The Art of Tea and Food Pairing

Warning the following blog might make you hungry. Tea pairing is an art capturing two completely separate flavour notes and bringing them together to create something new. I am by no means an expert in this field as people can train for years, but I would like to share a few hints and tips for…

8 things you need to know to get the most health benefits out of tea

Something everyone wants to know or thinks they know is the health benefits of tea. Let’s see if your right, as I have compiled a go-to guide of my top 8 medicinal properties that all tea has no matter the type contains. However, this only includes those from the tea plant, not tisanes (herbal teas)….

Caffeine in tea and other stimulants

Recently I have found numerous articles and have been asked about the levels of caffeine in tea. This is most likely due to the general consensus that caffeine is bad for you. In this blog, I am going to debunk some of the myths of caffeine levels in tea. Owing to an ancient misconception that…

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…

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’sĀ 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…

A beginner’s guide to tea

Something people have told me more often recently is that what may seem like common sense to me is not necessarily general knowledge to others. Thus, in that vein, this is my survival guide to the fundamentals of tea. It contains everything I believe any budding tea fanatic should know about this staple beverage. As…