The tragedy of 3/11/2011 in Japan resulted in a great amount of radiation contamination, most of which happened during the initial three days of the event*, yet mostly contained within a 100 mile radius, and severely within a 30 mile radius.
Puerh is the Ancient Ancestor of All Tea, and grows only in one place on the planet – Southwestern (Yunnan) China. It is historically a large leaf variety of Tea that grows as a TREE, some of which even exist today as 1000+ year-old wise elders still offering up their leaves to humanity. Many Puerh trees 300-800 years-old are regularly harvested in Yunnan. The majority of authentic Puerh in the mainstream market comes from thousands of trees under 200 years of age.Read More
Yixing - pronounced “Yee-Sheeng”- wares (i.e. tea pots, etc) have been in use since the Song Dynasty, but became well known in the Ming Dynasty for its unique mineral-rich properties when - used as unglazed wares - they were heralded as adding a new quality to tea drinking. Since these wares are unglazed, tea oils (flavors & aromas) are absorbed into the clay and therefore can enhance a tea considerably.Read More