The story of Keemun: The Queen of Black Tea

China is known for its rich collection of specialty teas, but few could match the rich and sharp, yet somewhat floral and smokey aroma of Keemun tea, a flavor profile at times compared to that of cacao. Keemun has also not only enjoyed widespread fame in homeland China, but as a mainstay base blend for

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How is tea produced in Nepal?

Nepal is one of the tea producing countries in the world and is known for its broad range of quality teas. We spoke with Rijan Ojha, who works for Agriterra in Nepal. He is responsible for several tea gardens in the Himalayan country. ” The weather and different altitudes in Nepal

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The importance of water for a good cup of coffee

Water is extremely important for tea and the lower the tds in water, the better a cup of tea tastes. But how about coffee? Is water as important for coffee as it is for tea? We asked Bjorn Aarts, coffee expert and owner of his own coffee-roasting factory. “Water is

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The importance of low TDS in water for tea

Tea consists for 99 percent of water and water contains a lot of dissolved solids: organic and inorganic. Organic solids stem from everything that lives like animals and plants; inorganic solids can be found in particles that don’t live like sand and stone. The more dissolved solids in water, the

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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 priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century,

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