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Yum Cha: origins & tea pairings

Did you know the bustling dining experience known as yum cha originally began as sharing tea with others in the Qing dynasty? In this Tea Journal entry, we’re discussing the origins of yum cha and how to order tea the next time you visit!

The Tea Centre 'Year of the Rabbit' Pu-erh Tea Box. The perfect Lunar New Year gift.

Lunar New Year Gift: ‘Year of The Rabbit’ Tea Box 

Many moons ago, the rabbit swiftly made its way across a river, winning the fourth year of the zodiac. Come 22 January 2023, race into the ‘Year of the Rabbit’ with The Tea Centre’s latest iteration of the pu-erh tea box.

Pu-erh Sangria

  The flavour of Pu-erh is rich and unique, appealing to experienced and adventurous palates. This makes it a compelling mixture to create a more sophisticated cocktail. As an infusion, its deep hue and hearty liquor lends itself to the luscious elements of a sangria. Make this recipe your go-to for the warmer months to […]

The Age of Pu-erh

  A tea for the truly initiated, Pu-erh is as rich in history as it is in flavour. Described as the “Bordeaux of China”, Pu-erh is a unique, fermented tea, deserving of its own category as it constantly changes and improves with age. Maturing to produce a complex array of flavours that both challenge and […]

Compressed Pu-erh Brewing Instructions

The following instructions apply to the larger compressed Pu-erh teas including our bingcha and tuocha.  We recommend using a 1-2 cup teapot for many short infusions. Pre-warm the teapot by swirling some boiled water in it and then dispose of the water. Break off 3-6 grams of leaves (3g for one cup, 6g for 2 cups), taking care […]

A Blooming Fabulous Cuppa (as featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Home Grown magazine)

  The enchantment of spring is evident in flourishing flower beds; but it’s not just in gardens that blooms are making a colourful statement. More often now are teapots playing host to the grandeur of blossoming teas. Hand woven tea balls that dramatically unfurl to reveal cleverly crafted flower blossoms are not just a marvel […]