Shu Pu-erh is also known as “ripened” Pu-erh, created in the 1970s to accommodate the growing need for aged Pu-erh in China and Taiwan.
Tag: Tea Basics
Tea 201 – Pu-erh Tea – Sheng Pu-erh
Pu-erh tea: the wine of teas. I know by now that some of you know what Pu-erh is based on my article on Chinese Mythology: The Legend of Pu-erh.
Tea 201 – Lies of Misstatements About Tea
While Americans still drink more coffee than tea, the popularity of our Camellia sinensis is rapidly growing. Most of its popularity is because of the supposed magic properties of tea.
Tea 201 – Chinese Black Teas
Black tea, known in China as red tea, is the most common product produced by our favorite Camellia sinensis plant. It’s the most consume type of tea in the world; however, it is the least popular style in China.
Tea 201 – Why Japanese Greens Are Unique
Japanese Tea. Usually this means green tea of some kind but why is it so special?
Tea 201 – FTGFOP – Leaf Classifications and What They Mean
FTGFOP. Phew what a mouthful! It feels like a code of some kind. In a way it is.
Tea 201 – Tea and the 20th Century
While tea has been around for centuries, it wasn’t until recently in the 20th century that the popularity of tea really began to rise.
Tea 201 – Varietals – What’s in a breed? (Camelia Sinensis)
Tea. Camellia sinensis. By now you should be well familiar with these words and how they are synonymous with each other. This evergreen plant from the countries of hot climates with its delicate little white flowers and yellow stamens should be seared into your mind.
Tea 201 – Fair Trade – The Effects of Sustainable Investment in People
Fair. Trade. You see these words thrown around in tea shops and coffee shops. But what does it mean?
Tea 201 – Indian CTC Black Tea
CTC sounds like a company’s acronym, no? While it is an acronym, it actually stands for the process that defines this type of black tea: crush, tear, and curl.