It is an un-oxidized tea. On prevent heart dieses, against cancer, green tea does better than the types of tea.
It also devided into 4 different types of green tea by using different ways to "kill green/shaqing".
kill green means using very high tempreture to stop the fresh tealeves getting enzymolysis or oxidized.
Pan-dry fried: Dragon Well, Gunpowder......
Baked: Melon Seed, Monkey King......
Sun-dried: Dian Qing.....
Oolong Tea is a semi-oxidized tea, the percentage of oxidation can be as light as 30% or as heavy as 70%. These different percentage of oxidation bring us many varieties of the taste. On help digestion and reducing cholesterol, oolong tea does better than other teas.
There are 4 main areas growing and making oolong tea:
A) North of Fujian Oolong: Big red robe, Golden Turtle, Iron Monk, White Cockscomb, Rock Tea......
B) South of Fujian Oolong: Iron Goddess, Mingying......
C) Guangdong Oolong: Honey Phoenix, Snow Phoenix......
D) Taiwan Oolong: Dongding, Milky Jinxuan......
RED TEA / BLACK TEA
Chinese call it red tea when English call it black tea. It is a fully oxidized tea, on stronger and warmer the stomach, blance gastric juice, red tea does better than other teas.
There are 3 types of Red Tea:
Souchong/xiaozhong(just grow and make in Fujian Province): Lapsan Shouchong......
Gongfu Red (many place grow and make Gongfu Red Tea ) : Dian Hong, Min Hong, Qimen,......
Broken Leaves ( mainly for mix teas or mix drink with milk) : CTC, LTP, BOP....
Dark tea is a post-fermented tea. On blance the blood presure, blood suger, chaolestrol, detox and against diabetes, Dark Tea does better than other teas.
Some dark teas are loose leaves tea, and some of them have been compressed into different shape to keeping in storage.
Fu-cha from Hunan Province, Pu-erh from Yunnan Province and Liu-Bao from GuangXi Province are 3 most famous dark teas.
PUERH / PU'ER TEA
Pu-erh is the name of a city in Yunnan and now it is getting more famous for its tea products. Identify Pu-erh Tea is always a challenge topic in Tea Field. Raymond MAO from MY Teahouse show his own understanding on pu-erh tea, please just regarded this as one of the references. Also warm welcome to have your own understanding and sent us feedback.
Before identify pu-erh tea, we need to know the process of making pu-erh tea as below:
A, using the fresh leaves (including big, middle and small leaf) picked from tea trees (Camellia sinensis--including bush, small tree and big tree) in Yunnan province(including lower sea-level and higher sea-level).
B, Making process is: dehydration/withering, pan-dry fried in big Chinese iron wok, twist and roll, advance roll for shaping, sun-dry
C, Wo-Dui ( artificially adding a fixed portion of water and place the dry tea leaves from last step at a fixed level of temperature and humidity to make it fermented.)
Puerh tea divided into raw-puerh and ripe-puerh.
1, Raw-Puerh: A+B will produce a raw-puerh tea, we some time call it MaoCha as well.
2, Ripe-Puerh: A+B+C will make a ripe-puerh tea.
From here, we can either compress them into a different shape( tuo, cake, brick etc.) or we can just drink them.
Pu-erh Tea getting maturer years after years, the taste of it getting smoother and the price increase 15-50% each year.
Many people heard about scented tea when they may drink them all the times. It is a re-formed tea in Chinese Tea Classification. It make from " tea base" and "flowers", so the benefits of scented tea are from both tea base and flowers.
Scented Tea started from Song Dynasty. Spices were first used to scent high quality green tea and became a tribute to the emperor from AD 960. Then fresh flowers instead of spices were used to scent tea from Ming Dynasty.
Most jasmine teas are jasmine scented green teas and some oolong teas. Rose tea is red tea scented with roses. Osmanthus tea is usually white tea scented with osmanthus blossoms.
White tea is growing in Fujian Province. It has the least process to produce. On anti-oxidant, cooling the blood's flame and Anti-inflammation it does better than other teas.
We have all spring harvest teas including Silver Needle ( just one tip picked from first tip in early spring), Peony King ( mainly 1 tip + 1 leaf ); White Peony ( mainly 1 tip + 2 leaves); and one autumn harvest as Golden Peony.
White Tea can be aged, and old white tea bring us more mature taste.
HERBS & FLOWERS
Tea is tea, herbs and herbs. They are totally different! Herbs are from all different plant varietals, meas 6 differents herbs are from 6 different plants. All teas however, are primarily come from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis, means 1000 different teas are from same plant. ( there are few hundreds different cultivas from Camellia Sinensis)
Our herbal range has been thoughtfully put together based on our understanding of naturopathy and what is beneficial to the body. Different herbs have different effects on the body and one's constitution.
Our blended teas are homage to the classics but with a touch of luxury. We base our blends not only on tradition but we also highlight the idiosyncratic notes of each by using the best in season teas from all over Asia.
We have many art craft, including porcelain, crystal, calligraphy.
Also, we have some antique art work as well, including jade, stone and wood....
We do pyramid tea bags ourselves.
wholesale and retails are both welcome. we use our good quality tea and our own machine to make high quality tea bag but not the smash tea and dust as some others.
We have traditional gongfu tea sets and moden tea sets as well.
gongfu tea sets; clay teapot; tea canister; cast iron teapot; tea pets......
Short Leg Oolong is a high quality WuYiYan Tea ( rock tea), with the interesting name, it made in WuYi Mountain, by very skillful tea maker, using their many years experience to make this selective rock tea. even it is not from the famous cultivas of tea trees, still bring us very rich, smooth and long after taste.
It is a new tea product. This tea use the different tea bushes to normal white tea bushes, and also use the hand picked leaves (mainly 1bud+1leaf) in autumn but not in spring as usual. Which is with more richer after taste than the spring white tea.
Dragon well green tea is also as known as Longjing in Chinese. Longjing is the name of a village in Hangzhou city of Zhejiang, and the name of a spring. And now everyone knows it is the name of a green tea. Longjing is one of the top ten Chinese teas and used to be the emperor’s tea for many years. This one is the Top Grade Dragon Well which is regarded...
Dragon well green tea is also as known as Longjing in Chinese. Longjing is the name of a village in Hangzhou city of Zhejiang, and the name of a spring. And now everyone knows it is the name of a green tea. Longjing is one of the top ten Chinese teas and used to be the emperor’s tea for many years. This one is the top grade Dragon Well which is regarded...
Dragon well green tea is also as known as Longjing in Chinese. Longjing is the name of a village in Hangzhou city of Zhejiang, and the name of a spring. And now everyone knows it is the name of a green tea. Longjing is one of the top ten Chinese teas and used to be the emperor’s tea for many years. The leaves of this High Grade Dragon Well is picked...
Cloud & Mist is also as known as Yunwu green tea in Chinese. Many different tea area may produce this tea, so in China, they will grand the mountain’s name in front of C&M, such as Lushan C&M, Tianshan C&M......MY teahouse’s C&M is from Zhejiang but not as the famous Lushan from Jiangxi.