Tea Tales — brewing tea

10 unusual ingredients that elevate your tea from regular to exquisite

10 unusual ingredients that elevate your tea from regular to exquisite

  Growing up in India, most of us grew up drinking chai- a robust black tea steeped with flavours of spices. The entry of several niche artisanal tea companies ( including Karma Kettle) between 2015-2020 introduced Indians to a whole new world of teas. Indians were educated, informed, well travelled and realized that tea isn’t just “chai” or “black tea” or “green tea” it is a veritable smorgasbord of whole tea leaves, blends, botanicals, fruits, spices and ingredients that is nothing less than exotic. Today, we cannot imagine a day spent without savouring any of our specially-blended artisanal teas. Green...

Tips to Brew Milk Tea : 6 must-have wellness teas for milk-tea lovers

Tips to Brew Milk Tea : 6 must-have wellness teas for milk-tea lovers

  Consuming green tea without the addition of milk or sugar has plenty of benefits, however, milk tea isn’t far behind if you brew it right.  Picking a Tea Camp We have travelled far and wide to study tea drinking habits and pick the best ingredients to blend our teas. And what have we learned on our journeys? There are two types of tea drinkers in this world: those who love their tea blends sans milk and the other half, who cannot imagine tea without milk! Research has shown the benefits of drinking green tea everyday. So are milk teas...

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...

From the Garden to Your Cup

From the Garden to Your Cup

Most of us start our days with a hot cup of tea. This beverage is an inherently important part of our lives, especially if you're from India. But how much do we truly know about the story of how these leaves make their way from a tea estate into our kitchen cabinets? Let’s explore the journey of a cup of tea.