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How Gorkhaland Protests are Affecting the Supply of Darjeeling Tea.

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How Gorkhaland Protests are Affecting the Supply of Darjeeling Tea.

  With strikes and riots currently unfolding across West Bengal, India, tea companies across the world are finding their supply of Darjeeling tea severely affected. The current unrest in the otherwise idyllic Indian Himalayan foothills has meant that the production of one of the most valued and expensive teas has come to a grinding halt worldwide.    What is Darjeeling Tea?  Darjeeling tea, also known as the ‘Champagne of teas’, originates from the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Prised for its delicate taste and floral aroma, Darjeeling tea is available in black, green, white and oolong.  Tea bushes have...

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How to make home made cold brew tea

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How to make home made cold brew tea

How to make home made cold brew tea The cold brew method is simplicity at its best. You’re just steeping tea in water for hours, hot water can bring out the tannic, bitter flavors in tea if made incorrectly. In the absence of heat, you’re left with perfectly refreshing, super smooth tea, ready for the summer sun.   The method: Stand by this is going to blow your mind, take your favourite loose leaf tea add it to one of our self fill tea bags and place in your container, add the best quality water you can we find bottled...

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The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company: Peach Garden

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The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company: Peach Garden

I will admit that during childhood I had a quite blinkered vision of tea. Not only was it a drink that your nan - who was a gazillion year's old - drunk, but it was also a horrendous, weirdly brown, stewed monstrosity. There was absolutely nothing appealing in it at all. A glass of coke or Ribena was much better. Green tea was only sold in health shops and was reserved for people who were of the hippy inclination, and fruit tea was limited to strawberry or grapefruit I seem to remember.Naturally though as I grew up and matured my...

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7 types of coffee drinks

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7 types of coffee drinks

Here's a look at seven of the more popular coffee drinks available at most discriminating coffee houses, and how to best enjoy them.  Espresso Espresso is a strong black coffee made by forcing steam through dark-roast aromatic coffee beans at high pressure in an espresso machine. A perfectly brewed espresso will have a thick, golden-brown crema (foam) on the surface. If the crema is good, the sugar you add will float on the surface for a couple of seconds before slowly sinking to the bottom. Espresso is the foundation for a wide variety of speciality coffee drinks, such as the...

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The Benefits Of Ayurveda Tea

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The Benefits Of Ayurveda Tea

Here at The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company we have created five delicious new Ayurvedic teas, these include Ayurveda Chai, Ayurveda Stay in Balance, Ayurveda Keep on Going, Ayurveda Light My Flame and Ayurveda Feel Beauty – we have designed these new teas with you in mind, because we want you to feel your best inside and out. But did you know there are numerous health benefits of drinking ayurveda tea?In this blog post we would like to share all the amazing health benefits that you can gain by driving Ayurveda Tea; but first we would like to give you...

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