Story of Tie Guanyin
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Story of Tie Guanyin

The tea is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin, who is known in Japan as Kannon and in Korea as Gwan-eum. Guanyin is an embodiment of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva. Other spellings and names include “Ti Kuan Yin”, “Tit Kwun Yum”, “Ti Kwan Yin”, “Iron Buddha”, “Iron Goddess Oolong”, and “Tea of the Iron Bodhisattva”. It is also…
Sun Dried Dianhong Black Tea from Yunnan
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Sun Dried Dianhong Black Tea from Yunnan

 “Sun-dried” process is different from ordinary black tea.The procedure is withering, rolling, fermentation (focusing on light oxygen fermentation), drying (sunlight drying). There is no high-temperature drying and baking as the ordinary process.Because there is no excessive baking and aroma lifting, the sun-dried process makes Mountain Snowmelt not only resistant to brewing, but also resistant to…
Tea as Camellia Sinensis:  Sinensis vs. Assamica
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Tea as Camellia Sinensis: Sinensis vs. Assamica

Although the tea plant is an ancient plant with a long history, the confusion of the nomenclature has continued for almost two centuries. As early as 1753, Linnaneus described the tea plant as Thea Sinensis, and it was modified to Camellia Sinensis in August of the same year. Since then, the genus name of Thea and…