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 components) been widely accepted by

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Ceylon tea industry facing multiple challenges

With the Srilankan government’s decision to completely stop the import of chemicals for agriculture including the fertiliser, the tea industry is facing a huge challenge. “But we take this as a positive thing and we are planning to go for 100% organic in another one or two years’ time at

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Tea around the world: West-African “Ataya”

When we think of tea ceremonies our mind usually wanders to very formal, regimented, rituals like the ones witnessed in Japan, in which every aspect, every movement seems to have a specific symbolic purpose. However, this certainly isn’t true for all tea ceremonies around the world. The West-African tea ceremony,

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What is so special about the Japanese tea pot kyusu?

Japanese tea is best brewed in a special tea pot – a kyusu. Ricardo Caicedo from tea blog My Japanese Green Tea is an avid user. “Part of the reason is tradition, but it also takes into account Japanese water volumes used.” How do you make your tea at home?I usually brew in

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