A Cup of Culture: The English Breakfast Tea

As an enthusiastic tea drinker myself, I’m delighted to share the story behind one of the most popular blended teas—the iconic English breakfast tea. This drink has become intertwined with the very culture and identity of England. What is English Breakfast Tea? English breakfast tea refers to a black tea blend usually comprised of Assam,… Continue reading A Cup of Culture: The English Breakfast Tea

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Honeybush Tea – South Africa’s Liquid Gold

With a naturally caffeine-free taste, hailing from South Africa’s lush countryside, honeybush entices with its brilliant coppery hues, tempting floral scents, and mellow, comforting taste. The story behind honeybush tea reveals a herbal treasure that locals have relied on for generations, which the world is now starting to discover. Native Origins The honeybush plant, scientifically… Continue reading Honeybush Tea – South Africa’s Liquid Gold

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The Mighty Malty Assam: India’s Classic Tea

Hailing from the lush, tropical Assam region of northeast India, Assam tea captures the spirit of its origins through its bold, intense flavor profile and signature malty quality. Origins in Assam The ample summer rainfall and humid climate in the fertile Brahmaputra valley provide ideal conditions for tea growth. While documentation of regional tea consumption… Continue reading The Mighty Malty Assam: India’s Classic Tea

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Japanese Genmaicha Tea

I am delighted to share the history and wonders of genmaicha, a beloved Japanese blend of green tea and toasted rice. Let’s sip our way through the origins, production, and distinctive zen spirit of this wonderful brew. Genmaicha dates back centuries as a frugal homemade tea, blending expensive green tea with grain. The name Genmaicha… Continue reading Japanese Genmaicha Tea

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