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Sunday, 30 September 2012

YUNNAN CHITSU PINGCHA

YUNNAN CHITSU PINGCHA, also called Yuancha, is manufactured from pu’er tea, one of the profound famous teas of the world. It was made through a process of optimum fermentation coupled with high temperature steaming and pressing.

It affords a bright red yellowish liquid with pure aroma and fine taste, characterised by a sweet after taste of its own. Hence, it has distinct characteristics from other teas.

To drink such a tea, you will not only find it very refreshing and thirst quenching, but it also enhances digestion apart from relieving your fatigue or intoxication. These benefits are commonly known throughout the world since many centuries ago.

Shape

Pu'er is compressed into a variety of shapes. Other lesser seen forms include: stacked "melon pagodas", pillars, calabashes, yuanbao, and small bricks (2–5 cm in width). Pu'er is also compressed into the hollow centers of bamboo stems or packed and bound into a ball inside the peel of various citrus fruits.

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Common name
Chinese characters
Description
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Bing, Beeng, Cake, or Disc
Bǐngchá
A round, flat, disc or puck-shaped tea, the size ranges from as small as 100g to as large as 5 kg or more, with 357g, 400g, and 500g being the most common. Depending on the pressing method, the edge of the disk can be rounded or perpendicular. It is also commonly known as Qīzí bǐngchá (七子餅茶, literally "seven units cake tea") because seven of the bing are packaged together at a time for sale or transport.
Tuocha, Bowl, or Nest
Tuóchá
A convex knob-shaped tea, its size ranges from 3g to 3 kg or more, with 100g, 250g and 500g being the most common. The name for tuocha is believed to have originated from the round, top-like shape of the pressed tea or from the old tea shipping and trading route of the Tuo River.[18] In ancient times, tuocha cakes may have had holes punched through the center so they could be tied together on a rope for easy transport.
Brick
Zhuānchá
A thick rectangular block of tea, usually in 100g, 250g, 500g and 1000g sizes; Zhuancha bricks are the traditional shape used for ease of transport along the ancient tea route by horse caravans.
Square
Fāngchá
A flat square of tea, usually in 100g or 200g sizes, they often contain words pressed into the square.
Mushroom
Jǐnchá
Literally meaning "tight tea," the tea is shaped much like túocha, but with a stem rather than a convex hollow. This makes them quite similar in form to a mushroom. Pu'er tea of this shape is generally produced for Tibetan consumption, and is usually 250g or 300g.
Melon, or gold melon
Jīnguā
Its shape is similar to tuóchá, but larger in size, with a much thicker body decorated with pumpkin-like stripes. This shape was created for the famous "Tribute tea" () made expressly for the Qing Dynasty emperors from the best tea leaves of Yiwu Mountain. Larger specimens of this shape are sometimes called "human-head tea" (), due in part to its size and shape, and because in the past it was often presented in court in a similar manner to severed heads of enemies or criminals.

Whatsoever it is, please don’t take our word for it. But try it yourself and taste it yourself. Kindly let us know your real experience, and share it through the comment column provided below.

To know more about my preferred pu’er tea of my own collection, a 2004 product of Menghai Tea Factory Xishuangbanna, Yunnan China, please click the link below:-

 

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

TEA CORNER FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE



HAVE YOU EVER DREAM OF HAVING A TEA CORNER LIKE THE ABOVE?

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Monday, 24 September 2012

DOES TEA SOUNDS THE SAME TO YOU


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Sunday, 23 September 2012

TEA CLOTHS


TEA CLOTHS


A tea towel/cloth is a cloth which is intended for the specific use of drying dishes, accessories and cutleries after wash. Clean tea towels are also used in Kungfu Tea Ceremony to spread over a tea tray before tea being put onto it. Alternatively, it may be used to cover a tea pot to prevent heat loss.

 

This item is small in size, but without including it in the ceremony may make it incomplete. If properly match with the function, it may add colour/significance to the tea ceremony.

 

There are several type of fabrics used for making tea tower/cloth. Linen is the conventional fiber used for tea towels. It is not only used to remove stains during or after preparation tea, but is also used to ensure a well balanced seasoning of a teapot or tray. This fabric is preferred because it helps to dry the delicate plates and silverware without the risk of scratching.

 

In general, tea towels are made with a simple weave, rather than a looped terry, with a hand towel size. Tea towels made from cotton are not uncommon. Moreover, a cotton tea towel tends to be much less costly, making it suitable for daily use.

 

In some cases, a tea towel is woven in a pattern and in other cases, it may be decorated with paint or embroidery.

 

A tea towel is usually kept spotlessly clean. This is because it is either used on freshly washed utensils or tray. When the tea towel becomes damp, it is hung up to dry. It will also be periodically washed for better sanitation. It is different from a dish rag, which is used to wash dishes and wipe counters. Some people prefer dish rags to sponges, since they can be frequently washed to cut down on bacteria.

 

Decorative tea towels are commonly sold as souvenirs. They are basically designed to be hung on a wall or displayed in a frame. These tea towels are from old fashioned hand embroidered linen to plain cotton tea towels with garish paintings of famous landmarks/poems.

 

Apart from being used for their intended purpose, they are also kept for ornamental rather than practical reasons. Travelers, especially, may bring back these tea towels for friends, or keep them as a memorial of the trip.

Tea towel is also relatively easy to make. Absorbent cotton or linen can be cut down to size and hemmed to prevent stray threads. Ambitious sewers can embroider the resulting tea towel, or leave it plain. Whether you buy them or make them, a stack of fresh tea towels is a useful thing to have in a kitchen, since they can be used to cover hot foods, dry dishes, and perform other kitchen tasks.

 

At time of writing this article, I am sipping on coffee. What are you sipping on this afternoon? You may use the tea towel for your tea time too.

 

Hope you do enjoy reading this article. Stay tune and more are in the pipelines for your reading pleasure.

 




 

 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

TEA

 
HAVE A CUP OF TEA, LIKE THE PHOTO ABOVE.
 
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WHERE YOU CAN SEE, FEEL AND TOUCH THE TEA WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

TEA ART FOUNDER ( MANDARIN)


Sunday, 2 September 2012

ATTRACTIVE HANDY PAIO I TEAPOT

ATTRACTIVE HANDY PAIO I TEAPOT



I am so lucky to be given such a precious tea pot from my younger brother, who knows pretty well of my love for tea. These four medals garnered by the Paio I teapot at the 1998 INPEX exhibition are the most number of medals ever awarded to a single product at an international Invention Exhibition.

Its super duper design for easy use can be proven with its quick brewing and preparing of either strong or weak tea with no bitter taste. The tea leaves or tea bags can be simply added into the inner pot, which is made of food-grade Polycarbonate and is temperature-resistance from +137 C to -30 C. Boiling water were then be added into the inner pot before it is cover up to conceal its taste and aroma.

The bottom of the inner pot is fitted with a stainless filter together with the stainless water-stop ball. This steel water-stop ball comes with completely leak-proof.

Press the button on the cover to let the tea be filtered and flow out from the inner pot to the outer pot. The outer pot is made of glass that may be placed in direct fire. Note that the material can tolerate instant temperature surge of up to 150 C.

Tea will be then be served from the outer pot. You may then continue to brew tea in the inner pot if you choose to do so. Alternatively, you may use the outer pot as a drinking cup instead, if you are not serving any guest.

This all-in-one design product makes it feasible for you to use Piao I teapot to brew, filter and drink tea. This handy product is truly perfect for individual use or for serving a small number of guests. Another interesting note is that it will not absorb odor. Hence, it helps to preserve the original taste of tea or coffee. It is yet another added advantage of this innovative product. I found that it is suitable to be used in both office and home.

To keep the pot transparent and clear, it is advisable to wash it soonest possible after use. Please keep the inner pot upside down after washing and do not place it upright until it is completely dry. To prevent the product from dropping onto the floor and breaking , kindly place it on a flat surface when using it.

Hope you enjoy reading about this new, innovative and creative product. Great appreciation should be given to its creator, who has delivered a much greater and better product. 



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