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The Art of Tea Tasting

From selecting the finest teas that go into Ahmad Tea blends to checking those blends are up to scratch, our team of Tea Tasters are crucial to maintaining a top quality product. Here’s an insight into art of Tea Tasting at Ahmad Tea HQ.

Exploring the history, geography, culture and production of tea in Japan.

Tea in the Land of the Samurai

Exploring the history, geography, culture and production of tea in Japan.

Tea around the world

Tea Around the World

Renowned as the epitome of Englishness, the cup of tea has a rich tradition in the British Isles. But there are many other countries where tea history goes back much further, where tea customs are very different to…

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea

Arguably the best known of the teas to come out of Japan, matcha has found its way into a variety of foods and beverages. Although relatively new in Western countries, this vibrant green tea powder has been enjoyed…

Tea travels to assam

Tea Travels: Assam

For obvious reasons Tea Tasters at Ahmad Tea HQ are some of the most envied people in the organisation. And never were they more so than in late August when they took a trip to the spectacular region…

Darjeeling’s First & Second Flushes

Darjeeling’s First & Second Flushes

Having such a unique and interesting profession makes Ahmad Tea’s Tea Tasters quite a hit at dinner parties (if they do say so themselves)

Focus on Africa – Tea in Uganda

Focus on Africa – Tea in Uganda

Our African Tea journey arrives in Uganda, a country that has overcome political turmoil to become Africa’s second largest tea producing country.

Jasmine green tea

Jasmine Tea

Jasmine tea is the most famous scented tea produced in China and can be thought of as its national drink. The classical technique of scenting tea with jasmine flowers has been known in China for some 1000 years.…

Special green tea

Five Extraordinary Flavours from China

Rarely has the Tea Room hosted such colourful and varied guests as this quintet of speciality Chinese green, white and oolong teas. Our Tasting Team explored a real treasure trove of flavours, each one having a name as…

First flush darjeeling tea

Delicate & Delightful: Darjeeling’s First Flush

What could be better than tasting tea all day for a living? …sampling some the finest Camelia sinensis brews on earth of course.

Oolong tea

Fresh into the Tea Room – Extraordinary Oolong

Tasting over 500 cups of tea a day may well seem like the perfect job to many tea lovers. But whilst the team at Ahmad Tea HQ’s Tea Room treat every brew with a keen interest and passion,…

Focus on Africa – Tea in Tanzania

Focus on Africa – Tea in Tanzania

Our blog series on tea in Africa continues with Tanzania – an East African country with a strong tea industry.

Rwanda – Tea From the Land of a Thousand Hills

Rwanda – Tea From the Land of a Thousand Hills

Rwanda’s mountainous terrain, ample rainfall and rich volcanic soil make it perfect for tea cultivation, producing excellent quality teas.