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Indian Teas: an Insight

Indian teas

Tea is very much central to India’s life. Indian teas are often consumed as chai and over history wild tea has been consumed by indigenous people in Assam both as a food and a drink. Today, tea is India’s second biggest employer. with over two million people, and it is responsible for one quarter of […]

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea: What would you choose? Afternoon tea is one of those occasions that we all look forward to even if you are not an ardent tea lover. Is it the time to relax and have a soothing cup of tea that lifts you a little towards the end of the afternoon? Is it the […]

Japanese tea

Japanese tea: an Insight Here we give and insight into Japanese tea which are highly acclaimed. These are often noted for their greenness, smooth taste and grassy character. The main Japanese tea producing regions are Shizuoka and Kagoshima in the south. Most Japanese teas are produced there: Sencha, Bancha, Gyokuro, Kabusecha as well as Kamairicha. Kyoto […]

What are the Benefits of Loose Tea?

What are the Benefits of Loose Tea? Loose tea makes the best tea. That’s a bold statement you say. Why? Well, I’ll tell you why. Loose tea is larger leaf and, if you choose large leaf teas, they are even better than standard loose leaf teas. The reason is this: large leaf teas have a larger […]

Arunachal Tea

Arunachal tea is from the most north-easterly of India’s states Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest population density of any state in India, having no cities and only around two dozen towns. The state is surrounded by Myanmar to the east, Bhutan to the west and Tibet to […]

Introduction to Yunnan Tea

Introduction to Yunnan Tea: from Yunnan province, 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 much […]

Oolong Loose Teas

oolong loose teas

Oolong Loose Teas: complex semi-oxidized teas Oolong teas, or wulong as they were known, translates as Black Dragon and these teas account for around fourteen percent of Chinese tea production. Highly acclaimed in China, they are semi-fermented, in that the leaf is partially oxidised and therefore lye between green tea which is not oxidised and black […]

White Tea

White Tea: the sublime tea drinking experience. In the China Dynasty of Song (960-1279), white tea was revered. Chinese people used to ground the white leaves into a silvery powder. This was an inspiration for the Japanese tea ceremony “Cha No Yu” with Matcha. This method had been abandoned in China for several years now. […]

Assam Tea Introduction

Assam Tea: an Introduction to these malty teas Let us give you an introduction to Assam tea. It is from Assam Province’s Brahamaptra valley of northern India. Assam teas are renown for their strength, body and maltiness and have a real depth of taste that is becoming increasingly appealing to those who demand flavour in […]

The Best Loose Leaf Teas

What are the best loose leaf teas? Da Hong Pao oolong. One of China’s famous Teas. Are you on a mission to discover the world’s best loose leaf teas? These teas are generally from countries famous for tea. We all know of India and China but there is Japan too and many tea producing countries […]