In the 19th Century, the Transcontinental Railroad was built to connect the East and West of the United States. The railroad was important to make the country more cohesive- it would be the first efficient form of transportation across the US. However, the project had many obstacles and would be an engineering feat to complete.
There are two important qualities of soil that impact the flavor of tea and contribute to what is known as that tea’s terroir: acidity and nutrients.
Tea terroir is the set of environmental factors that influence the taste and overall characteristics of a tea. Elevation and latitude are two factors that make up terroir.
Chocolate and tea can make for a delicious and luxurious pairing. A pairing can bring out new flavors in your tea and take a simple tasting to the next level. So how do you know which chocolates to enjoy with each tea? The truth is, it's all about experimenting.
Masala chai is an Indian tea specialty that blends spicy, sweet, and milky flavors. This tea is delicious and different wherever you try it because everyone has crafted their own version of the classic. I'm going to walk you through the fundamental ingredients of a masala chai and also show you how the pros concoct their own (disclaimer: the pro is a kind-hearted Indian tea master).