The Story Of Gaoshan: Taiwanese High-Mountain Tea

Taiwan has a rich history when it comes to growing high quality oolong teas, and some of their finest and most prestigious teas are cultivated high up in the mountains of central Taiwan. Known as Gaoshan tea, an umbrella term for tea varieties grown at an altitude of at least 1,000 meters, these semi-oxidized teas boast unique growing conditions, and

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The Story Of Turkish Tea Culture

When thinking about the top tea countries in the world, China, India and Britain immediately spring to mind. A country that is less obvious however is Turkey, where people actually drink more tea per person than anywhere else in the world. Not only does Turkey rank 5th  in the world

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War and Tea: The First Opium War

Most of us are familiar with the Boston Tea Party of 1773, an iconic moment in American history where chests full of tea were dumped in the Boston Harbor out of protest against the heavy taxes on tea levied by the British, an incident that helped kickstart the American revolution.

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The Story Of French Tea Culture

When we think of French gastronomic culture we typically think of the stereotypical croissants, escargots, wine and champagne, and the like. However, it might come as a surprise that France has a very rich tea tradition as well, a tradition that goes back even further than that of Britain, but

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The Rise of Hard Tea

While many tea aficionados still enjoy the traditional approaches to tea and tea culture, there are also new generations of tea drinkers ready to take tea into modernity. As a 200 billion dollar industry that keeps growing, tea producers and retailers have come up with some fresh and exciting ideas

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