Tea Appreciation

Basic Tea Brewing & Storage

Brewing the perfect cup of tea from loose leaves is simple and straightforward. There is no right or wrong way to make tea. Feel free to experiment and let your palate be the guide. Here are some tips to brewing good tea: Start with fresh, cold good-tasting water The best ... Continue Reading

Green Tea Brewing Tips

Green teas A cup of Green tea enchances health. Many customers have asked us about the best way to brew green tea. Whether you are a newcomer to green tea or a long-time green tea enthusiast, we hope our Q&A on time and temperature will provide helpful guidelines to prepa... Continue Reading

Iced Tea Brewing Tips

Hot Water Method The traditional way to make iced tea is to start with a hot, freshly brewed concentrate. Measure enough tea leaves in a pot or saucepan to make at least a double-strength brew. Pour on boiling water (water should be at less than full boil for green and white t... Continue Reading

Cooking With Tea

In many Asian cultures, tea plays an important role in gatherings of friends and family. In China and Japan, guests are usually served a cup of tea upon arrival. Children offer tea to parents on important holidays and couples sip tea on their wedding day with their families. Te... Continue Reading

Water Quality for Tea

As 99% of a cup of tea is made up of water, the quality of water used to brew tea is very important.    According to traditional Chinese tea masters, pure mountain spring water is considered to be “the friend of tea.” The importance of water quality t... Continue Reading

Pairing Tea and Chocolate

Ever since the introduction of the British afternoon tea tradition, tea has been considered a beverage that accompanies tiny cakes and pastries. What may not be well-known to tea lovers is that chocolate and tea is a match made in heaven. Here are some suggestions for pairing ... Continue Reading