Posts tagged with "tea"
03. February 2017
There are fifteen major tea-producing provinces in mainland China, and Taiwan also produces tea. Chinese teas are generally divided into six major types, mainly according to the method of production. These types are: green tea, black tea, Oolong tea, white tea, yellow tea and dark tea. Besides these, there are processed sorts such as jasmine tea and compressed tea. Each type has its representative “celebrity tea”, each with its unique appearance and aroma, and some are even associated with...
09. October 2013
Yunnan province produces the vast majority of pu'er tea. Indeed, the province is the source of the tea's name, Pu'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County. Pu'er is produced in almost every county and prefecture in the province, but the most famous pu'er areas are known as the Six Famous Tea Mountains.
22. August 2013
Since ancient times, it has a tradition of tea treatment. It is recorded in ancient medicine book that people used aged tea to treat diabetes, dysentery and colds. According to the modern medical science tea polyphenols, tea polysaccharide, tea saponin, amino acid, alkaloids and inorganic elements have health benefits on human beings. Tea is a special drinking which enhances human immunity and resists oxidation and aging, prevents canceration, lowers blood fat and regulates the metabolism.
21. August 2013
Dark Tea is one of the six tea categories and only exists in China. It is also an indispensable beverage for the Chinese ethnic minorities in their daily life. Dark tea has a pleasant earthy and strong bouquet yet soft on the palate, and this aroma distinguishes itself from the other 5 major tea groups. It is great to drink this tea especially after meals. The beneficail tea microbes, formed as a result of 100% fermentation and only found in dark tea, are good for digestion and breaking down...
18. June 2013
Celadon is a word that is synonymous to Longquan greenware. Besides blue and white, this is definitely one of the best know type of Chinese porcelain. It could be found in countries along the ancient maritime silk route which linked Southeast Asia, South/west Asia. middle-east and East Africa. The quantity of Longquan celadon wares exported during the Song and Yuan period was enormous. The kilns producing Longquan celadons were located in southern Zhejiang province, covering ten counties with...
26. March 2013
Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. All four types are made from leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas. Two principal varieties of the species are used – the small-leaved Chinese variety plant, used for most other types of teas, and the large-leaved Assamese plant, which was traditionally mainly used for black tea, although in recent years some green and white...
24. March 2013
Yellow tea usually implies a special tea processed similarly to green tea, but with a slower drying phase, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and yellow. The tea generally has a very yellow-green appearance and a smell different from both white tea and green tea. The smell is sometimes mistaken for black if the tea is cured with other herbs, but similarities in taste can still be noticed between yellow, green and white teas.It can, however, also describe high-quality teas served at...
22. March 2013
Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis) produced through a unique process including withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Most oolong teas, especially those of fine quality, involve unique tea plant cultivars that are exclusively used for particular varieties. The degree of oxidation can range from 8% to 85%,depending on the variety and production style. This tea category is especially popular with tea connoisseurs of south China .