Recent Tea Posts

Reading Tea Leaves – indulge in a little magic

Reading Tea Leaves – indulge in a little magic

Tasseography… the art of reading tea leaves. It all sounds so Harry Potter- with Professor Trelawney turning and turning that china tea cup seeing haunting image after haunting image.   Real or not, fantasy or honest to goodness fate – it seems like it would […]

Tea is still partying hard

Tea is still partying hard

When one thinks about having a nice tea party nowadays, it seems like the art is dead. Even searching the phrase “tea party”, brings up all sorts of politics as Republics in the US has usurped the word. But tea is still being celebrated all […]

Chai Tea – add a little spice to your life

Chai Tea – add a little spice to your life

There’s a lot of talk and studies going on in terms of Green Tea, but not a lot is heard about its multi-spiced friend Chai. In latte form it’s a staple in coffee shops and to those that have loved it all their lives – the cardamom and the clove seems to be steeped into the fabric of their being. There are those memories of the multi-layered scents and musks filling the house, seeing a pot full of spices boiling and boiling, the dark liquid being poured into a tea pot and drinking it with heavy cream.

But as most teas, Chai can provide a lot of health benefits. Dr. Isaac Eliaz writes, in an article on MindBodyGreen, the benefits of this delicious tea. He even says,

If I were stranded and could only choose one beverage, I would probably take chai. A powerful blend of tea,herbs and spices, chai has been cherished for centuries in India to preserve health and increase peace of mind. But, the more we learn about chai, the more benefits we find. In addition to improving digestion, chai enhances the immune system, fights inflammation and has antioxidant properties. It has also been suggested that chai has antibacterial and anti-cancer effects.

All of the different components within Chai Tea provide different health benefits. For example the Black Tea in it contains anti- oxidants, ginger boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation, and fennel provides potassium and fiber.

Ultimately, drinking a little chai could spice up your life, both for your taste buds and improving health.

British Airways team up with Twinings to make airplane friendly tea

British Airways team up with Twinings to make airplane friendly tea

As seen in this article on etravel Blackboard Asia edition,  British Airways have teamed up with Twinings to create a tea that will taste as good up in the air as it does sitting in your home. British Airways serves 35 million cups of tea […]

Your tea drinking habit can be even greener

Your tea drinking habit can be even greener

Have you ever wandered what to do with all of those old tea bags?  Well you don’t have to throw them away or let them dry up in that saucer on your kitchen counter – they can be re-used. In this article, greenprophet.com provides numerous […]

Let’s make some tea!

Let’s make some tea!

It’s tea time somewhere!

Below is a charming guide via whatpeoplebrew.tumblr.com, a blog in which the owner pairs different tea with different characters from pop culture. For example she pairs Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit with Irish breakfast tea  and Moriarty from Sherlock with Chai Tea. Fandoms aside, this fantastic guide is a wonderful source that goes through the numerous ways you can make a good “cuppa tea”:

This adorable graphic goes through what is inherently necessary to make, as she puts it, “an awesome cuppa tea”. The guide goes through, as you can see, the temperature of the water, how to steep it, and even goes through different things you can put in your tea. This is a great guide to start looking at what different worlds of tea you can explore. If you grew up on black tea, use this to figure out herbal and floral teas, if you usually use sugar cubes, try some lemon, if you usually use the microwave, try literally putting “the kettle on” – there are multiple ways to be a tea sipping rock-star. I think I’ll be rocking out with some chai tonight.

 

Green Tea is found likely to prevent Breast Cancer

Green Tea is found likely to prevent Breast Cancer

As found in Nathan Gray article on Nutraingredients.com, a study published in Nutrition Journal has found consumption of Green Tea may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by modifying the metabolism of oestrogen, according to new research The study looked at the possible association […]

comprehensive tea caffeine guide

comprehensive tea caffeine guide

comprehensive tea caffeine guide So many tea lovers are worried about caffeine content in teas. Most of us wonder which tea type contains the most caffeine, but actually there are many other factors that are important. Read the tea caffeine guide to find out more!

tea egg recipe

tea egg recipe

tea egg recipe

Here’s a great tea egg recipe that we got from a Chinese cook. Dare to try and let us know whether you liked it! Feel free to send us some pictures, we are really curious.

coffee versus tea in China

coffee versus tea in China

coffee versus tea in China Coffee has become very popular in China nowadays. Franchise chains like Starbucks and Costa coffee has expanded really fast by opening many stores in first and second tier cities. Especially Chinese office workers in big cities like to drink coffee to stay focused. We […]