How to grow tea plants for black, green, white and oolong tea

Growing tea in a hedgerow

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.

The Best Assam Teas Are Bold, Brash, and Malty

Five best Assam tea brands reviewed in this post.

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.