What is the Difference Between “High” Tea and “Afternoon” Tea?

Although some people these days think that high tea and afternoon tea are the same, they are actually completely different from each other. When thinking of the two, some might imagine fancy tea parties and formal wear; this is actually true only for afternoon tea. What is the Difference Between “High” Tea and “Afternoon” Tea? … Read more What is the Difference Between “High” Tea and “Afternoon” Tea?

Best Tea for Stress and Depression in 2019

Problems at home, school, the workplace, or reliving negative experiences from our past can all add up to cause higher levels of stress or depression. Our day-to-day lives are full of moments that can dig inside of our heads and distract us from responsibilities, causing friction with our loved ones or even adverse health effects. … Read more Best Tea for Stress and Depression in 2019

Matcha Tea Review: Kama Matcha

BRAND: Matcha Source  |  TEA: “Kama Matcha”  |  GRADE: Ceremonial Grade  |  ORIGIN: Japan Preparation of Matcha Source “Kama Matcha” I prepared this matcha using 2 chashaku scoops (roughly a teaspoon) and 3 oz of purified water at just below 180 degrees Fahrenheit (note that Matcha Source recommends a 180 degree temperature for the best matcha … Read more Matcha Tea Review: Kama Matcha

Tea Review: Shan Lin XI High Mountain Concubine Oolong (By Eco-Cha)

Brand: Eco-ChaType: Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Concubine Oolong Origin: Zhu Shan, Nantou, Taiwan (1500m elevation, Summer2014)Preparation: 6 steeps, gongfu style (gaiwan). Rinse / 20 seconds / 30 seconds / 45 seconds / 55 seconds / 60 seconds / 90 secondsTemperature: 185 F I’m very pleased to now have Eco-Cha on my radar, and especially appreciative of their story and mission … Read more Tea Review: Shan Lin XI High Mountain Concubine Oolong (By Eco-Cha)

How to Make Mushroom Tea

Mushrooms have long been praised for their health benefits. Containing fiber and antioxidants, these fungi have been used in Eastern medicine since ancient times. Drinking mushroom tea has become quite popular, and making mushroom tea at home is an easy and healthy way to get the benefits of mushrooms into your body. What is Mushroom … Read more How to Make Mushroom Tea