Background This is the third update to an article I first posted in September 2019. It was updated in November 2019, again in January 2020 and this update is being made on 11th March 2020. In my first post about plastic in tea bags, I shared my shock at finding out that most tea bags … Read more The best plastic-free tea bags update March 2020
Yerba mate or just mate? Yerba mate (pronounced mah-tay) refers to the plant used to make the beverage mate, which is a traditional Central and South American drink. In Portuguese and Spanish, mate is never spelled with an accent over the “e” but this is often added in English-speaking countries to distinguish it from the … Read more What is yerba mate?
Spring is almost here in the Northern hemisphere and the days are gradually getting a little longer. But, certainly here in the UK, we still have at least another month of cold, wet, windy and generally miserable weather to look forward to. So we’re still stuck indoors with the windows closed and the heating on … Read more The best teas for a cold or sore throat
With my apologies to Italy, this recipe makes no pretense at being an authentic dish, rather, it is essentially a combination of two recipes from the recipe book “Cooking on a Bootstrap” by the brilliant, inspirational Jack Monroe (follow her on twitter @BootstrapCook or on Instagram @JackMonroe). This is the best recipe book I’ve come across in a … Read more Mushroom and tea bolognese
In an earlier article, I delved into “what is green tea” and outlined the main different types of green tea. Like anything, there are different levels of quality and even more than with black tea, choosing a quality brand is really important to ensure not just the best flavour but also the best of its … Read more The five best green tea brands
What changes can we expect to see in the world of tea in 2020? In this article, I’m going to detail the main trends in tea that I can foresee in 2020. They range from the impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese workforce to the continued role of tea in the wellbeing trend. Read … Read more Tea Trends in 2020
Can you really cook with tea? Yes! Tea has long been the UK’s favourite drink, and in recent years it has gained more and more popularity in other “Western” countries such as the USA. My grandmother passed me her wartime recipe for tea loaf, which was a way of using up leftover tea that had … Read more Cooking with tea – a beginner’s guide
A little background I launched Drink Tea Hub in July 2019 based on a long-held nagging feeling that I should be writing about tea and making it more accessible to people across the world. I started off just wanting to provide good quality information about tea and its health benefits, plus promoting some of my … Read more Top ten posts of 2019
I love drinking tea and I love reading books: lovely, old-fashioned, printed on paper, put on a shelf, read in the bath, books. There are some beautiful and fascinating books about tea which contain a wealth of information not available anywhere else, not even on the internet. A little knowledge about the origins of tea, … Read more The best books about tea
One of the best-loved tea blends is jasmine tea. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing a real treat. What makes jasmine tea so special is its blend of tea leaves with jasmine petals. The jasmine petals impart a delicate yet very aromatic fragrance to the tea. The jasmine petals impart a slightly sweet, delicate … Read more What Is Jasmine Tea?