A guide to Korean Tea

A guide to Korean Tea

Korean tea isn’t the world’s most known. This has not stopped the country from producing some of the most exciting loose leaf teas we have ever tasted.

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Pairing tea and food

Pairing tea and food

Food and tea pairing used to be reserved for the most skilled tea sommeliers. Here are a few of our guidelines for building the perfect tea menu. 

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Introduction to Tea Cultivars

Introduction to Tea Cultivars

What is a tea cultivar? The word can often be incorrectly deployed or misunderstood. In this article we explain the basics, and present our cultivar hall of fame.

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The Science of Water

The Science of Water

What is most important in a cup of tea? Arguably, the tea. But using the right water comes close second. We explain the impact of water on loose leaf brewing.

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Tea and Health

Tea and Health

Tea has been sold as a miracle cure for centuries, but how many of the supposed benefits have been backed up by modern scientific research? We decided to find out.

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The Story of Rosebay Willowherb

The Story of Rosebay Willowherb

In 1917, the Russian Revolution put an end to the exports of Rosebay Willowherb tea to the UK. In 2017, we brought it back. We explore the fascinating story of this unique herbal tea. 

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The Story of Caspian Tea

The Story of Caspian Tea

Tea from the land of fire seemed like an interesting proposition. We continued our Caucasian trip in the search for the finest Azerbaijani brew. 

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The Art of Flavour

The Art of Flavour

Drinking tea is easy. Writing tasting notes slightly less so. We explore the benefits of tea flavour charts. 

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Golden Rules of Tea Storage

Golden Rules of Tea Storage

Tea may not expire in the same way as other food products, but it does lose some of its original flavour. Here we explore five ways for your tea to beat the clock. 

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Georgian Tea Experience

Georgian Tea Experience

Tea came to Georgia from China. Being part of the Russian Empire in XIX century, it was selected for tea cultivation due to its geography – the combination of hilly terrain and subtropical climate

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Caffeine in Tea

Caffeine in Tea

Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that coffee is a more highly caffeinated beverage than tea. Conventional wisdom is largely correct. 

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From Russia with Leaf

From Russia with Leaf

Russian tea usually evokes a steaming samovar in the middle of a cold winter. But Russia also grows tea, which sells almost exclusively in the domestic market. We went to investigate.

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