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A Brief History of Tea

There is an ancient and mythical background for the tea. The history of tea returns to 2737 B.C.

There is a story which says the first time that tea was discovered accidentally was when a Chinese Emperor Shen Nong who was known as a smart and scientist ruler was in a garden, a tea leaf fell into boiling water in his cup and changed the color of water. The emperor tried it and enjoyed its flavor and after that he felt refreshed. The Chinese scientist and emperor took this as an important event and went through research which resulted in some medicinal uses for tea. Initially, tea was a drink for emperors. The first records of boiling tea and also tea cultivation dates back to Chinese. Laozi, the Chinese famous philosopher is said that he believed tea as “the froth of the liquid jade” and an inreplacable ingredient to the elixir of life.

Years after, Chinese began to develop new methods to process tea and produces loose leaf tea with various styles.  Later, in 16th century that tea was introduced to Portuguese priest and merchants and found its way to Europe and specially Britain. They specially liked the oxidized black tea. During the Ming dynasty in China yellow tea was unexpectedly discovered while producing Green tea. After a while, tea became a popular drink in Britain and later tea production and consumption was transferred to Indian.

In 1391, Ming court announced that loose tea is the only admissible tribute and after that tea production was developed and was distributed widely.

As mentioned above, tea roots in many different cultures such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, India, Taiwan and Thailand

In Iran, the origin of tea production is in a city called Lahijan in Gilan province located in north of Iran. The first tea cultivations were done in this city according to appropriate weather condition and soil quality. Lahijan tea is one our wonderful products which is available here 

To experience the pleasure in drinking this magical and historical drink visit our exceptional collection of tea and herbals

Lahijan Black Tea

What do you know about borage?

Borage plant from the family of Boraginaceae which includes a variety of herbs, trees and shrubs and has more that 2000 species around the world is being used for several medicinal uses and also it is known as an oil seed. This Mediterranean flowering plant that has now spread to Europe,North America and some parts of Asia is considered for its health benefits and medical use. Many people grow borage in their gardens. Additinally it is a good supply of nectare for bees.

How is borage being used ?

As mentioned above, beside being considered as an oilseed and its commercial use, borage leaves and flowers can be used fresh in salad or as a garnish. The flower taste is sweet and has ornamental use for decorating cocktails or desserts. Borage is largely used as dried herb and can be brewed as tea. The herbal tea can be made easily and can be used up to three cups a day.

Borage

 

What is borage good for?


Borage is considered for having lots of health benefits. There were lots of traditional remedies which used borage for increasing urine flow, chronic kidney and lung inflammation, pnemonia, tuberclosis and depression. Another traditional use of borage is to help itchy skin,wounds and eczema. For these problems borage is used externally.
Borage tea can help treat acne and reduce fever. It is also good for treating coughs, flu, colds, sore throat and some respinatory tract infetions. Moreover, Borage tea is used as a sedative and many people drink borage to have a better sleep quality. The borage tea is  sometimes used to cure hangover.
In manufacturing borage is use for skin care products. The Borage oil can be helful for regulating hormonal system, reducing blood pressure and choletrerol level and also improving the immune system.
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Brewing borage

Making borage is quite easy, you need a cup of boiling water and 1-2 teaspoone of borage. Let it soak for about 10 minutes. Borage tea is ready!
Cant wait to try the excelent refreshing herbal drink? Here is our borage tea for you.
Order your borage tea with confidence and enjoy the taste of nature

About black tea

 Black tea is my morning ritual as it not only helps me wake up and feel energized (thanks to theophylline and caffeine)but also give me a joyful taste. Besides, as studies has shown, black tea has lots of health benefits some of which are mentioned as follows.

 

What is black tea made of?

Black tea is made from leaves of a shrub called Camellia Sinensis. When the green leaves are exposed to moist and oxygen-full air, their color will change to black or dark-brown according to process called oxidation. Therefore, black tea is a fully oxidized tea and is in the category of most oxidized drink among  different types of teas in contrast to green tea which is made of same shrub leaves.

 

Black Tea and health

According to “nutritiondata.self.com” something remarkable about black tea is that this natural drink is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. Black tea is source of Manganese; a cup of black tea fulfil %26 of our daily need to Manganese and %3 of our daily need to Potassium.

Black tea is also a good source of polyphenols. This healthy substance are antioxidants which are helpful in protecting cells and DNA against damage.

Some scientists believe that these antioxidants in tea such as catechins and polyphenols may prevent some certain types of cancer like ovarian cancer especially in women. It may also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. But these benefits are needed to be confirmed through more research and larger-scale studies.

Some studies have shown that black tea supplement can enhance metabolism and increase blood pressure in some people. Changes in blood pressure can be a concern. Although over-indulging in consuming black tea is not proven to be harmful but as it may increase blood pressure in some people, it is better to use it in moderation(one to four cups a day).

 [webmd.com]

Black Tea

  

So, what are you waiting for? You need to know How to brew tea?  

In fact, we have an excellent section of black tea to give you an organic experience.

Order your black tea and we hope you the best with health and tea

 

Melbourne Tea Festival 2017

It only seems like yesterday when we were at last year's Tea Festival.

We will be in the second Melbourne Tea Festival Saturday 20 May 2017, 9am to 4pm.

It is so exciting to prepare all our tea for such a Tea Tastic Day full of taste and aroma. It really feels great when people try our Teas and support us with all their lovely comments.

Melbourne Tea Festival

We will have a lot more to try this year, as our Iced Tea section, we will have:

  • Iced Fruit Tea, with our amazing tasty fruit blend, six tropical fruits that make a lovely taste besides being healthy and useful for your body. Actually, this special Fruit Tea blend is full of antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Iced Herbal Tea, Our Herbal blend Tea is something incredible with 12 soothing herbs which any of them are easily enough to make your body fresh and relax. despite most herbal teas, this one tastes especially great. this is something you shouldn't miss.
  • Borage Iced Tea, this one is a new in our iced tea range, you can enjoy drinking borage tea hot or warm. Actually, it makes a great night time drink as it is well famous for its sleep inducing properties.  So in the cold winter night brew a cup of borage Tea and sleep well.
  • Chamomile Iced Tea, We are going to serve Chamomile as a special iced tea with some lemon and sugar to boost its taste and makes it more tea tastic than ever. Chamomile is a great Tea for cold days that help the body to recover from cold much more better.

Beside all these lovely Iced Tea, we will offer a group of hot teas as well.

  • Green Tea with mint and lemon, we have pure tasty green tea but we serve it with some fresh mint and lemon on the day to make it a fabulous Tea ever. Green tea properties are too great to ignore.
  • Rose bud Tea, We have the best rose buds ever. So if you like Rosie tea it is a great time to find your best
  • Quince Tea, Our quince Tea was one of our best sellers last year. Actually, we ran out of Quince Tea on the day and we were followed by our lovely customers for Quince Tea all the year. We proudly announce that our Quince Tea are back and we are delighted to put them to try for the day.

When it is about Tea, black tea is the first that come to mind. So we haven't forgotten lovely black Tea. We are happy to announce our new series of Special High Tea and We will have two main Black Teas blend to try on this side.

  • Love Black which is a romantic blend of Black Tea with Rose and Saffron, a combination you never going to forget.
  • Aromatic Black that is an exotic blend of Black Tea with Cardamom and Cinnamon. This is a new Tea in our range so don't forget to try it on our high tea table.

Last but not the least, we have lovely small pack with some gifts on their label for you, so you can take some them home and enjoy your lovely drink.

We are looking for a very special exciting day at Melbourne Exhibition centre.

 

Tea Talk Part 02: Tea House
Around a year later Melbourne became our son’s city! Yes our bundle of joy was born here! Days full of love and energy. Days full of unpredicted stuff. I had a feeling of floating ball in the ocean. Our little angle was one of those non stop crying kids! He was staring in my eyes for hours without felling sleep while he was only couple of days old! You can imagine how tired I was and how many sleepless nights I had while there was not any family support to give me some hours to rest. Hubby was at work most of the time and he was suffering from sleepless nights as well. He was tired enough to not fair to over load him.
Tea Talks part 01: How Tea started to talk
November 16, 2011 was the fifth anniversary of our arrival to Melbourne. We moved to Australia to stay for just a year and visit this beautiful country BUT we had no idea what the world had planned for us in our journey! We had already travelled a lot, drinking and tasting different foods and teas from different cultures, which was the attraction for us to not give up travelling easily.