Category: Tea Culture

Tea Culture

JAPANESE TEA CULTURE

No other country has elevated tea drinking to such a high level as Japan. The land of smiles is full of purist tea houses, made from bamboo and wood, which usually consist of just two rooms. The first is used for preparing the tea, while the guests enjoy the beautiful gardens outside. The second is […]

Tea Culture

TEA AROUND THE WORLD

There are many things that cause divisions between cultures, and it’s tempting to think that we’ll never bridge those gaps. But a cup of tea can really make a difference, quietly opening doors and breaking down barriers between people. In that regard, tea really can bring people together and maybe start to heal rifts. TEA […]

Tea Culture

ENJOYING TEA

Six factors go into making the perfect cup of tea: Top-quality tea Proper storage Correct preparation The perfect brewing time A suitable tea service A relaxing environment In this chapter, we well explore each of these in turn, to give you every chance of enjoying speciality tea at its very best. TOP-QUALITY TEA The ideal […]

Tea Culture

NEW TEA TRENDS

Some new trends in tea drinking may seem rather extreme, not to say unsavoury, to the tea connoisseur. Take the idea of bubble tea as a case in point. This is made using tapioca to create a sickly sweet drink with a porridge-like consistency. Commercial versions often contain a large number of artificial flavours and […]

Tea Houses

BRINGING TEA HOME

You don’t need to visit a tea lounge to enjoy the cultural benefits of a cuppa. Many people now enjoy the best-quality teas in their own home and often see tea drinking as the perfect excuse for a social get-together. Whether you brew up a pot to accompany a quick brunch or make a colourful […]

Tea Culture

WELCOME TO THE TEA LOUNGE

Tea lounges are found in elegant hotels, quality shopping malls and the best shops and boulevards. You may also discover one in a small street, perhaps hidden up a picturesque lane, or at the top of a city skyscraper. In short, your chances of finding a connoisseur’s cup of tea are growing daily – it’s […]

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MASTERS OF THEIR ART

All tea drinkers have a relish for life and a willingness to lose themselves in the enjoyment of this most complex of drinks. But there are two people in particular whose lifestyle requires that they live and breathe all things tea-related. They are the tea taster and the tea master – the most important people […]

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