#31 Tea and the Winter Chill

#31 Tea and the Winter Chill

When the cold, windy and blustery winter sets in, a steaming cup of delicious hot tea or for those who prefer it, a herbal infusion, is a good way to bring back warmth and good health back into your life. Make a cup of your favourite tea or infusion, maybe slightly stronger than you usually(…)

#29 Climate Change and the Flavour of Tea

#29 Climate Change and the Flavour of Tea

Most of the tea produced in the world is from countries which border the Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka, Kenya, and India to name a few). High seasonal rainfall caused by monsoonal weather patterns have been vital for agricultural pursuits in this region – going back centuries. The monsoon was a regular and expected occurrence, leading(…)

#28 Tea, Coffee & Caffeine

#28 Tea, Coffee & Caffeine

As a general rule, a cup of tea contains about a third of the caffeine content of a cup of coffee. Herbal infusions such a Peppermint and Fruit Infusions do not contain caffeine. A cup of green tea contains approximately half the caffeine content of black tea and white tea has even less. Caffeine affects(…)

#27 – Would China be China Without Tea?

#27 – Would China be China Without Tea?

When we enjoy a good cup of tea we rarely give much thought to the social benefits this wonderful beverage has given to the citizens of the world. It can be said that the increase in populations in China (and later India), with the subsequent surge of their cultural and economic development, would not have(…)

#26 Iced Tea

#26 Iced Tea

Over 70 per cent of tea drunk in the United States is drunk as iced tea, mainly in the Southern States. Most regular teas can be drunk iced, and it is certainly a healthy and very refreshing drink, particularly in Summer. There are a few rules though – use good quality tea. Inferior teas are(…)

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