Green Tea: The Dark Years

Improved brain function, protection against cancer or heart disease, a stronger immune system, accelerated fat loss, improved longevity, with alleged health benefits like these. Why would anyone not want to drink green tea? Well, it might surprise you to learn that at one point and time in history people were more afraid of the harmful

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Water is Key to Orchestra Tea into Your Friendship!

For tea professional Cortilia Lin from Taiwan ‘water for tea is like art to our life’. Avid tea lovers know water changes the flavor, the mood and the color of tea. Lin: “However, most of us take the key element, ‘water’, for granted.”  Every country has different ways of purifying

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The Story of Masala Chai

Masala Chai, or “spiced tea” has been a staple within Indian culture for a very long time and more recently has gained in popularity all across the globe. But what is it exactly? What is it?Generally speaking  it is a black tea mixed with milk (ideally from a water buffalo)

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The Story of African Rooibos or ‘red bush’ Tea

Rooibos, or ‘red bush’, tea is a herbal tea made from the rooibos plant (Aspalathus linearis) that exclusively grows in the dry, mountainous region of Cederberg in Western Cape, South Africa. Although the beverage has been around for a long time it has only risen to world-wide popularity in recent

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The Ancient Tea Trees of Yunnan

In the most South-Western part of China, the mountainous Yunnan province bordering Myanmar and Laos, there are wild tea trees (Camellia Taliensis) that have stood there for thousands of years. As early as the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE) these trees, or more specifically their leaves, have been

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