Exploring Flavour 2 : Why different teas have the flavours they do
One of the many rewarding experiences of drinking tea is the savouring of the flavours in each sip. The true appreciation of the depths of flavour in a tea and how it begins, how it develops and then how it lingers afterwards is a never ending learning experience..In this series of blogs we will look at flavour in three ways. In our last blog we examined how we experience flavour when we drink, today we will look at why different teas have certain flavour. Finally in two weeks we we investigate the best way to taste tea. Our last post looked at how...
Exploring Flavour : 1. How we Experience Flavour
One of the many rewarding experiences of drinking tea is the savouring of the flavours in each sip. The true appreciation of the depths of flavour in a tea and how it begins, how it develops and then how it lingers afterwards is a never ending learning experience. In this series of blogs we will look at flavour in three ways. First we will examine how we experience flavour when we drink, then we will look at why different teas have certain flavour. Finally we we investigate the best way to taste tea. Lets start from the beginning by simply...
Tea & Dumplings : Perfect pairings [& a recipe!] from our Saturday Instagram Live 6.3.21
It all started here at the 'Hot Stimulating' cafe in Darjeeling where we learnt to make Momos while drinking bowls of Steaming Darjeeling. It continued in Japan where those folding skills saw us transfer our skills to Gyoza - it was the crispy fried base that sealed the deal for us - and to this day we serve these tasty snacks alongside our fine teas at the Tea House. It is really important to us to serve food that compliments the teas and so, following this weeks Instagram live - head over to IG LIVE to watch - we are...
Exploring the benefits of tea : Blog 3 : Tea & Community
In this last blog on the health benefits of drinking tea we will look at how tea creates and brings a sense of community in may different ways and how this in itself is health giving. This builds on our two previous blogs in this series on how the ritual of taking tea and the chemical properties of tea can vastly benefit those who take have the pleasure to enjoy it [picture below : the table is set for tea at Mr Nans in Jingmai, Yunnan 2019] .Defining Community : A community can be defined in many ways, whether that is...
Wednesday Wisdom with KC & Michelle Week 6 : Winter in Darjeeling & Assam : A Glimpse at activity in January & February
It is wonderful to share that KC and I have re-started our weekly discussions. After the busy Christmas period and other commitments it has brought real joy to speak with him again around topics we are both passionate about. Indeed I was delighted to have a distanced conversation with another walker the other day about mycorrhizal plants something we discussed in relation to tea in a previous blog - I was so pleased to discuss my studies with this plant loving fellow human. I am still working on another much more in depth blog about Darjeeling and its gardens which I hope to share...
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We aim to make it simple for you to find and enjoy fine single estate teas. Our range of loose leaf teas offer you an excellent balance of quality and value.
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