Yellow Gold Tea Buds: The Tea of Emperors

Throughout human history gold has stood both directly and symbolically for opulence and luxury; people wear and covet gold jewelry or use golden ornaments as an indication of status and wealth. Within the world of tea then, it is no surprise then that of the most expensive and rare teas in the world is the

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The surprisingly active Malawian tea industry

Despite being one of the poorer countries in Africa, the Southeastern country of Malawi has been a dominant force in African tea production for more than a century. Malawi sits only behind Kenya and Uganda as the third most tea-producing nation in Africa, and a substantial number of Malawians are

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The story of Shou Mei or “Longevity Eyebrow” tea

Shou Mei is a sweet and bold white tea hailing from Fuding county, situated in the Fujian province of China. Compared to most other white teas Shou Mei has a stronger and more robust character, but due to its somewhat withered appearance and the abundance in which it is produced

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The story of Dan Cong (Phoenix Mountain Oolong)

Dan Cong is a complex and high quality type of Chinese oolong tea that is particularly notable for its ability to mimic flowery and fruity fragrances and flavors, making it one of the most diverse teas of anywhere in the world. Some of the most notable variations are honey-orchid, Almond,

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