Journal

What's in a label?

What's in a label?

Tea these days often carries many different labels. Some teas are 100% organic, others are ‘biodynamic’, ‘Certified B Corp’, ‘Fair Trade’, ‘Rainforest Alliance’, etc. It can all seem quite confusing. After all that you might wonder, well does the tea taste any good?
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In Assam, looking beyond the tea bag

In Assam, looking beyond the tea bag

Assam has become one of the most exciting regions in the world for tea in recent years, even as it has endured a painful shift from an area known for mass produced, low-margin black teas- the type that goes into generic supermarket teabags-  to one where small holder independent growers are taking centre stage. 
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Tea That Packs a Punch

Tea That Packs a Punch

Punch originated in India 1,500 years ago. Then it was called Panj, a Hindi word meaning five, because it had five ingredients: citrus juice, water, arrack, sugar and spices
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Tea for a Chocolate Lover

Tea for a Chocolate Lover

India is well known for its tea, less its chocolate. Yet there is an equally delicious craft cocoa scene as we discovered on our recent trip to Tamil Nadu in South India.
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Strawberry Iced Tea with Assam

Strawberry Iced Tea with Assam

Now strawberries are in abundance, here is an idea to use them (beyond just popping them in your mouth) with cold infused Assam tea to create a cooling, tasty tea with a twist.
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Tasting Tea from Kangra

Tasting Tea from Kangra

Kangra Valley (known locally as "Valley of the Gods") is one of India's smallest tea growing regions and often overlooked. It's not as well known as Darjeeling or even Nepal but tea gardens here benefit from the same high altitude conditions.
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