Chinese tea blog from the Min River Tea Farmhttp://www.minrivertea.com/News and info about Chinese tea and our Chinese tea products.enSat, 12 Oct 2013 11:44:22 -0000Roast your own - how to revive that last bit of Iron Buddhahttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/roast-your-own-iron-buddha-tea/Sadly, every tea is best drunk fresh. So, what do you do with all that old tea that's past its best, but you can't bring yourself to throw away? Roast it!http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/roast-your-own-iron-buddha-tea/2013 Jasmine Tea Tourhttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/jasmine-tea-tour-fuzhou-august-2013/Last weekend, we took a small group of friends guests on an exclusive tour of Fuzhou's stunning Jasmine tea fields and farms.http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/jasmine-tea-tour-fuzhou-august-2013/How Long Jing (Dragonwell) Tea is made [PHOTOS]http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/how-long-jing-dragonwell-tea-is-made/Probably China's most famous tea, here's our photo guide to how Dragonwell (Long Jing) tea is made in Hangzhou, China.http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/how-long-jing-dragonwell-tea-is-made/ Above there is Heaven, Below there is Hangzhou and Suzhouhttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/below-there-is-hangzhou/A weekend in Hangzhou's tea gardenshttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/below-there-is-hangzhou/Nonehttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/None/Nonehttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/None/Silver Needle white tea - what's in a name?http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/silver-needles-acupunture-and-tea/The names of many teas have special significance in China, and Silver Needle white tea (yin zhen) is no exception. Read on to find out more.http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/silver-needles-acupunture-and-tea/Traditional tea weights and measures in Chinahttp://www.minrivertea.com/blog/traditional-weights-and-measures-in-chinese-tea/If understanding ounces, pounds and kilograms isn't your forté then you might want to turn away now - most Chinese tea is dealt in the traditional measures of 'jin' and 'liang'...http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/traditional-weights-and-measures-in-chinese-tea/Tea flavoured crisps? Seriously China...http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/tea-flavoured-crisps/It's really a sign of obsessive love of tea when you can buy tea-flavoured crisps in the supermarket - here's a quick rundown of a few weird tea-related products you can buy in Chinese shops!http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/tea-flavoured-crisps/Brew EVERY tea at 100 degrees Celsius?http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/100-degrees-temperature-for-every-tea/Every once in a while, when you think you're getting a grip on tea, someone turns around and flips everything upside down again - today I learned that every tea needs 100 degree water.http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/100-degrees-temperature-for-every-tea/Boiling water slowly - does it taste better?http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/boil-water-slowly-to-keep-the-oxygen/If you're searching for that extra ounce of perfection from your tea, one trick is to brew your tea slowly. Some are sceptical, but it's widely believed that slowly boiled water avoids flat brews. http://www.minrivertea.com/blog/boil-water-slowly-to-keep-the-oxygen/