After tea time

What can you do with the left over tea leaves after enjoying its fine flavour  and taste? Well, here is one example with the left over of eco -tea:  Jin Xuan and FouShou – use as vegetables with chopped meat to make Chinese style of Jian Bing 煎餅。

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Fancy Oolong vs. Formosa Beauty

Ivo’s colleague bought a pack of “Super Fancy Oolong” from a Chinese tea shop in Gent and asked me to evaluate it. The best way of evaluating tea is to compare it with a similar sort of tea.  When I opened the sample bag, based on the shape and color, so I decided to compare […]

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Here & Now

When we think we know a lot, think twice. When we think we have done well enough, check twice again. Our biggest enemies are not out there who we think we can put one of our finger to, but the other three fingers that are pointing to ourselves. The border or structure that can be seen […]

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Tea, honest speaking

I was born and grew up in Taiwan, it is naturally that I have special feeling towards Taiwanese tea.  However, when it comes to the topic about tea, I choose to be honest to the purity, authenticity and quality of tea but not judging based on the bias views towards specific region or country. No […]

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Home-made healthy Ice Tea

A recent TV report from Taiwan on 17/5/2016 caught my attention.  A 30 years old young man became a diabetic patient, the diagnosis showed the cause of his health problem is because he drank several cup of either bubble tea or sweet hand-shaked tea per day.  From the health point of view Indeed bubble tea and hand-shaked tea taste good […]

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Tea doesn’t taste good?

Tea doesn’t taste good? There is no Yes or No answer, but there are many reasons for this question:  Do you choose the right quality of tea? Do you choose the right quality of water? Do you know how to match tea with the right tea ware? Do you brew your tea right? Do you […]

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History of Tea & Tea Culture

The oldest tea, 2100 years old, is being discovered in an ancient tell dated to Han dynasty in HanYang, Shangxi province , China. This discovery confirms one solid fact – tea and tea culture began from China. The size is +/- 1mm in width and +/-4-5mm in length, the aging process that took place in the last 2100 […]

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The way of tea

壺盞須溫, 茶適量, 水適溫; 高衝低落, 靜心聞, 緩莫急. Warm up the pot and cup, Take appropriate quantity of tea, Choose the appropriate right temperature; Pouring high, serving low, ⋯⋯ Listening with ease and calm, Enjoying the moment slowly. ©copyrighted Mei Lan Hsiao, Belgium Chinese Tea Arts Centre info@chineseteaarts.com (+32)0494-50 68 99

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Gongfu Cha

Q: Do you have Gongfu tea?  A: There are many different kinds of Gongfu teas, which one do you want?  Q: …… do you have Gongfu tea?  A: There are many different choices from hand-made fine quality teas are Gongfu tea, particularly in the family of traditional fermented teas from the range of mid. to […]

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Is regularly drinking tea good or bad for kidneys?

For thousand of years and from many ancient Chinese traditional medicine related articles or books, tea is known for its benefits to health and many are confirmed by various Western medical researches  around the world today.  But still there are some concerns whether regularly drinking tea is good or bad for kidneys. Before we further explore […]

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