Friday evenings for me were the epitome of glee, with of course the weekend to always look forward to. Although I was working in an advertising company, I was not really living an “agency life”. This meant that unlike my creative colleagues I, an HR trainee, got to leave at the usual office closing time. Continue Reading
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.
Ever since I was a little chubby girl, I remember that every time a guest came to our house, they were offered tea. This is a common practice in most Indian households, which no one questions. However, if we were to go back in time, and not offer that small gesture of hospitality, I wonder if the chats would have been that spicy and the times so memorable. The guest, dare I say, would feel rather unwelcome in our humble abode.
As one sits by the window, on a rather chilly afternoon watching as the rain splashes on the gravel, I could not imagine them sitting there without a cup of tea in hand. The afternoon would feel lonely, depressing and plain out cold without that lil old cup of tea to warm them up.
From the morning sip to the midnight sleeplessness, I have always been assisted by this unique concoction called ‘tea’. A concoction of simple delight, and far less poisonous than coffee, or any other beverages we might opt for in a day. The morning tea for me has always been a combination of aroma, light liquor with a dash of lemon. While working throughout the day, I opt for the perfect masala tea blend. Now, what exactly is a ‘masala tea’?
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
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
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