Tava Tea Review 2016- Organic Weight Loss Tea

This article contains my review of Tava Tea, which is an organic tea blend used to help lose weight that contains Sencha (Green Tea), Oolong, and Pu-erh tea. Normally, I have not promoted weight loss products using teas. This is mainly due to the misleading free trial offers that bill your credit card every month[…]

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Putting Milk in Your Loose Leaf Tea

For some purists, putting milk in loose leaf tea just isn’t done. It disrupts the natural flavor of the tea and ruins the taste. For others, certain teas are incomplete without milk. In Britain, milk tea in the afternoon is a lifestyle staple, and in countries like Mongolia drinking tea thickened with butter is the[…]

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Darjeeling: The Champagne of Teas

Tea grown in the Darjeeling region of India is among the most highly prized in the world. Some of the rarer blends can retail for up to $200 per kilogram! Small wonder, then, that Darjeeling tea is known as the “champagne of teas”. The variety of blends is simply stunning and this diversity, combined with[…]

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No Pain Rooibos by Pekoe Sip House Review

So I decided to try No Pain Rooibos by Pekoe Sip House out of Boulder, Colorado. Pekoe Sip House was started in 2003.  They have their own cafe serving tea, coffee, and baked goods, along with a store that ships all of their teas. This is the first time I’ve ever tried a rooibos tea.[…]

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3 Questions You Should Ask About White Tea

If I were to mention tea to you, would white tea come to mind? Possibly not – the first thing you’d think of might be black or green tea. White tea is definitely the least-known and most underrated tea around, but don’t let that deter you. This light, healthy and delicious tea varietal is the[…]

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Learn the Types of Teas Without Caffeine

No matter the time of the day, I can never resist a good cup of hot tea. Sometimes, that fondness for tea costs me dearly because sometimes I’ll drink a strong cup of Earl Grey right before bed and end up being wide awake until early in the morning. Different teas with different caffeine levels[…]

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Popular Loose Leaf British Tea Brands

Tea in Britain isn’t just a pastime, but a way of life. The British have been drinking tea since 1657 and consume something like 60 billion cups of tea a year, so it’s hardly surprising that tea is regarded as a cultural cornerstone. The long history of British tea-drinking has given rise to some internationally-renowned[…]

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Will the Real Earl Grey Please Stand Up?

Earl Grey is a flavored black tea that contains oil from the rind of the bergamot orange, which is a bitter citrus fruit mostly grown in southern Italy in Calabria. The black tea of choice depends on the tea company, with some companies who prefer to use a Chinese tea and others who prefer a[…]

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Chinese Marbled Tea Egg Recipe

May King Tsang is a Tea Note Speaker, Tea Business Mentor for tea business start-ups and loves tea puns. I came across her via Twitter and could see from her tweets that she was as passionate about tea as I was. I asked her whether she had any tea memories she’d like to share and[…]

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The Difference between Raw and Ripened Pu’erh Tea

Previously I wrote about 6 Interesting Facts About Pu-Erh Tea, but did you know that when we talk about pu’erh, there are actually two further categories? Many articles you find about pu’erh discuss the post-fermented variety (also known as ripened pu’erh, or inaccurately referred to as cooked pu’erh) so let’s tip the balance a little[…]

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