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Serving Tea

Serving tea

Serving tea: loose leaf tips for tea rooms When serving tea it is important to follow a few points to ensure that your good loose leaf tea is given due justice in its preparation. Too often tea can be disappointing when drunk away from home and so we have noted these points – which may[…]

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Famous China Tribute Teas

China famous tribute teas

Famous China Tribute Teas: presented to the emperors China is justly famous for its magnificent teas, whether these be black, green, oolong, yellow or white. In particular however are the Famous Teas, which should be experienced by all lovers of China teas. Tribute teas, as they used to be known, were produced exclusively for the[…]

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White Tea

Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle

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.[…]

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English Tea Blends

English tea blends

English Tea Blends: Explore their diversity English tea blends make up the majority of teas we consume in the United Kingdom. Even with all the speciality loose teas that are now increasingly popular. However, not all English blended teas are blended in England. English Tea blends each have notable characteristics derived from their constituent teas. Many[…]

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Japanese tea

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[…]

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Traditional Flavoured Teas

Traditional flavoured teas

Traditional flavoured teas: black, green and oolong teas using natural flavours. The delicate nature of tea means that it easily absorbs other flavours introduced to it. Many traditional flavoured teas have a long history, others are more recent innovations. Many long-standing flavours are achieved by the introduction of flowers to the tea. These are then[…]

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Drinking tea

Drinking tea

Drinking Tea Poll? What people do whilst drinking tea? Our poll simply asked what you most commonly do when drinking tea. Images come to mind such as reading, having something to eat, reading or spending some time with friends. So what were the results? The most common activity (38% respondents) was browsing the internet. Perhaps this[…]

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Breakfast Tea – what is the best?

Breakfast tea

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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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[…]