There has been a common misconception that you can decaffeinate tea by yourself at home. Unfortunately for some, this is not true. Furthermore, even commercial decaf teas still contain a tiny amount of caffeine. (Read more)
When the weather is warm, all we want to do is go outdoors. And as much as we love enjoying tea in the comfort of a home, there is plenty of time for that during the chilly winters. Summer, on the other hand, is the perfect time to enjoy tea outdoors, with fresh greenery all around and the sounds of mountain streams...
Although packing for some quality gongfu cha time outdoors can be intimidating. What to bring? How do we make sure the teaware doesn't break? What about the water? What if the tea gets crushed? (Read more)
There are many myths surrounding the caffeine content in tea. Generally, teas that undergo more fermentation have a higher caffeine content. However there are other factors that affect the caffeine content within different teas. (Read more)
So we have been getting this question a lot - which tea is the best substitute for coffee?
We have compiled a list of the teas that we carry specifically for this purpose, to introduce people to other options. We will not be getting into the health benefits of tea in this post, but more so focusing on the caffeine level of the following teas... (Read more)
In 1827, tea was discovered to have a caffeine of its own called "theine". It was soon realised that this caffeine and the caffeine found in coffee were identical. Yet, drinkers of tea and coffee experience stark differences in their effects on the body and mind, and questions have surrounded the topic ever since. So, what really influences the disparities between tea and coffee? (Read more)