Most myths contain a grain of truth but the myths about tea cultivation in the US are counter-productive. Here I sort out fact from fiction.
Author: Mike Loeb
As the local food movement gathers steam, so too does interest in growing, harvesting, and crafting homegrown tea. Here a tea grower with hard-earned experience highlights the key factors to consider before you spend a penny on your own tea garden.
India is the birthplace of the modern tea industry and home to many unique tea-producing regions. Today I review and recommend Indian teas that will start you on your own tea journey.
Tea fans, it is time to face an uncomfortable truth about our passion, and the truth is as follows: Some of the very teas that
Oolong tea offers some of the most complex flavors and textures of any true tea. Here I describe what oolong tea is and where you can find some of the best brands of oolong.
Seed of the tea plant Camellia sinensis is now widely available but there are some tricks to starting your tea garden with seeds. An expert tea grower shares his insights.
As much of the tea world embraces mild and mellow brews, the storied region of Assam, India, continues its tradition of robust black teas that are anything but subtle. Here I share my experiences with five excellent Assam tea brands, including producers of single-estate and organic teas.
Getting caffeine and sugar out of your daily beverages can be a challenge. But the bush teas—rooibos and honeybush—provide a way off these dependencies. A daily drinker of bush teas recommends the best of the best.