The story of Shou Mei or “Longevity Eyebrow” tea

Shou Mei is a sweet and bold white tea hailing from Fuding county, situated in the Fujian province of China. Compared to most other white teas Shou Mei has a stronger and more robust character, but due to its somewhat withered appearance and the abundance in which it is produced it is often considered as

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Tea Regions: The Blue Mountains of Nilgiri

While the Darjeeling and Assam regions in India enjoy a great deal of recognition and prestige for their tea cultivating prowess, there is a third region within India that produces tea of equal quality yet is far less known to the common tea drinker: The Blue Maintains of Nilgiri. HistoryThe

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”Growing tea at home is not easy!”

Sara Shacket lives in Brooklyn and runs the wonderful blog Tea Happiness. The writer, blogger and tea consultant fills us in on how her own tea plants are developing. “I haven’t tried making tea from the leaves yet. The plants are still too young for plucking!”  When did you start

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Kilimanjaro Specialty Tea launches Matcha of Coffee Leaves

Bente from Tanzanian Kilimanjaro Specialty Tea shares is extremely proud of her new products: three different matcha made from coffee leaves. “It was quite an expensive and intense process, but the first shops in Germany are selling it!” You have been working on the matcha of coffee leaf. How is the

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Green Tea: The Dark Years

Improved brain function, protection against cancer or heart disease, a stronger immune system, accelerated fat loss, improved longevity, with alleged health benefits like these. Why would anyone not want to drink green tea? Well, it might surprise you to learn that at one point and time in history people were

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Water is Key to Orchestra Tea into Your Friendship!

For tea professional Cortilia Lin from Taiwan ‘water for tea is like art to our life’. Avid tea lovers know water changes the flavor, the mood and the color of tea. Lin: “However, most of us take the key element, ‘water’, for granted.”  Every country has different ways of purifying

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