#19 – Milk or Sugar

#19 – Milk or Sugar

To enjoy the real flavour and aroma of high quality black tea try taking it without milk or sugar. Green Teas, flavoured teas and herbal infusions should be taken without milk. A mere touch of sugar or honey perhaps, if it is so desired. It is said that milk was introduced to tea in the(…)

#17 The Tea Salons of Paris

#17 The Tea Salons of Paris

Paris ‘that elegant and fashionable city of light’ has the best tea salons and tea rooms in the world. Stylish and tastefully appointed these interesting establishments serve the highest quality teas from the best plantations, accompanied by delicious food. Some have a long history while others are relatively modern. Seek them out when visiting Paris(…)

#16 Australian Produced Tea, How True?

#16 Australian Produced Tea, How True?

Some companies in Australia claim to supply ’Australian produced tea’. The tea plantations in Australia which are run by these companies in Queensland are relatively small in acreage compared to the plantations run in the traditional tea producing countries. The yield (the amount of leaf) from an acre of plantation can vary depending on location(…)

#15 Tea and Coffee – So Very Different

#15 Tea and Coffee – So Very Different

The only common factor between tea and coffee is the use of boiling water to infuse or brew them. Even that is not quite the same as the correct water temperature for infusing teas varies with type of tea being infused. Tea leaf versus coffee bean, the agricultural processes employed, the caffeine content and health(…)

#14 – Tea and Food, You Can Match Them

#14 – Tea and Food, You Can Match Them

Tea is an essential part of fine living and dining…..an integral part of the overall gastronomic experience.  Just as wines are selected to enhance certain foods, teas can also be selected and brewed to match sweet, savoury or spicy foods and the various hours and moods of the day. TYPES OF FOOD SUITABLE TEA English-style(…)

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