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Tea Facts & FAQ

All your tea questions answered! Did you know that herbal infusions such as Chamomile are not from the tea plant? Traditional teas originate from the Camellia sinensis plant and include black teas, oolong teas, green teas, and white teas. And while we are at it, we will also bust a few tea myths.

 
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  • Celebrate International Tea Day With Our Favourite Global Infusions!
    Celebrate International Tea Day With Our Favourite Global Infusions!

    To honour International Tea Day we've highlighted blends from around the globe. Read to learn about the production behind these blends!

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  • A Tea Drinker's Guide to Breakfast Blends
    A Tea Drinker's Guide to Breakfast Blends

    Start the day on the right foot with breakfast tea! It pairs well with breakfast foods + has high caffeine. Discover its history, how to make it & more. 

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  • The Fascinating History of Earl Grey Tea (Plus a Recipe You Simply Have to Try!)
    The Fascinating History of Earl Grey Tea (Plus a Recipe You Simply Have to Try!)

    Ask any Earl Grey lover and they will claim that, just like a lime belongs in a tequila cocktail, bergamot belongs in black tea. It’s not up for negotiation, it’s just a fact that it makes the drink superior. Fans are so passionate that they even banded together in a protest group when Twinings slightly reformulated their Earl Grey recipe by adding "an extra hint of bergamot and citrus.”

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  • Why Is Herbal Tea So Relaxing & Which Blends Work Best?
    Why Is Herbal Tea So Relaxing & Which Blends Work Best?

    Why is herbal tea so relaxing? It's more than a warm feeling & a sweet taste. They can physically calm your mind & body! Discover how here.

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  • Yerba Mate Guide: What is It? How Does it Taste? Can It Replace Coffee?
    Yerba Mate Guide: What is It? How Does it Taste? Can It Replace Coffee?

    Yerba Mate is a delicious, complex infusion that's an excellent alternative to coffee. Learn more about this drink in this ultimate guide!

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  • How Can I Make Tea Taste Better? A Guide to Your Best Cup of Tea
    How Can I Make Tea Taste Better? A Guide to Your Best Cup of Tea

    Are you a purist who enjoys consuming tea in its original flavour? Or are you an adventurous drinker who loves to experiment with new flavours and ways of making tea? No matter what type of tea that you choose, there are several ways to enhance the flavour of your tea along with delivering health-promoting benefits. Add-ins, steeping time and water temperature are some of the most common ways to do so! Feel free to experiment with the tips below to find the perfect sip at any time of...

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  • The Differences Between Matcha and Green Tea Explained
    The Differences Between Matcha and Green Tea Explained

    Matcha is a form of green tea. So, aren’t they the same thing? Matcha is indeed a form of green tea, but not all green tea is matcha. Both matcha and regular green tea leaves come from the same plant -Camellia Sinesis - but that’s where the similarities end. The main difference lies in the way the tea plants are cultivated, processed, their nutritional content and the taste of each tea type.  Keep on reading to discover the differences between matcha and green tea, and take a look at...

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  • 8 Floral Tea Blends That Are Delicious For Making Iced Tea
    8 Floral Tea Blends That Are Delicious For Making Iced Tea

    Alongside various fruits, floral ingredients such as chamomile, jasmine, rose and lavender can be infused with pure tea leaves to create aromatic, nutritious, tasty blends. Floral teas are truly a treat to be savoured, as you slowly inhale intoxicating flowery notes before letting the flavours linger on your taste buds. Looking to refresh your summer steeping lineup? Check out these 8 best-selling floral blends that are excellent over ice!  Flowers Used In Tea and Their Benefits...

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  • Ceylon Tea: A Guide to Production, Benefits and Excellent Flavours!
    Ceylon Tea: A Guide to Production, Benefits and Excellent Flavours!

    In celebration of Ceylon Tea Week, we’re taking you on a trip to Sri Lanka, where our founder Stefanie travelled to in 2016 to learn more about the history, the manufacturing process and the variety of cultivars of this exceptional tea!  Ceylon Tea: A Brief History   Ceylon tea is a name used to refer to black tea that originated from the island nation Sri Lanka, which was known as Ceylon before it achieved independence.  Fun Fact: The expression Ceylon tea or...

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  • Tea vs Tisane: What’s The Difference?
    Tea vs Tisane: What’s The Difference?

    Did you know that your favourite nighttime chamomile tea and your mid-day pick-me-up hibiscus rooibos are not technically teas? They’re classified as tisanes (pronounced te-zan). Through their combination of herbs, berries, flowers, leaves & spices, tisanes come in a variety of different flavours. But what are the key differences between tea vs tisane?  Read on to learn more about the differences between teas and tisanes and our top picks for both!  1. What are Tisanes?...

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  • Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: A Step-by-Step Sommelier’s Guide
    Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: A Step-by-Step Sommelier’s Guide

    Tea drinking has always been a pleasant experience. One can hardly deny the aromas that calm the mind, the flavours that awaken the palate and the comfort that comes with the warmth. However, when it comes to making the perfect cup of tea, too many of us are simply doing it the wrong way: from pouring boiling water straight into the cup or letting the tea leaves languish in the water for way too long. These habits can easily kill the taste of tea, but they can also easily be avoided with...

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  • How To Re-Steep Loose Leaf Tea Properly
    How To Re-Steep Loose Leaf Tea Properly

    Loose leaf teas are our favourite way to prepare a nice hot cuppa. But did you know loose leaf teas are meant to be re-steeped? But you've got to know how to do it properly.

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