Tea Review — The English Tea Store’s Organic Ceylon

Most of us have probably heard the term terra incognita, but perhaps you've never thought much about where it comes from. As the story goes, once upon a time the phrase was inscribed upon those areas of maps that were an unknown. Nowadays, of course, these areas don't take up as much space as they …

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Ceylon Black Tea

Ceylon black tea is a real taste pleaser. The island nation of Sri Lanka has become a big player in the world of tea. They are ranked 3rd (or possibly 4th after Kenya which has increased its tea production greatly in recent years) in tea production worldwide. Most of the tea is processed as black …

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News Bites From the World of Tea

As mentioned in a recent article here, India's tea industry is hopeful that the government there will declare tea the country's national drink. At least one government official cautiously suggested as much not so long ago. But a more recent news report claims that another government minister is not so confident, citing a similar initiative …

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Sylvakandy Estate Ceylon Tea — Sheer Delight!

Sylvakandy Estate Tea from Ceylon just upped my taste standards when it comes to a nice cuppa black tea. The taste is quite distinctive from teas grown in the Assam area of India despite the varietal of Camellia Sinensis being the same (Camellia Sinensis assamica). A lot of Ceylon teas are machine-processed and bagged, but …

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Winding Down Summer with Tea

Another trip around the sun, another Summer winding down, and another occasion to celebrate with tea: the Autumnal Equinox rolls around once more. For those of you who don’t pay a lot of attention to the various phases of our journey through this solar system, I’ll give a brief rundown of what “Autumnal Equinox” is. …

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Reading Tea Leaves — Ceylon Teas

Sixth and last (for now, at least) in the round of that practical approach to reading tea leaves. Before steeping, these leaves tell of the process they endured once plucked from the tea bush (Camellia Sinensis). After steeping, they reveal their true nature more fully. One thing to bear in mind is that tea was …

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Review of Lovers Leap Estate Black

Name: Lovers Leap Estate Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea Form: Loose leaf Review: This is a very reasonably priced, albeit very "neutral" Ceylon black tea which may well suit those who are looking for a very neutral, yet versatile, black tea that can go with a variety of foods. Even better, it can …

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What Do I Do with the Tea I Don’t Like?

Do you know about FLYlady--the home blessing instructor? If you do, then you know about the lessons on decluttering cabinets and counters. I looked in my cabinet at my various containers of tea, a cabinet that seriously needs decluttering. I have been in recent years attempting to broaden my tea horizons by sampling many different …

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Spotlight on Black Tea

For most of us – or at least for most of us this side of Asia – tea and black tea are almost synonymous. Though other types of tea have become more popular in the West in recent times, if someone mentions the word tea, it’s likely to conjure up an image of that old …

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Ceylon Blends

The quality of Ceylon teas has been on a steady rise since tea plantations revived Sri Lanka’s agricultural industry when their coffee crops fell victim to disease. You can have a pure Ceylon tea from a particular estate or enjoy one of these delicious teas in a blend where their flavors harmonize with the qualities …

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