Beverages

Pure Japanese Matcha – Now in Bangalore

Matcha tea is currently sweeping the whole world for various reasons – its beautiful visual, believed health benefits, distinct aroma and perhaps also its history. Matcha is a powdered tea based on which the entire Japanese Tea ceremony was built way back in the 12th century. Matcha tea is distinguished from other teas by the fact that the tea bushes […]
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Darjeeling – The Land of Beautiful Teas – 1

To me Darjeeling is a mysterious land – a land mixed with my imagination, stories, nostalgia and love. It is not surprising that I grew up drinking or rather smelling Darjeeling tea. I remember visiting our neighborhood tea stores from where my father used to buy loose leaf tea regularly. I vividly remember the aroma that used to come out […]
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AVAP’s ‘Teas of the World’ Contest Ends on High Notes

“I have no experience in any tea championships, there really are none that I know of in the US. There is one, but it is more of a marketing championship, and not necessarily a tea championship. Either way, because of it’s structure, the winning teas mean very little to me and my purchasing… I’ve tried many of the winning teas […]
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Pranayum – The High on Life Tea

I chanced upon Pranayum Tea by luck. Knowing my love for all things tea and the work I do around it, a close friend from my MBA days Sai Sudha, introduced me to Seema who runs Pranayum from Hong Kong. Seema is a very nice person, polite and humble; it was really refreshing to find an entrepreneur who is so […]
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Tea & Health

I very often get asked these questions: Is tea really good for health? What are the health benefits of tea? Which of the teas I should drink to improve my health?   The answer to these questions is very simple : Tea is NOT a medicine and therefore it should not be looked at only from a health perspective. Speciality […]
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5 Reasons Why Some Teas Are More Expensive Than Others

In case you are not a tea connoisseur and are just about embarking on your tea journey, you need some help and guidance on selecting and buying your tea. If you visit a supermarket you shall find various tea brands selling numerous teas at different price points. So, where do you start? How do you know which tea to buy […]
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Why You should drink Orthodox Tea?

Tea actually should mean orthodox tea only, because that’s the natural way to manufacture and drink tea. However, my above statement will not go so well with the big billion dollar brands ,who make heavy bucks on selling tea which is NOT orthodox. Though majority of the world tea is produced in the orthodox process, it is estimated that at […]
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Why Indian Tea is Unique?

India is the world’s second largest tea producer and produces some of the best quality teas in the world. In fact our teas are so good, that our Darjeeling Tea is called the Champagne of Teas. Not only that, when a tea growing nation tries to market their tea globally they benchmark it against our teas (my firsthand experience at […]
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