Tea Tips



The World of Formosa Teas

Many people in Canada are unaware that some of the world’s finest teas are grown in Taiwan, formerly know as “Formosa” (Beautiful Island), the name Portuguese explorers gave to the island. Taiwan enjoys an excellent climate for growing tea. Summers are very humid, but not overly hot, and winter temperatures rarely drop below 10C. Taiwan…


Brewing Tea

Preparing Tea Tea can be prepared in a variety of styles, using many different types of tea pots, vessels, utensils, serving pitchers, cups and water temperatures. Tea preparation throughout cultures and centuries is as diverse as tea itself. A Guide to Purchasing a Tea Pot Teapots seem to follow us through life like a dear…


Tea & Health

An Overview of the Health Benefits of Tea Tea is a wonderful beverage that has been recognized for centuries, especially in China as having many health benefits. Today the medical community is beginning to shower praise in the form of research studies and reports about the many positive benefits tea has on overall health and…


The Tea Plant

It’s hard to believe, but all teas come from essentially the same plant, an evergreen of the Camellia family that is native to China, Tibet and northern India. There are three major varieties of the tea plant: Camellia Sinensis – a small leaf variety that thrives in the cool, high mountains of central China and Japan Camellia…