Tea Learning Guide for Intermediates

Welcome to the Tea Learning Guide for Intermediates! This guide is designed to help you deepen your knowledge of tea by exploring its flavors, comparing it to coffee, understanding tea certificates, and delving into different types of tea such as white, green, oolong, black, Pu-erh, Rooibos, Honeybush, and Mate. You will also learn about tea […]

Presto! Instant Tea, Matcha, and RTD: Exploring Non-Traditional Ways to Drink Tea

Tea is a popular beverage enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. However, the traditional method of brewing tea using leaves is not always practical, especially for those on-the-go. In this lesson, we will explore non-traditional ways to drink tea, including instant tea, matcha, and ready-to-drink (RTD) tea. Instant Tea: Convenient but Different from Real Tea […]

Exploring the Obscure Legends and Histories of Tea

Tea has been a part of human culture for centuries, and with it comes a host of stories, legends, and histories. In this lesson, we will dive deeper into some of the more obscure tales associated with tea. The Indian Tea Story According to this Indian legend, tea was created by the Buddha himself. During […]

Tea Grades: What Do They Mean and How Are They Determined?

Have you ever seen a label on your tea package that reads “SFTGFOP1” and wondered what it means? Well, it turns out that this jumble of letters and numbers is actually a grade of tea, one of many classifications that can be found on gourmet tea packages. However, these grades can often be confusing and […]

Introduction to Rooibos, Honeybush, and Yerba Mate Teas

Herbal teas have been consumed for centuries, valued for their unique flavors and potential health benefits. While traditional tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, herbal teas are made from a variety of herbs, flowers, and spices. In this article, we explore the characteristics and origins of three popular herbal teas: Rooibos, Honeybush, and Yerba […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Pu-erh Tea

Pu’erh tea, also known as Pu’er, is a rare and unusual tea that stands out from other teas due to its unique processing, storage, and taste. In this lesson, we’ll delve into the world of Pu’erh and attempt to demystify this fascinating tea. Origins and Processing Pu’erh tea is only produced in the Yunnan province […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Black Tea

Black tea, the most popular tea in the US, has gained its fame for various reasons, including the invention of the tea bag in 1904. Recent studies have also shown that black tea provides similar health benefits to green tea. In this lesson, we will explore the history, varieties, and processing of black tea. Growing […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Oolong Tea

Oolong teas are a fascinating category that falls between green and black teas in terms of oxidation. Although this may seem like a small detail, it creates a wide range of tea styles and flavors. The term “oolong” is derived from the Chinese words for “black dragon,” which is associated with the appearance of the […]