Tea Blog & Travels

Ray and Ellen rolling tea, Forest Hill Tea, Sri Lanka, March 2020
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We hope to impart tea knowledge and learning opportunities to our customers through this blog.We receive a lot of questions about tea brewing, production methods, organic tea farming and more. Here we hope to impart some knowledge and resources for better understanding and appreciating for the world\’s second most consumed beverage – tea!

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Masala Chai – At-home Brewing Instructions

>> Purchase our Masala Spice Blend and Assam CTC Black Tea (1 ounce of masala spices and 1 ounce of Assam CTC makes approximately 12, 8 ounce cups of chai & a Box of Masala (which contains 1.75 ounces of Assam CTC and 1.75 ounces of Masala spices in separate packets) makes approximately 20 cups). (This recipe makes about 3, 8 ounce cups – cut recipe in half for one large mug) Put 4 teaspoons of Masala spices in a medium […]

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Tulsi Holy Basil for Stress Relief

Instead of getting a prescription for your stress, consider trying a natural and sacred plant: holy basil. Also called tulsi, holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a sacred plant in India with strong, clove-like aroma and taste. It demonstrates a lack of toxicity and a variety of benefits, including reducing inflammation, protecting the body and brain from harmful effects of stress, and exerting a positive influence on mood. It is safe to use with pharmaceutical antidepressants. Dr. Weil’s colleague Jim Nicolai, […]

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More turn to tea as benefits become known

Worldwide, tea is the second-most-popular drink, after water. But in this coffee-crazed nation, it’s long been a subordinate brew. Until now. Read more from USAToday…

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How to use your Libre Tea Glass

The Libre Glass’n Poly is designed in Canada and for sale at Dobrá Tea. This short instructional video from Libre Tea explains how it works and the two ways to brew tea in it. Please note: When brewing with very hot water and inverting the Libre, before opening you’ll want to release some of the steam pressure that has built up by slightly unscrewing/and then re-tightening the top, otherwise it may leak, and pressure can build up  – DO NOT […]

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Health Benefits of Tea: Milking It or Not

The idea that milk may diminish the potential heart-health benefits of tea has been a topic of some debate. Lots of us can’t imagine black tea without a little dairy to cut the bitterness. But, according to this research going back to 2007, we might want to at least consider trying, say, a nice cup of green tea sans sugar or cream. More from NPR.org

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China Tea Journey 2012: Map, Itinerary & Photos

See the slideshow. On April 17 at 6AM, Ray hopped on a plane bound for the tea fields of China.  With little more than a 2600 cu in. backpack, he started his trek in Kunming and ended the journey 35 days later in Shanghai’s tea markets. Through photos, videos, and a map, we document our first trip to China for tea. Though Ray did pack very light, photos taken with a small camera and an ipod Touch for timely updates […]

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China Tea Journey 2012: Photos from the Road

See the slideshow in larger format and without using Flash. Images shown in order of newest first.

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Green tea drinkers show less disability with age

Elderly adults who regularly drink green tea may stay more agile and independent than their peers over time, according to a Japanese study that covered thousands of people. Green tea contains antioxidant chemicals that may help ward off the cell damage that can lead to disease. Researchers have been studying green tea’s effect on everything from cholesterol to the risk of certain cancers, with mixed results so far. Read more on the study from Reuters.

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