Tea blog of TeeMaa

On Oolong Tea pt I: Overview of Regions

I’m planning a series of posts about oolongs, a class of tea which has been intriguing me a lot lately. First, let’s get through with some basics: what is oolong? Oolong is a class of tea, 烏龍, “wulong” in modern Chinese, which got adopted into English as oolong. Cl...

How to brew green tea

Of all the tea categories, green tea is the most particular about which temperature you brew it at. Many have been scared away from green tea after tasting a cup that's been brewing too hot or too long, or it was an infuser bag tea which only rarely does justice to green tea's...

On the categorisations of tea, pt II: Tea by tastes

Astonishingly complex world of tea has been categorised in many way. Mika Hannola’s blog post introduces the currently established way of grouping tea into six classes. On the first part of my musings I pointed out some observations about it, and this text will introduce a mod...

Delicious Cold-Brewed Tea Recipe

Making delicious cold-brewed tea is as simple as ABC :D Essentially, it is to use cold tap water (instead of hot) to infuse the tea leaves (usually for a much longer time), and the taste is rather different!I don’t remember how the idea of cold-brewed tea has emerged in TeeMaa. S...

On the classification of tea, pt I: tea by processing styles

The world of tea is stunningly rich, and it is easy to get tangled with all the different tea types. Each tea is unique, often having it’s own distinct tea plant cultivar, history, locality, style of processing, and sometimes their own brewing style. There are so many different k...
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