A guide to Japanese tea

A guide to Japanese tea

Japanese tea is revered by seasoned tea drinkers worldwide. We explain what makes it truly special. 

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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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The characteristics of Dan Cong tea

The characteristics of Dan Cong tea

The beauty of Dan Cong teas is that they're complex and very different, but at the same time recognisably Dan Cong. We explain this fascinating tea sub-variety.

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The Rock Oolongs of WuYi Mountains

The Rock Oolongs of WuYi Mountains

The Wuyi mountains in China's Fujian province are a favourite scenic spot among tourists. But they also come for the tea. 

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What is a tetsubin?

What is a tetsubin?

A tetsubin is a hand crafted iron utensil, traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony for the heating of water. We explain the story of our fine tetsubins.

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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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Cranberry tea, or cranberry leaf tea?

Cranberry tea, or cranberry leaf tea?

You may well be familiar with the fruity taste of cranberry tea, but have you heard of the curious brew made from the leaves of the cranberry plant?

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How to cold brew tea

How to cold brew tea

With summer well and truly arrived, the allure of iced teas grows stronger. We explain the cold brewing method and find the best teas to be served on ice.

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Gong fu brewing guide

Gong fu brewing guide

Many tea aficionados claim that the short, intense gong fu brew is the only way to showcase a quality tea's subtle aromas. But how does it actually work?

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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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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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