Tea knowledge

The Mombasa Tea Auction – One of the World’s Largest Tea Auction Centres

Over the last few decades more and more tea has been offered for sale at the auction centre in Mombasa in Kenya. As a result, the Mombasa auction has become...
15 March 2017
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Journey Along The Tea Trail - Darjeeling

The small and exclusive region of Darjeeling located in the foothills of the Himalayas is a jewel in the Indian treasure chest of tea. Darjeeling accounts...
07 February 2017
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Journey Along The Tea Trail - Kenya

Situated astride the Equator and bordering the Indian Ocean, Kenya is a country with fascinating features and wildlife and prides itself as one of the...
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Journey Along the Tea Trail – Ceylon

Overview From its humble beginnings in 1867, Ceylon is now the fourth largest producer of tea in the world with an output of over 300 Million Kilos per...
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Tea Production in Zimbabwe

One of the less well known tea producing nations is the landlocked country of Zimbabwe in Africa. Its tea has a full flavour and brews a reddish coloured...
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How tea came to Britain – a story of pirates, princesses, and coffee

In Britain we are all avid drinks of tea, but it’s surprising how little we know of its history and how it came to our shores. Interestingly, Great...
14 September 2016
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Kangaita Orthodox tea

Over the years Africa is has become well known for producing good quality black tea, suitable for teabag blends. It’s processed through a CTC method,...
13 September 2016
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Tea in Indonesia

Located in South East Asia, Indonesia is comprised of 14,000 islands spread over 3,100 miles. The country is one of the richest and most complex regions...
18 July 2016
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Chinese Jasmine Dragon Pearl Teas: a background on our boutique teas collection

What makes jasmine Dragon Pearl Tea unique is its pleasant and delicate aroma. This comes from blending the tea leaves with petals from the jasmine flower. The...
06 July 2016
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Keemun teas from China: A profile for our boutique teas collection

Sometimes referred to as Keemun Congou or Qihong tea, Keemun is an elegant and alluringly fragrant Chinese black tea. Keemun comes from the Keemun area...
09 June 2016