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
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
We at TheTeaShelf have been long saying “Winter Is Coming”, along with John Snow of course. And now that the air gets nippier, the days fold earlier, and the nights longer, warming yourselves with a hot cup of healthy tea is a great start to this winter!
Try some of these healthy tea favorites this season, and give that boring cup of coffee a miss. Continue Reading
There is something deeply calming about the rituals. I am not referring to any extravagant ones but the small ones, the ones that fit into our daily lives. For some it could be the elaborate end-of-the-day shower, for someone else, it could be the process of rearranging their book-shelf. As a tea lover, for me, it is the ritual of making, and having, tea.
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
“Monday comes slowly I feel a bit out of touch…”
And so begins the track by Parekh & Singh, presumably echoing how most of us feel!
This Kolkata based dream pop duo is made up of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Nischay Parekh and percussionist/producer Jivraj Singh . They recently went international and signed with the mammoth U.K. indie label Peace Frog Records, and this track ‘ I love you baby, I love doll’ is their shiny new release!!
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.