Tea

Tea, beverage produced by steeping in freshly boiled water the young leaves and leaf buds of the tea plant.

From green tea to hibiscus, from white tea to chamomile, teas are chock full of flavonoids and other healthy goodies.

Early tea drinking

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world.

The health benefits of tea: green tea …

There are many different types of tea; some, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes. Tea has a stimulating effect on humans primarily due to its caffeine content.

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to East Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. Wikipedia
The Japanese have been dealing with used tea leaves for so long that they even have a name for them: chagara (茶殻). If you brew loose-leaf tea daily you’ll also find yourself discarding a lot of steeped leaves. Did you know that steeped tea leaves can be reused? I’m not talking about resteeping (which you should already be doing in order to...
Green tea in general pairs well with vegetables, so it is a suitable ingredient for a salad dressing. I’ll share with you a quick and simple recipe. You can add more ingredients to change its flavour if you wish. I obtained it by looking at different Japanese recipes. Here’s the recipe: 6 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp white vinegar 1 tsp matcha salt and pepper to taste a...
Are you living the tea lifestyle? I recently realized that this term exists. While it changes depending on the local tea culture, I’ll attempt to describe it in this post. Tea as part of the daily routine Naturally, you can’t call yourself a tea-lover if you don’t drink tea at least once a day. The type of tea itself doesn’t matter as long as...
Masters Teas is a sister site of Adagio Teas. Its focus is high-grade artisan tea.   I’ve been fortunate enough to receive a couple of Japanese teas from them. This review is about their shincha sencha, made in Shizuoka prefecture by Mr. Katahira. There isn’t much information on their website about the tea itself or the farmer. So I took the time to find the...
There’s a myth that boiling water “burns” green tea, including matcha. I’ll talk about that in another post, but actually some green teas taste better in boiling water. Regarding matcha, I decided to make my own experiment and show you my results. What water temperature is best for matcha? First of all, I must say that I have prepared very high-quality matcha in...
Clipper Tea Organic Infusions 20 tea bags
About Clippers Tea Clipper Teas are a tea firm founded in 1984 by Lorraine Brehme and Mike based in Beaminster, Dorset, England. The firm actually started out selling locally on a little scale, but by 1996 had expanded into a national brand sold in supermarkets across the U.K. Clippers targets on green tea, and sells a big range of green teas and...
Yorkshire Tea Loose Tea Leaf
Made with tea from the world's best tea gardens, Yorkshire Tea Loose tea is a rich and refreshing brew. Teas from twenty tea gardens are blended to provide Yorkshire Tea loose leaf with the best balance of colour, strength, character and taste. Features Yorkshire Tea Loose Tea Leaf Made with a mixture of teas from Africa, Assam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. ...
Clipper Organic Infusion raspberry
Clipper tea is a tea firm founded in 1984 by Lorraine Brehme and Mike based in Beaminster, Dorset, England. The firm actually started out selling locally on a little scale, but by 1996 had expanded into a national brand sold in supermarkets across the U.K. About Clippers Tea Clippers targets on green tea, and sells a big range of green teas and...
Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea 200g
Origeens Raspberry leaf tea. A rich in minerals and vitamin herbal tea. High in tannings, Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea is advised to use in pregnancy to make stronger and tone the womb which aids in helping labour proceed at a stable pace. It is advised that expectant mums begin drinking Rasberry Tea after 32 weeks so that the minerals and vitamins...
Matcha Green Tea Powder (Super Tea) 50g by PureChimp
PureChimp Matcha green tea is the top standard powered green tea accessible. Matcha green tea leaves are grown in the same way as those used for regular green tea, just with matcha, the leaves are grown under a defensive cover for the final 2 weeks. This extra care and love provide them with that extra green-ness, as it boosts their chlorophyll...