Herbs A to Z – health benefits and precautions

Jan 16, 2014, under Types

Here we have a list of herbs and some of their historic use.¬†If you are concerned using certain herb(s), please consult a health professional. By no means this list is exhaustive and it is not […]

Organic Tea Better?

Jan 12, 2014, under Is Tea Good For You, Types

Is organic tea really better? There are a lot of aspects to this. Health conscious consumers prefer certified organic tea for better taste, better for health etc but there are many small tea farmers who […]

Did you say Chinese “red” tea

Jan 11, 2014, under News, Types

China is the largest tea drinking nation and the motherland of all tea. In the “western” world, tea is synonymous with black tea, so it is quite easy to assume Chinese also loves black tea […]

Hibiscus, also known as Roselle and many other names

Jan 11, 2014, under Types

Hibiscus, also Known as… Never knew Hibiscus Tea was drinkable before I worked in the tea industry. And now, we are most surprised when people from various cultures in Australia ask for Hibiscus… Hibiscus is […]

Brief Guide to Leaf Tea

Jan 06, 2014, under Library, Types

Tea is the 2nd most drunk beverage in the world, next to water. Tea has a long history as the “elixir for the immortal”. Many love tea as their daily refreshment, a way to connect […]

Ru Celadon Ceramic Teaware

Dec 10, 2013, under News, Types

This is something I love about my job. I get to try all these very nice teaware. It gives me a reason to go and learn more about the finer things in life ūüėČ Ru […]

Pyramid Tea Bags – Why I am not buying them

Nov 12, 2013, under Types, You Asked Us

Every week, I get enquiries relating to triangular / pyramid tea bags – yes they are so so convenient, and cheap. I know many people can’t live with¬†teabags (any shape) for¬†their everyday tea drinking.¬†As a […]

This tea is Smoking!

Oct 18, 2013, under Library, Types

I am always surprised by the popularity of smoky tea. There is some very definite devotee to this unusual type of tea flavour. Of the small range of smoky tea, Lapsang Souchong is undisputedly the […]

White Tea

Oct 08, 2013, under News, Types

Let’s talk white tea! This tea category has been around as long as other tea from China, but the difference is, it used to be reserved for the emperors only due to its scarcity and […]

Black Dragon in tea: Oolong

Feb 23, 2013, under News, Types

One tea that is getting some attention these days is Oolong (Wu-Long). Oolong, in Chinese means “Black Dragon”. Oolong has been long associated with weight management and digestive functions in Asia. Let’s explore Wulong. This […]

Mr Emperor, Can I Share Your Tea?

Aug 05, 2012, under News, Types

Long Jing¬†(Lung Ching /Dragon Well) is certainly one of the most known¬†Chinese green tea. It has been loved by many emperors and served to world leaders when they visit China. With its distinct flat sword […]

Happy Tummy with Tea

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

What tea to drink when your tummy isn’t feeling so well? Chamomile ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† calms your tummy muscles when you are nervous – when you have butterflies in the stomach Marshmallow Root ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† […]

Licorice Tea

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

Licorice is often used in many herbal remedies around the world, particularly in Asia. In traditional Chinese medicine, liquorice (??) is commonly used in herbal formulae to “harmonize” the other ingredients in the formula and […]

Ginger Tea

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

Ginger tea means different things to different people, but overall, ginger is a potent spice and many are looking for tea with a strong ginger component for its digestive, warming or germ busting properties. Ginger […]

Warming Tea

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

The comfort of a steamy hot cuppa is just unbeatable! The warmth from the steam, the fragrance of tea….ah…. There are a few herbs often considered to help circulation, which in turn warms the body. […]

Sweet Little Dream with Tea

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

Looking for some relaxing tea to wind down with? Here are 10 of our most popular tea and herbal tisanes to relax, chill, soothe and perhaps even taking you to sleep! Before we start with […]

Asian Ginseng

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

The name “ginseng” is used to refer to both American (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), which belong to the species Panax and have a somewhat similar chemical makeup. Siberian ginseng or […]

Hibiscus (New World Encyclopedia)

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

The following is an excerpt from the Hibiscus article found in New World Encyclopedia. Hibiscus is the common name and genus name for a group of about 250 species of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants […]

Matcha the Magical Green Powder (Video)

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

Matcha (Japanese Green Tea Powder) is regarded by many as super-food. Unlike most tea powder, Matcha is a premium grade of tea only produced in the strictest standard and small quantities to ensure freshness and […]

Quick guide to tea grades and storage

Jan 03, 2009, under Library, Types

Tea Types and Grades: Stemming from the Camellia Sinensis plant, there are six main types of tea (Black, red, white, green, yellow and Oolong) of which black, green and oolong are the most well known […]