Tea and Health

How Chinese Tea Enhance Your Tea Drinking Experience?

Enhance Your Tea Drinking Experience with Chinese Tea

Abundance in tranquility

Chinese tea is an art of abundance in tranquility.

To others, you're just drinking tea, but little do they know you're immersed in a wonderful world unknown to outsiders.

drink Chinese Tea

How does this all happen?

When tasting Chinese tea, your tongue, palate, throat, and nose all experience subtle and distinct sensations. Meanwhile, the initial taste upon sipping, the mid-taste, and the aftertaste all vary. These different sensory and momentary experiences are not independent; they interconnect, sometimes in conflict, sometimes in harmony.

What can regular drinking of Chinese tea bring?

Regular drinking of Chinese tea indeed offers numerous health benefits. Multiple studies have shown that frequent consumption of Chinese tea can improve various diseases or adverse health conditions, including antioxidant effects, aiding in weight loss, improving digestion, boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure, and preventing dental cavities, among others.

Moreover, Chinese tea embodies a wisdom about balance, helping individuals adjust their mental and physical states.

Chinese tea - a wisdom about balance

When exploring Chinese tea, you'll discover there are many recommendations on how to drink it:
  •  Avoid drinking tea on an empty stomach.
  •  Don't brew tea too strong or too weak.
  •  Different types of tea require specific brewing temperatures.
  •  Match teas with appropriate seasons.
These suggestions are not strict rules to follow but rather reflections of a lifestyle. These methods and rituals of tea drinking enhance the characteristics of the tea you're drinking, aligning with factors such as the current season, weather, and diet, allowing you to live more fully in the present moment.

Why can Chinese tea offer such experiences and benefits?

The earliest traces of Chinese tea date back to the time of Emperor Shen Nong, several thousand years ago.

various types of Chinese tea

Initially, tea leaves were chewed raw. Over the course of history, a diverse array of tea varieties emerged. Incomplete statistics suggest there are now over 2,000 different types of Chinese tea. The main categories of Chinese tea include:
Chinese tea pursues the utmost exploration and highest pursuit in both the quality of fresh leaves and tea-making craftsmanship. It is precisely this dedication that has given birth to renowned Chinese teas such as Biluochun, Longjing, Da Hong Pao, TieGuanyin, Qimen Black Tea, and many others acclaimed as the best loose leaf tea in China.

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How to Explore Chinese Tea?

Chinese tea sounds fascinating, but it may seem a bit complex to get started. So how do you begin exploring Chinese tea?

Chinese Green Tea
  •  For Beginners
If you're just stepping into the world of Chinese tea, it's recommended to start with famous Chinese teas. These teas also make great gifts in tea gift sets for family and friends.

There are various lists of famous Chinese teas. Typically, these lists feature well-known teas that most people are familiar with, such as Longjing and Da Hong Pao.

If you find that one famous Chinese tea you try doesn't suit your taste, don't worry. Feel free to boldly try other famous teas. Chinese famous teas come in many styles, so there's always one that suits your preference.


Brew Chinese Tea
  •  For Experienced Chinese Tea Tasters
At this stage, most tea enthusiasts have already sampled a variety of Chinese teas and have their favorite loose leaf tea. This phase is ideal for delving deeper into the realm of teas you enjoy. It's recommended to use a loose leaf tea sampler to explore further.

If you find yourself enjoying the fresh and tender taste of loose leaf green tea, you can compare and taste various green teas from different regions and with different processing techniques. If you appreciate the aroma of loose leaf oolong tea, then trying the best oolong tea from the 4 famous oolong tea producing regions would be beneficial.

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Through this comparative tasting, you can gain a clearer understanding of the factors that determine the taste, quality, and price of Chinese tea. Your ability to brew and appreciate Chinese tea will further improve.

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Loose Leaf Tea
  •  For Senior Chinese Tea Tasters
Pu-erh tea, dark tea, and aged tea are types of teas that highly interest senior tea tasters.

Pu-erh tea is particularly popular among senior tea tasters. When a tea lover falls down the rabbit hole, their ultimate destination could very well be Pu-erh tea. Besides ripe Pu-erh tea, other types of dark tea might not be as well-known internationally but are equally worth trying. Aged tea refers to teas that have been aged for a certain number of years, often developing a richer and more flavorful taste profile.

a richer & more flavorful taste profile in Chinese Tea

In the world of Chinese tea, every cup is a unique experience. Apart from well-known types like green tea, oolong tea, and black tea, there are also lesser-known varieties such as wild tea and ancient tree tea, known for their high-quality fresh leaves. If you're looking for organic loose leaf Chinese tea, exploring ancient tree tea and wild tea would be ideal.

Enjoying Chinese tea isn't just about savoring its flavors but also finding solace for the soul. By understanding the types of tea, brewing techniques, and tea etiquette, we can deeply appreciate the profound tea culture and the positive impact it has on our daily lives. Let's embrace tea not just as a beverage but as a ritual, a way to connect with ourselves.

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