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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 […]

The Tea Centre Darjeelings

The most prestigious of black teas, Darjeelings are characterised by high grade whole leaves that beautifully reflect the season in which they were harvested. Located at the edge of the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal in north India, Darjeeling is home to 87 tea estates with some established as far back as the […]

Much Ado About Maccha

Maccha (or matcha) is the superfood on everyone’s lips — probably because its versatility stems beyond that of just a cup of tea. Used in a number of delicious and creative drinks, desserts, and health food recipes, maccha is the ingredient that has piqued an interest from tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers alike. This traditional […]

Banana and Maccha Green Tea Smoothie

A lot of us don’t mind a smoothie to get us going in the morning but how about getting your breakfast and caffeine fix all in one with this Banana and Maccha Green Tea Smoothie. Ingredient: 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Maccha green tea powder 2 tablespoons (30 ml) hot water 1 ripe banana, cut into […]

Chai – a little extra spice in your tea life

Sensationally spiced, the tea that we have come to know as ‘chai’ is the cuppa to wrap your fingers around as you while away winter. Although this aromatic concoction is commonly referred to as chai tea, chai is in fact the Hindi word for ‘tea’, thus making ‘chai tea’ a redundant term. Technically, the appropriate […]

Winter Warmers – Cuppas to get you through the cold season

The chill has well and truly set in and you’re either embracing these wonderfully brisk days or shaking your fist furiously at the falling mercury. Whether you were built for cold climates or yearning to be thawed out, one thing we can all agree on is a good cup of tea can definitely make winter feel […]

White Tea – Not Just A Dash of Milk

White tea, what is it? Many people refer to white tea as tea which has milk added to it, but white tea can mean something completely different to that traditional milky cup of tea.   When we talk about white tea, we are referring to the least processed of the different tea styles. White tea takes its […]

Detoxing Tisanes – A Cleansing Cuppa

The time for resolutions has arrived again and with it come the many promises we make to ourselves to live healthier and happier lives. While we have the best intentions, January is the month that will usually make or break us. They say it takes twenty-one days to get into the routine of doing something. However, motivation […]

Rosehip and its Benefits

Rosa canina – Rosehips are the red/orange like fruit produced by some varieties of rose plants. Their ruby colour, health benefits and pleasant mildly astringent taste makes them a favourite in herbal tea blends.   Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A,  Rosehip is perfect for strengthening the immune system before the cooler months.  Not only […]

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