NASA Missions May Help Produce Better Tea in Assam, India

In January, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) initiated an important new research project that could bring significant benefits to tea growing in Assam, India. Assam has experienced a number of unusually dry seasons in recent years. NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission is aimed at mapping soil moisture across the world and […]

Tea, 10 Basic & Interesting Things To Know

Tea, a beverage that is consumed in almost every culture and is enjoyed by millions. Whether you brew it naturally hot or cold, many benefits can be obtained by drinking several cups a day. Almost everyone at some point has had a cup of tea. Below are ten interesting facts about tea providing folks a […]

Beginners Guide to Tea Types : Black, Oolong, Green, White, Pu-erh

Oolongs and Jin Fo and Chai – Oh My! Whether you’re new to tea or not, staring at a long list of exotic but unfamiliar tea choices can feel a bit intimidating. If your search for the perfect cup has ever been stalled as you agonize over names like Lavender Dreams White, Dragonwell or Golden […]

7 Japanese Teas You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Visiting the Dominican Republic, we stayed at a new resort in a remote part of the country. Though eager to please, the staff were obviously hospitality neophytes. The most glaring shortfall came in the dining room. A tea drinker since birth, my wife believes the hotter the water, the better cuppa it makes. If the […]

Is Organic Tea Actually Better than Non- Organic?

Demand for organic tea has skyrocketed over the past couple of decades, and it shows no sign of stopping. In premium tea-growing regions like Darjeeling in India, plantation after plantation is going organic just to keep up with what the market. And as Jeff Koehler puts it in his new book, Darjeeling: A History of […]

Why Your Green Tea Should Come From Japan Not China

Green tea plants are known to be especially effective at absorbing lead from the soil, which is then taken up into the plant’s leaves. Areas with excessive industrial pollution, such as China (where nearly 90% of the world’s green tea is produced),may therefore contain substantial amounts of lead. According to the ConsumerLab.com analysis, tea from […]