Kintsugi / kincugi

Kintsugi is an ancient technique for repairing broken pottery that originated in Japan in the 15th century. The idea of this technique stems from the Japanese p...

Mao Cha / Maocha

Mao Cha literally translates to “fluffy tea”. It is practically a semi-finished product that is created at some stage in the production of pu-erh te...

Tong

When pu-erh tea is sold wholesale, we call the specific packages by the term tong. In this form, the teas are wrapped in bamboo shoot husks, bamboo stems, or co...

Blend/Blending

When we find the English word blend on a tea package, it means that it is a tea blend. Tea blends are usually used for black teas, but other types of tea may al...

Aftertaste

Aftertaste or Hui Gan can be described as an aftertaste. This means the taste “tail”, the impression that remains after the liquid has passed throug...

Tein

Tein is the name for a stimulant substance (like caffeine) that has been found in tea. Modern research has also confirmed that tein and caffeine have the same c...

First Flush (FF)

First flush means first harvest, sometimes also spring harvest. It takes place between the end of February and the end of April. At this time, the plants have g...

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