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.
This white tea comes from the Chamraj Tea Estate, located in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India. Nilgiri is one of my favourite growing regions, and I love a good tippy white tea, so I’m really excited to try this. The leaves are deep green and white fuzzy spears about a half inch long. I brew 1.5 teaspoons at 175° for three minutes.
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
The flavours and aromas of tea adds to the gastronomical experience of food. Chefs and home cooks all over the world are experimenting with marrying these two elements. Tea flavours are subtle and compliments many ingredients that we use in our daily cooking.
These days, pairing tea with food food is as important as knowing how to pick a bottle of wine for a delicious meal. The art of pairing tea with food has evolved over the years. Pick the right tea and the culinary experience can be a real delight.
Choosing the tea that goes with your food can be overwhelming experience because of the numerous aromas and flavours. So we put together a basic guide that can help you find the perfect pairing. Continue Reading
Today my education in Nilgiri teas continues with The Tea Shelf’s Billimalai Nilgiri White! Hailing from the Coonoor region of Southern India, the Billimalai Tea Estate sits 6,400ft about sea level in the Blue Mountains (fun fact, Nilgiri means Blue Mountains) Terrain, and looking at pictures of the area, it is absolutely beautiful. Continue Reading