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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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  • The Ultimate Guide to Matcha Tea: Choose it, Prepare it, & Enjoy it

    About Matcha Green Tea Why is everyone such an advocate for matcha? Is it really the holy grail of green tea? Matcha has been revered for centuries due to its valuable medicinal properties as well as its ability to encourage wakefulness and alertness for hours. A few benefits of matcha include: Packed with antioxidants such as EGCgLowers cholesterol and blood sugarFortifies the immune systemIncreases energy levelsDetoxifies bodyEnhances calmRich in fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins...

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  • 5 Delicious Ways to Cook with Tea

    Cook Up Something New Bored of the same old recipes and routines? There may be an ingredient sitting in your kitchen that you haven’t tried yet, tea! Tea leaves, ground tea, and matcha tea powder can all be used in sweet or savoury recipes for added flavour. Make your plate a little more interesting with the integration of this new ingredient. 1. Swap your stock If you’re cooking grains, heating rice, or simmering quinoa, you can mix up the directions by...

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  • 6 Different Ways To Try Your Matcha Tea

    Why We Love Matcha Matcha is a long-standing traditional Japanese tea and has quickly become a popular “super-food” due to its nutrient-rich and nurturing properties. Matcha stands apart from many other loose leaf green teas due to its powdered consistency. Matcha is produced from the leaves of shade-grown tea and then ground into a fine powder with a hand mill. As opposed to being steeped, Matcha is actually mixed into water and ingested. There are Matcha accessories that allow...

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  • Flavouring Information
    Flavouring Information

    Teas are flavoured in many different ways, often with natural herbs, berries, fruits or spices, and occasionally with essential oils or extracts. Sometimes we use what might seem like odd combinations to approximate a certain flavour –  for instance, a mixture of banana extract and green mango combines to produce a great apple flavour, and green apple notes are almost always added to mango to bring out its natural flavour. Our “all natural” or “natural” flavourings are derived from...

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  • Discover 8 Warming Teas as Defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Discover 8 Warming Teas as Defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine

    As any tea lover knows, the comfort of a steaming hot cup of tea is just about unbeatable when the shivering starts and the snow begins to fall. But, did you know that some hot teas might make you feel colder? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, some blends have cooling properties that lower your internal temperature, even if the tea is boiling hot. In this tradition, it has nothing to do with the temperature, but instead, it's the nature of the tea that determines if it creates...

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  • Here’s Why Yerba Mate is the Perfect Back-to-School Drink
    Here’s Why Yerba Mate is the Perfect Back-to-School Drink
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    Do you know that fall feeling? The leaves have been slowly falling from the trees and piling up in a gentle reminder that fall is right around the corner and it’s time to whip out your school supplies and sweaters. Although we love a sweet iced tea on the patio, there’s nothing like celebrating the harvest season with a hot cup of tea. If you’re heading back to school you might be preparing to trade in your morning tea for an uber-caffeinated latte to make it through that 8:00...

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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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  • 6 Super Fancy Teas for Wine Lovers
    6 Super Fancy Teas for Wine Lovers
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    It’s surprising how our palettes transform over the years to appreciate the intricacies of wine and tea. One day you’re sipping a pinot noir and suddenly aware that it has just the right fruity undertones to pair well with a seared salmon entree or a tannic taste that compliments a dark and savoury duck dish. A glass of wine suddenly opens the door to a realm of exciting culinary possibilities and you find yourself swishing around a sip of earthy merlot or giddy over the refreshing sweetness...

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  • 6 Super Fancy Teas for Wine Lovers
    6 Super Fancy Teas for Wine Lovers

    It’s surprising how our palettes transform over the years to appreciate the intricacies of wine and tea. One day you’re sipping a pinot noir and suddenly aware that it has just the right fruity undertones to pair well with a seared salmon entree or a tannic taste that compliments a dark and savoury duck dish. A glass of wine suddenly opens the door to a realm of exciting culinary possibilities and you find yourself swishing around a sip of earthy merlot or giddy over the refreshing sweetness...

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