This heavily oxidized Taiwanese tea begins its processing before the leaves are even picked, thanks to the tiny bites from Jacobiasca formosana, the leaf hopper bug.
The IPOT Journal
March 27, 2020
February 19, 2020
Introducing IPOT’s house label pu-erh teas, in traditional shapes and new formats for every kind of tea drinker.
February 07, 2020
Tea and chocolate have a lot in common. Both require careful, controlled oxidation to draw out their full flavors, and growing conditions (terroir) have a big effect on the end product.
October 17, 2019
If you like Chinese tea, it helps to know the lingo. That’s where Babelcarp comes in.
August 15, 2019
The deeper you dig into your favorite brew, the more you realize it's less the product of a single tea master than a whole crew of skilled workers.
July 12, 2019There are hundreds of types of Chinese green tea, from famous styles like dragonwell to village teas rarely seen outside their home province. Here's a guide to the major styles you'll find.