Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Hi! Folks,

Tongkat Ali, Eurycoma Longifolia Radix, is found in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. This plant has been used for centuries throughout these countries and is believed to strengthen the immune system, and has powerful anti-oxidative properties. It also has anti-viral and even anti-cancer properties.

This herb has been shown to have some effects against fighting both breast and lung cancer. As a result, it becomes popular and well received from all walks of life. And today it is not surprising that you can find Tongkat Ali Tea easily at normal “teh tarik” outlets.

I was made to understand that the bodybuilding community has taken a very serious interest in this herb, as it is believed to contribute to the building of muscle mass. The result of this study, carried in 2003, was published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine. This study showed that it can truly be a strong testosterone booster. This powerful enhancing herb has attracted lots of bodybuilders, who are looking for a safe, effective and legal edge for increasing muscle size and strength.

Historically, it has been believed that it has a significant effect on overall sexual performance apart from the benefits mentioned above. Its ability to increase sexual performance is directly tied to the herb’s stimulation of the production of testosterone. Recent animals studies also suggested it does indeed increase sexual performance. Animals given this herb did have an overall increased sexual response and performance. It is a powerful testosterone booster, sexual performance is boosted in a variety of ways, as follows:-

-More intense orgasms

-Stronger erections

-Dramatic boost in libido

-Increased semen volume

Another good news of this herb is that it is a safe herb for human consumption and has been substantiated by animal testing with rats. These wide-array of benefits, when combined with the herb’s safety record, make it an excellent choice if you’re looking to boost your testosterone levels naturally.

Because of its properties, today it is very common to find Malaysian drink Tongkat Ali tea. How about your country? Do tell us more if this tea is also available in your country or your experience.

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you,

James Oh

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Dear Readers,

I have tried "Da Hong Pao" teas several times, but I can't recall which type they  belong to. I ONLY begin to realise lately that there are two main types, that is either from Upton or TeaSource. However, there are other couples Wuyi Rock teas from Jing [drums fingers impatiently]. To have a better understanding of the potential of these teas, I'd really like to hear from some of you how you feel in terms of quintessential example of a Big Red Robe or other Wuyi rock tea.

Any other recommendations?  I must admit that price is a consideration factor, but I willing to try even fairly pricey teas like the "Exquisite" or "Tribute" DHPs. Thanks in advance!

I have tried one of the rock tea, tasting like wine. I can feel the heat all over my body and my faces too turn into red as well. That was my first experience which my contact had told me that it is a rare tea, which found only in a very old trees at one of moutains in China. May some of you share out your experience on rock tea.
I also made to understand lately that there are 4 famous wuyi teas, namely Si Da Ming Cong, Da Hong Pao, Tie Luo Han, Shui Jin Gui and Bei Ji Guan. Especially Bai Ji Guan, rarest of them and very unique flavor. Whereas Rou Gui and Shui Xian which are reminiscent of Da Hong Pao somehow. Can anyone tells us more.
For your easy reading, append below, please find a short briefing from Wikipedia



Dà Hóng Páo () is an important Wuyi Oolong tea. Legend has it that the mother of a Ming Dynasty emperor was cured of an illness by a certain tea, and that emperor sent great red robes to clothe the four bushes from which that tea originated. Three of these original bushes, growing on a rock on Mount Wuyi and reportedly dates back to the Song Dynasty, still survive today and are highly venerated. At one point, less than one kilogram of tea was harvested from these plants each year, of which a portion was retained by the Chinese government. In 2005, the remainder of this original and real Da Hong Pao was auctioned, with an initial asking price of 4000 RMB/100 g, but often reaching tens of thousands to millions of dollars per kilogram[1][2]
In recent years, a number of companies have invested in preserving the interest in this tea and other so-called "artisan" teas, which typically are of very high quality and have rich histories as is true with Da Hong Pao. These have an initially high cost of production (and typically are only considered authentic when grown in their place of origin), but, as they have quickly become popular in Western countries, prized selections of the tea are available each year, with quality being consistent due to the increased popularity of tea.

Cuttings taken from the original plants have been used to produce similar grades of tea from genetically identical plants. Taste variations produced by processing, differences in the soil, and location of these later generation plants is used to grade the quality of various Da Hong Pao teas. Some online tea shops have marketed Da Hong Pao as an oolong—it is unclear whether their varieties are not fully fermented as traditional Da Hong Pao tea is or they have errors on their sites.

Xiao Hong Pao, or Small Red Robe refers to Da Hong Pao grown from plants of fourth or greater generation, but the term is rarely used. In some cases Xiao Hong Pao is simply sold as Hong Pao, presumably for marketing purposes.

Due to its high quality, Da Hong Pao tea is usually reserved for honored guests in China.

James Oh

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