Review of Nonsuch Estate Nilgiri

Name: Nonsuch Estate Nilgiri Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea, Indian Form: Loose leaf Review: While many people are familiar with Assam and Darjeeling teas, teas from the Nilgiri region are less well-known. This is a shame because while some Nilgiris are profoundly uninteresting, good Nilgiris are not only quite tasty, but quite versatile. …

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Green Tea And Health: The Ohsaki Study

Tea is good for you. Now that’s a pretty blunt statement but - as you may have noticed if you've been reading some of the articles published in these pages lately - there have been a number of studies released over the past decade or so to support this assertion. One of the more noteworthy …

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You Know You’re a Spoiled “Tea Princess” When…

A recent experience in a fairly high-end restaurant made me realize that I’m a spoiled “Tea Princess.” (Not being sexist here. I acknowledge that men can be just as spoiled when it comes to enjoying fine teas versus what passes for tea at a lot of eateries in the U.S.) So, how did I come …

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Intaba Rooibos, Cold on a Hot Day

I first learned of rooibos tea—sometimes called red bush tea—in reading the novel The Ladies No.1 Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith. It is the first novel of a series set in Botswana, South Africa; you may have seen the HBO movie by the same name. The heroine of the novel, one of my very …

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