10 Things Tea to Do at Home During COVID-19
Looking for something to do because you're stuck at home due to COVID-19? Well, it's never been a better time to learn about tea! Below, we've compiled a list of things to do to learn all about tea from the comfort and safety of your home!
Taiwan's Most Famous Teas
Taiwan makes some of the finest teas in the world, particularly in the Oolong Tea category. But Taiwan is famous for other teas as well! Find out which in our post about Taiwan's top-10 most famous teas.
Interactive Tea Tool
Many people write to ask us about Oolong tea taste, the difference between a Jin Xuan Oolong and an Alishan Oolong, or how roast affects Oolong tea flavor, etc. We do our best to answer one at a time and with our blog posts and videos, but our new interactive tool gives you the quickest and easiest way to view tea tasting notes, roast levels, growing regions, and more. Read more about our Interactive Tea Profiler and how to use it or play with the interactive tool here!
How Much Caffeine Does Oolong Tea Have?
Most teas have caffeine, but just how much depends on how the tea is processed and how you steep it. Did you know that roasting lowers the amount of caffeine in tea or that lowering the temperature of water used can halve the amount of caffeine? Find out more about how these and other factors affect the amount of caffeine in your tea.
Oolong Tea Farmer Documentary
Interested in how a traditional, organic Oolong Tea farm is run? Check out our documentary about the establishment of a family-run organic tea farm and factory in Lugu, Taiwan. It's a great overview of small-scale traditional tea making and the development of large-scale tea production in recent decades in the Taiwan tea industry.
Interactive Tea Calculator
Talking about caffeine, our caffeine calculator will help you understand the caffeine content of your favorite drinks and how much caffeine you’ve had in total throughout the day. Then, you’ll be able to decide if you should slow down, or go ahead and have one more cup! Read more about the caffeine calculator or you can play with the caffeine calculator here!
How to Brew Oolong Tea
Are you sure you're getting the most out of your tea? Sure you're brewing it properly? The main ways to brew Oolong Tea are Gong Fu, grandpa, large pitcher, and cold brew. Each method has its pros and cons and things to watch out for. To find out how to do each and make sure you're doing it right, check out our definitive guide to brewing Oolong Tea!
How Oolong Tea is Made
As you sit at home enjoying a nice cup of Oolong, have you ever wondered how it's made? It turns out making Oolong Tea involves some of the most complex and labor intensive processing of all teas. Find out why in our post on how Oolong Tea is made.
How to Store Your Tea
Did you know exposure to air is really bad for keeping your tea fresh? Should you store your tea it in the fridge? Find the answer to these questions and more as we look into all the factors into how to best store your loose leaf tea.
How to Cure a Gong Fu Teapot
There are many ways to brew up your favorite loose leaf tea, but one of the most meditative and relaxing ways is using a clay Gong Fu (or “yixing”) teapot. But, like any finely crafted tool or cooking utensil, there are some specific recommendations for preparing and caring for a brand new Gong Fu teapot. Read our blog post to find out more on how to cure your teapot!
Taiwan Tea Videos!
What a better way to pass the time than watching tea videos! We've made tons of videos about all things related to tea in Taiwan. From documentaries on Oolong Tea production to our favorite old-style tea house, you can find these videos and more on the Eco-Cha Teas YouTube Channel!
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Batch 74 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is an Eco-Farmed GABA Oolong Tea. We coined the term Eco-Farmed to represent tea that is sourced from a certified organic tea farm, without representing the certification itself. This farm is not only certified organic, but it is managed with the most natural farming methods we've seen in the local tea industry here in Taiwan. He has pioneered these farming methods, and after 20 years of challenging research, is now successfully managing several plots of tea and producing specialty types of organic tea.