Caffeine in Tea

It’s a question that comes up all the time so we’re going to try and make this as straightforward as possible. Caffeine content in the teas you choose is always... Read more →

How Is Matcha Made?

photo credit: 05 Tea Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis, this is the same plant that produces all true teas. These plants produce leaves which can be made into green,... Read more →

Raspberry Mint Matcha Macarons

Have you tried making macarons before? They can be a little tricky and take some practice, but they are well worth the effort. New skills! You don't have to get... Read more →

Tea Terminology

Tippy Have you heard the terms "tippy, "golden tips", or "gold tips" before? These terms refer to the small, unopened leaves of the tea plant that appear in the tea.... Read more →

Drinking Tulsi Tea For Stress Relief

What is Tulsi? Often referred to as Holy Basil, Tulsi is a traditional and sacred Indian herb. It is a powerful Ayurvedic herb that "carries the bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes and... Read more →

Beginner's Guide To Tea

Our friend Shareba, over at In Search of Yummy-ness, recently asked if we could write a beginner's guide to tea for her website, which takes readers along on her food journey.... Read more →

Caffeine Effects: Matcha vs. Coffee

Now I can expand a little more since we have clarified the caffeine amount situation. Caffeine in coffee can quite often cause you to get the jitters and feel anxious. Coffee’s... Read more →

Is Green Rooibos Healthier than Red Rooibos?

If you think in antioxidants only, then yes. Green rooibos has higher levels of antioxidants than red rooibos. This month's selection, Perles de Antilles is a uniquely flavoured green rooibos.... Read more →

December Tea Reveal

December was Amoda's reintroduction into the world of subscription boxes. It was easy to choose a theme since most of us are experiencing the onset of Winter. Of course, we... Read more →

January Tea Reveal

We went with "Fresh" as the theme for January. A new year is the perfect time to get a fresh start. Here's the lowdown on why these teas made it... Read more →

Tea for Bloating

With so many fatty meals, carbonated drinks and high-sodium foods, gas and bloating is something more and more people must deal with. Bloating occurs for a number of reasons, but... Read more →

Puerh Tea Basics

Choco Shou is a flavoured pu-erh tea. But, what is Pu-erh? Isn't it spelled Puerh? Pu-er? Puer? Pu'er? Pu'erh? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. Dare we call Pu-erh tea... Read more →

My 'Be Well' Tea & Why I Never Get Sick

I very rarely get sick. I eat really healthy, but I have my fair share of stress, I don't get much rest or sleep. My point being, I think it's... Read more →

March Tea Box: Enhance Your Experience

There's so much we can tell you about these teas that will enhance your tea discovery. Let's start with some essentials of two of the teas that may be less... Read more →

March Tea Reveal

The four teas in the March Tasting Set are perfect for transitioning from Winter to Spring. Two new tea blenders have been added this month, Den's Tea and Treasure Green... Read more →

Bourbon + Cider Tea Cocktail Recipe

Bourbon and tea. Sounds like a nice way to to warm up the season, right? This is our bourbon and apple cider-sweetened winter cocktail recipe. Even if you're not typically... Read more →

February Tea Reveal

From the Keemun we move from tea to tea linking each one by a single flavour component. Keemun's smokiness to the smokiness of Hazelnut Pear's base tea, gunpowder green. Then... Read more →

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