Keemun Black Teas – Enjoy While Awaiting Arrival of Spring Teas

 

Keemun - The Black Rose of the Tea World!

Keemun – The Black Rose of the Tea World!

We all start to feel that tingle in the air as Qing Ming draws near and the time for those first teas of Spring is not far behind. But the chills, blizzards, winds, and other weather woes of Winter are still a force to be reckoned with. So we’re focusing on Keemun black teas before those fresh Spring teas arrive. Continue reading

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Rise of “Clonal” Teas

giddapahar01Having several “clonal” teas in stock in our online store and having just added another, we thought it was time for a good look at what they are and how they are gaining in number among the teas carried by JAS eTea, LLC and others tea vendors. Let’s take a deeper look at the what, where and why of clonal tea varieties.  Continue reading

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Processing Tea – Hand versus Machine

Tea is the second most frequently drunk beverage on the planet, right after water. But Hand-crafted Tea #1unlike water, there is quite a variety based on where the tea plants are grown, when the leaves are harvested, what tea plant varietal they are from, and so on. A big part of the difference (and some say the most important) is how the leaves are processed. Meeting world-wide demand has meant the introduction of machines (in the 1870s according to some tea manufacturers) into this part of things, but a number of hand-processed teas are readily available, symbolizing a push back to better quality for those whose appreciation of the superior flavors and aromas is growing.
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