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Mother’s Day: Gift your mom 5 memorable voyages with our travel-inspired teas

Mother’s Day: Gift your mom 5 memorable voyages with our travel-inspired teas

Our Mother’s Day tea collection features 6 travel-inspired teas and a limited edition gift box that will transport the most special women in our lives to mystical and unique travel destinations across India. Mother's Day Memories Mother's Day always takes us back to our childhood, to some of our earliest memories with our moms. And food has been such an integral part of these moments! We loved tasting chocolates and juices, threw a fit before gulping down garam doodh, and felt like a grown up when we got to sip our first cup of chai. Through all this masti, our mothers have been our...

5 common tea myths busted: The truth about weight loss teas, caffeine levels, and hot teas in summers

5 common tea myths busted: The truth about weight loss teas, caffeine levels, and hot teas in summers

It might be the second most consumed beverage in the world, but tea continues to be associated with several myths and strange practices that end up being exaggerations rather than based on facts. Tea is Second Only to Water Like all beverages that come with a host of health and wellness benefits (think vitamin water, packaged fruit juices, energy drinks), tea is no different. It’s the global beverage of choice and ranked second only to water: annual tea consumption now stands at 6.3 billion kilograms and it’s projected to grow to 7.5 billion kg by 2025 (source: Statista). That’s a...

These 5 summer special iced teas have a tropical fruity twist to help you beat the heat

These 5 summer special iced teas have a tropical fruity twist to help you beat the heat

Swap out the sugar-heavy beverages and plain old, cold water for some refreshing fruit iced teas brewed especially for the hot summer months of India. Nostalgia for Grandma’s Aam Panna Our grandmothers knew the secret to keeping children and adults in the household satiated during the hot summer months of India. They would source seasonal fruits from the local market, pick fresh herbs right from their kitchen gardens, and select spices that would be crushed in stone mortars to prepare healthy beverages that would quench our thirst. We kept coming back for more glasses due to the refreshing, sweet, and...

10 teas that are perfect for your workout routines: guide to drinking tea before, during and after your exercise

10 teas that are perfect for your workout routines: guide to drinking tea before, during and after your exercise

If you are looking for a beverage that is close to zero calorie, is vegan and completely natural, and filled with vital herbs, fruits, flowers, and essential nutrients, then tea is the perfect workout buddy you have been waiting for. Take a look at our 10 tea recommendations that will help you zip through different workout routines and also help you relax after. Tea is an All-Rounder We have always been championing teas as a superfood, or should we say super beverage! Tea contains many incredible ingredients, ancient herbs, and goes through unique oxidation and fermentation processes to come out as...

8 reasons why we love green tea (reason #1: it’s close to zero calories) + 5 green tea recommendations for summer!

8 reasons why we love green tea (reason #1: it’s close to zero calories) + 5 green tea recommendations for summer!

On the occasion of World Health Day on April 7, we look at the benefits of drinking green tea. It’s not just good for your health and overall wellness, green tea comes in some truly delicious flavours and taste profiles. Read our monster guide on the benefits of green tea.  The Secret Sauce Behind Green Tea For starters, green tea and black tea, basically all types of tea (except herbal) are sourced from the same plant - the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea. Green tea is...

3 tea-based summer skincare rituals that can be whipped up in 5 minutes

3 tea-based summer skincare rituals that can be whipped up in 5 minutes

Who says that the only way to get dewy fresh skin is by drinking green tea! Our iced tea fruit blends will sort out your summer CTS (cleanse-tone-scrub) routine in under 5 minutes. The importance of fresh fruits in our diet is known to us. From oranges to watermelons, each of them comes with several unique benefits as they are packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to keep us healthy. While tea is a delightful refresher for our senses, it has benefits for the skin as well.  The combination of tea and fruits can do wonders for the skin....

The Big O: What’s so special about organic teas and 5 must-try organic teas for summer

The Big O: What’s so special about organic teas and 5 must-try organic teas for summer

Organic teas are cultivated using zero chemicals or pesticides, giving you a tea experience that is super refreshing and great for the planet as well.   It’s highly likely that since you clicked on a link that says ‘organic,’ you may already be an organic foods enthusiast who buys organic vegetables and fruits from your friendly neighborhood organic store. Even if you aren’t an organic-convert yet, chances are you may be aware of the benefits of organic produce. At its most basic, organic produce is cultivated without the use of any chemicals or harmful pesticides, giving you fruits, vegetables, daily...

Matcha on my face: 4 beauty rituals tea lovers swear by

Matcha on my face: 4 beauty rituals tea lovers swear by

Banana, papaya, cucumber, honey, aloe vera, curd, lemon, multani mitti - the list is endless, but women have relied on a combination of these fresh ingredients for thousands of years as part of their beauty and skincare rituals. This year, we recommend adding one more super ingredient to this list: matcha! So, what’s the big deal about this bright green tea powder?   What’s makes matcha a superfood Matcha tea is an antioxidant powerhouse and helps boost metabolism. Farmers grow matcha by covering their tea plants 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino...

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4 Indian trailblazers who are creating a storm in your tea cup (and they happen to be women)

4 Indian trailblazers who are creating a storm in your tea cup (and they happen to be women)

As a tea brand that’s co-founded by a woman, Karma Kettle takes immense pride in sharing this space with tea brands led by other inspiring women! All our collective journeys have carved a path for women entrepreneurs to blaze new trails in the tea industry.  Here are the stories of 4 women teapreneurs who started from scratch to launch their tea brands and have successfully scaled their businesses. Mayura Rao, Ausum Tea An engineer by training, Mayura Rao worked for many years at a global advisory firm in London before the entrepreneurial bug bit her. In 2016 she left the...

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Matcha made in heaven: 5 reasons why we are in love with this green brew

Matcha made in heaven: 5 reasons why we are in love with this green brew

    It would be wrong to say that Matcha came in and swept everybody off their feet. The love for Matcha has grown slowly over the last few years and today, it has a cult following across the world. Do you think there’s ‘matcha’ ado about Matcha? (sorry, we couldn’t resist that pun)? Well, here are 5 reasons to fall in love with this green brew.  Matcha Tea has a Smooth Flavour Matcha’s manufacturing process differs from the way traditional green tea is cultivated and processed. Farmers grow Matcha by covering their tea plants 20-30 days right before harvest so...
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