Mmmmm... First flush green tea - there's nothing like it! With a secret longing, tea drinkers can’t wait to get their first taste of spring teas. The first leaves breaking through the stems of tea plants hold nutrients and flavors tea drinkers miss the rest of the year. As the cooler winter months subside and the sun begins to warm the earth, tea plants wake up from their slumber. The … [Read more...]
Loose leaf tea vs tea bags is a battle that’s been going on for some time. The loose leaf vs tea bags battle started because, in the past, tea bags were usually filled with low quality tea. The quality of the tea in tea bags has improved in recent years, but you need to be aware that there are two main types of tea in tea bags. On the one hand, you have the standard, every day tea blend you … [Read more...]
There are so many types of tea, you can have a different tea every day for more than a year and never drink the same one twice. But did you know that all teas have one important thing in common? All types of tea come from an evergreen plant of the Camellia family – Thea sinensis. Three varieties of this plant – from China, Assam, and Cambodia – are used for commercial tea … [Read more...]
The history of tea dates back over 4,000 years. It's a tale that spans China, Japan, India, England and more.
Table of ContentsThe Discovery of Tea in China The Spread of Tea to Japan History of Tea in Europe Its Journey to Russia History of Tea in England History of the Opium Wars and Empire Tea History of Lipton Tea The Spread of Tea to North America History of Iced … [Read more...]
A Guide to Yaupon Tea Benefits & Recipes Most people think of tea as only the drink from Asia coming from the Camellia sinensis plant. Familiar with tea only as black or green, they're missing out on the huge varieties of teas drank around the world. Some are naturally caffeine free, like South America's yerba mate, which has its own flavor profile and brewing … [Read more...]