Georgian Old Lady
I am still including this link as I think it is so interesting for Tea Lovers to watch. I really encourage you to watch this video as it will give you a good understanding of how tea is processed at a basic level. If you don’t have time to watch all of the video, jump in to around the 7 minute mark and you will see the Old Lady. Fascinating!
Dear Tea Lover,
Greetings from England – we are visiting Lynne’s 93 old Mum.
Our 1st Flush from Darjeeling is different this year, it is a White Darjeeling. I could not find a good 1st Flush like last year and was in despair until this fantastic white sample arrived. Full details below.
Still some vacancies for Tea parties on Mothers Day weekend and we have a large array of suitable gifts for Mum.
We have totally rearranged the back room area with two new extendable glass tables and improved lighting. The tables give us the ability to have a long table with chairs for 16 and different layouts using the 4 or 6 feet lengths. We also now have two small round tables and one in the corner has already become the cosy one!
Finally an article from the English Daily Mail on milk in tea. For those customers who know me they know my answer will be ”no milk at all”.
|Darjeeling White – “Moonshine”
- Glenburn Estate India
This was harvested in the first few days of the new season, early March 2013, from a clonal bush (see at the bottom of the page if you want to know more) and only the tender shoots are carefully picked by experienced pluckers. The leaves are handled very gently in small batches and the rolling is lighter with less pressure on the leaf with less juices being oxidized.
This results in a white tea with the character of a 1st Flush. The resulting tea has a lemon yellow infusion and a delicate, crisp, refined taste on the palate with a floral, slightly earthy and with citrus notes – my favorite tea at the moment and in my opinion better than last year’s Darjeeling. Try with a discount of 15% until May 19th with password of “Moonshine”
This tea is from the supplier of the Mojito being discontinued and has a good peach enhancement that I believe will be far more popular. Lynne’s brother has just returned from Cuba (he lives in England!) and this was his drink of choice on the island that is forbidden for us Americans!
Ingredients: Black tea from China, pineapple, lemon and peach bits, spearmint, calendula and rose petals and flavoring.Try with a discount of 25% until May 19th with password of “Cuba”
Mothers Day Gifts
We have found some great cups & saucers and mugs in porcelain and at
Another possibility is a set of 4 small cups & saucers with a teapot in your color choice for $24. This can be used as a practical child’s set, especially with Grandma!
Milk in TEA
So my advice is still the same – find a tea that you don’t have to put in milk and sugar and you won’t lose the health benefits. On the comments at the bottom it is very interesting to see that parents influenced current tea drinking by making children drink tea when they were ill, and in most cases it was herbal. - Rob
From the Daily Mail (an English tabloid)
So how do YOU like your cup of tea? Britain divided on how much milk to put in your cuppa
With coffee shops springing up across the country, it seemed Britain’s reputation as a nation of tea drinkers was under strain. But a study has revealed that our love affair with the cuppa is still as strong as ever.
We typically brew up three-and-a-half times a day, although one in four thirsty Britons will get through five cups or more.
Scots have the sweetest teeth, with 41 per cent taking sugar in their tea compared to just 26 per cent in Yorkshire.
Unsurprisingly, tea was seen as a comfort drink – 43 per cent of people claimed they feel better after a brew.
Almost a third said that if a friend received bad news they would offer to put the kettle on.
Comments on the article:
As a child I was only ever given tea when I was sick. As a result it doesn’t matter what you put in it, I can’t stand the stuff…even the smell makes me feel sick.
@finkelstein, what you say may well be true, but most people dont drink a brew because its ‘good’ for you, more a case of they drink a cuppa, in the way they prefer, because they enjoy it and the best tasting cup is the one of an evening, everythings done and dusted, and you can sink back and relaaaaaaaaax
A good cuppa, by my standards, is strong and sweet; a splash of milk, if there’s any in the fridge, with two sugars minimum. My friend on the other hand will pour milk in until its almost white and thinks sugar in tea is blasphemy.I love a cup of tea and I don’t care how much milk is in it as long as there’s a digestive
Don’t people know these days that milk should NEVER be added to tea or cocoa, or even drunk within one hour of a cup of tea? The milk totally ruins the antioxidant effects of tea and cocoa by causing chemical reactions with them. The main benefits of tea and cocoa come from their antioxidant effects. If you add milk, you may as well not bother drinking tea at all. I don’t drink milk or eat cheese or yoghurt within at least 1 hour of drinking tea or cocoa. I know the Milk Marketing Board will hate me for this, but I am compelled to speak the truth.
Never put milk in at all. That spoils a good cup of tea!
Darjeeling White Bushes.
From the Manager of the Glenburn plantation.
The Darjeeling White uses an AV2 type of clonal tea bush that we have planted at Glenburn that produces very good flavor tea, even though it is not very good under drought conditions, and not very high yielding.
The original tea bushes in Darjeeling were either Chinese or Assam in variety. Nowadays we use “clones” for replanting the old bushes, which are basically vegetative leaf cuttings that come from a particular “Mother” bush that is known for certain characteristics like good taste, resistant to drought, high yielding etc.
The AV2 bush produces some of our best Glenburn teas in terms of flavor, and so we use these fields to produce the very delicate flavor some teas like Moonshine and Sunshine Bloom. However the word clone has nothing to do with genetic engineering. It just means that all cuttings that come from a mother bush, that are planted in a new field will be identical (hence the word clones) as opposed to planting a tea bush using a tea seed which will produce a bush that could be different from its neighbor.
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