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An Ode to Tea Horse Road: Why Nobody Should Forget This Ancient Trading Route

July 19, 2018

The year was 641 AD. A Tang dynasty princess named Wen Cheng was set to marry a Tibetan king, Songsten Gampo.

Tea horse road milestone

Inaugurating this new marriage was a gift that the Tibetans would never forget: tea. Pressed and then held together with rice water, the Tibetans had their first taste of this drink...

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The Story of Keemun Black Tea: How the World’s Most Famous Black Tea Came to Be

July 12, 2018

In 1875, a retired civil servant named Yu Gan Chen returned home to Qimen County after spending some of his professional life in the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian. 

Keemun black tea

At the time, Fujian had developed quite a reputation for producing and exporting black teas. Perhaps both then and to this day, is Lapsang...

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