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How do all the flavors in tea come from?

How do all the flavors in tea come from?

Each type of tea has unique properties, either mellow and sweet, or fresh and sweet, or floral nectar, woody, and zhilan. Proficient Tea Man always comment on a tea soup, the listener was stunned, some people can't help but wonder, how did all these tastes come from? Why are there ten fragrance types in Fenghuang Dancong? Why is Old Man's famous for its bitter taste? Where did Yiwu's sweetness come from? Breaking down tea is a process of cracking passwords. | Gan Let us talk about gan when drinking tea. The four most important substances that make up the taste...


Drinking rock tea will make you get inflamed. Is this a "rumor" or something else?

Drinking rock tea will make you get inflamed. Is this a "rumor" or something else?

Recently I replenished a lot of new rock tea, but many tea friends say they are afraid of "drink injury" like "getting inflamed". It sounds funny, but inflammation can be often heard in most Chinese lives. Swollen gums, mouth ulcers, acne, inner heat, etc., when these symptoms occur, we will use the word "on fire" to summarize all these phenomenons and causes which making us produce bad physical and psychological experience. In TCM theory, excessive fire is caused by the imbalance between Yin and Yang, resulting in excessive Yang qi and internal heat syndrome. Once on fire, you have to think...


"Bitterness and astringency", it is the nature of tea after all, or the failure of brewing?

"Bitterness and astringency", it is the nature of tea after all, or the failure of brewing?

When it comes to tea with sweet and mellow style, such taste can cater to human's natural preference for sweetness and this tea is always easy to get consistent approval or praise, "so sweet, good taste". But when our taste bud feel the bitter and astringent taste in tea, someone can't help frowning and doubt, "well? Is the tea bad? Or is it a fail brewing?" Such "bitterness", which does not bring immediate pleasure, can easily be attributed to the defect or imperfection of tea, especially in the case of limited cognition. Why there is bitterness in tea? First, look...


Why does everyone love Zisha pot? What mystery does Zisha pot have when using it to make tea?

Why does everyone love Zisha pot? What mystery does Zisha pot have when using it to make tea?

In order to brew out the most charming flavor, people often say that different tea should be matched with different tea pot because of the different characteristics, which is also the reason why people who love tea all love Zisha pot. Why does Zisha pot suit to make tea so much? What features does it have after all to make it sit on the throne of tea pots all of a sudden? Zisha pot's four advantages we have to say Air permeability of Zisha teapot Purple sand(Zisha) has a very special structure -- double stomatal structure. This double stomatal structure...


To remove the "earthy smell" of a brand new Zisha pot, which ways to season the pot are correct and efficient?

To remove the "earthy smell" of a brand new Zisha pot, which ways to season the pot are correct and efficient?

Many people who play Zisha pot have heard of "raising pot" and are concerned about raising pot in daily life. Before raising pot, there is a "raising pot" step, which is also worth the attention of pot lovers. Some tea friends may not pay attention to season the pot, or their way to clean the pot for the first time is not right, then they will feel the tea taste is not good in a period of time.  First of all, is it necessary to make an “opening ceremony” for the new pot? As the raw material of Zisha pot...

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