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Gong-Fu Cha - The Complete Guide To Making Chinese Tea
A 17 page step-by-step guide to making any tea taste better using the traditional Chinese method of tea-making, known as "Gong Fu Cha" (Tea With Great Skill). Includes everythingyou need to know to get started, including selecting teapot size, amount of tea to use, water temperatures and much more. Many charts and pictures included and easy-to-follow instructions. You will be amazed at the improvement in the taste of your tea!
How To Choose A Chinese Teapot
Yixing teapots make all teas taste better. This 12 page guide features practical information explaining how and why, including picking shapes and sizes for different teas, physical properties, manufacturing, Yixing clay, seasoning a teapot and much more.
How To Buy Chinese Tea
An invaluable 14 page guide to help you understand Chinese teas, categories and types, flavours, pricing, shopping at stores, how tea is made, storing and about tea and health.
How To Store Pu-Erh Tea
Pu-erh tea is one of the most famous in an entire class of Chinese teas known as the post-fermented teas. These teas are becoming popular in the West because of their fascinating history and the unique depth and complexity of their taste. Like vintage wine, the taste improves with age but many tea drinkers also like the taste of young Pu-erh tea which has many taste characteristics of green tea.
Effect Of Microbial Fermentation On Content Os Statin, Gaba, And Polyphenols In Pu-Erh Tea
The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2007)
A study conducted in Taiwan which isolated the micro-organisms that make aged Pu-erh tea taste good and measured their effect over time when introduced to new tea leaves. The study does not prove that drinking Pu-erh tea (new or aged) will improve your health but when combined with other references, supports the case that this is more likely to be true than not true.
Caffeine Levels in Tea & Coffee
So how much caffeine does tea and coffee have? Scientific studies and consumer group reports can both be less than detailed about what products were used in their research. Here is a well detailed and easy to read study published by the British Government in 2004.