How Is Herbal Tea Different From Regular Tea?

The main difference, and easiest way to differentiate between herbal tea and regular tea, is by the plant that it comes from. Regular tea comes from what is known as the tea plant, or more scientifically, the Camellia Sinensis. Whereas herbal teas, of which there are a huge variety, come from all different types of … Read more

Best Darjeeling Tea [2022 Review]

Cup of Darjeeling tea

When thinking of tea from India, we often imagine that the teas will be very robust and spicy. This is true when speaking of darker, more oxidized Assam teas, but the best Darjeeling tea has a light flavor and floral aroma. The muscatel flavor, often related to the wine of the same name, is one … Read more

Hojicha vs Matcha Tea

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In the following sections, we’ll explore hojicha and matcha in greater detail, including their health benefits, and the difference between these delicious Japanese green teas.  First, let’s take a look at the main differences between hojicha and matcha: Hojicha is a traditional roasted green tea from Japan. In Japanese, the word hojicha means ‘roasted tea’. Matcha … Read more

Oxidation vs Fermentation of Tea

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Oxidation is a process in which tea leaves are exposed to oxygen so that an enzymatic reaction can occur. Tea leaves that are fermented are instead exposed to microbes that change the composition of the leaves. It is these two processes that make tea types different from each other despite coming from the same plant. … Read more

What Is Hojicha?

What is hojicha tea

Green tea has been consumed for over a thousand years and is popular in many parts of the world. Hojicha is a kind of green tea that is roasted to produce a unique flavor and aroma. In this article, we’ll look at how hojicha is made and how it promotes health. What Is Hojicha? Hojicha … Read more

Can I Drink Dandelion Tea Every Day?

Dandelion Tea

A cup of dandelion tea may make a significant difference in your health. Drinking dandelion tea may help with everything from high blood sugar and high cholesterol to easing stomach pain and boosting your immune system.  But if you’re thinking of changing up your health routine, you’re likely asking yourself, “Can I drink dandelion tea … Read more

Not The Usual Tea Pairings

The term “tea pairing” is usually associated with choosing suitable teas to accompany various types of food. Tea, if “matchmade” well, can go wonderfully with a dish. There’s nothing I love more than a piping hot cup of Gyokuro with sushi or Da Hong Pao oolong with dim sum.   Over the years my habits have … Read more

How Long Should I Steep Chamomile Tea?

Chamomile tea has many things going for it: a history of wide-ranging health benefits, wide availability, and a pleasing aroma and taste. Another plus: It’s very easy to make and enjoy every day. If you’re wondering about how chamomile tea may help your overall health and need answers to questions such as, “How long should … Read more

What is Dandelion Tea Good For?

The prolific dandelion may cause headaches when it takes over a yard, but in a different form, dandelions can be life-changing.  The dandelion has been revered for centuries because of its array of medical benefits, typically in tea form. But what is dandelion tea good for and where can you find it? Here’s a closer … Read more

How Much Caffeine Does Chai Tea Have?

That cup of chai tea you’re enjoying? It’s probably similar to what your ancestors were sipping thousands of years ago.  Chai Tea can mean different things to different people, though. In India, where it originated — “chai” means “tea” in Hindi — it is more popular than coffee. In America, chai tea is loosely applied to … Read more