#37 India – Chai, Chai & more Chai

#37 India – Chai, Chai & more Chai

India is the second largest producer of tea with about 23% of the world’s production. Again like China most of its production is consumed locally. The teas from Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalaya are known as the champagne of teas and its first flush teas are highly sought after, particularly in Europe. Assam(…)

#36 All the Tea in China

#36 All the Tea in China

This and the next few articles will familiarise you with the major tea growing countries and regions which are mostly in the Indian Ocean rim. It is essentially the same botanical source, but the differing tea products and flavours are created by the terroir, weather, method of processing and the expertise of the manger of(…)

#35 ‘BUY ME’ Emblems and Slogans

#35 ‘BUY ME’ Emblems and Slogans

Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Heart Tick, Ethical Partnership, Conservation, UTZ, PETA, Organic Certified, Halal, Kosher, Australian Made, etc. etc. These are some of the emblems that adorn packages of food and beverages that are sold in supermarkets in Australia. At the rate they are increasing the sizes of the cartons will have to increase substantially to(…)

#33 Tea and Health

#33 Tea and Health

Throughout history tea has been accepted as a healthy beverage. It is known to alleviate drowsiness and help and assist concentration – which was certainly an aid to meditating monks in monasteries. Tea has also been used as a digestive and as a medium to take other herbal medications as well being used in ointments(…)

#32 Winter Warmers

#32 Winter Warmers

While honey and lemon added to your favourite tea or herbal infusion is a great way to beat the winter chills and ills, there are some teas and herbal infusions that are better suited to drinking in winter. A dozen suggestions are: Moroccan Mint (Green Tea with Mint) Green Tea with Chilli (sweet South American Chilli) Green(…)

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