International Tea Day raises awareness

There is a good chance you haven’t heard about it before, unless you’re from a tea producing country like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Kenya, or Tanzania, but did you know that International Tea

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What is white tea?

Currently there is no generally accepted definition of white tea. White tea may refer to one of several styles of tea which generally feature young or minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Most

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What is oolong tea?

Oolong is a traditional semi-oxidized Chinese tea and it is produced by withering the plant under strong sun and oxidation. Afterwards the leaves are curled and twisted. Most oolong teas, especially those of fine quality,

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What is yellow tea?

Yellow teas find their origin in isolated regions in China, that were already producing quality green tea, like Huo Shan in Anhui or Meng Ding Shan in Sichuan.  It is thought that yellow tea was

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Where does the tea bag come from?

We can trace the first examples of what can be considered as tea bags to 8th century China, where tea leaves were packed into folded paper bags to protect its flavor and aroma. However, our

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What is green tea?

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.Green tea

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What is black tea?

Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green, and white teas. In China it is also referred to as red tea. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than

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Tea: With or Without Milk?

Different cultures all over the world have different rituals and behaviors, especially when it comes to what we eat and drink. It is no surprise then that tea is consumed in a multitude of different

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The six different types of tea

Tea is generally divided into categories based on how it is processed. At least six different types are produced: White: wilted and unoxidized Yellow: unwilted and unoxidized but allowed to yellow Green: unwilted and unoxidized

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The history of tea

Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese

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