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  • Teas of India

    Black tea is by far the most popular tea on the market including English Breakfast, Ceylon and the amazing flavoured black teas which are now widely available. One things for sure, India has black tea production down to a 'tea', producing some of the finest varieties on the market.   Time for Chai...   Tea is said to have been growing wild in India since the 1500's, and it wasn't until the 1830's that commercial production of tea (or Chai as it is called in Hindi) began. India has three distinct tea growing regions, producing teas that differ in style, taste and flavour. Assam is the largest...

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  • Teas for Winter # 1: Chai

    Brrhhh...winter has arrived! It's time to bring out those sheep skin boots, woolie jumpers and of course your favourite tea to warm the bones! Chai: The Perfect Tea for Winter Originating from India some 5000 years ago, chai was created as a healing beverage and used in traditional 'ayurveda' alternative medicine. Chai is a fantastic winter warmer containing spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Traditionally a black tea base, chai now has many modern green tea and herbal varieties.  Making Chai But what is the best way to make chai? Traditionally in India, chai is brewed on milk in a saucepan,...

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