The flavours and aromas of tea adds to the gastronomical experience of food. Chefs and home cooks all over the world are experimenting with marrying these two elements. Tea flavours are subtle and compliments many ingredients that we use in our daily cooking.
Its been raining in Kolkata since yesterday, and while I was stuck at a friends place, unable to leave because of the rain all I craved for was a cup of chai and some cookies to go with it. But you know what is better than that? A combination of the two. Chai spiced cookies, here is a recipe that I will be trying over the weekend. Continue Reading
My tea experience has been an interesting one. I didn’t grow up in one of those households where having tea was a process or a serious activity. When I was young, tea just meant my mother’s concoction of milk, a dip of a tea bag and some sugar on Thursdays and Sundays. It was an occasional treat and break from a disgusting cup of plain milk. So my idea of tea didn’t outgrow this basic recipe, it wasn’t something that had the potential or something that was felt and experienced; it was just a thing to do. Continue Reading
Healthy, natural living has become a priority among most contemporary tea drinkers. We try to keep the pesticides away from our systems as much as possible. Strangely enough, the first time pesticides are washed off tea leaves, is when they are first steeped in your cup. Although the pesticides in your cup are a ‘low’ amount, switching to completely pesticide free tea makes a lot of sense for people looking to lead a healthy lifestyle. Organic Tea, especially Organic Green tea is quite possibly as healthy as it gets. Continue Reading
Drinking tea was always an incredibly serious matter in England. I’m sure, there have been times when our love for the tea experience has seemed alien to those less unfortunate and oblivious to our world. These stories from the London Tea Auction, however, prove that we are not alone and that tea inspires passion and sometimes insanity in all of the people who love it. The London Tea Auction was started in the year 1679, for the next 300 years it would be the niche of every tea enthusiast and merchants in Britain who didn’t mind spending that extra pound for a few cups of perfection. Continue Reading
The tea brewing techniques are as varied as the types of tea. The opinion on the ‘best method’ for brewing tea differs from person to person. From yixing pots to gaiwan, to using different types of pots and kettles. The most modern technique and fuss free way of brewing tea, is by using The French Press. Continue Reading
On a hot summers day or evening, nothing feels better than a chilled glass of green tea. Give this Citrusy Green Iced Tea a hot and feel refreshed. We suggest using the Abali Green Organic Tea. Why you ask? Its an organic loose leaf tea from Assam and is available for half the price. Continue Reading
After plain old H2O, tea is the most popular drink on the planet. And some researchers say it’s even healthier. “Tea packs more of a punch than water,” says Carrie Ruxton, PhD, a dietitian and tea expert in the United Kingdom. “In addition to providing hydration, it’s rich in health-promoting substances.” The science is staggering: Studies suggest that one cup of tea may contain up to five times more antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable. These disease-fighting compounds may help prevent certain cancers, keep your heart healthy, burn fat and ward off weight gain, sharpen your mind, and help your body beat the effects of ageing and stress. The facts are in: It’s teatime! Continue Reading