Discussing what makes a green tea exceptional. Key players are L-theanine, EGCG, soluble sugars, non-gallated catechin compounds, and more
Part two of the high-heat tea infusion series. How warm beverages effect emotions, mood and cognition. The effect of heat on flavor profile. How drinking hot tea can actually cool you down.
The benefits of brewing your tea HOT. A look at antioxidants, polyphenol extraction, caffeine content, and how they all vary depending on water temperature.
The second of two pieces on Nannuo Shan. Ancient tea trees, the vibes of Nannuo, local history, processing tea with the locals, overall impressions.
My thoughts regarding the Nannuo Shan terroir following my initial trip there in 2017. Local culture, recent history and ecological protection efforts. How they effect tea tree growth and more.
The final episode in the white tea trilogy. Taste profile formation. Sweet and savory compounds. White tea varietals. Conclusions and Works Cited.
Breaking down the science of white tea processing. What are the steps, how do tea compounds transform, and what are the health benefits.
Exploring the key concepts and lesser known details of White Tea