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Drinking tea in Russia

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In an earlier blog post, we witnessed the beauty of tea rituals outside of China. Today, we continue to explore the path of cha in near and distant lands. In today’s post, we’ll set on a journey to the vast Russian planes.

Russia’s connection to Chinese tea is ingrained into the local culture in a way so profound few other countries can compare to it. As its territory changed through the ages, so did the cultural landscape, influenced by the lands and people the empire included during its different periods. Chinese tea was ubiquitous to the point of being considered a national drink in pre-Soviet Russia. Its history started with the establishment of the Silk Road and has been ongoing ever since. (Read more)

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Heating Chinese Teas

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

This week the Northeast coast has been hit by a snow blizzard, and of course — many of us reached for something warm. Something hot. Tea! Granted, most of us tea heads drink tea all year round, no matter the outside temperature. Although undoubtedly, there's something exceptionally satisfying about warming yourself up with some hot tea while the weather is chilly. (Read more)

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Can I Decaffeinate My Own Tea?

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

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)

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The Quick Way To Make Good Iced Tea

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

At Path of Cha, we always recommend cold brew as the best way for extracting all the flavors and components out of loose leaf tea. However, during the summers heat if you're in the mood to have a certain tea iced and just dont want to wait a few hours for a cold brew, there is an alternative method for making iced tea. Find out how to make a quick iced tea without sacrificing as much flavor as you would with a classic iced tea, while saving more time! (Read more)

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Caffeine in Tea Vs Coffee

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

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)

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