Located in Boulder, Colorado, Ku Cha House of Tea, formerly known as The Leaf, was established in 2005 to bring you the finest teas around the world.
The history of tea dates back to 5000 years ago. The Chinese people first cultivated tea and drank it mostly for medicinal purposes. Since then, tea has been adopted by cultures worldwide. Right now, over 50 countries in the world produce teas. Because of its nutritional value, tea has become increasingly popular in the United States.
Drinking tea is fun. Green tea provides a light, fresh taste; black tea, a full bodied flavor; and oolong tea, a blend of both green and black tea flavors. No matter what taste you prefer, you can always find a type of tea that suits you. Tea drinks are colorful: green, yellow, black, and red. You name it! When you drink tea, you can enjoy its delightful flavor and appreciate its color.
Choose a type of tea that suits your mood or the weather. What drink can be better than a cup of iced tea on a hot summer afternoon? A warm green tea on a brisk spring morning? A flavored herbal tea on a fall night? Or a hot black tea on a cold winter morning? Explore your interest in tea right here!
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Upcoming tea classes
Wu Yi Yan Cha (Oolong) Class on September 6, Saturday 10 am to 11 am.
Price: $20/person; Max capacity: 6 persons; Format: Presentation + tea tasting
Pre-registration is required. Please call (303) 443 3612 or come to the store to register. Class will be cancelled if no sign ups.
Wu Yi Yan Cha, or Wu Yi Rock Tea, from the Wu Yi Mountain area, is one of the four major Oolong tea categories. Growing in the rocky areas in the Wu Yi mountain, Yan Cha was among the first ever Oolong teas ever made; and due to their unique so called "Rocky Bone and Flower Fragrance", Yan Cha has been highly regarded among tea drinkers around the world. The class will provide extensive tasting, and you will experience with different variations of Yan Cha teas and find out you may like it yourself. We are looking forward to seeing you on September 6th.
Free Tea Tasting Schedule
Green Tea, Saturday August 23nd, 12:30am-3:30pm, 20% off for these teas during the tasting hours.
For this week's tea tasting I decided to revisit some of my favorite Chinese green teas. Green tea is one of my favorite categories of tea because it is light and refreshing while staying complex and interesting. Green tea can be sweet, bitter, grassy, fruity, earthy, or any combination of these. This week we will sample Dragon Well superior, An Ji white, and Meng Ding Yu Lu. Come by and taste these excellent teas!
An Ji White, An ji white is a unique Chinese green tea that has high level of theanine, which makes it sweet and fresh and not bitter or astringent. Newly developed (in 1979), this tea comes from Tian Mu Mountain, Zhejiang Province. Harvested between mid April and mid May when the fresh tea leaves are tender white, hence the name of the tea. The leaves turn green again after the harvest season
Dragon Well, Dragon Well, also called Long Jing, this is one of the top 10 Chinese green tea from Zhejiang Province. As the top grade of Dragon Well (Dragon Well has 11 grades from Superior and grade 1 - 10), it produces a brew of golden color, distinctive nutty aroma and full, round flavor. This tea also contains the highest concentration of catechins (the major antiorxidant element) among Chinese green teas.
Meng Ding Yu Lu, Meng Ding Yu Lu, harvested from the top of Meng Shan in Sichuan Province, was one of the earliest tribute teas dating back to the Tang Dynasty (9th century). Lu Yu, the Sage of Tea in China (733-804), pointed out in his famous book The Classic of Tea, that the best water for brewing tea came from the middle of the Yangzi River and that the best tea was from Meng Shan. This tea is refreshing and vegetal with a sweet aftertaste.
Starting in September, Ku Cha will offer some new tea classes focused on some of the new types of tea we have recently imported from China! If you have ever been curious about the oolongs you are drinking or what makes puerh tea unique, these classes will be a great opportunity to go more in depth and sample some really special stuff. The classes will be held every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. They will be $20 per person (non-refundable) and they will be limited to a maximum of 6 people. Here is the schedule:
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