A regularly updated selection of interesting news articles and publications on tea, health, and wellbeing.
The Story of Chai
Chai comes from the Hindi word meaning “tea”. Between 5000 and 9000 years ago it is said that the reigning king created the recipe as a healing Ayurvedic beverage. He carefully selected each ingredient based on their known benefits defined in classic Ayurveda: Ginger and black pepper: stimulate digestion Cloves: antiseptic properties to relieve pain [...]
Reduce, reuse, reinfuse: Why what’s in your tea bag matters
It’s morning break: if you’re a tea drinker, you might take that moment to quickly dunk a tea bag into mug of hot water, perhaps with a splash of milk. Have you ever wondered how the art of tea making has been boiled down from the intricate ceremonies of Asia and long afternoon teas of [...]
Do you know what goes into making your favourite cuppa tea? The infographic below gives you a quick snapshot of all the factors that influence the price of New Zealand-grown tea, from fair labour costs to organic farming methods and everything in between. These are just some of the aspects to consider when looking at [...]
1. Many leaves of the same plant White, yellow, green, oolong, black, and post-fermented tea are all made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. There are over 1,500 kinds of tea produced around the world, each falling into one of these six categories. What makes each type of tea different is all in [...]