Change of Blog Setting

Dear Friends, Kindly note that in the past few years I have been struggling of how to reorganize my web site and blog, I know it has been very confusing for many international tea friends when I post articles in Chinese. To solve this problem, I there changed my mind to create a new site […]

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True or False – Gingshen Oolong

Information found on the internet said Gingsheng Oolong was invented in Taiwan by using the best quality of high mountain oolong blended with the American gingsheng.  So what is Gingshen Oolong? First of all, Ginseng Oolong has another name in Chinese which is known as “Lan Gui Ren”(蘭貴人).  From different web site on google, it seemed they […]

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Not-To-List with Tea

Tea, the most popular healthy drink next to the water in the world today.  There are many health benefits from tea because it contains: Caffeine, Polyphenols, Vitamines (including Vit. A, B1, B2, C, E, etc.), Minerals, Flavonols, Saponin, Aminobutyric acid (GABA), and etc.  It’s like all kind of nutritional ingredients in the world that there are […]

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Gongfu Tea Ceremony Here and There

  The name of “Gongfu tea ceremony” is very attractive to many people.  What is Gongfu tea ceremony?  Before we talk about the ‘Gongfu Tea Ceremony”, we perhaps have to first establish a clear understanding about:What is Gongfu tea?Gongfu tea is a general description for the top premium quality tea which must first meet the following […]

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Rice instead of Oolong in a Alishan tea bag

  One news that I read on line this morning brought the sense of shame deeply – One American (a Chinese?), Tony Po, opened a bag of Alishan Oolong that his friend’s father brought back from Taiwan and discovered the content was rice instead of tea. This is not a normal mistake or something we can joke about […]

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Is “Dust” tea bag a garbage?

During the lesson today, I was asked to give my opinion about the comment made by other tea sommeliers that tea bag made from “Dust” as garbage.  I really grateful for this question, because it gives me a chance to clear my thoughts and deepen my own learning. Even though tea bags, certainly those flavoured tea bags, […]

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Measurement of tea

It’s been more than once or twice that people told me they measure the quantity of tea with a tea spoon or pinch it with fingers.  Is it the right way to measure quantity of tea used?  Well, I think there are few factors we have to consider before we answer the question that every […]

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2016 ITQI Awards Ceremony

It was a very exciting evening when I received the official Taste & Quality Awards from ITQI on 2/6/2016. It is not about competition but it is about setting a clear standards for the tasting and quality control in the future. I started the teaching and promotion for tea and Chinese tea culture since 1995. […]

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Just one breath of Qi

To live, one must start with a breath of Qi To achieve, one must strengthen the energy of Qi To stay health, one must learn to loose up a little bit Eventually we all fall, one is still afraid of massing up with Qi Stress to death, one is not aware the cause is because of […]

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Gongfu Tea Ceremony

What is Gongfu tea ceremony in Chinese traditions? Four basic elements for Gongfu Tea Ceremony Perhaps those who learn and practice Gongfu would understand better when I refer it back to the principle of Gongfu tea ceremony (功夫茶) to the learning and practice of Gongfu 功夫 (Wu Shu武術) .  Even with the most talented people, […]

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