A Belated Lunar New Year Post - by Anna V. Smith

"In Taiwan, tea is influenced by the Taoist and Buddhist way of looking at life. I.e. if your thoughts are on the tea and yourself, you will know and feel how long the tea should be brewed for, and don’t need directions."

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Black Tea - Li Shan 09 - Brewing

Li Shan High Mountain Black Tea - Summer 2009 - coming soon...

Here I am as the headless teaman. I am brewing up one of our amazing black teas, Li Shan Black 2009, in this video.

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Black Tea Ruby 18: brewed in a guy wan

Link to Ruby 18

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Buddha's Hand Oolong

It was a little over 25 years ago that the buddha hand varietal tea plants were brought to Taiwan. There, it was planted in three known locations: Ping Lin, Dong Ding's Zhu Shan, and Tai Dong's Lu Ye. 

Fo Shou

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Bug-Bitten Tea

The bugs seek out purity.

There’s a bug called the leafhopper that loves nothing more than to thrust its sharp beak- like mouth into tender baby-shoot tea leaves. Though this bug is small, its effect on the final tea is profound.

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Use Earl Grey tea to make buttery shortbread cookies with a bergamont flavor.

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Make a Tea Taste Profile

We are very interested choosing you a tea that you will love.

Welcome to the tea taste consultation page on our website. We are trying to make the online user experience more like the in-store user experience.

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Oolong – demystified, a little bit

Dry oolong, the one on the left: Ah Li. The one on the right Buddha Palm. Completely different teas. Both are Taiwan grown. Both are amazing!

The black dragon marks the spot. This tea is shrouded in mystery and beset with legend. The types of oolong alone can astound. This is the tea that developed a tea culture. Gong fu cha, steep and re-steep.

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Tea Infuser


While there is often talk of brewing the "best cup of tea," we often recommend starting the loose-leaf tea journey with a simple tea infuser.

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Tea. The Other Caffeinated Beverage.


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Welcome to The Oolong Tea Times

Welcome to the Oolong Tea Times​!

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ABOUT The Oolong Tea Times Blog

The blog of J-TEA International's Josh Chamberlain, curating his experience with quality loose leaf teas.

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