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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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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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What is English Tea?

English tea

English Tea: some definitions. English tea is an ambiguous term. It has gained many quite different meanings over England’s long association with tea. Here we try to provide you with some definitions. Apart from twenty acres or so on the Cornish Tregothnan estate, no tea is grown commercially in England. Their tea is a highly expensive[…]

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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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Tea Caffeine Levels

Tea Caffeine Levels: by tea type and in other beverages I have been interested to read recently about tea caffeine levels. Grey’s Teas publish caffeine levels of different teas on our page The Health Benefits of Tea. These are summarised from the excellent website Energy Fiend (it’s there as a source with link). Unlike excessive consumption[…]