Oolong Tea Buyers Guide

Oolong Tea Buyers Guide 1

Oolong teas are arguably the most complex type of tea. Oolongs tea are generally oxidised to somewhere between 10 and 80% meaning there is huge scope in variety, and consequently flavour. For many, this is part of the attraction of course! Exploring Oolong Teas is a lot of fun, and there are so many unique […]

Fruit Infusions Buyers Guide

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Let’s take a look at Fruit Tea, strictly speaking Fruit Infusions or Tisanes. Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Fruit Tea, strictly speaking Fruit Infusions or Tisanes. Fruity teas have surged in popularity over the last few decades, and there is no doubt caffeine avoiders and those keen on sweeter, […]

Herbal Infusions Buyers Guide

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Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Herbal Tea…or as it should be called – Herbal Infusions. It would be fair to say most Herbal Infusions are not new and have historically come from a place of healing or medicinal purpose. Our ancestors had uses for many flowers, roots and even […]

Green Tea Buyers Guide

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Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Green Tea. No-one could argue with the huge surge in popularity of Green Tea in the western word, yet many of us brew this tea slightly wrongly, and don’t get the best impression of the flavour. There are also really significant variations in flavour […]

Black Tea Buyers Guide

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The world of tea has changed….a lot! One need only venture back 2 generations to find (particularly here in the UK), that tea was just….tea. Nowadays, it’s about knowing which tea to choose – because the selection available to us is literally overwhelming! Recently we overheard a conversation about an experience in a wine store, […]

White Tea Buyers Guide

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This final blog in the current series of our Tea buying guide, takes a look at White Tea. A true tea type, White Tea was first developed centuries ago in China (perhaps as long ago as 1105AD), and is perhaps the tea closest to a freshly plucked tea leaf. White Tea undergoes minimal processing, which […]