Tea Superstitions: Telling your fortune with tea

We human beings are a highly superstitious bunch. All throughout our time on this planet we have been captivated by the irrational and supernatural, from fortune telling, to lucky amulets, to spirits, to provide us with even the slightest glimpse of what the future might hold for us. Unsurprisingly then,

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The Story of the Iron Goddess of Mercy

Tieguanyin, or Iron Goddess of Mercy, is one of the most prestigious and renowned varieties of Chinese Oolong tea with a fabled history. Originating in the Anxi region of the Fujian province of China in the 19th century, the tea boasts a variety of complex flavor profiles depending on its

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The Story Of Purple Leaf Tea

We all know about black tea and green tea, and most of us, avid tea drinkers or not, have heard of rooibos, white, oolong or herbal tea. But what about purple tea? Only in recent years has tea made from purple leaves been on the market commercially, and it remains

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The Ancient Tea Horse Road

The Ancient Tea Horse Road, sometimes referred to as the Southern Silk Road, is a millennia-old network of paths that connect Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, to the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of South-Western China. Since the 6th century, the unforgiving and harsh route was used to trade all kinds

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