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 it is often considered as

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The emergence of CBD tea and its potential health benefits

For thousands of years the cannabis sativa plant has been heralded for its healing properties by a wide variety of cultures across the globe. However, only in more recent years, with cannabis becoming legal or tolerated in increasingly more places, has the use of CBD (Cannabidiol, one of its active

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Tea Smuggling?

Midway through the 18th century British customs officers intercepted a shipment of illegal goods off the coast of Dorset. After the shipment was impounded a group of 60 smugglers brazenly rode in and reclaimed their goods. On their speedy escape out of town one of the smugglers was recognized by

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Da Hong Pao: The most expensive tea in the world

High up in the Wuyi mountains in the Fujian province of China, on a steep cliff, there grows an Oolong tea that is so precious and rare that in 2002 it fetched a price that was 30 times more than the price of gold. To put this into perspective, during

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Tea Bags vs Loose Leaf Tea: Does It Really Matter?

While tea aficionados swear by the superior quality and taste of tea made from loose tea leaves, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority of tea-drinkers in the West simply use tea bags for their cups of tea. So does it really matter that much? To get

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Fertilizer-ban a problem for tea industry Sri Lanka

Chaminda Jayawardana from Lumbini Tea Valley Ceylon, who specializes in manufacturing tea in the Ruhuna region of Sri Lanka, foresees a crisis due to the ban on inorganic fertilizer by the government. ” We applaud this very good decision, but we want it to be introduced gradually, not this immediate measure.”

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The Story Of Hojicha – Japanese Roasted Green Tea

Japan is known for its prowess when it comes to green tea, in particular the brightly colored and powdery Matcha and the exceedingly popular infused taste of Sencha. Yet there is another green tea that originated in Japan that is oftentimes overlooked and now rising in popularity: the nutty, toasty

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