Chinese Yixing Purple Teapot

Category: Teas of China

China is considered the birthplace of cultivated tea and unique tea processing recipes. It was from here that tea spread around the world and continues to provied the most diverse teas in every tea category.

The Legend of Dragon Well Tea

The Legend of Dragon Well Tea

Dragon Well is a Chinese tea is also known as Longjing. Pouring hot water into my cup, I watch the long, sword-shaped leaves open. As the leaves unfurl, they look like a sparrow opening its beak to sing. The distinct, flat Dragon Well has inspired legends and...

The Chinese tea shop

The Chinese tea shop

As part of my self-education, I sourced out another tea merchant in the Vancouver area. This time I wanted to go to a more traditional tea shop, so I went to China Town and found one called The Chinese Tea Shop where I met the owner Daniel Lui. I explained to him my...