Comprehensive Guide to Pai Mu Tan Tea: A Journey into Elegance and Flavour
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by George Butlin
10M ago
Comprehensive Guide to Pai Mu Tan Tea: A Journey into Elegance and Flavour Introduction: Pai Mu Tan Tea, also known as White Peony Tea, is a distinguished variety of Chinese white tea renowned for its delicate flavours, exquisite appearance, and numerous health benefits. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the origins, characteristics, brewing techniques, and health advantages of Pai Mu Tan Tea, equipping you with the knowledge to appreciate and enjoy this remarkable beverage.   Origins and Characteristics: Origins: Pai Mu Tan Tea has a long history rooted in Fujian Province ..read more
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Does Green Tea Contain Caffeine?
The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company
by George Butlin
1y ago
Green tea is a popular beverage, with numerous studies to back up its many health claims. But, just like black tea or coffee, most green tea’s do contain caffeine. In this blog, we’ll explore just how much caffeine a cup of green tea contains and how it compares to other varieties of tea.  What is caffeine? Firstly, what is caffeine? Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical found in over 60 plants, including leaves, beans and fruits. It stimulates the central nervous system and is known for its ability to boost alertness and combat fatigue. Caffeine works by blocking the effects of a n ..read more
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The History of Tea Clippers
The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company
by George Butlin
2y ago
First thing, what is a clipper?   A clipper was a type of mid 19th century merchant sailing vessel, designed purely for speed. Clippers were generally narrow for their length, and could carry a limited bulk freight, but the sail area was large for the size of the vessel. The name "Clipper" does not refer to a specific sail plan or vessel; clippers may be schooners, brigs, brigantines, etc., as well as full rigged ships. Clippers were mostly constructed in British and American shipyards. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and China ..read more
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The Perfect Dessert Pairings For Loose Leaf Tea
The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company
by George Butlin
2y ago
The Perfect Dessert Pairings For Different Types of Tea Here at the UK Loose Leaf Tea Company we often get asked the question, “which tea goes best with which dessert?”. So we have done our best to come up with some ideas which work, but please do not hesitate to let us know your favourites too! Tea and desert options are numerous so there is no right or wrong way to produce this list but we feel this is a good place to start, and act as a guide for you to experiment and see which tea and desert pairings best suit your palate.  Which desserts to pair with Black Tea? Assam because of its ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Lapsang Souchong Tea
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by George Butlin
2y ago
The Ultimate Guide to Lapsang Souchong Tea With its unique, smoky flavour and unusual history, Lapsang Souchong is a tea for the bold at heart. Evoking memories of campfires and whiskey, this one of a kind tea is a must try for every adventurous tea drinker. So here is a guide to everything you need to know about Lapsang Souchong tea:   What is Lapsang Souchong Tea? Lapsang Souchong is a striking tea with a smoked smell that dates back to the 17th century. The history of how this tea was founded is as unique as its taste, and over the years this traditional black tea has earned a name fo ..read more
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12 Amazing Oolong Tea Benefits You Didn't Know About
The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company
by George Butlin
2y ago
12 Benefits of Oolong Tea There are few things more relaxing than sitting down to a delicious cup of hot tea.   And when it comes to Oolong tea, drinkers can enjoy a whole host of benefits, beyond that great Oolong tea taste. This popular, versatile tea is bursting with health and wellbeing benefits, from weight loss to mood enhancement, and even treatment for eczema.   So let’s look at some of the many Oolong tea benefits you can expect. Before we begin though, what is Oolong Tea and where does it come from?   What is Oolong Tea? Thanks to its incredible versatility, there are ..read more
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Mullein Leaves
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by Martin Birkhead
2y ago
The mullein plant has been around for thousands of years. The plant is found in many parts of the world, and has more than 200 species. The most popular type commercially used is common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). The leaves are harvested near the bottom of the plant and used either fresh or dried to make various products. Uses For centuries, mullein flowers and leaves were used on animals and people for a variety of issues, including: cough congestion bronchitis asthma constipation pain inflammation migraine sleep gout By the late 1800s, mullein became a popular treatment for people ..read more
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Dandelion Coffee – A Healthier Alternative.
The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company
by Martin Birkhead
2y ago
Dandelion Coffee – A Healthier Alternative.   History of Dandelion Coffee. Dandelion coffee is not new, in fact it has been around a long time, it was first mentioned in an article in the 1830’s in the New York Albion discussing its health and wellness properties and the dandelion root has been used for medicinal purposes since Egyptian times and is also a common Chinese medicine ingredient. It is known for its detoxifying properties; the dandelion root pieces have a similar appearance to coffee and ultimately taste. The ‘grounds’ are produced from mature dandelion plants aged two years ..read more
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What is Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea?
The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company
by Martin Birkhead
2y ago
What is Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea? Raspberry leaf tea is brewed from the leaves of the red raspberry plant, its Latin name being Rubus Idaeus. Raspberry leaf tea is a herbal infusion and is both caffeine free and rich in antioxidants that carry numerous health benefits, and contains vitamin C, zinc and Vitamin E, great for your immune system, eye health, skin and respiratory system. Our raspberry leaf tea is 100% organic and suitable for vegans. What does Raspberry Leaf Tea Taste Like? Raspberry Leaf Tea, being a herbal fruit tea has a rich fruity taste as well as giving off a mild fruity ar ..read more
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What is Pine Needle Tea?
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by Martin Birkhead
2y ago
Pine Needle Tea is a form of tea produced from the leaves of pine trees; our own tea is created from the young dry leaves of pine trees harvested from the remote forests of Romania. The tea has a pleasant taste and smell. It is also rich in Vitamin C, in fact it has five times the concentration of Vitamin C that is found in lemons, which help fight illness and boost the immune system. You can also find high levels of Vitamin A, great for growth and development, helping he immune system as well as eyesight. Furthermore, pine needles do not contain caffeine.     History of Pine Needle ..read more
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