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"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...


ChaQi, is it mysterious or enjoyable?

ChaQi, is it mysterious or enjoyable?
Have you ever had such an experience? Feeling hot from head to toe, sweating on the forehead and back!

Senior tea lovers are obsessed with sweet aftertaste, but what does sweet aftertaste mean exactly?

Senior tea lovers are obsessed with sweet aftertaste, but what does sweet aftertaste mean exactly?
Take a sip of tea, don't swallow it, stay in the mouth for a few seconds, and feel the sweetness or mellowness of the tea soup.

When making tea, how many grams of tea leaves should be right ?

When making tea, how many grams of tea leaves should be right ?

When we first start making tea, we always have a problem: how many grams of this tea should be just right? In this case, we usually take the tea master's suggestion as the standard. For example, there is a popular and easy rule to remember "three, four, seven, eight". With normal size Gaiwan and about 110 ml water for brewing, the amount of tea is 3 grams for green tea, 4 grams for black tea, 7 to 8 grams for all oolong tea such as rock tea, and 8 grams for black tea such as ripe tea. The suggestion of...


“Shang Tou Fa” , “Xia Tou Fa” and “Zhong Tou Fa”, Do you understand them? And Which teas are suitable for them?

“Shang Tou Fa” ,  “Xia Tou Fa” and “Zhong Tou Fa”,  Do you understand them? And Which teas are suitable for them?

In the daily introduction of green tea, you always can see such warm tips:

"Shang Tou Fa is recommended, lower water temperature, 85 ℃ is advisable, you can better experience the fresh sweet taste."

But often you just remember the tips at that moment, and get confused when brewing tea.

Shang Tou Fa or Xia Tou Fa?

Don’t worry, after reading this article and understand the reasons, you won’t hesitate when brewing green tea.