Farm to Fashion: Soil Samples and Designer Tea-Shirts, All in a (strange) Day’s Work

Dyl travels to an organic tea farm to collect soil samples and ends up eating rat. Mere hours later, he partakes in a tea-themed fashion show. He does not know which made him feel more uncomfortable.

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Green Tea Chemistry 101: Key Compounds for Flavor Quality

Discussing what makes a green tea exceptional. Key players are L-theanine, EGCG, soluble sugars, non-gallated catechin compounds, and more

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Why Hot? Why Not? 5 Reasons for Brewing Your Tea Hot (Part 2)

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.

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Why is Nannuo Shan a Top Tea Terroir? Ecology, Culture, History (Part 1)

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.

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White Tea: Black and White Facts, Plus the Grey Area (Part 3)

The final episode in the white tea trilogy. Taste profile formation. Sweet and savory compounds. White tea varietals. Conclusions and Works Cited.

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White Tea: Black and White Facts, Plus the Grey Area (Part 2)

Breaking down the science of white tea processing. What are the steps, how do tea compounds transform, and what are the health benefits.

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White Tea: Black and White Facts, Plus the Grey Area (Part 1)

Exploring the key concepts and lesser known details of White Tea

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