The Rise Of Ready-To-Drink Tea

The consumption of tea, either loose leaf or bagged, has held, and continues to hold, a prominent position in most cultures around the world. However, as lifestyle habits continue to change to meet the demands

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The Story of Bubble Tea

Most of the tea variations and preparation methods that we come across are steeped in centuries of history and tradition, but there is an increasingly popular tea-based beverage whose origins can be traced to only

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The Story Of Monkey-Picked Tea

Some of the myths and legends we hear about tea are shrouded in the mysteries of the past. Others are quaint little stories we tell ourselves to make the origins of some of the teas

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Kukicha: The Peasants Drink

Japanese tea culture is renowned for their high quality green teas, including the ever-popular matcha and sencha, which have become household names all over the world. Kukicha tea, or “stem tea” on the other hand,

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Genmai-cha: Japanese brown rice tea

What became colloquially known as “the people’s tea” for its accessibility by the common man, Genmai-cha, simply put,  is a green tea mixed with roasted grains of brown rice, giving it a warm seductive and

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Tea Smuggling?

Midway through the 18th century British customs officers intercepted a shipment of illegal goods off the coast of Dorset. After the shipment was impounded a group of 60 smugglers brazenly rode in and reclaimed their

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