How is the herbal tea trend doing?

Daniela from the tea blog Tea Cachai is studying to become a herbalist. She sees a new trend since COVID. “I’ve seen many people turn to tea and particularly herbal tea, as a new habit. Tea has always been related to a cozy feeling, and is considered a comfort and calming drink.” What are the current

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The Story Of Vietnamese Lotus Tea

Tea has a very important place in Vietnamese culture; the consumption of tea has been an integral part of Vietnam for centuries, tea sits near the top of the list of their export products, and Vietnam boasts some of the oldest living tea plants in the world. Perhaps its most

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The Story Of Maghrebi Mint Tea

Although it does not produce its own tea, the North African country of Morocco is one of the largest consumers and therefore importers of tea in the world. Even more so, there is a variety of tea, Moroccan Mint Tea (or Maghrebi mint tea) that has become almost symbolic for

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The emergence of CBD tea and its potential health benefits

For thousands of years the cannabis sativa plant has been heralded for its healing properties by a wide variety of cultures across the globe. However, only in more recent years, with cannabis becoming legal or tolerated in increasingly more places, has the use of CBD (Cannabidiol, one of its active

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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 goods. On their speedy escape out of town one of the smugglers was recognized by

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Da Hong Pao: The most expensive tea in the world

High up in the Wuyi mountains in the Fujian province of China, on a steep cliff, there grows an Oolong tea that is so precious and rare that in 2002 it fetched a price that was 30 times more than the price of gold. To put this into perspective, during

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Tea Bags vs Loose Leaf Tea: Does It Really Matter?

While tea aficionados swear by the superior quality and taste of tea made from loose tea leaves, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority of tea-drinkers in the West simply use tea bags for their cups of tea. So does it really matter that much? To get

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