A little Trip to Lugu (鹿谷) and Shanlinxi (杉林溪)


Few days ago, I went to lugu and took a little detour to shanlinxi for tea garden visting.  Between lugu and shanlinxi is connected by a crooked mountain road in which there are 12 turns named after by the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac, incl. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Dragon, Sneak, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Continue reading


Whisky (Cognac) + Tea = ? It is a BIG BANG!!!

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There is a little experiment I did this afternoon is to mix the spirit and tea.

Red Rhythm (紅韻) Black Tea Tasting Review by Ye Min in German

Red Rhythm

Red Rhythm

It is really amazing to see a tea review of the tea I just bought from the tea farmer 19 days ago. Now that it is in the hand of another tea lover half earth away (Germany). I am feeling so complicated just like a father who just sent his kids away… Hope you have a great journey and a great place to stay… Continue reading

Is Cream Down (冷後渾) a sign of better black tea?


Cream down (milk down, or tea cream in some literatures) is an effect of precipitate formed after tea cools down.  It usually happens in black tea or highly oxidized oolong tea.  Some assert it is a sign of superior quality.  However, there are also some literatures discussing how to eliminate cream down effect on ice tea (or beverage tea, usually cheap and low-qualitied in nature) since consumers prefer clean and crystal tea. These controvertial findings make me doubt if cream down effect is proper measurement of tea quality. Continue reading

Get Free Tasting Set of Artisanal Black Tea from Taiwan!‏


A Set of 3 Artisanal Black Tea from Taiwan

Tea Lovers,

To celebrate our grand opening, we are offering free tasting opportunity of 3 artisanal black teas. Continue reading