Tag Archives: tea

Swindled in China: The Teahouse Scam

If Chinese people are not known for being innovative, they are surely known to be very resourceful. It’s nothing strange to encounter people that are busily working away in their illegal businesses: like the illegal taxis 黑车 (HēiChē), selling counterfeit (or stolen) goods, or trying to get some extra money from scams. In the country Read More…

Coffee or Tea?

Although tea has traditionally been the drink of choice for most of Chinese, China has seen more and more coffee drinkers in the past few years. Nowadays, it seems, any respectable city corner and shopping plaza has to be adorned by a Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Pacific Coffee Company or Coffee Bean store. Starbucks is definitely Read More…

Pu’erh Tea 普洱茶

When most people hear the word ‘tea’, or ‘cha’ 茶, they tend to immediately think of green tea ‘lǜ-cha’ 绿茶, black tea ‘hong-cha’ 红茶 (actually, the Chinese way of saying black tea is literally ‘red tea’), or oolong tea ‘wu-long-cha’  乌龙茶. They may also think of jasmine tea ‘mo-li-hua-cha’ 茉莉花茶 or herbal teas. Very rarely Read More…

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