Learn About Tea

Learning about tea is a never ending process.

There are a variety of ways to learn about tea: studying online or reading books, communicating with tea enthusiasts and scholars, or visiting the fields and factories to learn from tea makers themselves. At Seven Cups we believe there is no substitution for learning from first-hand experience at source. That is why we visit our tea makers every year, not only to select our teas but also to study the process of tea making, but also to observe innovations in the techniques of tea production, and note changes in market conditions in China. Tea is an ancient crop but the culture and science surrounding it constantly changing. Every year that goes by teaches us more and unveils that there’s yet so much more to learn.

There is a Chinese saying, “You can study tea all of your life and still not learn the names of all the teas.”  With that in mind we have created this Learn About Tea section to share our obsession with Chinese tea and tea culture with you. We spend as much time researching tea as sourcing it and drinking it. If you can’t find something you need, or if you have a question you would like to ask, please feel free to contact us. We’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. You are welcome to try and stump us. Those kind of questions are the ones that we like best. We are always excited to learn about tea ourselves, moreover your questions will help guide the creation of content in this section of our website.

Keep an eye on this section as we continue to expand and revise it. As we continue to learn about tea, we will continue to write.

Dan Chong wulong almost ready for roasting
Dan Cong wulong almost ready for roasting