The story of Keemun: The Queen of Black Tea

China is known for its rich collection of specialty teas, but few could match the rich and sharp, yet somewhat floral and smokey aroma of Keemun tea, a flavor profile at times compared to that of cacao. Keemun has also not only enjoyed widespread fame in homeland China, but as a mainstay base blend for

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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

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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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