A dragon kiln is an ancient design for a wood fired kiln. It is a long tunnel up the gentle slope of a hill. The heat from the fire rises up the length of the kiln, drawing in oxygen and feeding th... Read more
Although not strictly tea related, the bamboo raft tour is an excellent adventure. The tour is a ride down the 9 bend river which goes through the Zhengyan tea area. Groups of 6 people sit and enjo... Read more
Niu Lan Keng is located a bit to the north of the temple and the region where the Da Hong Pao plants reside. Below are some photos from a visit to Niu Lan Keng in the summer of 2017.
The w... Read more
Tongmu, the fabled origin of black tea is the name of a town deep in the mountains of Wuyishan.
Getting to the biodiversty protection zone is about an hour's drive past the Zhengyan area... Read more
At the retail level most tea in China gets packaged into 5 to 10 gram packages. There are two standard sizes, a small one that can hold five grams of most black teas, and a larger size that is suit... Read more
We open the door and walk into the roasting room at the tea factory. The air is hot and the smell of tea strong. Two walls are lined with bamboo baskets full of tea. The baskets sit on a concrete b... Read more
There are a lot of tea stores out there and a lot of different prices, pictures, and conflicting descriptions for the same products. Whats a tea buyer to do?
Where does marketing turn int... Read more