Puer Tea Glossary - Zhi Zheng Tea Shop


„cha qi; 茶气 - Tea nature. The inherent energetic qualities in tea. That which makes it tea. Sometimes rather unsatisfactorily interpreted as 'tea energy'; translating qi as energy suggests perhaps a rather too narrow idea of qi but it is an interesting term to consider since many people use the term. Ideas and experiences of cha qi vary considerably; the taste of tea, the appearance of the leaves (particularly after steeping i.e. the life in the tea), any physical or psychological experiences one may have as a result of drinking tea are all aspects of cha qi. One cannot satisfactorily dissociate one from the other just as one cannot isolate sunshine from wind, which are both manifestations of weather, tian qi. If it did not have cha qi it wouldn't be tea, it would be something else. From a western point of view perhaps, cha qi is due, in some good part, to the presence of caffeine, theine, etc. The active constituents.“

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. Puer Tea Glossary[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com/>. [q590] [s78]


Teas - Pu-erh

2012 Xiaguan JiaJi Tuocha In Box 100g

2012 Xiaguan JiaJi Tuocha In Box 100g
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Conventional Xiaguan green box and classic "Jia Ji" recipe! This tuocha is pressed in...

2013 Chawangpu "Gao Shan Liu Shui" Xiao

2013 Chawangpu "Gao Shan Liu Shui" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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2014 Jingmai Gu Shu Huang Pian

2014 Jingmai Gu Shu Huang Pian
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This tea is from Jingmai Da Zhai, grown in Da Ping Zhang area, and it is considered to...

2006 Ye Sheng Qiao Mu Zhuan Cha Raw 250g

2006 Ye Sheng Qiao Mu Zhuan Cha Raw 250g
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The Menglong TF made this 250g tea brick from ancient wild tea tree material in 2006....

2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang"

2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing
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Cheng Shuang 成双 means in pairs This cake is blend of two villages and...

2013 Chawangpu "Shuang Shu" Xiao Bing Cha

2013 Chawangpu "Shuang Shu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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This is the first time we made blending raw puer cake, so we took advice from a more...


Quotes - Pu-erh


„You can’t know what is good without knowing what is bad, just like you can’t be aware of the range of possible tastes among shuixian if all you’ve had are light roasted ones. Sampling is about broadening horizons, and it is a low risk way to stretch into areas that you might not be familiar with.“

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Source Web: MarshalN. A Tea Addict’s Journal: Blogging seriously about tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.marshaln.com/>. [q890] [s95]





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2009 Menghai "Spring of Menghai" Raw Pu-erh

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This is a newer Menghai release, first released in 2005 and then again in 2006, 2007, and 2008. This recipe...

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