The Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony has been practiced for hundreds of years, and has evolved into a highly ritualised procedure for preparing and serving tea. This tea video shows a casual approach to the Japanese tea ceremony.

The Benefits of Tea

Among the many health benefits of tea, its natural occurrence of L-theanine, a unique amino acid. L-theanine has been shown to reduce mental and physical stress while improving cognition and mood.

Picking Tea In Kenya

Kenya is an equatorial nation with high elevations. Due in part to its year-round tea production, Kenya is one of the major tea producing countries of the world with production exceeding 240,000 tonnes a year.

MODERN MARVELS® has brewed up a wide-ranging survey of the divine beverage called tea. Explore tea in all its forms, from the Lipton plant where 24 million teabags are produced every day, to a boutique tea garden where a pot of the good stuff will run you thirty bucks. Travel back in time to learn tea's impact on historical events (anyone up for a Tea Party?) and the advances the hyper-competitive tea trade forced on the changing world. And learn where tea tech is headed in the 21st century.

Darjeeling is a district in the north east section of India. Darjeeling tea is renowned for its high quality and is the basis of many famous blends. Darjeeling tea plantations are between 1000 and 2000 meters in altitude with ideal climatic conditions for producing first-grade tea.

Gong Fu Tea Sets
Gong fu tea sets consist of a tray or bowl for capturing water and tea, a small tea pot, a serving pot, several small handle-less tea cups, a scoop for the tea, prongs for removing used tea leaves, long slender cups for capturing the aroma of the tea, and a tea cloth for drying the bottom of the cups before serving.

High Tea
The English tradition of high tea dates back to the days of the industrial revolution. The meal was called “high tea” because it was served on the dinner table (the high table) as opposed to the tea table (the low table).