Matcha tea, a finely ground green tea powder made famous by Japanese Zen monks, has become incredibly popular over the last couple years. Modern day tea drinkers love Matcha for the feeling of calm and focused alertness it provides, as well as its sweet, creamy and umami flavor. With the increased popularity of Matcha tea, countless varieties are readily available on the market.
Camellia sinensis, also known as tea, contains about a quarter to one-half of the caffeine in coffee, depending on the variety. Tea is also host to naturally occurring phyto-chemicals that prolong the release of caffeine in the body, while at the same time providing a sense of relaxation. These properties make tea an ideal beverage for prolonged focus and well-being.Read More›
Whenever I start to feel the slightest bit under the weather, I make myself an extra strong pot of Cold & Flu tea to drink throughout the day. I rarely get sick beyond one day of mild symptoms, and I credit this tea for helping to keep my body’s defenses strong, and for soothing the little tickles of sickness in my throat and sinuses. Keeping a bag of this tea on hand at home is one of my secret weapons for winter wellness.Read More›
For many people, alcohol is the drink of choice when they get home from a long day at work, or to sip along with their evening meal. However, recent evidence points to the fact that even limited alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases. If you are looking for a healthier way to wind down at the end of the day, consider making a cup of tea your evening ritual.Read More›
When we drink tea, we feel good! It’s an intuitively and scientifically-proven healthful beverage. Tea, which specifically refers to the drink made from the Camellia Sinensis plant, is the most widely-consumed beverage after water. When humans first began drinking tea, it was regarded as medicinal brew, and was often boiled with other healing herbs. In our modern age, science has confirmed the health benefits of tea for the mind and body. The particular benefits of each kind of tea vary due to the differences in geographical terrain, processing methods, and seed varietals, which result in the five main categories of tea: White, Green, Oolong, Black and Pu’er.
To Arogya founder and tea master Wei Huang Bertram, creating a tea blend is a delicate, engaging, and multi-phased art. The end result of this patient process is a delicious and intricately balanced brew that’s neither too strong nor too subtle, or too bitter or too sweet.
With the desire to create a tea that captures the essence of true love, Wei formulated Love Blend. True love is weightless and pure; it’s stable and strong, while also being beautifully subtle and peaceful. Love Blend embodies these qualities, with its soothing jasmine silver needle white tea and rosebuds. This delightful blend invokes the feeling of love in our hearts, and makes a perfect Valentine’s Day tea.Read More›
When you think of the most normal and mundane teapot in America, what you probably think of is a glazed ceramic teapot. This classic style, which today can be found in countless fantastic designs, has a long and interesting history. While porcelain and ceramic teapots had been in use in China much earlier than in Europe, the particular design we are most familiar is part of our European heritage.Read More›
So far in our Teaware 101 series we’ve looked at the original style of teapots, the the Yixing teapot, which is excellent for the dedicated pu’er or oolong drinker. Today let’s take a look at another popular, and more versatile style of teapot: the cast-iron teapot.
When you love tea, your teapot becomes like a friend. Sadly, just as with friendships, teapots have their fragile qualities and at times you must part ways. However, a cast-iron teapot, with its durable material, can truly be a lifelong companion for you, and for generations to come.Read More›
There is a huge variety of teaware available, and at Arogya we get many questions about which kind of teapot is best. Glass, cast-iron, unglazed clay, or porcelain? The truth is, it depends on which kind of tea you prefer to drink. There are certain teapots that work well with all teas, while other teapots truly enhance specific kinds of tea. One of my favorite teapots, the unglazed yixing teapot, is amazing for pu’er and oolong teas. It’s also the original teapot! In this, and the next couple blog posts, we will explore the different styles of teapots, which teas, and tea drinkers they work best for, and little history behind the development of the teapot, starting with the classic yixing teapot.Read More›