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...]
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a nice cold glass of iced tea, but how do you make iced tea? Can you make iced tea with loose tea? Do you need special equipment? Can you make iced tea from scratch? Yes, yes, and yes! You don’t need pre-made iced tea mixes or special tea bags to make iced tea. You can make delicious iced tea at home easily with ingredients you already have in your … [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.