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When Tea Ads Draw Your Eyes

Today is a rainy and windy day and I wake up a little bit late. I am drinking coffee and write down this article. I found some touchable tea ads from Web by chance. The following one makes me missing my hometown……

I can remember before I came to the U.S.There was a scenario that my father was driving the car. Meanwhile, I sit on the front seat and lovely mom sit on the back seat. We talking and laughing when driving on the way. The scene at front of me is exactly what you are seeing on the left. This road and mounting looks like a truly picture of Yunnan Province. I love this tea ad that really touched me.   

This three Chinese character means “Don’t be swayed by considerations of gain and loss”. Exactly! Why not?

So cute! See Pu erh Tea’s color which on the left-top is different from others.

These contents in the pot and cup seem like coffee, and these tea tools with metal texture makes me impressive for tea pot not tea self. I am suspect this ad is for containers not for tea……

The last one brings a refresh feeling but the tag seems a little bit small and vague so that audiences couldn’t figure out the letters on the tag, but I love the whole picture with bright green color.

Well, hope these tea ads draw your eyes!

Source: Google image


Have fun in making Puer Tea

Making Puer Tea would bring you a lot of fun. Before practice, there is some knowledge about tea tool you would like to know. Perceive this picture and see the following description.

A.) Vase – provides storage for all tools
B.) Tea Shuffle – shuffles/scope tea leaves
C.) Tea Needle – prevents spout blockage
D.) Tea Digger – digs and remove expended tea leaves from teapots
E.) Tea Tongs – handles hot tea wares for cleaning
F.) Tea Funnel – funnels tea leaves into small teapot openings

Amazing? Let’s do it now.

Step 1

Warm the teapot by pouring hot water inside and immediately pour the water away.

Step 2

Add the amount of tea leaf you preferred into the teapot. You will have your own preferred tea strength, hence experiment with the amount of tea leaf to add to suit your taste.

Step 3

Add hot water inside the pot until it covers all the tea leaf, close the lid and immediately pour the water out until the pot has emptied.

Step 4

Add hot water and let it steep. With high quality tea-leaf it can be reseeded several times. Do not steep too long else it will cause a bitter taste. See the table for suggested steeping time.

Steep Steep time
First 1 minute
Second 1 minute 30 second
Third 2 minutes
Fourth 3 minutes

By the fifth steep, the tea will have lost most of its favour, steep as long as you like at this stage until you get all the favour out of the tea leaf.

Step 5

Pour the tea into cups. If you still have liquid left in the pot, pour it into a tea pitcher. Do not leave the liquid to steep inside the pot as this will cause the tea to become too strong and bitter.

You are now ready to enjoy your tea. After a few experiment, you will have an idea of your own preferred steeping time and the amount of tea leaf to use for each brew.

source: Green

New Arrival:Distinguish Tea

Dear audience, my new article is coming now. This time, firstly, please enjoy a super nice video that would help you to distinguish the different tea types. Then, read an article that talk about how to choose Puer tea. I met a friend who is a Puer tea lover last week and I was so surprise to see he took two pieces of Puer tea from China. Wow, I met a bosom friend in Chicago. Interesting!

Smell the tea. Good pu-erh tea should smell clear and distinctly “tea-ish”. Depending on the age, you may detect smoky or woody aromas. The tea should not have odd odours, and it should not smell moldy. Tea absorbs smell rather easily; thus, if improperly kept, the tea can pick up funny smells from anything: cooking smells, spices, etc.

Notice the tea’s appearance. Very ancient green pu-erh tea cakes should look reddish. Newer pu-erhs will be more greenish, but they will never look pure black. The tea cake should not have white/yellow dots which might be mold or yeast forming. When buying expensive tea cakes, it’s generally preferred for the cakes to be whole, without large cracks. Sometimes, people might sample expensive tea cakes by using a knife to scrape the centre of the depression behind the tea cake, flaking a few leaves off. This is seldom noticed, but be aware that you’ve lost a bit of tea if your cake     has been sampled.

Do a taste test. This can only come with experience and more exposure to pu-erh tea. Purchasing samples from pu-erh tea museums can allow one to taste teas of different ages, enabling people to distinguish what’s good.


Summer will come soon. Expecting? Sure! Chicago’s summer is splendid. Here are  some tips about hosting a tea party. Enjoy it!


Hosting a tea party can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. Nowadays some are worried that a tea party is too formal and old fashioned, but it is actually lots of girly fun for all ages. I have known teenagers to be dragged to a tea party and discover that they loved it!

  1. 1.The first thing to decide is how many guests you are having. Tea parties can range from an intimate 3 to a crowd of 50.
  2. 2.Once you have decided who to invite, you need to send them a lovely invitation. The prettier the better. Remember to include any dress code, (i.e. semi-formal), the date, the time, the location, and if you don’t have enough tea tools, suggest that they each bring a cup and saucer.

3.You may already have an image in your mind of how you want the tea party to look, but if not, just remember that you cant go wrong with lace, doilies, flowers, and all lovely delicate things.

4.The menu should consist of simple yet pretty finger foods. Small cookies, tea sandwiches, and small pastries are wonderful. Scones are popular as well as cupcakes.

5.The tea you serve can be plain green tea, or can be an herbal combination. A little lavender with some bilberry is very tasty and helps with emotional balance.

6.Arrange your treats on pretty dishes (a three tiered dish is fun!) and either place the tea on a tea cart, a side table, or on the table if it is large enough. Make sure that cream and sugar are also on the table.

7.Lastly, enjoy yourself! Tea party hosting is work, so now you deserve to enjoy your delicious treats, tea, and friends.

Health Effects of Tea

I found a  professional article that talks about ingredient composition of black tea. This is a persuasive angle to show benefits from tea drinker. 

Souce: By Susan Elliott–

A tea is either made by infusion or decoction. The typical way to make a tea is by infusing herbs with water. An infusion is made by using the soft leaf or flower parts of the plant. Decoction is the process of making tea from the hard parts of a plant. Decoction requires a much longer boiling and steeping process than a tea infusion. However, no matter which process is used to make a tea, the many health benefits of tea can still be enjoyed.


  • Black tea contains flavonoids. According to Dr. Gaby, coauthor of “The Natural Pharmacy,” flavonoids “support health by strengthening capillaries and other connective tissue, and some function as anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic and antiviral agents.”

    Tannic Acid

  • Black tea also contains tannic acid. Tannic acid has both antibacterial and astringent agents. Tannic acid can have a good effect on toothaches, ulcers and wounds. Some dentists tell patients to place cool tea bags on the area of the mouth where a tooth has been pulled to help decrease the chance of infection.

    Curative properties

  • provides studies done by researcher Milton Schiffenbauer of Pace University that show the many benefits of black tea. Schiffenbauer concluded that black tea helps to destroy many viruses that are found in the mouth. It can prevent and shorten the length of diarrhea, pneumonia, cystitis and skin infections.

    Preventative properties

  • There are also several preventative benefits from drinking black tea. These include the possible prevention of prostate cancer, breast cancer and stomach cancer. This is mainly due to the fact that the compound TF-2 is found in tea. TF-2 has been shown to deter the growth of cancerous cells. Black tea may also prevent tooth decay, relieve arthritis, and help burn excess fat.
  • Tea-Tasting is Life-Tasting

    I love creates my own space from busy life. Sometimes, enjoy some music and release press from touchable rhythm. Sometimes, watch a new arrival movie in theater. Sometimes, talk with my close friends. Why not drink a cup of tea? Maybe “drink” is not exactly to express the emotion. So I prefer use the word “taste”.   

    I am addicted in Puer. Love the unpredictable scent and color that take an infinite imaging. Take a cup of tea and match a comfortable music, you could avoid noisy world and enjoy a space that just for you. Take a rest when you tired and stop your step. See what happened around you and don’t hesitate to take a cup of tea.

    Enjoy Serving Tea

    I used to study serving tea at home when I was in China. Yeah, I miss that wonderful time. My “master” is mom. She familiar with serving tea to guests. There is a bundle of special tool to make a cup of Puer. I cannot figure out exactly English words about every applied tool. Fortunately, I found a nice video in YouTube that remind me each specific movement when serving Puer. Nice video!

    Where, What, When

    Where is original Place of Puer Tea. See this Chinese map? Yellow area is the beautiful Puer City of Yunnan Province.

    “For thousands of years, there was an ancient road treaded by human feet and horse hoofs in the mountains of Southwest China, bridging the Chinese hinterland and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Along the unpaved and often rugged road, tea, salt and sugar flowed into Tibet, while horses, cows, furs, musk and other local products came out. The ancient commercial passage, dubbed the “Ancient Tea-Horse Road“.”


    Can I speak out every story about Puer Tea? Of course not. I am not historian, not archeologist, also not expert. But I have a special feeling and emotion when I type in every word in here. I create the name for this page which is “Tea Scenario”. Scenario could involve a lot.  Every pics and every thoughts could match a song and a specific sphere. Do you agree? I cannot agree more.

    I am a Piscis Chinese girl who lives in Chicago and study in Loyola. I enjoy experiencing different culture and expecting unknown world. The symbol for Pisces is two fishes swimming in opposite directions(See the image on the left). Its indicates that I am sensitive and unconsciously so I may absorb the moods and thoughts of the people around me.

    Puer tea is one of the famous export products in my hometown – Puer City in China. Mom and I start to taste and enjoy Puer tea for a long time. Mom is a big fan of Puer Tea not only because tea itself, but also involve tea culture and tea mood. I have different feeling and mood when I taste different sorts of Puer tea. Each tea sort brings you its special looking, scent, and taste.  I enjoy sharing this experience with you and you may fall in love with Puer Tea!