Tag Archives: tea history

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Charming Chamomile

When one hears “herbal tea”, many think of chamomile straight away. Given everyone from Ancient Egyptians to Peter Rabbit partakes in this beloved brew, we think it’s time to spill the tea on this wonderful tisane.

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Much ado about kombucha

There’s no better way to kick up a fizz this springtime than with kombucha. This fermented tea drink—just like its friends matcha and chai—has undergone a huge boost in popularity during recent years and for good reason

Classic Ritual

Ferried to new and exotic lands during the 17th century with crates of silk, spice and salt, black tea soon found its home in Europe.   As trade routes connected the east and west, merchants acquainted the public with this strange and exotic commodity. Guarded under lock and key within tea chests, such precious tea […]

Black Tea — (Not) The Dark Side of Tea

Amber and coppery hued liquors lend themselves to a myriad of ways of enjoying the beautiful depth and complexity of black tea leaves. Whether taking it with milk and sugar, or a twist of lemon or orange, or simply just as a neat infusion, black tea makes a delicious brew that contains a plethora of […]