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Flavors Fusion: Chinese Loose Leaf Tea Blends

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In China, the homeland of tea, tea lovers and connoisseurs usually consume tea in its pure state. That way, they can appreciate the depth of flavor and aroma unique to each tea type and variety. Yet, there's a parallel tradition that intertwines the age-old wisdom of medicine with tea by creating tea blends that are both therapeutic and aromatic. Mixing loose leaf tea with herbs, flowers, or fruits isn't random. It's mostly about enhancing tea's natural benefits. It also adds a twist of flavor and aroma that makes each sip a little more special. TCM doctors, tea experts, and tea lovers thoughtfully crafted these tea blends, balancing the health benefits and the sensory pleasures of the brew.

As we dive into the most popular blends for each tea type, we're not just exploring flavors. We step into a world where tea enhances our daily lives, addresses specific problems, or brings certain benefits, offering both health and pleasure in every cup. Ready to mix things up? (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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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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The Many Health Benefits of Mint

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Here's a little known fact: There are more than 500 species of mint known to man, almost all having a cool and refreshing scent.
In China, mint is called Bo He and grows in 12 variety of species usually with pink, purple, or white colored flowers. In the west, the peppermint and spearmint varieties are most common. (Read more)

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