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Tea has been consumed for thousands of years and has been grown in almost every corner of the globe. With its extensive history, the tea industry can be rather intimidating to enter. We hope that our blogcan be a resource for you, no matter where you are at in your tea education, and that this post in particular can help answer some of the most commonly asked tea questions.
The twirling brown leaves and golden tips of the world’s greatest Assam black teas yield lovely honey and malty flavors, a little like the maltiness of a good beer. Assams are also among the most assertive and brisk of the black teas. It’s no accident: The more quickly a tea is made, the brisker the body. And everything about Assam tea is fast. Continue on to learn more about the Assam tea region and the types of tea that are sourced from here.
Meet Polly Bennett, our February Teafluencer. Polly is a movement director, choreographer and practitioner creating choreography for professional theatre, movement coaching for feature films and television like The Crown and Bohemian Rhapsody and establishing movement languages for amateur performance, choirs and live performance. Read on to learn more about her life before becoming a movement coach and how her passions and experiences helped her become a master of movement.
We all have different reasons we drink tea. While some drink it to wind down, others drink it to perk up. Some may simply enjoy the warm, comforting qualities of this ancient beverage while others love to cool down with it on a summer afternoon. No matter what your reason is, understanding the amount of caffeine contained in your delicate teacup or monster mug will only enhance your experience and your relationship with tea. Read on to learn about the amount of caffeine in tea, what affects caffeine levels in tea and common caffeine myths.
Although it feels as though winter will never end, spring’s warmer weather is creeping closer. Bulky sweater season is coming to a close, but it’s not getting to the gym that has us shaking in our boots. It’s the thought of giving up our favorite sweets and treats that has us dreading the summer slim down. One easy way we like to fight our cravings is by finding low-calorie, or better yet, no-calorie alternatives (ahem, tea, ahem). Read on to find tea substitutes for your cravings.
Inspired by her family and her faith, Monica Ketchum started her blog Momma Meets World 2 years ago in the hopes that she could be a source of encouragement to other mamas out there. Read on the learn more about Monica, her brand and her love for tea.
Michael Harney is a master tea buyer and blender for more than 25 years, a published author and educator and the Mike behind all the Mike’s Tea Ratings you see on our site. These ratings are based on three important attributes. Read on to learn how Mike Harney rates teas for Harney & Sons.
While we sweep glitter and confetti off of the streets of New York and make (and break) our New Year’s resolutions, others around the world are preparing for the Lunar New Year. Read on to learn more about the origins of this holiday and our delicious year of the Pig tea blend.
Meet Polar Buranasatit, our December Teafluencer. He's a window display artist, visual display specialist and a 2018 PAVE Rising Star Award finalist who was born with a passion for merchandising. He is also the creative genius behind the beautiful window displays in our SoHo store location. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Polar about his life, career and, of course, his love of tea. Read our full interview with him below!
While making tea can be achieved almost anywhere with simple ingredients, there are some niceties – some would say necessities – to brewing a perfect pot, a magnificent mug and a comforting cup. We offer an inspiring collection, from basics to advanced tea accessories to enhance your tea-making prowess.
Our goal with creating this tea glossary is to help demystify tea and the words used to describe it. We recommend bookmarking this page so you can refer to it when questions arise or print it off and place it on your fridge to learn as you steep. Either way, we hope you find this tea terminology guide to be a helpful resource on your tea journey.