Category Archives: The History of Tea

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Darjeeling tea

Fine Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling tea is one of the most famous types of Indian Black Tea! Feel free to learn more about the history, production and different types of this marvelous tea!  Region and history The Darjeeling region is relatively small, it spreads to only 70 sq. miles (which represents about 180 sq. kilometres). Darjeeling tea grows at […]

What is Lapsang Souchong Tea?

What is Lapsang Souchong Tea

“Lapsang Souchong” (that translates as “coarse tea leaves from the upright mountains” from Chinese) is one of the world’s most famous and unusual teas. So what is Lapsang Souchong Tea? Let us find out about it.  Lapsang Souchong Tea. History Lapsang Souchong Tea originated in China in the 17th century. Its tea leaves are grown […]

Tea merchants in Britain

Tea merchants in Britain

By the end of the 19th century, when tea became more affordable, many tea merchants emerged in Britain. Consequently, many tea brands appeared in this country   Lipton. The ‘yellow label’ brand One cannot refer to English tea without mentioning Lipton. This British tea merchant is world-famous. Everyone would recognise a yellow label tea bag.  […]

The history of tea in Britain

The history of tea in Britain

We can’t talk about tea without mentioning Great Britain, and especially its tea tasting traditions. Britain is not a tea-producing country, but the English are great tea addicts. Therefore, their influence in the tea industry around the world is remarkable. Let us discover the history of tea in Britain.  Tea in Britain. Early history.  In […]