Category Archive: Green Tea

Dec 27

Instagram Eye Candy: Tea Ice Cream

Tea flavored ice cream stands are popping up all over, and for tea lovers who also have a bit of a sweet tooth, this treat is heavenly!  It’s the dessert tea lovers never knew they were missing. I also think the tea cones are lovely, so here are some Instagram pics of tea ice cream …

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Nov 29

Where Does Tea Come From?

Where Does Tea Come From? Tea Growing Regions Of The World If you found this article, you likely are looking for an answer to the question: where does tea come from? Unfortunately, the distribution and marketing system does not draw attention to the region in which most tea is grown. Even the names for teas, …

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Nov 27

Kukicha Twig Tea – A Japanese Green Tea Made From Stems

Kukicha is a type of Japanese green tea that is made mostly or exclusively from twigs and stems. This stands in contrast to most teas (green or otherwise) which are made mostly from leaves and buds of the tea plant. Sometimes kukicha is referred to as kukicha tea, but the “tea” is redundant as “cha” …

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Nov 27

Premium Green Tea Brands – Companies Selling The Best Green Tea

The label premium when referring to green tea is entirely subjective. Any company can slap the word “premium” on their own brand, but because there is no agreed upon meaning of this term, the label “premium” on its own is almost meaningless. In addition, because green tea is so diverse, even experts and tea enthusiasts …

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Nov 25

Hojicha Tea – A Roasted Green Tea From Japan

Hojicha is a type of roasted Japanese green tea. The sometimes-used term hojicha tea is redundant, as “cha” means tea in Japanese and a number of other languages. Hojicha is usually viewed as an unusual or peculiar type of green tea, as it differs sharply from other green teas, Japanese or Chinese, in its color, …

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Nov 06

Jasmine Tea Benefits

Jasmine Tea Benefits – Health Effects Unique to Jasmine Tea Jasmine tea is tea that has been scented with jasmine blossoms. Originating in China and still popular there, jasmine tea is one of the most popular styles of flavor tea worldwide. How jasmine tea is made: The base tea used is typically a green tea, …

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Oct 29

Teas of the World

Tea comes from one plant, Camellia sinensis, which is grown in a number of different locations around the world. Learning about and sampling the different teas of the world is an exciting process which is not only fun for its own sake, but can help you to become more knowledgeable about tea, and to locate …

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Oct 26

What Is Oxidation in Black Tea and Green Tea?

Oxidation is a term which is commonly used in the context of tea production and tea culture. Oxidation is usually presented as the primary difference between black tea (which is fully oxidized) and green tea (which is unoxidized). This article explores a little bit of the biology of what is happening when tea oxidizes. Oxidation …

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Sep 15

Varieties of Chinese Tea From Fujian Province

Fujian province is one of the key Chinese provinces in tea production. Located on the southeastern coast of China, the subtropical climate and hilly topography make Fujian ideal for tea production. Varieties of Oolong Tea from Fujian: Fujian has two areas famous for producing oolong tea: the Wuyi mountains, in the north of the province, …

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Aug 12

Osmanthus Tea – A Traditional Floral-Scented Chinese Tea

Osmanthus tea is a type of scented tea originating in China. Most tea drinkers are familiar with jasmine tea, a scented tea produced by repeatedly layering tea leaves with jasmine flowers so that the leaf absorbs the jasmine fragrance. Osmanthus tea is produced by a similar process, but uses osmanthus flowers instead of jasmine. What …

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