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Top 6 Refreshing Iced Teas to Brew Today!

Top 6 Refreshing Iced Teas to Brew Today!

The sun is out and it’s scorching hot! All we tea-lovers will agree that it’s never too hot for some garma garam milk tea. But the summers are a nice time to experiment with the delightfully diverse flavors and variations of iced-tea. What better way to keep cool than sipping on some delicious, refreshing iced-tea! If you’re still not convinced, read on to find why this rejuvenating beverage is the perfect go-to summertime drink. Tea, because of its nature, is always a good choice of drink. It's low in calories, it hydrates you, has no fat or preservatives, and is...

5 drinks to brighten your Holi celebrations this year

5 drinks to brighten your Holi celebrations this year

One of the most loved and widely celebrated festivals across the country, Holi, is the festival of color. It is during the day that people take to the streets and rooftops armed with coloured powders, liquid colors, water balloons, and water guns to play with their friends and family. If you’re outside your house, you can expect to get drenched and showered with colors! Everyone is fair game because as the saying goes ‘Bura na maano Holi hai!’ A major aspect of the celebrations is the delicious food and drinks that are prepared for all. We’ve all grown up indulging...

Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Getting into the Holiday Spirit

The most wonderful time of the year is here. It’s finally time to get into the holiday spirit and get around having fun. Here’s a list of things you can do to be merry and bright and live Christmas to the fullest! WATCH A CHRISTMAS MOVIE  Grab your favourite blanket and your Christmas jammies, stock up on hot chocolate, grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in with the family for a Christmas movie marathon. Here are some Christmas movies that we love -  The Christmas Story The Muppet Christmas Carol The Nightmare Before Christmas The Simpson’s Christmas Special The...

Amazing Rooibos Tea Benefits You Didn’t Know

Amazing Rooibos Tea Benefits You Didn’t Know

The history of Rooibos tea, pronounced ‘roy-bos’ and also known as Red-bush is a rich and expansive one. It’s rooted in and with the Khoisan people, a group of indigenous Bushmen, over three centuries ago! The Khoisan harvested the Aspalathus Linearis plant and used its leaves as herbal remedies to treat a wide variety of ailments. The drink made by the Bushmen was also widely popular because of its delightful taste. As the population of the tribes began to dwindle, so did the knowledge of the tree but a certain botanist who goes by the name- Carl Humberg rediscovered the...

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...

International Tea Day Special | Debunking tea myth: Tea has the same caffeine levels as coffee

International Tea Day Special | Debunking tea myth: Tea has the same caffeine levels as coffee

On the occasion of International Tea Day on May 21, let’s uncover one of the most common misconceptions about tea: that it’s caffeine free. If you weren’t aware that tea contains caffeine, then this blog is just what the barista recommends. Secret Ingredient in All Teas It’s not like we need a special day to talk about our love for tea and all things chai related. As tea connoisseurs, our day, our partnerships, conversations, and mission all revolve around tea and numerous benefits. But on the occasion of International Tea Day, which is celebrated around the world on May 21, we...

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...

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...
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