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First Flush Darjeeling Teas – The Essential Guide

First Flush is defined as the very first plucking of a tea gardens’ harvest season. The new leaves plucked during First Flush are the youngest and most tender part of the tea plant and produce the purest and freshest cup of tea that a plant is capable of delivering. The most well-known and popular First […]

A Guide to Chinese Green Tea

Tea Plants In China tea plants are subdivided into six different types: white, yellow, light green, green, red and black.In the West, green tea and light green tea are not distinguished: both are grouped as green tea.Within the six types of tea there are many different varieties and grades. Chinese tea culture categorizes tea in […]