts, such as …

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What is Tencha Tea?

Have you ever heard of Matcha? Sipped an iced Matcha tea latte with oat milk at Starbucks? Familiarized yourself with the ritual surrounding Matcha in Japanese tea culture? Then you’re sure to love this full bodied, rich tea – which is the base for Matcha! Matcha tea is made by grinding the leaves of the Tencha …

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Taiping Houkui Tea

When you think of tea, one of the first places that will probably come to mind is China. Famed for its tea, China has no shortage of popular strains of tea. In particular, China is known for its green tea. Of all the different green teas they have, there is one in particular that stands …

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