Tea is the second most consumed drink, after water! There are many companies who sell tea, but very few companies who sell fresh tea, single estate (non blended) tea, loose leaf (no tea bags), premium Indian tea. You go to a supermarket to buy some good Indian tea – a White Nilgiri tea or a Black Orthodox Assam, or a Darjeeling First Flush, and it’s not available! Why does a tea lover who wants good tea have to purchase tea from English or Sri Lankan brands, when some of the best tea in the world is produced here in India which you can find on the tea shelf . Also, The Tea Shelf’s no tea-bag policy helps reduce the carbon footprint on earth, and loose leaf tea is simply better tea than the dust in the tea bags! Continue Reading
The Britons passion and love for tea dates back to the early 1600s. Both tea and coffee landed in the British Isles in the 1600s but after a century, tea became the unparalleled popular choice of beverage and has successfully continued to remain so. The reason why the British began loving tea passionately is because tea met sugar and their union resulted in an irresistible beverage. But this British habit of adding sugar to tea wasn’t merely a matter of taste: It also helped steer the course of history. It affected global changes in fashion, economics as well as the unfortunate slave trade. Continue Reading
Are you up for a little story? The cup of tea you had sip of today morning, the nascent aroma of tea you can smell while brewing, the lush tea gardens which are a comfort to your eyes, we have been associated with all these for 150 years. We love tea like you do, and we want you to explore the finest, premium Indian teas, wherever you are. The world is too small a place not to be united by the love for tea and we aim to popularize the beverage as we deliver you your preferred choice, packed with freshness and love. Our story has been covered by Yourstory.com, giving readers an insight into our world of tea. With The Tea Shelf, we have set sail and we hope you join us in this wonderful journey.
Chai, Shaah, Suutei Tsai.. The list of variations for tea names all over the world can go on. The drink which unites us all is consumed in different flavors, tastes and recipes, leaving only one’s love for the beverage as a common factor. Let’s explore how the world consumes its favorite beverage, in different ways and names. Continue Reading