Earl Grey Ice Cream

Earl Grey Ice Cream

Choose your best earl grey tea to make this rich and creamy ice cream, that cools and refreshes on a hot sunny day – regardless of the season INGREDIENTS 2 cups heavy cream1 cup whole milk3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar6 tablespoons (30 grams) loose Earl Grey tea1/2...
Using green tea for skincare

Using green tea for skincare

The benefits of green tea are no secret. Green tea is good for everything – research has shown it to promote the health of your skin, hair and body, particularly the heart and brain. This is part of what makes it so popular. The popularity of green tea is owed...
Green Tea Production Infographic

Green Tea Production Infographic

Did you know that tea is one of the oldest beverage in the world? Its consumption is part of many cultures and the custom of drinking tea has a long history. This aromatic beverage comes from Asia and before it became popular in everyday use it was used as a medicinal...
A history of the honeybush tea

A history of the honeybush tea

Have you ever heard of Rooibos tea? Honeybush tea is a similar concept to Rooibos. Neither are derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant, but both plants are used as their own tea. Those teas that are not derived from the original tea plant are known as tisanes. Each...
Taking care of your Cast iron Teapot

Taking care of your Cast iron Teapot

The benefits of using an iron teapot are that they are extremely durable and will last for generations. They have an excellent ability to retain heat. They are a symbol of strength and unity, as they are made specifically from purified cast iron. Taking care of your...

Part 3: Benefits of Matcha

Benefits of Matcha – part three of the Matcha series. We have already spoken about what Matcha is in part one and how to prepare Matcha in part two. The fact of the matter is that Matcha is not just a tasty drink used for traditional and nontraditional purposes....
The origin of tea and tea bags

The origin of tea and tea bags

Tea bags and tea. When you think of these, what is the first thing you think about? Perhaps you first thought about Britain, as tea is often seen as a British drink, probably for the last 350 or so years. The story of tea, however, began long before the East India...
Indian Tea History

Indian Tea History

India contends with China for the title of world’s largest producer of tea. There are more than 100,000 tea estates employing millions of tea workers across India. Tea is so ingrained in the fabric of India’s culture that 70% of the tons of tea produced is consumed by...
Part 2: Preparing Matcha

Part 2: Preparing Matcha

Traditional and Modern Techniques Matcha is the pinnacle of elegance and invitation in the form of tea. It offers up a luxuriant and smooth feel on the palate with a refreshing natural taste that leaves behind a deep, lingering finish. How to prepare matcha You will...
Part 1: What is Matcha?

Part 1: What is Matcha?

Contrary to the popular belief that matcha derives from Japan, matcha originally emerged in China during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) when tea leaves were steamed and formed into tea bricks for storage and trade. From these bricks, tea was prepared by roasting...