How White Tea reached royalty

White tea is, in fact, a relatively new tea having only been discovered some 1 thousand years ago, compared to the 3 thousand years of Green tea. It is said to be the purest type of the tea types, originally only fit for the emperor. But was in fact not always the way. Hopefully, I…

How to brew Camomile Tea?

Now your probably thinking, well brewing Camomile tea is like any other, you just add hot water. But in actual fact in order to gain a majority of the health benefits, the tea boosts you should include an additional step. This hint is highlighted in the fourth step. When brewing first warm the container, with hot…

An insight into how tea came to Britain and took over

The history of tea in Britain is especially close to home as this is where I am from, and unlike what most would assume it has a very interesting very bloody historical tale to it. Spanning the opium wars and invention of tea pirates. And yes you heard that correct, tea pirates. First, let us…

Raw Vs. Ripe Pu’​er Tea

To be honest, whenever I bring this tea up in conversation, everyone just looks confused. If I then expand that to say that there are two different types. Well, I know they are absolutely lost by the glazed over eyes. So I thought maybe this would help ease the confusion surrounding this mystery tea. Pu’er…

Why does temperature matter?

Most people will just dump a teabag in a mug pour boiling water over the top and be done with it. If that suits you then that’s fine. But when trying to truly enjoy some of the more unusual teas preparing them properly is key especially when dealing with the temperature of the water. As to…