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Almost everyone these days is aware that tea is a very healthy drink, but apart from green and black teas, not many seem to know anything much about tea at all. So what teas are available and what's the best ways to prepare them?
All tea comes from a plant called Camellia sinensis, and the differences between each type of tea is down to where it's grown and how it's processed. Tea is primarily grown in Asia, with China, Japan, Sri Lanka and India being well-known tea producing nations. The teas produced generally fall into four broad categories.
White tea is usually... (more)
Most of my friends know that I'm a total coffee freak! However, traveling so frequently to China, and later living there for a few years, I developed a huge love for tea as well. Not just because it's a bit difficult to find a good cup of coffee in China, but because I discovered the art and the deep traditions of Gong Fu Cha.
Over time you may have read my references to Gong Fu Cha (Gong-Foo-Chahh), so I thought it would be a good idea to explain exactly what it is, to those of you who may not know.
Gong Fu Cha simply means Traditional Tea Ceremony. I visited my first real Chinese... (more)
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