Tag - tea

Breaking the back of the tea industry in Darjeeling

Storms are brewing in the eastern state of West Bengal, as India’s most famous tea-growing region is under conflict. Darjeeling with its beautiful sprawling estates and unique micro-climate, by many considered to be the Mecca of tea, produces some of the world’s most expensive black premium teas, including the highly coveted First Flush teas. Prized for their distinctive flavor and aroma, Darjeeling teas, also known as the ‘Champagnes of Teas’, are largely exported to European markets. Due to the current conflict, [...]

Can a Cup of Tea Fight Inflammation?

Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. However, in some diseases, like arthritis, the body’s defense system triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. This is known as autoimmune diseases. There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation arises after a cut or scrape in the skin, site of injury or [...]

Christmas Tea with Friends – How to Create Your Own Christmas Blend

When planning a Christmas Tea Party what could be more amazing then creating your own tea blend to share with friends and family.  The festive season brings inspiration and important key flavours of cloves, oranges and cinnamon to a cup of warming spicy tea.  We have listed some of our teas which mix well with seasonal spices.  We recommend the following: English Breakfast: This is a blend of black teas from Sri Lanka and India and offers a robust body [...]

Christmas Tea with Friends – Christmas Tea Party

Invite Your Friends To A Christmas Tea Party The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s easy to get lost in all the noise of Christmas preparations; cooking, cleaning, wrapping, decorating and so on.  The most important aspect is time spent with your family and friends.  We have come up with a solution which will be fun and take away all the stress of buying gifts, wrapping and delivering them.  Planning a tea party at home would be the perfect [...]

UK study shows that tea is as hydrating as drinking plain water!

Camellia's Tea House is passionate about health and tea and we are on a mission to break some of the myths surrounding the health benefits or not of tea. This is a huge topic but one of the most important areas is hydration which is vital for good mental and physical health. People generally believe that tea can be as dehydrating as coffee - it clearly isn't and we now have some new evidence to better prove this. "Drinking tea [...]