The best teas for a cold or sore throat

the best tea for a cold or sore throat

Now that we’ve passed the middle of winter here in the Northern hemisphere, at least the days are gradually getting a little longer. But, certainly here in the UK, we have at least another two or three months of cold, wet, windy and generally miserable weather to look forward to. So we’re still stuck indoors … Read more The best teas for a cold or sore throat

The best books about tea

best books about tea

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

Review of Machu’s Blend – Tea for Dogs

tea for dogs

Isn’t tea poisonous for dogs? First of all this is not about giving ordinary tea to your dog. All “true” teas, that is, teas derived from the plant Camellia sinensis – black, green, white, yellow oolong and Pu-erh tea in any form, so that includes Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, matcha and so on – are … Read more Review of Machu’s Blend – Tea for Dogs

Exhibition Review – A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table

Definitely more of a journey than simply an exhibition, A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table is a walk across the continents to explore the history and cultural significance of tea through the centuries. We followed the outwardly unimpressive leaf of that small shrub, Camellia sinensis, on its hugely impressive rise from a medicinal … Read more Exhibition Review – A Tea Journey: From the Mountains to the Table