The Chinese name for wulong tea translates to “black dragon tea”. It is thought that wulong tea was first discovered or created before the 16th Ming Dynasty, but how it came to be isn’t completely clear.
The best Chinese teas were often cultivated and skillfully produced for the emperors. These teas were called tribute teas, making Chinese tea became a luxury good, not just a medicinal tonic. Continue reading
Have you ever been curious to see up close and personal where your favorite teas come from, and how the tea leaves are picked and processed? Well you may be in luck.
Starting in 2009 Seven Cups, a well-known Chinese tea importer, will be leading three separate tours of back-country tea gardens in China. these tours are for the avid tea enthusiast who’s truly interested in observing the delicate and intriguing tea making process and who is not afraid of putting in a little physical effort to get there. Continue reading