A quick rinse of the tea leaf once before making a cup can reduce the caffeine content of the tea. True or false?
If you are a caffeine-sensitive person who loves tea, you might often have been offered this work-around - rinse the leaves for a quick 30 seconds, and only then use the leaf to make your cup.
Darjeeling tea, like all other teas, possess beneficial catechins and flavonoids that make up the antioxidants in tea. Black, oolong, green and white teas all possess powerful antioxidants which offer protective and curative properties.
What is it in tea that wakes us up, yet calms us down at the same time? Have you considered how special is that effect of tea? A nation might "run" on coffee, but wouldn't it be better to run on clarity or tranquility?
People sometimes have trouble pronouncing the word Darjeeling. Indeed there are a lot of teas whose names can sound a tad too exotic for its own good! We do not want you to not ask or try a tea just because you cannot say it. Because I originally come from Darjeeling, let me help you.
(The video should also help you with my name. :)
Meet some of the famous oolongs from China and Taiwan. These are oolongs that every serious tea enthusiast must aspire to have one day in his/her cup. We hope one day soon we will be able to offer all these precious jewels to our customers!
Oolong comes from the Chinese word “wulong,” meaning literally, black dragon. This is because the leaves of some oolongs appear like dragons in flight. Dragons are a symbol of “nobility and strength” and these characters are implied in the nature this tea.
When I first began seriously pursuing tea, one thing odd that I had to learn was to stick my nose into the infused leaves. I had grown up amidst tea gardens of Darjeeling, and drank tea all my life, but until I entered the tasting room of a tea garden professionally 10 years ago, I never had thought of participating in the ritual of tea physically with my nose.