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Finding Your Dancong Producer

Finding Your Dancong Producer
Dancong Production Dancong tea is unique in China primarily for its variety. Over 100 botanically distinct varietals are cultivated and marketed, w...

Jingdezhen 2022

Jingdezhen 2022
Jingdezhen, a small city in Guangxi province in mainland China, has been a major producer of Chinese porcelain for the past thousand years.  To this day, young artists and learned ceramicists flock to this city to study, experiment, learn, and sell their works.  However, when we visited in Summer of 2022, many locals we met and talked with had a very different opinion about this history of fame and its modern manifestations.

Zhang Yinchao - Chaozhou Zhuni Teapots

Zhang Yinchao - Chaozhou Zhuni Teapots
Zhang Yinchao is a young potter currently working under celebrated ceramicist Xie Hua in Chaozhou, Guangdong.  He specialized in hand making gong teapots from the finest quality clays available in the region.

Fuding White Tea: State of the Industry Spring 2022

Fuding White Tea: State of the Industry Spring 2022
What makes White Tea from Fuding better than most other production regions?  Not only is it the historical lineage of white tea production in the region, but it is also strict government regulations that keep the quality of the tea produced high, the land it is produced on clean, and the quantity of tea made low.  Read up on the 2022 Fuding Government Circular below!

Heicha Deep Dive

Heicha Deep Dive
  Basic History Heicha, often translated as dark tea, is category of tea production that began in the Ming Dynasty and matured into its modern form...

Golden Green Deep Dive - China's Best Green Tea?

Golden  Green Deep Dive - China's Best Green Tea?
 Official Promotional: “Baojing Golden Green - China’s Best Green Tea” More than 400 years ago, in China’s captivating region of Xiangxi, the oldes...

Organic Vs. Conventional Deep Dive

Organic Vs. Conventional Deep Dive
Lay of the Land When it comes to appraisals of organic tea from Chinese customers and producers, we’ve heard comments of every kind. Xuanen County’...

Huaxing Cooperative -- Wendou, LIchuan

Huaxing Cooperative -- Wendou, LIchuan
The Tea Huaxing produces two kinds of tea presently: Lichuanhong, for which it holds official government recognition and Potianxiang, an experiment...

ORT - Red Tea Processing Deep Dive

ORT - Red Tea Processing Deep Dive
   Basic Definition Red tea is the category of tea processing which has been dominant in the world since the 19th Century, yet has been a major fac...

Lesser Snow Black Friday Sale!

Lesser Snow Black Friday Sale!
This Black Friday, we have a Three-Level Sale! Spend $70 - get 15% off everything Spend $100 - get 15% off everything, and get a chance to win one ...

ORT Tea Club

Following the lead of other more established tea vendors, we have decided the time is right to finally initiate a monthly tea club. Starting Novemb...