GABA – Drinking Tea to Relax

GABA – Drinking Tea to Relax

Not all tea is the same For many people the common assumption is that tea is solely a stimulant which has the primary effect of activating the central nervous system via the main chemical component, caffeine. It turns out that tea is much more complex than that. The different types (ex. green, black, Oolong, etc.)

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Prunes and plums from Wuyi cliffs

Prunes and plums from Wuyi cliffs

When ordering from our Wuyi supplier — a small garden in the so-called real, or centre rock area (正岩, zheng yan) — we received a sample that was made of a special cultivar, called Mei Zhan (梅占, plum fragrance) and was harvested in 2013. Thanks to the 4 years it has been ageing, by now

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2017’s Xin Yang Mao Jians – Try them both

2017’s Xin Yang Mao Jians – Try them both

Why Mao Jian? In the Spring of 2017, while in the quest of Taiwanese green teas and oolongs, we paid a visit to a friend of Peter’s, a well-known abbot from Taipei, Taiwan. Chatting with him, we were offered a wonderful, lightsome and elegant green tea of superior quality, a Mao Jian. We were thinking

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