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The Origin Story of Tea

The Origin Story of Tea 0

Tea has been a universally enjoyed beverage for centuries. However, the origins and historical distribution of tea are not widely known. British culture has placed a high priority on tea for over three hundred and fifty years, and many assume this is the birthplace of the popular drink. We actually have to go back almost five thousand years to discover the first recorded instances of tea! From ancient China to modern-day America, tea has had an incredible journey as one of the most influential drinks in history.
  • Zoe Maiden
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The Origin & Evolution of Chai

The Origin & Evolution of Chai 0

Chai, with its delicious mixture of spices, is one of tea’s most popular blends and can likely be found at any tea or coffee shop. Native to India, chai has varied recipes depending on the region, climate, and cultural preference. Strong spices, such as cinnamon and cardamom, are often combined as the base with the addition of milk and sugar to off-set the spicy flavor. Although the flavors are reminiscent of the fall and winter seasons, the versatility it brings as a hot or iced beverage allows it to be enjoyed all year long. This sweet, milky tea that we have grown to love has evolved over the years and is actually quite different from the original Indian chai recipe. 
The Dead End Road To Eating Local With Tea | Tea Origins Mystery Revealed

The Dead End Road To Eating Local With Tea | Tea Origins Mystery Revealed 0

In modern-day America, consumers are inundated with the idea of ‘eating local,’ and there is an increasing demand to know exactly where their food ...
  • Jenna Kellso
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History of Tisane 0

  The history and etymology of the word tisane (pronounced tee-zahn), varies. Some say tisane comes from the Greek word, ptisanē, which refers to ...
  • Zoe Maiden
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The History of White Tea 0

White tea originated in China during the Chinese Imperial Dynasties (600-1300). Tea drinking was a vital part of Chinese culture during this time....
  • Zoe Maiden
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The History of Black Tea 0

     Black tea, also known as “red tea,” was discovered in China in the mid 17th century. Many years prior, only green and oolong teas were consume...
  • Zoe Maiden
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The History of Green Tea 0

     The origination of green tea began in China tracing all the way back to 2737 B.C. The discovery occurred by accident when the Chinese Emperor...
  • Zoe Maiden
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