There are, in fact, two types of so-called “yellow tea” out there in the world! The first refers to the yearly tea tax asked by the Emperor.
The process of oxidation is very important in tea. This is essentially the part that differentiates each of the teas.
Assam and Darjeeling…some of you may have heard those words thrown around (I know I have).
While the English are known for drinking copious amounts of tea, we all know by now that they did not invent the leaf. So…how did the leaf migrate from Asia to the British Isles?
What is oolong? Why is it so special?
In the beginning there was a plant. A green plant. Well…Green tea. Grown in either Japan or China, this plant is harvested the same way but when it comes to the processing, there are differences.
There are those that believe that these beautiful works of art came from an ancient Chinese tradition…
Whenever I walked into a tea shop, I had always seen the bamboo whisk pictured above but could never figure out what it had to do with tea…apparently it is all in the matcha.