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Pu-Erh Tea 101: Stems in Pu-Erh Tea? A sign of low-grade tea?

Pu-Erh Tea 101: Stems in Pu-Erh Tea? A sign of low-grade tea?

In our traditional impression of tea, quality tea must look and taste “fresh and tender". When distinguishing between good and bad, we always check the infused tea leaves to see whether there are enough tender buds there. If stalks are found, then most likely we will judge it as a low-grade tea. However, people who often drink tea will find that this standard does not apply on Pu-Erh tea.  What is Tea Stem? Tea stems refer to the leaf stalks of tea leaves, also called tea branches or tea twigs, which are relatively older than buds and young leaves. In some teas...

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Quality Check: How To Tell A Good Quality Pu Erh Tea From A Bad Quality Pu Erh

Quality Check: How To Tell A Good Quality Pu Erh Tea From A Bad Quality Pu Erh

Pu Erh is a particularly distinctive kind of tea. There is frequently no middle ground; you either love it or don't. It is a deep, enormously potent tea that has often undergone decades of ageing and gives birth to a taste that several find odd. Regardless of how many top-notch teas they have tasted, many people are not the Pu Erh type. Experts suggest consuming a high-quality sample while tasting Pu Erh for the first time. Instead, you risk having a spoiled Pu Erh that will discourage you from trying the tea beverage again. (Source: Unsplash.com) Pu Erh tea's quality...

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Pu-Erh Tea 101: Everything You Need To About This Extraordinary Tea

Pu-Erh Tea 101: Everything You Need To About This Extraordinary Tea

Whether you drink tea religiously as a part of your daily activity or you just drink one occasionally for specific reasons, consuming tea is definitely something you have done in your life. This is expected especially since tea is one of the most famous and broadly consumed drinks in the world. There are a number of different Teas throughout the globe. The predominant teas include black tea, white tea, green tea, purple tea,  oolong tea, herbal infusions, and Pu-Erh tea. These teas especially vary in appearance, odor, and taste. In addition to that, one may prefer better than the other...

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Tasting "Chen Sheng Ripe Pu-Erh Tea", and appreciating the "beauty" of ripe tea

Tasting "Chen Sheng Ripe Pu-Erh Tea", and appreciating the "beauty" of ripe tea

Tea has gone through thousands of years from edible, medicinal to drinking. The beauty of tea lies in its taste. A good cup of tea can make people feel refreshed. The beauty of tea lies in its culture. Tea is a magical leaf. Drinking tea not only brings health, but also spiritual enjoyment. Pu-Erh tea, which grows in Yunnan, is ecologically healthy and has a unique taste. The place has many mountains and mist around, so there is a saying that "high mountains and clouds produce good tea". In the 1970s, the artificial fermentation technology was successfully developed and ripe tea was...

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