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Why should you drink first pick spring tea?

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Why should you drink first pick spring tea?

Many people often ask us why does Ichiban (First Harvest) Sencha from Tea Cottage cost 20 times more than supermarket prices?  Tea plants hibernate over the winter and once the first spring arrive, all the nutrients and minerals are grown into the young tea buds hence, making the tea leaves the best and most nutritious of all seasons. Throughout the world, first spring tea are the most expensive of all and it is often free of pesticide as in the cold weather, there are almost no insects around.   In China, pre-Qing Ming (first spring) Long Jing green tea (Dragon well,明前龙井茶) commands...

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Halloween Horror Nights 8 @ USS

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Halloween Horror Nights 8 @ USS

It's coming to the month of October again, how time flies! Have you booked your tickets to the Halloween Horror Nights(HHN)? 27th Sep was the start of the HHN all the way till 31st Oct.  If you have not, book your tickets here below. There are ongoing promotions which you can check it out. http://halloweenhorrornights.com.sg/ticketing-en.html We went on the first day of the event. Halloween props could be seen everywhere within Universal Studios Singapore(USS). Night falls, crowd started to enter to the horror adventures!    Plan your route ahead as the queue for each haunted houses are really really really long! Here's the map...

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Sourcing for Quality Japanese Tea

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Sourcing for Quality Japanese Tea

Japanese tea has been well known for its high quality but they are often priced too high in retail shops and too low quality in supermarket, hence it is important for Tea Cottage SG to source for affordable quality tea in Japan for our consumers. Excellent services from Singapore Airlines, my number 1 choice. Good food, good service, good entertainment system, lots of movies selection and the cabin crews are always ready to serve with a smile.  At 5am, I was served with Lobster Thermidor. A hearty breakfast! I arrived in Kyoto and it was snowing, its definitely not a frequent...

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Best Selling Ginger Honey Tea

Best Selling Ginger Honey Tea

This is one of the best selling mixture tea in Tea Cottage and today I will like to talk about how it came about and how to make a best cup of Ginger Honey Tea. When I heard about the benefits on these 3 items when added together, I was so excited and began on my research. This formula was widely found on Chinese medicine books and on the Internet. I had read plenty of it and consulted a local Chinese Doctor before affirming my belief on it.  A good friend of mine who is coming to her 50s had suddenly complained...

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Red dates and Wolfberries tea (每天一杯,让你美丽从里至外)

Red dates and Wolfberries tea (每天一杯,让你美丽从里至外)

This tea is very simple to brew and it has wonderful health benefits to both ladies and gentlemen. I had been drinking this tea for around 7 years now and it's time to introduce to all of you. I started to drink this tea with only red dates and wolfberries but I had now improvised it with more ingredients on the advice of my Traditional Chinese Doctor. Chinese Wolfberries (Other names : Goji, 枸杞, Barbary matrimony vine, Mede berry, Red medlar) Chinese Wolfberries are grown on vines in Mongolia, Tibet and Ningxia, China. The best Chinese wolfberries are grown in Ningxia, it tastes sweeter...

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