Tea Tales — Karmakettle
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...
How to Make Tea Compost: The Tea Elixir for Plants
Over the years, tea compost has gone by many names- slurries, watery fermented extracts, and amended extracts are some of the earlier ones. Tea compost is essentially a balanced, nutrient-rich fertilizer. It is made by brewing compost in water and is used on flowering plants, vegetables, houseplants, and crops of all kinds. The term tea technically means an infusion made by boiling water and using herbs to create a healthy, refreshing beverage for us. Along the same lines, tea compost is a biologically rich drink for plants. While the number of studies that have researched and can prove the benefits...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
Reasons Why Brothers are an Indispensable Part of Your Life
Brothers have always been an extension of who you are. They are a reflection of your parents, they are your protectors from harm, keeper of secrets, partners in mischiefs, and companion when your skies are blue and most importantly, they love to poke fun at your expense.