Tea's slow start means better quality

2012-04-01 15:48:54

A cold winter has delayed the marketing of Mingqian tea, the prime of Chinese green teas. But that is not entirely a bad thing, because the quality is expected to be higher.

Royal Goods Court

2012-04-01 15:30:45

Royal Goods Court is a renowned tea distributor in China.

Early tea chase

2012-04-01 13:36:24

The first spring teas to reach the markets can fetch prices that have farmers singing all the way to the bank.

A center for food culture

2012-04-01 08:17:46

A Beijing institution long before US Vice-President Joe Biden wandered in, Yao's Chaogan restaurant fears the wrecking ball.

Tea is steeped in Wuyutai

2012-03-31 15:10:38

Tea is steeped in Wuyutai, a Chinese tea house.

'Panda tea' steeped in controversy

2012-03-31 14:48:28

Tea fertilized by the dung of giant pandas has provoked controversy in Southwest China's Sichuan province, with a local entrepreneur applying for a world record for the tea's whopping price tag.

Food poisoning incidents hit rural schools

2012-03-31 10:23:22

Seven students at a primary school in Southwest China remain in the hospital after they had eaten a free meal provided by the government and got sick, according to a local official.

The history of Longjing and Biluochun

2012-03-31 10:21:55

Longjing (dragon well) tea got famous as early as in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Brewing Mingqian tea

2012-03-31 10:21:25

To brew the super tender Mingqian teas, use water of lower temperature compared to normal teas—80 degrees Celsius for Longjing, and 70 degrees Celsius for Biluochun.

Sichuan cuisine

2012-03-27 17:00:23

Of the eight major schools of China's culinary art, Sichuan cuisine is perhaps the most popular.

Ding Baozhen's Kung Pao chicken

2012-03-27 15:27:09

The origin of kung pao chicken (diced chicken fried with chili and peanuts) is generally believed to be related with Ding Baozhen.

Story of fish-flavored pork

2012-03-27 15:18:43

It is said that a long time ago, a businessman's family liked to eat fish. They paid close attention to flavors so they usually added onions, ginger, garlic, wine, vinegar and soy sauce when they cooked fish.