t-buds Chef’s select recipe
Simple and easy,with the broad flavors of exotic spices with the subtle sweetness of masala chai tea, this new twist to an old classic also is a nice treat for the winter holidays. Masala chai puff pastry Ingredients Syrup 1 tbsp organic black flavoured masala chai buds 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp 35% cream
Orthodox vs. CTC teas- body vs. flavor.
Orthodox Teas are whole leaf teas manufactured using the traditional process of making tea. CTC Teas are made through the Crush, Tear, and Curl (CTC) process of manufacture producing a granular leaf particle. They comprise of 3 main grades: the brokens, fannings, and dust with dust being the finest particles of tea following a progressive
Notes from the 2011 World Tea Expo-a tea entrepreneur’s observation.
Las Vegas in July is a torrid 100 degrees plus and the tea expo takes place here every year at this time of the year as if to empathize with the agony of the tea leaves as they are steeped in boiling water! It’s remarkable how tea enthusiasts and businesses alike congregate here to
An ode to the sublime beauty of tea country-Sri Lanka
Clouds of mist clinging to mountain walls, Winding rivers and cascading falls, Verdant green hills draped in carpets of tea, Valleys that undulate to infinity, The setting sun casts its rays on the peaks, Lighting the summits in blazing streaks, The silhouette of hills in surreal grace, Covers the landscape in gentle embrace, From its
My heritage and pride is your cup
This is what Saroja a tea plucker in the hill country estates of Sri Lanka has to say…. “The best quality teas around the world is always harvested by hand and guarantee that only the best top two leaves and buds are picked. There are hundreds or even thousands of tea harvesters known as pluckers
“The Ecstasy of the Nectar”
Tea is a drink that can lift you and make you lose all sense of time and place if you truly savor it.
True tea lovers sometimes can ‘freeze’ time to enjoy a nice cuppa before stepping back to face life’s trials.!
Tales from the tea estates of Sri Lanka-memoirs of a tea planter.
Priyal woke up to a bright day. The incessant monsoon rains had been steadily pouring overnight and the morning was clear and crisp. He looked out as always through the bedroom window to scan over the two thousand acres of tea plantation that grew just a hundred feet away from his house and swept over
“The Agony of the Leaf”
This poem has been inspired by watching the tea leaves steeping in hot water and gently unfurling and releasing its amber essence to the surrounding water in an almost surreal display of slow motion drama! ” Unfurling its leaves in heated torment, bleeding its treasure in silent lament, Releasing its nectar into a cup, behold!