Top 5 Teas for Kids

Many children love tea, especially if it’s something they’ve grown up drinking. However, it’s never too late to introduce your kids to the world of tea. These time-tested, kid-approved teas are regularly requested by the children in our community, both at our shop and the Westport Farmer’s Market. Learn more about the taste and benefits of these wonderful teas for kids.

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Ceremonial vs. Culinary Grade Matcha

You may have been wondering about the difference between the two grades of Matcha green tea powder that we offer – Ceremonial and Culinary. Is one better than the other, and which one should you get?

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Our Top Spring Detox Teas

Spring is a time of renewal in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. A time to shed the heaviness of winter, for bright, fresh and openness of the warmer months. There are many practices you can incorporate to assist in this time of physical and spiritual renovation, including special diets, consistent exercise, and dedicating time to meditation and prayer. And of course, one way we love to maximize this time of inner renewal is to drink tea! Arogya tea has several varieties of detox teas that are especially helpful this time of year for harmonizing with the seasonal changes, detoxifying the body, reducing stress, and increasing immunity, health and vitality.

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How to make matcha tea

4 Easy Ways to Make Matcha Tea

Matcha has become famous for the unique sense of calm and focused alertness it provides, and for its health properties: high-antioxidant levels, chlorophyll-rich, and metabolism-boosting, among others. It has been enjoyed for centuries, traditionally used by Japanese Zen monks for meditation and mindful living. Matcha is a practical and healthful choice that can be made in an instant, or meditatively brewed and sipped in a ritualized tea ceremony. Enjoy our Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea Powder in these four simple recipes and experience for yourself the magic of matcha tea. It is recommended to use hot, but not boiling water, ideally 175°F.
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How to Store Tea

How to Store Tea

In general, the shelf life of tea is about one year. A little less for fresh green teas and light oolongs, and longer for more oxidized teas like black tea. But one year is a good point of reference for most teas and tisanes. Learn to properly store tea to preserve the flavor and health benefits of your tea. These storage tips apply to all teas, except for pu’er tea – you’ll find a separate section about pu’er below. If you are interested in aging teas, which is only possible with certain types of tea, you can follow these storage tips read more about the art of aged tea.

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Timeless Teas – The Art of Aged Tea

Just like fine wine, there are certain varieties of tea that age beautifully, accentuating or transforming their flavor and increasing their value. While most teas have a shelf life of about a year, after which the flavor becomes dull and stale, specific varieties of white, oolong and pu’er tea taste even better with time. Artfully aging high-quality tea bestows tea leaves with astonishing depth of flavor and complexity, as well as the special essence of time that the soul savors with delight. In order to be considered “aged” tea must be at least 5 years old but can be aged upwards of 50 years if stored in good condition.

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Jasmine: A Tea for Love

Jasmine, Jasminum officinale or Jasminum sambac, is a flower famous and well-loved for its wonderful fragrance and often enjoyed when it is paired with Green Tea, or sometimes Black tea or Oolong tea, from the Camellia sinensis plant.  It is part of many traditional Asian and Middle Eastern tea cultures, including China, Japan, Vietnam, and Iran, but has made its way into Western tea culture of the modern day and to our some of our uplifting tea blends at Arogya.

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Tea 201: What Makes a Tea Unique?

Picking up from where Part 1 left off, today’s post will discuss tea harvesting. Read on to learn the different methods by which traditional and modern teas are harvested, as well as how seasons influence the tea we drink and what “first flush” actually means. 

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