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10 Tea Mistakes You're Making

10 Tea Mistakes You're Making

I know that making a cup of tea seems pretty straight forward, but it is actually quite an art to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are 10 tea mistakes that you are probably making 1. Boiling Your Water Water’s boiling point is typically at 212F. You rarely need to heat your water to the point of boiling. Only strong black tea, rooibos, and certain herbal blends should be heated to the point of boiling or almost boiling. Make sure you research the correct water temperature before making your tea! 2. Over Steeping Even though you want to extract...

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Alexa Klopfenstein
What is Darjeeling Tea?

What is Darjeeling Tea?

Darjeeling tea is grown on the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountains in the region of Darjeeling in India. It is cultivated at extreme altitudes, on steep slopes, under intensive sunshine in a generally cool climate. Darjeeling tea has a distinct and unique flavor. Its annual harvest is limited, and its taste and aroma cannot be replicated anywhere else. Because it is so special, it is much sought after by tea connoisseurs. Boston Tea Campaign now makes Pure Darjeeling Tea affordable for you. The name “Darjeeling” (also spelled Darjiling) comes from the Tibetan words, “dorje” meaning thunderbolt (originally the scepter...

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The Best Time of Day to Drink Darjeeling

The Best Time of Day to Drink Darjeeling

Did you know that certain teas should be enjoyed during certain times of the day? There are multiple factors to consider while deciding which tea to drink! 1) CAFFEINE LEVELS Caffeine is known to affect sleep patterns, blood pressure, and heart rate. Because of these things, it is important to carefully decide the best time to drink your tea. Darjeeling can contain around 50mg of caffeine per 8 fl oz cup (depending on the flush). This is lower than black tea such as Assam, but higher than green tea which contains 40mg. Because of these caffeine levels, Darjeeling shouldn't be...

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Why You May Want to Stock Up on Your Favorite Tea....

Why You May Want to Stock Up on Your Favorite Tea....

1) The unpredictability of the political climate in Darjeeling: In 2017, Darjeeling experienced a politically influenced strike that lasted 104 days. This made for a rough tea year and the harvest of Second Flush Darjeeling was nearly impossible. Fortunately, work in the tea gardens resumed in October of 2017, and the harvest season of 2018 is in full swing. The political conflict, an ongoing effort for independence in this region, is not resolved, and although peaceful negotiations are occurring, there is a level of political unpredictability that will continue. 2) Increasing tea production costs: Energy prices continue to increase in India...

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