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
Whether a tea leaf winds up in a cup of white tea, green tea, black tea, or oolong tea depends entirely on what happens to it after it is plucked. Black tea derives its dark color and full flavor from a complex fermentation process that includes exposing crushed tea leaves to the air for a strictly defined number of minutes. Tea leaves meant for more mellow tasting green tea are not fermented at all, but merely withered in hot air and quickly steamed or pan-fried. A gentle rolling and final heating stabilizes the tea’s natural flavors. Oolong teas fall somewhere in the middle: partial fermentation gives them a distinct reddish colour and a “flowery” flavor. Continue Reading
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
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.
Like the many preferences and confusions of India, beverages too play their glorious part. But tea, the mother of them all has been a favorite of generations and has been a faithful companion from roadside stalls to high end tea bars. It may have been brought to us by the English and like many of their better habits; we have faithfully stuck to it. So where to begin, when chronicling India’s romance with tea? Continue Reading
Assam can emerge as the only place in the world after Kenya to become a producer of health-rich purple tea, a senior scientist and tea expert in the Tocklai Tea Research Institute has said. Currently, Kenya is the only country that produces unique purple tea which fetches three to four times the price of black tea and has established itself in both the domestic and the export market. Continue Reading
Green tea helps with weight-loss, diabetes, protects your heart, helps get rid of that wretched smoking addiction and boosts your immunity! If these weren’t enough, here’s another one. It should be reason enough to make you swap your regular milky tea with a cup of perfectly brewed green tea. Continue Reading
Water is known as the element of life. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. This makes water even more important – without it, you can’t make tea! Most of the world’s tea comes from India. It’s no surprise then that it is the beverage of choice here. Continue Reading