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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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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What is Green Tea and Why is it so Popular?

If you search the web on green tea, you may find yourself inundated with websites professing weight loss pills made of green tea extract; green tea being a miracle slimming tea; websites encouraging you to detox with green tea and other far reaching claims.  Before we start to set the record straight on the health[…]

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What are Flavored Teas?

Flavored teas are teas that have had something added to them such as flowers, herbs, or spices that provide additional flavor.  Some flavored teas, if you look at the back of the packaging, might also have extracts or flavoring agents added in order to enhance the taste of the tea.  There are many flowers that[…]

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What is Terroir and Why is it Important in Tea?

Terroir is taken from the French term, terre, which means land and refers to the characteristics of an environment, the weather and growing conditions of a certain area that influence the growing of products such as coffee, wine, cheese and tea. Take wine for instance. If you take a grape, and you grow and cultivate[…]

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7 Interesting Tea Facts for Tea Nerds

For all the tea lovers out there, here’s 7 interesting tea facts I came across tonight that you can stash away in your brains as useless tea trivia: 1. Turkey is the largest consumer per capita of tea in the world followed by Ireland, according to recent statistics. Each country surprisingly beat out the United[…]

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Loose Tea Chest: Is it time to step up your game?

Have you heard of a loose tea chest?  A loose tea chest gives added protection and decoration to storing your loose leaf teas.  While loose tea should be stored in an airtight container, a tea chest allows you to store these containers/tins in a decorative box that will add some class to your tea drinking. […]

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