Author Archives: Edward Allistone

White, Green, Oolong & Black Tea – What’s The Difference?

Black, white, green, oolong and red tea… the list can go on. But what’s the difference? And which one is right for you?

The world of speciality tea can be a confusing place. With thousands of types of tea grown in plantations on every continent, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

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Method 3: Gong Fu Tea (The Chinese Art of Brewing High Quality Tea)

Method 3: The ‘Gong Fu tea’ method

The kung fu method – 工夫gongfu – or old people’s tea is a complicated subject. There are many different ways of brewing tea gong fu style. Many people like yixing, chaozhou or jianshui clay teapots – and here at LLT we are partial to these too – but the simplest way to start your gong fu brewing journey is with a lidded cup – known as a gaiwan.

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