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Tall Tree Oolong Tea Processing - Part II

With the outdoor withering process being completed, the mass of semi-withered tea leaves is ready to be sent on to the next stage of the processing, which is referred to as "indoor withering". Before we begin to discuss the topic of indoor withering, it would be wise to talk a little bit...

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Tall Tree Oolong Tea Processing - Part I

Taiwan is famous for it's oolong tea, but very few people outside the industry actually know the process in detail.  The distinctive flavor of modern day Jade Oolong is the result of a marriage of two famous processing styles.  The famous Baozhong style of Northern Taiwan (Wenshan) and the Central...

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Yi Xing Clay - Part III

Before we enter the topic of Zhu Ni Clay, we must discuss Duan Ni Clay.   So what is Duan Ni? In written Chinese, there are two letters for it. The first character is "緞", which means silk. It has a very similar pronunciation with "團" (Tuan) at Yi Xing,...

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Yi Xing Clay - Part II

Since everyone understands the role and importance of a teapot for tea drinking, we should now consider the material of the teapot, which is the famous Yi Xing ore.  When talking about Yi Xing ore, most of the information you will find online only talks about its porosity, with little additional information. So...

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