New Brand Alert: Ahmad Tea 🚨

Coming to you from the UK, this family business has nothing but amazing tasting teas to offer. We decided to add this brand based on your input as our consumers because we had a ton of recommendations to sell it! There are a total of four generations behind this business so they definitely know what …

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Breakdown of Brands: Taylors of Harrogate

Charles Taylor, originating from Harrogate, England, founded Taylors of Harrogate in 1886. Now you can see where the name originates from. They are makers of both tea and coffee and pride their skillful hand in making the best of the best. Taylors has since opened a chain of coffee houses. Some coffee houses were so …

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Clean Up Your Tea Stash!

With Memorial Day come and gone and summer just around the corner, I realize that I still haven’t gotten any of my spring cleaning done. There are several rooms in my house and spaces like closets, pantries, and cupboards that need to be taken care of. One cupboard I have is a tea cupboard. Now, …

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Evolution of the Tea Bag

Tea bags have been around since the early 1900s. Back then they were hand sewn from silk muslin.  Thomas Sullivan, a New York coffee and tea merchant, is credited with being the first person to market his tea in bags. It wasn't long before machines were invented to manufacture the tea bags.  Many other innovations followed and tea …

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Comparing Tea Bags

I recently attended an event where, for the first time, I learned about comparing tea bags. I'd done loose leaf tastings before, but, of course, there were some obvious differences. We did comparisons across several brands of similar price and market (grocery store shelf teas).  It is important to compare apples to apples for a …

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The Big Steep

Often I am asked about the best way to steep tea. And what’s best depends on what type of tea you are drinking, what kind of equipment you own (or are willing to buy) and what fits most into your lifestyle. TEA BAGS: The easiest and most popular tea delivery method. Pros: Produces a clean …

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Tea Bags vs Loose Tea — A Brief Comparison

The average tea consumer tends to purchase their tea at the supermarket, in convenient bagged form. However you'll notice that many tea enthusiasts show disdain for tea bags, preferring to purchase their tea in loose leaf form. There are many reasons for that disdain, but let's take a look at how much tea bags really …

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