Monthly Archives: December 2011

Benefits of Green Tea to Cure Ailments

There has been increasing attention to the benefits of green tea to cure ailments in recent years. Because of its antioxidant ingredients, green tea is thought to offer health benefits in many areas, from helping prevent heart disease, to its …

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Unit of Measurement & Conversion

Weight 1 g = 0.03527 oz 1 kg = 2.2046 LBs 1 oz = 28.35 g 1 LB = 16 oz = 0.4536 kg Capacity 1 ml = 0.034 fl oz 1 cup = 0.24 liter 1 gallon = 4 …

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Tetsubin (Cast Iron Teapots)

Tetsubin, or iron teapots, were originally used in the home to boil water. These tetsubins generally were not ornately decorated, as they were placed over a hearth to provide heat and humidity during cold weather. During the mid 19th century …

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Iron Goddess Oolong – Ti Kwan Yin

Iron Goddess is one of the most well-known oolong teas in China. Oolong tea is characterized by the semi-fermentation of the tealeaves. Iron Goddess differs from all other oolongs in that it is fermented longer and its leaves tend to …

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The Famous Dragon Well Green Tea

Ever since the first consumption of tea in China dated sometime between 2700 BC and 220AD, tea has became an important component of Chinese daily life. With hundreds of different varieties of green tea to choose from, the Chinese favored …

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Proper Tea Storage

Keep in mind that tea is vulnerable to 5 things: air, light, odor, heat, and moisture. When tea is excessively exposed to these 5 elements, it will gradually lose flavor and become stale. If you plan on not using your …

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Gongfu Tea Brewing Method

Description: Gongfu Tea Brewing became popular during China’s Ming Dynasty about the year 1500. The difference between using the regular brewing method and the Gongfu tea method is in the amount of tealeaves used and the steeping duration of the …

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History of Teapot

Before there were Teapots… Teapots are relatively a new invention compared to the amount of time that tea has been around. In the 7th century, tea came in bricks. A chunk was cut off and then broken up so that …

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