Category Archives: Dan Cong

Don’t Over Brew Tea

The biggest mistake made in brewing tea is to over brew it!
This is a fact, and is the most common mistake made when brewing tea.   Not how long you brew it, but, forgetting about the tea entirely, Then, coming back later to find out that you’ve way over brewed it. In this world [...]

Tea Storage

Keep tea away from moisture
Expensive tea, like the DanCong Oolong pictured above, must be stored in a moisture proof caddy.  Once a bag of tea is opened, please finish it within 3 months if you wish to enjoy its freshness.  From the medical point of view, it is safe to consume the tea even if [...]

Chinese Tea

Chinese Tea a Sacred Gift from the Ages
Chinese tea
Chinese tea has long been coveted by travelers and merchants alike for centuries. In a global market world, it has become easier to obtain tea from China where it once was heavily guarded. Chinese tea has always been the standard when measuring any tea for its flavor [...]

The Mystery Of Clay Teapots

So, you just purchased your first clay teapot.  It is a scary place to start!
If the teapot is not broken in, you’ll need to do so.  But don’t worry, it’s easy!
(a) Rinse the tea pot with normal water.
(b) Put the lid on, and then rinse the tea pot with hot water.
(c) Open the lid, and pour the hot [...]