Tea Tales — Green Tea
Flowers that can enhance the taste of your tea!
Since the earliest times, floral buds have been infused in teas along with various other ingredients to create delicious blends. Floral teas come under the category of herbal teas and are considered to be very healthy as they are caffeine free. Whether you’re thinking of beautiful spring flowers, a chilled iced tea to cool down your body during summer or just love the flowery aroma, a nice floral tea is the best way to satisfy your soul. Read on to find a list of various floral teas that have a wondrous aroma and palate coupled with a number of health benefits!...
The difference between matcha and green tea!
Admit it, we all love scrolling through Instagram and watching those aesthetic matcha reels, but we still have no clue how it differs from the typical green tea. However, matcha is in fact very different from green tea. They have different flavours, cultivation methods and health benefits. The only similarity that they have is that they both come from the same Camellia Sinensis plant. Palate-Green tea usually has a mild and subtle flavour. It is extremely refreshing and based on how it is processed and what condiments have been added, it can have floral, fruity or grassy notes. On the...
Which came first, coffee or tea?
Coffee and tea, just like peanut butter and jelly, have a unique chemistry and shared history in numerous households and cafes all around the world. Wherever one goes, the other tags along pretty much every time. A question that comes to mind now is which one of the two originated first, tea or coffee? Origin of Tea-Tea was first prepared in China around 2700 BC, making it one of the world’s earliest beverages. Evidence shows that tea was consumed for a good thousand years before coffee was cultivated for the very first time. After its discovery, tea was initially consumed...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Skin Benefits of Green Tea
Japanese monks who visited China to study Zen Buddhism in the 7th century CE learned of green tea’s great healing properties. In addition to lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol, green tea is full of antioxidants, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, and copper.
Top 5 DIY Tea Fragrances for Your Beautiful Home
Fragrances are a great idea for your personal space as it adds freshness to the atmosphere. It has always had a calming and positive effect on one’s mood, degree of stress reduction, quality of sleep and their confidence level. By identifying the fragrances that uplift your senses, you may be able to enhance your health and well-being.