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Yixing Teapot

The Yixing Teapot; Small vessel, dynamic brews

by Kevin Horan 7 min read

I sat, perplexed. It was pouring rain outside, and before me in the small, cozy teahouse was a tray, and on said tray was a tiny, little mahogany teapot. It looked like a decoration, like something you’d see on a shelf in an old relative’s house. The tea master lifted the small brown vessel and tipped it, pouring the deep, purplish-brown liquid into a glass pot, before dumping the liquid onto the spaced surface of the tray, pouring the liquid into the reservoir at the bottom ...
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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils and Equipment

Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils and Equipment

by TopicTea Team 8 min read

A Japanese tea ceremony is one of the special occasions to showcase Japanese tea culture and what comes with it. The celebration is defined with specific tea types that are brewed using distinct methods stipulated in the Art of Tea and several other tea books.
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Japanase Cast iron teapot - Tetsubin

Everything About The Japanese Cast Iron Teapots (Tetsubin)

by TopicTea Team 12 min read

Cast iron teapot, or what the Japanese call Tetsubin, originated from Japan but now it has been widely accepted all around the world. Due to their extensive use in the west, they are no longer referred to as Tetsubin but as cast iron teapots. They look like kettles, though teapots are smaller with enamel on the inside. The coating on the interior of teapots is easy to clean and brews sweet tea.
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How Tea is Produced? Tea Processing and Production Steps

How Tea is Produced? Tea Processing and Production Steps

by TopicTea Team 8 min read

If you’re a tea lover, then you must know that tea is produced from the Camellia sinensis plant. But have you ever asked yourself how the tea producers develop different tea flavors? If you’re new to the tea processing industry, then this question is challenging especially in understanding the tea leaves processing to come up with the final product.

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How to Make Baileys Cream Tea?

How to Make Baileys Cream Tea? Ingredients and Step by Step Recipe

by TopicTea Team 3 min read

Baileys cream tea is the ideal morning or evening drink for anyone. It's a cream tea cocktail that blends a sweet aroma and intense taste that tea lovers desire. With only three ingredients to boot, you'll find it easier to prepare this exclusive tea.

The gorgeous Baileys Cream Tea is best for guests and features excellent tasting delights. It's like a liquid dessert and is a perfect cocktail drink for your guests. Besides, you can serve Baileys cream tea while hot or cold though one cup is never enough for anyone. To prepare Baileys tea, follow our kitchen guide below.

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Can You Decaffeinate tea? How to Make a Decaf Tea at Home?

Can You Decaffeinate tea? How to Make a Decaf Tea at Home?

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

Tealeaves come with natural caffeine as their basic component. According to scientists, this chemical has a lot of effects on the body, some of which are positive. Taking too much of caffeinated tea with an empty stomach is a potential risk to restlessness, anxiety, jittery, high blood pressure and increased heart rate. 
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How to Pair Chocolate with Tea. Pairing Tea and Chocolate Guide

How to Pair Chocolate with Tea? Pairing Tea and Chocolate Guide

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

Christmas is on its way and you may want to find a new exciting beverage for your guests. Just as there is a cocktail of different alcohols, beverages such as tea and chocolate can be paired to create a heavenly aroma and taste. If you are a chocoholic, tea and chocolate are the perfect combination. Long gone are the days where only wealthy families could enjoy cocoa and tea. This guide seeks to give you deeper depth on the perfect way to pair tea and chocolate.

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30 Interesting Facts About Tea

30 Interesting Facts About Tea. #5 is Surprising!

by TopicTea Team 11 min read

Consumption of tea dates back to five millennia ago and people of all ages and backgrounds have been enjoying it since. As a matter of fact, tea is second to coffee when it comes to popularity. Discovered in China, this beverage has become part of our modern civilization. 

Sometimes it is taken on the go or other times it is prepared in special ways particularly in ceremonies. Many types of teas exist today with each boasting of rich history. That being said, let's look at the most interesting facts about this beverage.

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Tea Room Vs Tea House Vs Tea Shop - What's the difference?

Tea Room Vs Tea House Vs Tea Shop - What's the difference?

by TopicTea Team 6 min read

One sure thing about most nouns used to describe tea accessories, equipment and establishments is their confusing meaning. A specific name may mean different or the same thing depending on the place of origin, scope and location of use. For example, Starbucks is a renowned teahouse in the western world. In China, a room of the ilk only relates to a tearoom.
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What is Russian Caravan Tea? How to Make it?

What is Russian Caravan Tea? How to Make it?

by TopicTea Team 4 min read

Russian Caravan tea is a perfect tea choice for tea lovers and people working to shed some weight. Most people describe it as a full-bodied and aromatic tea with a very sweet malty taste. It is a blend of Keemun, oolong, and lapsang souchong teas, which come from the Camellia sinensis, a Chinese tea plant. Perhaps, you already know that Chinese tea produce is an excellent choice. The Russian Caravan tea came into being in the 1600s when camel caravans transported tea from China to Russia. The name arose from the transportation.  

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