Why Does Tea Have Sweet Aftertaste?

As we all know, tea is bitter in nature, but we still can taste its sweet aftertaste. This is not only due to the contrast of taste between the entrance and the aftertaste, and a series of complex transformations in our mouth, but also thanks to some specific substances in tea.

The Methods of Plucking Tea

How is tea harvested? There are two main methods of plucking tea: plucking tea by hand and plucking tea by machine

Butter Tea

Butter tea, know as Po Cha, is a traditionally made with yak butter, brick tea and salt, which plays an indispensable part of Tibetan life.

What’s the Fuzz on Tea Leaves ?

Pekoe is the fuzz on the tea bud, also named as tea hair and often present on the young shoots of tea tree, which is rich in nutrients such as theanine and tea polyphenols. In general, it plays as an important indicator of tea tenderness in many cases.

Caffeine-Free Tea and Decaffeinated Tea

We are often been asked by tea lovers about the caffeine content of tea. Some says that they can’t drink tea with high caffeine content or ask what tea has no caffeine. Teas from Camellia sinensis are all contain caffeine. However, there are also some advanced technologies to remove some caffeine from tea, thus making a kind of Decaffeinated Tea. There is also a type of tea that is completely free of caffeine, such as Herbal Tea and Fruit Tea.

DIY Homemade Kombucha

In China, Kombucha has also been called “Sea Treasure (海宝: hǎi bǎo )” and “Stomach Treasure (胃宝: wèi bǎo)”, which is a fermented drink made with sugar, tea, water and scoby (culture of bacteria and yeast).

Other uses of black tea

How do you treat your black tea leaves? Just like most of us usually think – just for drinking? If so, that’s too bad! Here are some interesting and creative suggestions collected by Teavivre for you to re-recognize black tea and its uses beyond tea cup.

Benefits of Tea Drinking in Winter

Tea, “茶”, has been a preference for health regimen since Chinese ancient times. People drink teas to seek different health benefits in different seasons. So, what are the benefits of tea drinking in winter?

Cook Chinese dishes with Tangerine Peels

This article is going to show you several Chinese home-dishes with steps of making for you to take advantage of tangerine pu-erh teatangerine peel’s potential benefits. If you are interested, you can try some of them for yourself at home.

How to Make Ginger Black Tea and Its Health Benefits

Ginger is often widely used as a very important ingredient in dishes, although it has a spicy taste, it sure does make food taste good. In addition, it also works well as medicinal material for health care, such as ginger fried rice, which is a good dish to promote appetite effectively.

What is the Scientific Basis for the Preciousness of Aged White Tea?

Many people have heard a saying about aged white tea: “one-year tea, three-year medicine, and seven-year treasure”, but they aren’t clear about the reason. As if we say Pu’erh tea “the aged the better”, which means it will taste more mellow and smooth during the aging process because of the ingredients transformation.

How to Make Xinhui Orange Ripened Pu-erh Tea

Some people are curious about the making process of this interesting and delicious tea. Therefore, TeaVivre has specifically inquired Mr. Yang, the tea maker, about how to make Xinhui Green Mandarin Orange Ripened Pu-erh Tea.