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Tea 101 is an educational series designed to bring clarity to some of the most commonly asked questions about tea. Follow along as we explore the origins and history of the six different types of tea as well as several common botanicals.

What is Herbal Tea?

What is Herbal Tea?

What isHerbal Tea? The Most Misunderstood Category. Herbal Teas refer to naturally caffeine-free products that are not actually “tea” in the botanical sense. New tea drinkers are surprised to learn that all true tea is made from the leaves of a single plant...

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What is Black Tea?

What is Black Tea?

What is Black Tea? The Most Traveled Category of Tea. Black Tea,” as it’s called in the West, is known as “Hong Cha” or “Red Tea” in Asia, due to its dark reddish infusion color and dark colored dried tea leaves covered with...

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What is Green Tea?

What is Green Tea?

What isGreen Tea? The Original Category of Tea. Green tea was taken out of wild and into agriculture after it was identified by ancient humans to have medicinal qualities.  The original green teas were sun dried and over millennia it has evolved into the...

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What is Gongfu Cha?

What is Gongfu Cha?

    Gongfu Cha Kung Fu Tea Gongfu Cha (literally, “Kung Fu Tea”) is a traditional Chinese term that refers to two things: a special class of artisanal, handmade teas and a method of brewing teas of that caliber using particular vessels such as a...

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