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Herbal Teas – a refreshing change from coffee or everyday tea

Most of us have heard of classic herbal teas, such as Chamomile (or camomile) tea which is a popular folk remedy for stomach ache, irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia. There are many variations on herbal teas, made from various herbs, … Continue reading

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Enhance your family celebration with Japanese Tea

Traditionally, the Japanese tea ceremony and the sharing of tea enhances a meal or finishes a festive gathering. The photo shows a tea ceremony at a Nichiren temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa. Japanese green teas are processed in a different way … Continue reading

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How to make delicious Chai tea

Chai tea has a long history, and has been brewed for centuries in India. It is made with black (or green) tea, milk and sugar (or other sweeteners) and has a delicious spicy flavour. Chai is loved by people around … Continue reading

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Brewing a Great Cup of Tea with a Tea Bag

Some people like to take time over brewing their tea, using the best tea leaves and the best equipment. Others prefer the quick and easy tea bag. But, you can have great cups of tea made using tea bags – … Continue reading

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Smoked Teas and Tea-Smoking Recipes for Gourmets

Smoked teas, like Lapsang Souchong and Russian caravan teas are made from leaves dried in bamboo baskets, over pine fires. Lapsang Souchong originates from Fujian Province, China, and Taiwan. The maltier taste of Russian Caravan tea is due to the … Continue reading

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