If you don't like the taste of tea, it's probably because you haven't had it prepared correctly. A one-size-fits-all method won't get you the perfect cup of tea, but following these five simple steps will. We explain why water, weight, temperature, time and equipment are crucial to brewing the perfect cup of tea.
Some of the teas we drink are not really teas at all. Just because something is steeped in boiling water doesn't mean it's actually a tea, although we call them teas. Sound confusing? Uptown Tea Shop takes the confusion out of tisanes (herbals, fruit, Rooibos and Maté), and explains why these caffeine-free, healthy and holistic brews should be in your cupboard.
All tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but there is a reason they are different. Uptown Tea Shop explores the five types of tea: White tea, Green tea, Oolong tea, Black tea, and Pu'erh tea, and how they are produced. In the process, you'll get a mini chemistry lesson about oxidation at no extra charge.
Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world. Though very popular, many don't know what tea actually is, how and where it's grown, or what's inside. This tea primer from Uptown Tea Shop will answer those questions and more. It's the perfect first step in one's tea journey and what every tea drinker should know.