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Why tea shows different faces in sunny and rainy days? The weather really has an effect on the tea!

Why tea shows different faces in sunny and rainy days? The weather really has an effect on the tea!

With the fresh enthusiasm, every day I pry out a piece of tea to brew, with friends we sit around a table and savor it. A day after half a month, it was raining outside. People in the house listen to the rain through the window, cook tea with a small fire, wait for the new boiling tea, and then pick up the cup to sip, it is really a kind of happiness in the world! Wait, it seems the taste isn’t right? We can't believe own tongue and brew another cup of tea, sip again: really not right. How...


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...


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.
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