5 Amazing Health Properties of Lemon Myrtle Tea

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What is Lemon Myrtle? Lemon Myrtle, also known as Sweet Verbena, is an ingredient from a subtropical plant only found in Australia and has been used for medicine and flavouring in Australia for hundreds of years. What is so special about Lemon Myrtle? Lemon Myrtle is notable because it contains the highest purity of citral of any of the citrus herbs and fruits. This makes it particularly suitable for us in teas blending as it adds strong citrus tones to blends, even when only small quantities are used. But perhaps even more important that flavour is the astonishing range of...

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Where Does the Best English Breakfast Tea Come From?

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English breakfast tea is a tea blend made using a variety of different black teas. The best teas are hand chosen by tea masters and professional tea tasters to elicit a unique blend of bold, rich flavor that is smooth and provides a brisk aftertaste. The main differences in English breakfast teas can be traced to where the leaves were sourced. The regional climate and harvest techniques impart different flavors to the black tea leaves. Most black teas used in English breakfast tea are produced in four regions including India, China, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.   India It's no surprise...

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Blue Tea? The Butterfly Pea Flower Tisane that's Wowing the World

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Butterfly pea flower tea is the new tea trend that has set the tea world afire. This herbal tea offers color-changing properties that make each cup a visual treat. Changes in the tea’s pH level results in fire red hues or rich purples. Find out more about butterfly pea flower tea including how to brew it right here. What Is Butterfly Pea Flower Tea? Butterfly pea flower tea is made from the deep blue flower petals of the butterfly pea plant known by the botanical name Clitoria ternatea. This herbal tisane is also known as Asian pigeonwings, blue tea, and...

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Why We Should Only Ever Drink Certified Organic Tea

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We hear it time and time again – organic is better for you. But have you considered that some organic choices are more important than others? Organic tea in particular, is a non-negotiable for a couple of very important reasons…  SHOP ORGANIC TEA NOW 1. ORGANIC TEA FOR YOUR HEALTH. The place where the majority of pesticides are washed off of tea leaves is in your cup. Unlike food that you can wash or soak before consumption, dried tealeaves are used once when wet. To accelerate this, boiling water magnifies the release of chemicals from the leaves. While some pesticides and...

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What Are the 6 Styles of Tea?

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Did you know that all tea despite the name of the “color” of the tea actually comes from the same “tea plant”?  The Camellia sinensis plant. The styles of tea are produced by altering the shape and chemistry of the leaf,  through the manufacturing process. A tea’s grade does not necessarily indicate flavor or quality. They are rather determined by many different factors including: the country of origin, the variety of the tea, the garden or estate, the elevation, the particular flush (picking) and the manufacturing after harvesting. Most black teas are graded and sold according to leaf or particle...

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What Are Breakfast Teas?

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Breakfast tea blends are some of the most popular black tea varieties worldwide - but what makes an English Breakfast different from an Irish Breakfast? Why are they called breakfast teas? Is Australian Breakfast tea a thing? Well, turn on the kettle and prepare to read and steep—our tea-loving experts have broken down everything you need to know about these ubiquitous morning cuppas below! What are breakfast teas? At the most basic level, a breakfast tea can be defined as any black tea variety that uses leaves from multiple, international, tea-growing regions and is blended with a certain country or...

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