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The History of Indian Tea Part 1 - Is Tea Native To India? - Herbs & Kettles

The History of Indian Tea Part 1 - Is Tea Native To India?

Whether you’re someone who prefers classic holiday traditions or likes to put a modern spin on them, there’s always room for a good story while you enjoy a cup of tea. So what is the real story behind the origins of Indian tea and the big question of whether tea is native to India? 

 

by Poorvi Chordia
All About The Feel Good Drink - Chai - Herbs & Kettles

All About The Feel Good Drink - Chai

Slurp. This one gulp of Indian chai takes us back...
by Poorvi Chordia
The Chronicles Of Assam Tea - Herbs & Kettles

The Chronicles Of Assam Tea

The name Assam is derived from a Sanskrit word, "Assom",...
by Poorvi Chordia
The Health Benefits of Tea - Herbs & Kettles

The Health Benefits of Tea

Tea is an ancient beverage that has been interestingly used as a full body tonic in Chinese culture for thousands of years. It contains hundreds of beneficial molecules including antioxidants, amino acids, alkaloids, and a variety of other nutrients and minerals that help preserve the mind and purify the body. 
by Poorvi Chordia

"Champagne of Teas" - Darjeeling Tea

For all you tea connoisseurs out there, your tea experience is incomplete until you've tasted the "Champagne of Teas" - Darjeeling Tea.
by Poorvi Chordia
The Elusive Muscatel - Herbs & Kettles

The Elusive Muscatel

Have you ever wondered what exactly is a Darjeeling muscatel? It is a terminology used generally with second flush teas and it is definitely hard to describe, yet it is something that is absolutely marvelous. 
by Poorvi Chordia
A Beginners Guide to Getting into Loose Leaf Tea - Herbs & Kettles

A Beginners Guide to Getting into Loose Leaf Tea

So, you’ve decided to make the leap, to ditch those tea bags and dive into the wonderful world of loose leaf tea. That’s great, the only problem is that the world beyond just black and green tea bags can seem a little daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is a beginner’s guide to getting into loose leaf tea.
by Christopher Heale
How to Taste Tea: An Introduction - Herbs & Kettles

How to Taste Tea: An Introduction

In developing your tasting skills and vocabulary you’ll be able to communicate your experiences with other tea lovers and form a common bond with those that appreciate other forms of food or beverage.
by Christopher Heale
Chai Tea

Chai Tea – What’s in an (incorrect) name?

Sometimes words from other cultures are fused into the everyday English lexicon and used in an incorrect fashion.The world of tea is no exception.
by Christoper Heale and Poorvi Chordia
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