Is Puerh Tea a Health-Giving Elixir?

Once upon a time there was tea. It was black - for the most part. It was a time, here in the West, when tea and black tea were nearly synonymous. But in the last decade or so it's green tea that's grabbed the overwhelming share of attention. With the popularity of green tea there's …

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A Pu-erh to Start Out With

There are black teas (what many in the world call “red tea”), green teas, white teas, rarer yellow teas, purple teas, hundreds of oolong teas … and then there’s pu-erh. Strange. Mysterious. Off-putting. But, as with anything new to you, starting out is easy – just take that first step. Here is a pu-erh (or …

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Puerh Tea Resources

As we’ve already noted in these pages a number of times, there are six major types of tea derived from the Camellia sinensis plant - black, green, white, yellow, oolong and puerh. In the West, black tea is probably the best known of the bunch and green tea has swelled in popularity in the last …

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Tea Trivia

By William I. Lengeman III For your consideration, a few miscellaneous bits from the tea trivia file. Fire up a cup of tea and enjoy. Chifir It’s probably a safe bet that the inhabitants of Russian prisons are made of stronger stuff than most of us. If you doubt it, consider that one of the …

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Yellow Tea

by William I. Lengeman III Yellow tea? Really? One could safely say, for all intents and purposes, that there are five major categories of tea that are manufactured from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black and green tea are probably the best-known of these and the most popular. But oolong, white and puerh varieties have all …

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