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Glass Teaware 101

There are plenty of reasons to consider glass teaware for brewing and serving a splendid cup of tea. One of the most obvious is that, like a fine wine glass, a good glass teapot or cup shows off the beautiful …

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Darjeeling Tea –The Champagne of India

Darjeeling tea is a black tea harvested at the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern India region of Darjeeling. The aromas of this type of tea range from floral to fruity and chocolaty to smoky. Due to its exquisite …

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Oolong Tea to Lose Weight: Cut Down Those Extra Pounds

Oolong tea, also known as Wu long, is a healthy drink that helps you lose weight. True! Drink oolong tea and lose weight. It is said that drinking Oolong tea regularly enhances your metabolism. When you increase metabolism in a …

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Chai in India & Ceylon: It’s Beyond Just a Drink

“Chai” is a Hindi word for tea. Originally introduced in India by the British to end the tea monopoly in China.  It soon started growing its roots in Indian culture. After the British left, chai started to dominate in India …

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Where does tea grow in India?

India is home to the largest tea producing regions in the world. Of the many tea-growing regions of India, the three most celebrated are Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri. Assam Assam is located in northeast India. It is the largest tea-growing …

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Tea Growing Regions in China

Tea Growing Regions in China

China is well-known to be one of the largest tea producers in the world. China’s large geographic area has many different regions, which grow a variety of teas. There are four primary tea growing regions:


This is a large region north of the Yangtze River. The provinces within this area are Anhui, Gansu, Henan, northern Jiangsu, Shaanxi and Shandong. Jiangbei is primarily known for producing Green tea and several other premium teas. Many of the premium teas are produced in the Henan province of Xinyang Maojian and the Anhui province of Lu’an Guapian.


Jiangnan has the greatest production of tea. Its output comprises of two-thirds of China’s total annual production. It is also along the Yangtze River, although it is found in the southern, lower areas of the river. The provinces along this southern area are Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and the southern areas of both Anhui and Jiangsu. Jiangnan experiences all four seasons, with plentiful rainfall in Spring and Summer and a dryer Autumn. Many different teas are produced here including Green, Black, Oolong and different scented teas.

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Homemade Green Tea Latte

  Green tea lattes have a soothing blend of traditional green tea and the creamy taste of warm milk and honey. They’re easy to make and wonderful to enjoy! How to make a green tea latte (one serving): You will …

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What is Lu An Gua Pian?

Lu An Gua Pian, is the Chinese name for Emerald Petals Green Tea. Lu An is the region in the Dabie Mountains of the Western Anhui province of China, where the leaves are grown. Gua Pian refers to the term …

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The History of the Teabag

The history of the (psssst… teabag)   Did you know? You’d never guess that the creation of teabags was actually a mistake! In 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a tea importer, decided that in order to cut costs, he would send loose …

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Brewing Tea with a Gaiwan

“Gaiwan” refers to a popular type of covered teacup, which has been used in China since the Ming Dynasty, during the mid-1300s. Gaiwans are elegant and simple, often made from porcelain, and consist of a saucer, bowl and lid. Since gaiwans are …

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