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A Peak Into Tea Infusions

A Peak Into Tea Infusions

"The first brew is for your enemy, the second for the servant, the third for your wife, fourth for your mistress, the fifth for your business partner and the last for yourself."

The Truth Behind Caffeine in Tea

The Truth Behind Caffeine in Tea

You may have heard that black tea has more caffeine than green tea. You may have heard the exact opposite- that actually, green tea has more caffeine than black tea. In reality, you can't say that all green teas have more caffeine than black teas (or the reverse). The question of how much caffeine is in your tea is a combination of the type of tea, how it was processed, and how it's prepared.

Terroir: Climate and Tea Taste

Terroir: Climate and Tea Taste

If you've done a wine tasting before you may have heard the term terroir thrown around by the sommelier. Terroir is used to refer to the group of environmental factors like altitude, climate and soil composition that influences the taste of the wine, or in our case, the tea. In this post, I'll focus on the effect of climate, an element of terroir, on tea.