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MDTEA JOURNAL | Everyday adventures in the world of tea

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Welcome, pull up a chair, sit back and grab yourself a cup of something special.
Relax, unwind and let your mind wander with us for a few moments, and join us
on our everyday adventures into the world of tea.

The Spice of Life: How to make <br/>the perfect Masala Chai tea

The Spice of Life: How to make
the perfect Masala Chai tea

Posted by Helen Taggart on

We love our Masala Chai tea, we can't get enough of it, and in fact, it seems you can't either with our Masala Chai Express being one of our most popular blends. So, on a recent trip to India with my now husband, Michael, I was interested in trying a true Masala Chai from its country of origin. In India, Chai was available on every street corner, in the train stations and even on the trains themselves. Served ready-made, from large urns by Chai Wallahs inviting you to try, with its sweet, spicy smell and at 50 rupees a cup (about...

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Tea Cocktails: A taste of decadence

Tea Cocktails: A taste of decadence

Posted by Helen Taggart on

If you thought our blends were just for drinking hot and poured straight from a teapot, then think again. Our teas can be used in many wonderful ways, from cold brews and cocktails to ice-creams and baking. Today we're creating a cocktail, using our Deliciously Decadent blend, currently on special offer (in fuso bag form) in our online tea shop. We call this cocktail Divinely Decadent and once you've taken a sip, you'll understand why. A definite summer drink to sip on a warm summer's evening. Okay, to start you do need a bit of preparation. Infuse 50g ( or 15...

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Tea Leaf Theory: A Brief History of Tea

Posted by Helen Taggart on

Tea is drunk and enjoyed all over the world, and while in Britain the most popular type is Black tea drunk with milk, there are many more varieties and many more ways to enjoy, our nation's favourite drink. It plays such a central role in our daily lives that it's hard to imagine a world without it, yet have you ever stopped to think about its origins and how it was discovered?While tea has been enjoyed in the East for thousands of years it was only introduced to the West about 400 years ago. Discovered in China, it has exerted...

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The Humble Hibiscus:
Helping your health bloom beautifully

Posted by Helen Taggart on

Many people are aware of at least some of the benefits of drinking tea - especially the well publicised antioxidant properties of green and white tea. However, a herb that is often overlooked in terms of its health benefits, yet regularly found in many tea blends, is hibiscus. Though its colour is quite vivid its benefits are less obvious. Hibiscus comes from the green part of the hibiscus flower called the calyx, which is rich in anthocyanins. These are responsible for the production of antioxidants and also give it it's rich red colour. It tastes sweet but also has a quite...

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Matcha tea: how to benefit from the health boost without drinking it

Matcha tea: how to benefit from the health boost without drinking it

Posted by Helen Taggart on

  Did you know you can incorporate matcha into your daily diet without drinking a single cup of tea? This is especially useful for people who want to reap the benefits but are not keen on the taste, which is quite strong and not everyone’s cup of tea! Matcha is a Japanese green tea that has become very popular in the last few years – mainly due to its health benefits and versatility. So let’s have a little look at those health benefits before we get creative. Health benefits of matcha tea Matcha has a unique rich, grassy taste and...

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