Tag: tea appreciation

Functional Tea – “Superfood Next”

Is camellia sinensis tea generation Z superfood? Before we get into this discussion, let’s understand ‘functional’ tea. A functional tea is one whose beneficial effects help in fighting certain lifestyle related diseases like cancer, oral health, heart ailments, obesity and many others. Loose tea leaves produce certain antioxidants which are superior than those found in fruits and vegetables. They modulate […]
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Functional Tea – “Superfood Next”

Is camellia sinensis tea generation Z superfood? Before we get into this discussion, let’s understand ‘functional’ tea. A functional tea is one whose beneficial effects help in fighting certain lifestyle related diseases like cancer, oral health, heart ailments, obesity and many others. Loose tea leaves produce certain antioxidants which are superior than those found in fruits and vegetables. They modulate […]
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Tea Artist

I work with tea because I love Tea. I don’t belong to the industry but my focus is to make Indians and people across the globe understand Indian Specialty Tea and fall in love with them. Therefore, everything I do I try to be consumer focus. When I began my tea journey some 8 years back, I didn’t have any […]
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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 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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Tea with TWG, Dubai

If you are in Dubai, and you love tea, you have to be at TWG. I was in Dubai to visit the #Gulfood 2018. On the last day when everyone was busy wrapping up their booths and giving way their displayed items to the visitors, I quickly took the metro from across the Dubai Trade Center and made my way […]
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Tea Tasting and Evaluation for a Tea Startup

A new tea startup approached me sometimes back to help them with tea tastings and evaluation and help them with the right tea selection for their portfolio. I was happy to do so for them. I received 7 samples of tea –though I asked for only 4, and tried 5 of their teas. The teas were sent to me in […]
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A brief history of Tea in India

The history of tea is as fascinating as the history of mankind. Some believe that tea was first ‘discovered’ some 4000 years ago in China when a king, who was sleeping under a tree had kept his hot cup of water, right next to him, to be taken when he woke up. The story goes that some leaves of the […]
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“Love at first sip” – the story of her cuppa

“I was a coffee drinker all my love until I came to Smart iDeAS! Then something happened – an interesting and unexpected change that turned me into a tea lover. How I still remember the fights I used to have with my mom for fixing me tea instead of coffee as she was a tea drinker! Would you believe if […]
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