Picking. Sorting. Steaming. Firing. Twisting. Oxidizing. All of these techniques and more are used to produce the best tasting tea. Learn more about how the perfect leaf becomes the perfect sip. All tea is made from the same plant. Yes, you read right, all tea, whether it’s black, oolong, green, white, or pu-erh, comes from […]
What makes Green Tea green? Low oxidation gives the popular blend its jade, emerald, grassy, oceanic, fresh, lively, uplifting, cooling and naturally nourishing aspects, to mention just a few.
Fully oxidized, hearty, and high in caffeine, Black Tea originated as Chinese Hong Ta, or “Red Tea”, but the black leaf color and demand of the West helped it make a more popular name for itself.
Julian, one of our most esteemed tea gurus talks tea, and dating and how to best blend the two! You can learn so much about a person by what kind of tea they order. Don’t get me wrong – I was definitely a peppermint Stash kind of guy when I walked into Samovar for […]