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Types of Tea

Types of Tea

Cuz everyone has a type… of Tea.   You can never have too much of a good thing. Probably why there’s a whopping 1,500 different types of tea in the world.   Different soils, climates, altitudes, drying and processing methods can all affect the flavour and look of a tea. What most companies do is blend teas and produce ones that suit the palate of the people that inhabit certain regions. For instance, the milky Chai is popular in India and hence most widely produced and sold.   Teas can be categorized many different ways. By size, quality and the...

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Types of Tea Flushes

Types of Tea Flushes

Tea- the shrub, the seasons and the savour Like little soldiers, tea shrubs all stand in rows, organised, uniformed and in harmony.Tea plantations are like a picture postcard of ever-expanding rolling hills with well-manicured greenery. But this isn’t really for the benefit of the beholder, rather it represents the traditional tea planting process. Tea shrubs grow at an altitude of 3,000ft- 7,000ft above sea level, and they love a climate that is at once chilly and sunny. Always grown on hill sides, stripes of narrow pathways run along the shrubs, to allow tea pickers navigate the plantation. It takes an...

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Tea Cultures

Tea Cultures

Peer into the cultural ken of a tea-filled kaleidoscope, and you’ll be surprised at the astonishing array of images that appear. Every region across the globe exhibits a unique tea-drinking culture that is both intriguing and informative, incredible as it’s commonplace, novel and traditional all at once.   THE ORIENT Let’s start our Tea Cultural Journey in the Orient. After all, it’s where tea was born, where tea is widely cultivated, and where tea offers an experience that’s varied and extraordinary.    Aceremonial Experience.Tea drinking in Japan and China,while very much a part of daily life, is more widely recognised...

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Tea Processing

Tea Processing

The leaves of Camellia Sinesis plant or the tea shrub transform themselves into Green, White, Black and Oolong tea varieties during the tea processing period. A carefully monitored, multi-step procedure, tea processing is much like creating a magic portion, a little bit more of this step or little less of that step, could result into a different tea type, colour and flavor altogether. Loose leaf tea, unlike tea dust or fannings, undergoes meticulousprocesseswhich includes hand processing in order to extract the best flavour, all the while respecting and preserving the qualities of the leaves. Once processed, 500gms of loose leaf...

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