Author Archives: Alexandra LITTAYE

Gunpowder tea

Gunpowder green tea

Gunpowder tea is one of the oldest and best known types of tea in China. However, its origins, production techniques, and even its name, are really very original. Let us discover what Gunpowder Tea really is!  Gunpowder Green Tea. History Gunpowder Green Tea originated in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It is around […]

Jasmine Green Tea

Jasmine Tea

Jasmine Green tea is one of the most famous Chinese Green Tea types in the world. Every single tea addict has heard of Jasmine Green Tea ! Let us learn more about this extraordinary tea type. Jasmine Green Tea. History and production. Jasmine flowers have a very special place in Chinese culture. It is believed […]

Genmaicha Loose tea

Genmaicha Loose Tea

Genmaicha Loose Tea is one of the most extraordinary types of Japanese Green Tea. This tea originated in old Kyoto. Its key feature is the presence of a very unusual ingredient in it: the roasted rice.  That is why Genmaicha Tea was very popular with working class people in old Kyoto. The poor farmers could […]

History of Green Tea in China

History of Green Tea in China

China is often referred to as the “cradle of tea”, because we owe this marvellous drink to China! It is, indeed, in China, that tea emerged, as long ago as the 3rd millennium BC. The main tea produced in China is green tea! Let us discover the extraordinary History of Green Tea in China!  The […]

What is Russian Caravan tea?

Russian Caravan article feat image

Russian Caravan tea is a blend consisting of three famous Chinese teas: Lapsang Souchong, Oolong and Keemun. Here we will tell you everything about this extravagant tea, from the etymology of its name to its health benefits!  Russian Caravan Tea. History. Russian Caravan tea originates from the 18th century. In those days, a new method […]

Orange Pekoe Black Tea

Orange Pekoe tea

Orange Pekoe Black tea is one of the most famous Ceylon Black Tea types. Not only is it very nice on its own, but it is also wonderful for blending other tea types, such as the legendary Earl Grey Tea! Let us discover all about Orange Pekoe tea!  Ceylon Black Tea. History and geography The […]

8 Greatest Earl Grey Tea Benefits

8 Greatest Earl Grey Tea Benefits

Earl Grey tea requires no introduction! It is by far the most famous tea in Britain, and probably in the entire world! However, little is known about Earl Grey Tea benefits! Let us discover 8 greatest assets of this extraordinary tea!  1. Earl Grey boosts your energy levels Given that Earl Grey is a black […]

What is Earl Grey Tea?

What is Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey Tea is overwhelmingly popular in the UK and beyond! It is probably the most renowned tea in the world! But what is Earl Grey tea? Where does it come from? How is it produced? Let us discover all this!  Earl Grey Tea owes its name to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, who was […]

What is English Breakfast Tea?

What is English Breakfast Tea?

English Breakfast Tea is extremely popular in the UK! But what is English Breakfast tea? Here is the answer to this question.  English breakfast tea originated in Scotland in the 1880s, thanks to a Scottish tea master whose surname was Drysdale. He wanted to create a very strong tea blend that would wake you up […]