Just when we thought that we were summer ready with a layer of sunblock and oversized sunglasses, the soaring heat got the better of us. With the days getting hotter, we at The Tea Shelf head office are shaking off the heat with some of the coolest drinks this summer. While classic iced black tea will always be a summer favorite, we suggest you beat the heat this season with a Tea Smoothie. Continue Reading
While we consume tea first and foremost as a beverage, you will be surprised at how tea leaves can be used in cooking a number of dishes. The variety of teas, each with their own aroma and flavour only goes on to enhance the flavours of the dish. Continue Reading
We have all heard and read enough about Matcha, but let us introduce to you, the Indian Matcha.
What is Indian Matcha you say?
While Matcha originates from Japan, the first of its kind attempt has been made to manufacture it in Assam, India. Matcha specific clones are grown with great care, and then manufactured in a fully automated plant under the supervision of Japanese brewmasters. A bold step taken by the Chota Tingri estate in Upper Assam, it sure looks like the gamble has paid off. For we now have our own Indian Matcha. Continue Reading
The dainty white and yellow flowers, originating from the daisy family, are known to pack a punch. An exquisite herb, the new and dried blossoms of chamomile is used widely as a wellness ingredient, with vast ranging benefits. While the flower is local to Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, it is an ingredient used across the world. Continue Reading
A perennial plant of the ginger family, turmeric is fast rising as the next food trend around the world. After ghee, homemade yoghurt and coconut oil, it is the latest health food to originate from India (We are getting to the point where we may well call ourselves trend-setters!) Continue Reading
Sweet, soothing, spicy, and a little bit exotic… that sums up this beautiful ingredient in a few words.
Cinnamon is a fragrant spice, which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. Once dried, it curls into quills that are used to add a warm, distinctive flavor and aroma to a variety of dishes, be it savory or sweet, and of course, tea!
A versatile and much loved ingredient, cinnamon is widely used in mixed spices in dishes originating from Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
Beer lovers, rejoice! It’s that day of the year again, the day to celebrate one of the oldest beverages in the world! Whether you’re a traditional lager lover or a craft beer kind of hipster, raise your frosty glasses, toast to happiness and life, and enjoy one of the most loved beverages ever! Continue Reading
On a recent trip to Thailand, my friend kept humming about a certain Bubble Tea she wanted to have. Not knowing what it was, I asked her and she went on to explain that it is a cold tea based drink with tiny jelly like beads in it, that burst with flavours in your mouth. I usually like my teas hot but the gusto with which she described this drink, it sounded like a must try. “They call it Boba Tea”, she said. Continue Reading