“Do not judge a book by its cover” they say, but when it comes to chai… one look at its colour and you know it is not your cup of tea. Continue Reading
Research continues to show us that tea is one of the healthiest things you can drink. But just because an ingredient shows a beneficial effect in a lab doesn’t necessarily mean you’re benefiting from it when you eat or drink it. That’s the case with our favorite steeped drink, according to a new study published by the Institute of Food Technologists in the Journal of Food Science. It turns out the water temperature and time you take steeping your tea play important roles in how much antioxidant action you’re actually getting from it. Continue Reading
Every tea drinker likes their tea brewed a certain way – something that they have mastered or mostly, what is convenient to them. But to enjoy a great tea, or to increase the pleasure of tea time, it can be fun to experiment with different brewing methods. Basic requirements for this experiment – good quality loose leaf tea, tea cups, and fresh water. Guide to the perfect cup of tea.
It’s October and the weather in my hometown of Kolkata is still quite hot & humid – and to keep myself cool, I have been drinking loads of yummy iced teas. I have tried quite a few variations over the last couple of weeks – my favourite is the rosemary Assam iced tea for which I usually choose the Mokalbari East Assam Black tea that has a perfect harmony of of a floral note and a sublime malty flavor. 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
Brewing the perfect cup of tea is fairly simple. You will extract the most pleasure from fine tea, steeped with care. But how to brew hot tea? You should keep in mind that the way a cup of tea is brewed plays an enormous part in how the tea finally tastes. Fine tea leaves and a good brew make your perfect cup! Continue Reading
In 1946 English novelist and journalist George Orwell published an essay in the Evening Standard entitled “A Nice Cup of Tea.” For everyone who’s ever believed there’s an art to making a good cup of tea, you’ll definitely enjoy Mr. Orwell’s 11 “golden” rules for the perfect cup. Read the full essay below. Continue Reading