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Chinese Tea
Serendipity of tea

China differentiates their teas through process of fermentation. Each tea has different specifications, functions, and ways of brewing.

Green tea


undergoes no fermentation process. Rich in vitamins and high antioxidants. It is believed to fight free radicals, release fatigue, cure body heat, and lower diabetes level. Its light flavour and refreshing aroma suit to be drunk during afternoon till evening. When brewing green tea, warm water should be used instead of hot or boiling (preferably about 70-80⁰C of water). Best utensils to use are those made from glass or ceramic. The best way to keep your green tea fresh all the time is to put in a fridge in a safe air-tight container.

White tea


does not undergo any fermentation as well. It is considered as one of the rarest teas in the world due to its special appearances. (Fur on the leaves / pure white tea leaves / in some extent white tea hair that grows twisted in green tea.) Its infusion colour is crystal white – yellowish clear. Best for anti aging and relaxation. Since this tea is very light, cool-warm water is the best to brew white tea. Use fine ceramic or glass to result better taste in tea. Keep refrigerated to have your tea fresh always.

Semi–fermented green tea


popularly known as Oolong tea. At Siang Ming, our Oolong varieties only come from Taiwan. The teas are planted according to the mountain levels. The higher the mountain, the subtle taste and the soft-fragrant the tea is. (Sometimes milky) Oolong tea is processed through mid- fermentation. Therefore, at least 85⁰C of water is needed to brew this tea. The usage of ceramic or clay teapot is appropriate. Don’t forget to prepare a set of tall and small cup to perfect your drinking. (See pictures in T-Accessories) Oolong tea helps to lower blood pressure, strengthen teeth, and keep on stamina.

Red tea


has darker red infusion colour due to its full and heavy fermentation. Although this tea has strong aroma and tea soup, which makes it perfect to be consumed together with savory foods; it is also enjoyable throughout any day.  Red tea is advised for eradicating fats and easing digestions. Prepare 90⁰C – 100⁰C of water to brew red tea. Clay teapot is highly recommended.

Black tea


like wine, black tea can ferment itself through time. Black tea comes in 2 types: loose tea and compressed teas. Our compressed teas vary from brick tea, round cake tea, and mushroom-type tea. (Both round and mushroom type available in small and large size). The age we are selling starts from 5 years old and above. Use clay teapot to perfect your brewing with 100°C (or boiling) of water. Its best functions are to cleanse our digestion, lower cholesterol and fats, and warm up your body.

Floral tea


a special kind of Chinese tea. Among all types jasmine is the most common of floral tea. The original making of jasmine is by steaming the pure jasmine flowers with green tea. This will not only stop the fermentation process from newly harvested green tea but also will create (and blended to be) a fresh tasting jasmine tea.  Such a refreshing tea can relax your body and mind, stimulate body metabolism, and uplift your spirit. 70⁰C -80⁰C of water is the perfect temperature to brew jasmine tea. (Hot or boiling water will ruin the tea leaves and make it bitter in taste) Ceramic or glass is best utensil used.