How I Love My Tea

How I Love My Tea

Any time I go to a tea party, I discover I tend to focus more on the foods than the tea―especially an afternoon tea party. I wonder if you sometime fall prey of the charm of an amazing display of scones, sandwiches and toppings on a buffet table in a tea party, well I do―always. The truth is most of us get lost in the dessert possibilities that we overlook the tea types available.

The Importance of Drinking White Tea Regularly

The Importance of Drinking White Tea Regularly

Different varieties of teas are on the market, including white, black, hibiscus, chamomile, oolong, and green tea. Drinking this beverage, particularly for a long period of time has been proven to have positive impact on human health. This blend is taken exactly like black tea, but there are various health benefits from it. Never assume white tea has no color or is white. Its color is pale yellow. It is a better alternative to coffee with excess caffeine.

Benefits of Darjeeling Oolong Tea

Benefits of Darjeeling Oolong Tea

Are you looking for heath teas?

Then you must try Darjeeling oolong tea. These days you can purchase Darjeeling oolong tea online. But before you take a sip of the tea, you must make it a point to understand what the health benefits that drinking this tea have are. Oolong tea helps in the reduction of chronic and critical heart diseases.

Green Tea: Twice as Nice

Green Tea: Twice as Nice

Other than the lovely earthy sweet taste of top-of-the-line green teas, what makes these teas so good?

There are two magical active ingredients in green tea namely, theanine and EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). In 1949, Y Sakato published a paper on ‘the chemical constituents of tea’ in the Japanese journal of agriculture and food chemistry. He found that low-withered teas have a high amount of theanine (an amide), ...

Five Elements

Five Elements

Ancient wisdom defines the human body as a construct of the five cosmic elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. These elements have different characteristics and these also account for different faculties of the human experience. The yogic view suggests that holistic wellness of the human body and spirit is achieved when all the elements are in perfect balance.

Thé et Vin

Thé et Vin

Cocktails aren’t just beach coolers prepared acrobatically like in the Tom Cruise 80s film. There is a recent trend in Europe elevating the art of mixology to more flavours from nature itself. Given the nacant stage of the artform, experimenting is highly recommended.

Both tea and wine have been drank for eons with reverence and admiration....

Seasonal cuts in 3 Japanese lines

Seasonal cuts in 3 Japanese lines

茶の煙柳と共にそよぐ也
cha no kemuri yanagi to tomo ni soyogu nari

 the tea smoke
and the willow
together trembling

- Issa

Pushkin’s Ecstacy

Pushkin’s Ecstacy

The Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin once said, “ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.”  Pushkin was born into Russian nobility and grew up in an upscale dacha that immediately churns up images of ornate samovars and silver gilded glass holders....

The Priest And The Panther

The Priest And The Panther

Bikash dropped his daughter off in the estate primary school and hummed his favourite lines of ukali orali on his walk to the Okayti Shiva temple. Bikash Acharya has been the priest at the tea estate temple for the last ten years, taking over from his father who performed the daily rites there for sixty long years. But today was different. The birds seemed nervous and the temple was unusually silent...

Brewing it just right: 10 things that could make or break a good tea

Brewing it just right: 10 things that could make or break a good tea

  1.  Quality of water: Tea must never be brewed with hard water or chlorinated water. Chlorine in water might taint the aroma/taste of the tea because of its own strong aroma/taste. One must only use neutral to soft water that is odourless and tasteless...

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