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  • The Qimen That Might Have Sugar

    At home I tried the tea. I think it took me about two tries to really see it. This tea has a deep sugary body like I had never seen. Thick and chocolatey, with a touch of bitterness, this tea was just like drinking dark chocolate. I put it on the website and everyone who bought it was also shocked just by how rich and chocolatey the body was. I decided to get the local opinion about it. 
  • Short written intro to Qimen Black tea

    For most people in the west, tea drinking started with black tea. But what we view black tea, is completely different from how the Chinese view it ...
  • A visit to Jian Dou

    Today I came back from the Anxi city of Jian Dou. Jian Dou is a small village in the inner mountains of Anxi that produces Tie Guan Yin.  I spent t...
  • Lesson in Tea Buying 3/3: Tie Guan Yin

    For those that don't know, I am a huge fan of Tie Guan Yin and am on the hunt for a truly great Tie Guan Yin. For a brief moment last summer I tho...
  • A Lesson in Tea Buying: 1/3 White tea

    I  don’t like to assume the worst when it comes to tea sellers. From the day I first told someone I was buying tea from farmers I was warned of bei...