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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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History of Tea

Accidental Discovery of Tea In 2737 BC, legend has it that leaves from a tree dropped into Emperor Shen Nung’s cup of boiling water. The servant had boiled the water for hygienic reasons before the emperor was to drink it. …

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Health Benefits of Tea

Fight Cancer & Heart Disease Tea contains antioxidant compounds of polyphenols that help the body fight harmful free radicals. It is believed that harmful free radical can lead to cancer and heart disease. Tea also contains flavonoids that restricts the build …

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