A Tea-Inspired Valentine’s Dinner for Two

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and nothing shows love and affection like cooking a well-thought out meal for your loved ones. While a romantic dinner for two at a fancy restaurant is certainly nice, a homemade dinner, catered to the tastes of your loved one can really up the ante. Setting the Mood While […]

Read More Published On  February 13, 2019

The Story of Oolong Tea – A Tea Steeped in History and Tradition

Oolong tea is a Chinese tea that has cultural significance in China and several other parts of South East Asia. The word ‘oolong’ comes from ‘Oo’ (or wu) meaning black, and ‘long’ meaning dragon, which may refer to the long, dark and curled nature of oolong tea leaves. This poetic name provides a telling picture […]

Read More Published On  February 4, 2019

The Legacy of a Tea Set

There are few pieces of crockery that bring about as much sentimentalism as tea sets do. When you think of china being passed down over generations in a family, it is usually a tea set. One with flowery patterns that is beautiful in a quaint, old-fashioned way. Or maybe one that has a scene from […]

Read More Published On  January 22, 2019

The Pleasures of the Tea Gardens of the 18th Century

The 18th century saw the mushrooming of tea gardens in England, starting with London. These wonderful green spaces provided respite from the congested, polluted city spaces and provided an opportunity for socialising in the outdoors during the warmer months of the year. Although tea drinking became popular in England in the 17th century, it was […]

Read More Published On  January 16, 2019

A Tea for Every New Year Resolution

The New Year, with its promise of a healthier, happier you, signifies turning over a new leaf and kicking old habits. Although these changes may seem challenging, there are a few small steps that you can take to help you in the right direction. For those who want to exercise more For those who are […]

Read More Published On  December 31, 2018

Winter Foods Infused with Tea

We are in the thick of winter, and the air is filled with anticipation and festivity. The year is coming to an end, but before that, there’s much celebrating to do. Indulging in extravagant food and drink is the norm in December. While there are the classics that cannot be missed, there are ways to […]

Read More Published On  December 21, 2018

A Gift Box for Every Relationship

A beautifully curated box of tea represents infinite possibilities, and many hours of enjoyment. Whether it’s a box of tisanes flavoured with the most unusual ingredients that remind you of a holiday spent many years ago, or a collection of the finest black teas that will transport you to the estates of Darjeeling, there’s something […]

Read More Published On  December 13, 2018

Best Tea Moments in Tinseltown

Some of the most memorable scenes in movies have been aided by a strong cup of tea. Here are the ones that have captured our hearts and our imaginations, over the years. Mary Poppins Mary Poppins (1964) takes tea time very seriously, and while there are several scenes that involve a pot of tea, the […]

Read More Published On  December 4, 2018

The Fascinating Art of Reading Tea Leaves

Tea has been central to several cultures around the world for centuries, but in some traditions, its role is not limited to that of a beverage – tea leaves act as a portal to help humans grapple with the most fundamental questions that have plagued humankind from the beginning of time – the mysteries of […]

Read More Published On  November 27, 2018

5 Unusual Ways to Put Tisanes to Good Use

Tisanes make for a wonderful alternative when you’re not in the mood for a caffeinated drink. They are delicious whether consumed hot or cold, and many come in bright colours that are an instant mood-lifter. However, there are several clever uses for tisanes besides its most obvious one, as a beverage. Here are a few […]

Read More Published On  November 23, 2018