Tea Guardian Fine Tea Commentaries and Reference Guide

A leaf bud in a Yixing teacup

When tea turns cold…

What to do with that cup of cold tea? Don’t drink it, at least not just like that. Coldness in tea heightens the chilling TCM nature of tea and can easily weaken...

Two Upper Class Ladies

Pictorial History of Gaiwan

Little has been documented about this small yet indispensable piece of teaware. In our first attempt to study the history of gaiwan basing on historical clues, we have found that its existence is inseparable from the evolution of tea itself…

dry leaves of a traditional oolong

Wulong

Wulong ( Chinese: 烏龍 ) is the pinyin romanisation of what the West has been calling oolong. The phrase literally translates as black dragon, referring to the colour and the...

Shiguping Wulong

Shi-gu-ping ( Chinese: 石古坪, 又作石鼓坪, 另有考為石牯坪, 無定案 ) is the name of a village in the Phoenix (Fenghuang) region of Chao-an county in north-east Guangdong, China. It is known only amongst a...