Tea once traveled the most daunting journey of any plant on the planet. Few tea drinkers know the story of how tea spread to every nation from its origin in the mountains of China. Traders for 13 centuries loaded tea on the backs of yaks, mules, horses, sheep, and man. It took months for caravans […]
It took ten years for Rajiv Lochan to acquire and consolidate various plots into a single garden known as Doke Tea, an organic farm along the south bank of the Doke River in Bihar, India.
RANITAR, Nepal Tea was a gift fit for their king that the humble people of Nepal have cherished since its arrival. Long before marketers labeled it organic, Nepal tea was grown with care. It was always the province of smallholders clinging to the mountain side like the trees they nurtured. There were no grand schemes […]
Photos by Qiu, courtesy of Cha Dao Life Magazine Retold by Si Chen With its striking look, Thousand-Tael tea stands out of the post-fermented tea family. post-fermented tea, or dark tea (‘Héicha’), is a class of tea that has undergone microbial fermentation, from several months to many years. The tea is little known in the […]
Tea may still take a back seat to coffee in the U.S., but it is gaining ground as more and more consumers enjoy its versatility, its health aspect and its variety of flavors and blends.
Six years is not a long time to master tea with its centuries of development, so expectations visiting Westholme Tea Farm were not high. But the region’s combination of ideal growing conditions and a sensitive palate produced something worthy of the title: Canada’s First Tea Farm.
Having the perfect teapot on hand can only enhance the tea experience—especially with so many teapots available, each with its own personality and functionality.
Men have for centuries dominated the professional tea industry as tea buyers, sellers, traders, and plantation owners. They have also led as change agents and tea masters in the cultural tea arts, from the Japanese tea ceremony to gongfu cha in China and Taiwan. Gifting tea to and from men has long been a tradition in Asia.
From nursery rhymes to imaginary parties with dolls and teddy bears, tea time captures children’s imagination like nothing else.
Tea is not only fast becoming a beverage of choice to help college students with late-night study crunching, it is also a source of community-building in the dorms.
In a category filled with smooth ceramic surfaces, the Twelve Tastes Teapot by Spin Ceramics stands out. Made out of rare Zisha clay, the teapot is produced through an involved, meticulous process.
The harvest is just beginning in Argentina, the southernmost tea growing region in the world. This year November temperatures were unusually cool at the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
The quintessentially English custom of afternoon tea is experiencing a serious renaissance in London with dozens of hotels and tea salons offering both traditional services and those updated for a modern palate and sensibility.
Looking for that perfect hostess gift? According to many experts, tea may be just as good a choice as wine—if not a better one.
Antiques Diva & Co. a custom antiques tour service is expanding to offer locales that will be of particular interest to true tea lovers: Six Asian locales.
Tradition meets technology in the hottest thing to happen to bone china in recent history: a built-in heater. Glowstone is a heated smart mug created to conquer the task of keeping your tea or other hot beverage at optimum temperature.
A new launch from those creative minds at Spoonflower brings Roostery to the marketplace, offering custom home décor, including tea towels, placemats, napkins, throw pillows and even occasional chairs.
Celebrate tea history and the American colonists’ protest against British rule at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
The sugar cube has evolved quite a bit and, although it’s not as commonly used as other forms of sweetener, it remains a nicety that makes any tea tray or table a bit more special.
For tea lovers who appreciate the complexity of tea—and have $1,500 to spend—the new Teforia machine employs advanced machine-learning to take tea’s thousands of years of history and modernizes it for today.
These exquisite teas make perfect samplers to tantalize the palette. From shop favorites to a collection of chai Cornelia Bean will customize your order. Enhance the experience further, infuse these teas in the beautifully hand crafted glass tea infuser, The Wall.
The European Food Safety Association (EFSA) is under renewed pressure from the European Commission to investigate the safety of concentrated green tea catechins in supplements.
Although there’s certainly some evidence, and lots of hype, that the catechins and/or epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea promotes better weight management, the number of human studies in this field is still quite limited.
Tea vendors make something special of the holidays with seasonal blends, special gift tins and packaging and scented teas to warm the home.
Being a moderate tea drinker may help you fight the progression of coronary artery calcium and reduce your risk of incidents that cause damage to the heart muscle.
Of the thousands of islands in Indonesia, just two make up the heartland for tea production: Sumatra, the largest of the islands, and Java, the social, political, and economic heart of Indonesia. Both islands enjoy some of the highest average rainfall in the country, and feature a series of steep mountain ranges carved out by […]
View the latest in energy-efficient, full featured electric tea kettles and stove-top kettles with flare from major suppliers around the globe.
Shopping for a brewer? Tea Journey covers the globe looking for innovative and advanced tea brewers to make every kind of team from matcha to machine-learning internet operated models.
New research indicates that drinking many cups of tea a day can reduce the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s in older women.
Four Symbols teas are sourced in the unique tea lands of China, harmonizing the artisanship of man with nature to produce authentic specialty loose-leaf tea.