What’s changed is what I hoped would change. There is no such thing as ‘Tea Cuisine;’ it is no longer an oddity or a fad. It’s just another palate of ingredients and techniques that can and do inspire many chefs and mixologists. – Cynthia Gold
At age 6, on his way to school, Roy Fong would linger at a Hong Kong food stand where day laborers were making gongfu cha. Sometimes someone would offer him a cup, and he never forgot the wonderful aroma and taste.
During the past few decades, all types of tea, from herbal to Pu’er, have re-emerged in premium formats favored by younger generations. “What makes the super-premium tea category unique, in my view, is the importance of storytelling with regard to ingredient origin, processing, and functional appeal,” says Euromonitor Beverage Analyst Howard Telford.
Gather round and grab a cup for the tea is on the boil. Mugs and bags may have to do in a rush, but filling (and draining) these unusual and appealing pots when filled with tea is an afternoon delight.
Known for centuries as a skincare superfood, green tea is everywhere in cosmetics from tea-infused beauty and bath products including skin conditioners, soaps, and balms to overnight masks.
Gift sets of tea with teaware make memories all the more precious on Mother’s Day. These selections include infusers, tea pots, a matcha set, and sachets in tins.
So many choices! Let the blenders and brands lend you a hand by curating selections from their select lines. Tea vendors offer three month, six-month and annual options.
Tea makers love the holidays because it gives them an excuse to blend the most wonderful flavors for consumers eager to cozy up to a cup. Select this category to find a dozen masterful blends from France, London, Canada, and the US for holiday delight.
Teasy is an innovative infuser designed to bring out the delicate flavours and true taste of your loose-leaf tea. With Teasy you can see the tea as it steeps, and with just a twist of the wrist, you can separate tea from the leaves at just the right moment. Your tea will have its full flavour without being over-steeped.
As the global popularity of tea soars, so does the ingenuity of candy makers, who are now incorporating many types of tea into their tasty products. Holiday time is perfect for exploring all the new gift options this presents. Be sure and order early, though, or risk being disappointed if your choice sells out.
This charming ornament will grace your tree (or someone special’s) for years to come. The maker specializes in vintage-looking Christmas decor, so if this design is not quite what you like, visit the site for more ideas.
Measuring caddy spoons recall the era when real shells were put in tea chests to allow buyers to take samples. Indispensable for correct tea preparation, this measuring caddy spoon is of Art déco style.
Infuse conveniently, anytime, anywhere. Make loose leaf tea, herbal, and fruit infusions with no fuss at all – whether you are at home, the office, or on the go. Teasy is an innovative infuser designed to bring out the delicate flavors and true taste of your loose-leaf tea.
The intense, smoky flavors of certain teas isn’t a fluke. Some are made from leaves actually smoke-cured during preparation, imbuing them with a robust taste that your dad may well appreciate on his special day. If he enjoys a cigar now and then, there are teas perfect to be enjoyed with his smoke, including the green tea listed below. And if a steak on the barbie is his ideal meal, gift him with a smoked tea rub for an unforgettable Father’s Day feast.
Now this really is for the Dad-Who-Has-Everything. This small, relatively lightweight matcha stone mill is handcrafted by master stoneworkers from stone quarried in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture. Your father can show off traditional, perfectly ground matcha to the envy of his friends.
Downton Abbey aired for six seasons in the U.S., and its American fans became legion. Millions could not resist the upscale dramas of the Crawley family and its servants. If your beloved mater is among the Downtonites, why not treat her this year to a tea service fit for the denizens of the Abbey itself?
Shinbone Alley created spice and tea blends to be infused into whiskey, making Dad a master mixologist of Manhattans, Whiskey Sours, Old Fashioned, and his own custom cocktails.
Ah, nights by the campfire under the stars…and your Dad with a warm cup of camp-brewed tea! Designed with both safety and practicality in mind, this kettle’s ergonomic handle is wrapped in insulated plastic to protect hands from heat. A pointed continental spout allows for easy steam exit, lowering the risk of scalding injuries. The kettle can be used on an open fire, and heats water in only 3-5 minutes.
Each year, there are more teas created with mom in mind, and 2021 is no exception. Each one of these will warm your mother’s heart, as well as her teacup.
Jewelry made from vintage silver teaspoons has classic appeal and style. If Mom is a tea-lover, why not gift her this year with one of these lovely wearables? Who knows what teas they formerly stirred, or what romances and festivities they witnessed?
Gimme a kiss. Share this romantic china tea bowl, for those who are shy to ask. Our teaware suggestions include a black heart milk pitcher from Rory Dobner, a penetrating pink lacquered tea jar from Mariage Frères and an Ember mug to keep your hands warm.
Legend has it, Asian princesses used an essence derived from the green tea leaves grown on the Korean island of Jeju to preserve their ageless beauty. Turns out, those princesses were definitely on to something. Today’s beauty products companies are capitalizing on the super-antioxidant polyphenols found in tea to make both skin and hair care lines.
Tea gets the spotlight in beauty
Cosmetics firm Cha Ling 20 is supporting 20 hectares of tea garden zone, located within the 400-hectare Biodiversity Reserve managed by Minguo Li Margraf. This reserve is in Xishuangbanna, South Yunnan in the famous Laobangzhang Pu’er Tea designation