Tea Tales — karma kettle
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...
The Ultimate List Of Teas To Try This Monsoon For All Chai Lovers
As the monsoon rains and breeze slowly wash away the sweltering heat of the Indian summers, a number of viruses and infections too come out to play. Dealing with this small downside of monsoons and enjoying the beautiful weather sitting at your windowsill with onion pakoras can both be done by a simple, delicious solution- chai! So here’s a list of delicious teas that are a must-try this monsoon season for all you chai lovers out there! Benares- First on the list is a blend of organic Assam black tea and an array of spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger,...
4 Travel List Essentials for a Summer Road Trip
You’ve come to the right place if you’re planning to hit the road for a summer road-trip with your nearest and dearest. Whether you’re looking to clear your head or just get away for the weekend, road trips are the best! The sun is out, there’s wind in your hair, your favourite people are around, and there’s loud music blaring on the speakers. Does it get any better? Road trips are a perfect example of how the journey is more important than the destination. Okay it sounds incredible in theory. But to make sure that you really have a good...
Most Beautiful tea Gardens of India
Do you know India is one of the largest tea growers of the world? If there is one thing that Indians are known for, it’s certainly their love for tea. We fondly call our tea ‘Chai’ and it is perhaps the second most-consumed drink after water. If you are a tea lover you must have felt the pangs if someday you missed your refreshing morning cup of tea. Have you ever pictured yourself sipping on your favorite cup of tea amidst a lush green tea garden soothing both your eyes and mind? Indian tea gardens and estates are filled with...
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...
The Truth About Tea Bags: Should You Use Them or Not?
You find them in airports and airplanes. You find them in hotel rooms and lobbies. You find them in cafes and restaurants. And you find them in the cupboard in your kitchen. Any and every tea-enthusiast has come across these small, porous bags used to steep tea. These tea bags come either sealed and filled with tea, or open and empty, waiting for you to add whole leaf tea to it. Today you’re going to learn everything you need to know about tea bags and whether or not you should use them. So where did tea bags originate? It turns...
The Ultimate Guide to Peony White Tea
Peony White Tea is an exclusive form of white tea made purely of young tea leaves and silver unopened tea buds. This distinguished tea is a crafty blend of mildly sweet fruity notes giving out intricate flavors to keep you aroused. White Peony Tea is often referred to as Bai Mu Dan. White Peony tea is one of the most popular white teas consumed by the Chinese. In contrast to black and green teas known for their bold flavors, White teas are light and delicate and extremely low in caffeine. White teas contain only 50 mg of caffeine per 250...
A Complete Meal Guide for New Year’s Eve
Bottles of champagne are popped all around the world on New Year's Eve, but it also involves eating wonderful food because New Year’s Eve means a meal full of culinary bling. With a fresh New Year approaching in just a few days, it's that time of the year again to enjoy a wholesome feast with your friends & family and laugh your heart out! To get the flavor of exquisite cuisines this New Year’s eve, go through these curated recipes below and make a scrumptious feast! Refreshments Start the party with these refreshers that are sure to impress any...
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...