Category Archives: Black Teas

Purple Tea – Is it real?

A buzz has been going around the tea industry for a number of years now, claiming that Kenyan tea farmers have a new cultivar with something unique: purple leaves. All sorts of statements have been made about this new cultivar, so we looked into it a bit. As is often the case with tea, our […]

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Tea Leaf Grading – Outside of China

In the tea industry, tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades are referred to as “orange pekoe”, and the lowest as “fannings” or “dust.”

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Exploring the Nahorhabi Tea Garden

Having had the recent pleasure of trying a sample of tea from the Nahorhabi tea garden, and having found it quite satisfactory (so much so that we added it to our line-up on the store site), we also wanted to take a bit of a virtual tour of the garden to see what could be […]

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