Blog posts tagged with 'green tea'

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

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.