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Breakfast Tea – what is the best?

Breakfast Tea - what is the best?

Breakfast tea: is this the best tea for the morning? So often we think of tea as an afternoon beverage but increasingly people are discovering that it is preferable to coffee early in the morning and especially at breakfast. This is possibly because it is more thirst quenching when we feel somewhat dehydrated after a night’s[…]

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China Keemun Black Teas – an introduction.

Keemun, from Qimen county in Anhui Province, is one of China’s ten famous teas. Previously known as Tribute Teas, keemun was Britain’s favourite tea in the nineteenth century. These black teas are known as the ‘Burgundy of teas’ for their winey character, floral notes and orchid aroma. They were first produced in the 1870s using[…]

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Introduction to Yunnan Tea

Introduction to Yunnan Tea

Introduction to Yunnan Tea: from Yunnan province in south-west China Yunnan is a region having a border with Laos and Burma, extending north towards the Himalayas. This borderland is a craggy, mountainous area of thick jungle. It is considered the birthplace of tea with native tea trees growing wild – some reputed to be as[…]