Tea is suffering from commoditization

“Twenty-five years ago, when I joined the business, we all met, we would meet our customers, we would taste tea, you had great tea companies around the world that would taste tea. Today there’s no tea tasting, it’s “this is my price”.”

Kilimanjaro Specialty Tea working on tea from coffee leaves

Surprisingly 2020 has been a relatively good year for Bente from Tanzanian Kilimanjaro Specialty Tea, so she had time to work on something new: tea from coffee leaves. “We created 9 blends with coffee leaf and tea leaf and even coffee flowers. For me as a coffee and tea farmer this is the natural consequence

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Green Tea: Don’t Believe the Hype

With societies all around the world slowly moving towards more healthier ways of living, and an ever-increasing awareness of what we put in our bodies, the quest to uncover the health benefits in tea has flourished in recent years. Green tea in particular is held in high regard when it

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The Evolution of the tea caddy

A tea caddy, a container in which tea is kept, is the staple of many kitchens throughout the world to this day. Even though in modern times many of these containers are simple in design and primarily help us keep our tea organized, the caddy has held quite some significance

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Lapsang Souchong: The Liquor of the Tea World

Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon, any tea drinker has undoubtedly heard of and most likely even tasted these unblended black teas. However, there are some black teas that we aren’t as familiar with, and perhaps we should be. One of these black teas is the earthy and smokey Lapsang Souchong, one of

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The Story of Christmas Tea

The days are getting shorter, the cold makes it more cozy inside, festive lights shimmer throughout the neighborhood as families are getting ready for the holidays. Christmas is an important time for many people; a time for reflection, celebration, spending time with family, and of course opening presents and having

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