Matcha green tea is becoming increasingly popular, whether you're a tea connoisseur or not (matcha latte anyone?). However, Matcha has an old history and has been revered for hundreds of years for its unique flavor, impressive health benefits, and impressive production process. In this post, I'm going to reveal some of the aspects of the craft that go into producing Matcha. Truly, it's a grand manipulation of the tea's terroir and the refinement behind the way it's processed once harvested.
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).
Just like being a dog or a cat person, we like to identify as being part of an implicit coffee or tea person's club. The requirement of being part of the coffee club is that you are a highly productive caffeine-lover, while the tea club requires that you be a very healthy and relaxed hippie. I claim these stereotypes to be, not so surprisingly, far from true.
"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."