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Why do translations of Chinese tea names differ so much?

Iron Buddha, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Iron Bodhisattva, Tik Goon Yam, Tieguanyin, Tie Guan Yin, Tit Kwon Yin. These are different spellings of the same tea. Of course this same tea can have a huge spectrum in terms of grade, taste and quality but that is a story for another post.

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Exploring Fujian teas

For nearly 5,000 years, tea has been an integral part of Chinese life, eventually spreading worldwide by sea. The coastal Fujian province was one of the first places that developed and provided tea to the foreign market. The southern Fujian port of Xiamen (ancient Amoy)…

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ITCC Cup Warming at the World Tea Expo

There was a lot going on at this year’s Tenth World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. The event brought people together from all across the globe, so it was quite fitting that the ITCC have a social gathering at the event…

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