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
Come October and you may chance upon groups of people sporting pink shirts, pink ribbons here and there, and lots of pink goods on sale. Well, the month of October is recognised as the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and nations worldwide show their support through various campaigns to increase awareness about the disease. A pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Continue Reading
It’s been more than a year since it came out and yet “The Girl on the Train” seems unlikely to be dislodged from its place on the best-seller lists any time soon. Indeed with good reason, Paula Hawkins’ debut novel is a gripping work with malice, betrayal and drama, distributed along a shaky timeline. Continue Reading
Figuratively speaking, if Tea were a person I would definitely put it in the youth category. As I am sipping my masala chai this morning on International Youth Day, I can’t stop myself from drawing similarities between the traits of the youth and tea. The youth is universally defined by the United Nations as persons falling in the age group 15-24 years and in my opinion tea portrays some of the characteristics similar to the younger generation. Continue Reading
We sure hope you’ve tried them! Goji Berries, or “happy” berries, have become increasingly popular in recent times. The new superfood on the block, there is no escaping its claimed health benefits. Also known as wolfberries, this mild, tangy fruit is a little sweet and sour and is usually found dried.
When you come to think of it, yoga and tea are in fact quite similar. Yoga invigorates your mind and relaxes you, which tea is also capable of doing. Maybe that’s why tea and yoga blend very well together to create the most divine concoction. Research shows that most yoga experts encourage the drinking of tea after a yoga session. So here is why you should roll up your yoga mat and set the tea to brew.
The day begins with the kettle swiftly set to boil over a bright azure flame. The sense of time is urgent as the day begins and people have to get ready to be on their way. The welcome whistle of the kettle awakens our subconscious as preparations are overridden by the dire need for tea. A minute is set aside to stumble about and make the final measurements for the heavenly healthy cup of tea. Continue Reading
Truth and myths about green tea – Green tea has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, they were treated with everything – from headaches to depression. It is believed that green tea helps to lose weight, lower cholesterol, useful in the fight against cardiovascular disease and can even prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. What is this true and what is just a myth? Continue Reading