Tea Guardian Fine Tea Commentaries and Reference Guide

New leaves

First Flush

A first flush is the first round of leaf buds coming out of the tea bush in the year. First flushes are considered the premium harvest for most tea varieties...

The 700 yrs old Song cultivar and its "off-springs"

Cultivar

In reference to tea, a cultivar is a natural or cultivated strain of tea plant (Camellia sinensis) chosen for production for certain characteristics that differentiate it from other strains. These characteristics may be reflected in the appearance...

Gongfu Infusion Chapter 2

Gongfu Infusion: Chapter 2

Phoenix Oolong with the Gaiwan In chapter 1, we have discussed the basic steps in preparing tea using the gongfu infusion approach. In this chapter, we shall demonstrate the idea...