The Teas of Yunnan

As noted in this recent article on The Teas Of Fujian (one of China’s many provinces), all the tea in China covers quite a bit of territory, especially given that China is the number one tea-producing country in the world. And while it might not be sporting to play favorites, it wouldn’t be too farfetched …

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White Tea and Black Roses

Two of the misnomers in the world of flora are white tea and black roses. White tea, strictly speaking, is not white. Natural black roses (not dyed ones) are not really black. First, a quick primer on color theory. There are additive colors (such as paints) and subtractive colors (such as light rays). Additive “white” …

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An Orchard in Your Teapot, Pt. III — Teas with Fruity Aroma and Flavor

Some teas are so fruity tasting that they’re like an orchard in your teapot. Unlike teas that have pieces of fruit in them or fruit oils added to them, these teas have a natural fruity flavor. They are also real teas, not fruit-filled herbal infusions. The most well-known of these “fruity” teas is Darjeeling. That …

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