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Drink Tea. Be Happy : 15 facts about tea

We absolutely love this tea infographic, so we had to share it. Here are the 15 facts it contains : 1. Tea is the second most popular drink worldwide. ( after water ) 2. 27% of people state that drinking tea aids decision making in the workplace. 3. 98% take milk with their tea. 4. The 2nd biggest industrial activity in India is tea production. 5. Tea is grown in mountainous areas at least 3000…

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9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

  For those of us who don't already enjoy sipping on green tea and need more reasons to try it, here are 9 healthy reasons : one One of green tea's antioxidants - EGCG ('Epigallocatechin gallate') - is far more potent than vitamins C and E, providing more antioxidant protection in one serving than many foods renowned for high antioxidant properties, such as berries, broccoli, and spinach. two Green tea can protect you from age-related cognitive… Continue reading
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From Tea Plant to Tea Cup

Ever wondered where the tea leaves used to brew your favourite cuppa come from? White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and Black Tea; these all come from the same tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. The processing  methods of the tea leaves will determine the type of tea produced. To find out more about each tea type, visit this link : http://ttr.com.my/tea-types/ Do read on for an overview on the processes involved in creating black teas such…

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A Passion For Tea

Source : http://www.businesscircle.com.my/a-passion-for-tea/ A passion for tea By Oon Yeoh · 12 March 2015 Sumita (in sunglasses) sourcing tea in Sri Lanka. We’ve all heard of people who managed to turn their hobby into a career. But how often do you hear of someone who managed to create a business based on their favourite drink? Well, interior architect-turned-tea specialist Sumita Singam has done it. She recently spoke to Business Circle about why and how she did so. If someone were to…

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The History of Tea

Let’s find out where and how tea came to be a drink so many of us enjoy :   TIMELINE : 2737 BC According to legend, Emperor Shen Nung was sitting under a tree ( Camellia Sinensis ), while his servant boiled some drinking water. Dried leaves from the tree fell into the pot and infused with the water, creating the first tea infusion which the emperor enjoyed. 206 BC – 220 AD Containers of…

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Does Tea Expire?

Does tea expire? Of late, we have been asked this question a few times. The short answer is : No. Whether you purchase loose leaf tea or tea bags, the packaging is bound to come with a best before date. This date usually indicates how long the tea will maintain its ideal taste for. Once the best before date has passed, the tea is still safe to consume, however you may notice the flavour may not…

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Tea Types

How many types of tea are there? At The Tea Republic, we categorise our teas into : WHITE | GREEN | OOLONG | BLACK | TISANE Theine : another name for caffeine, especially in the context of tea. WHITE TEA  [ << click to explore ] White tea comes from the delicate buds and younger leaves of the Chinese Camellia Sinensis plant. These buds and leaves are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly…

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Four Years of Fine Tea

Today marks four years of serving fine teas at The Tea Republic‘s tea lounge in Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur. It has been an educational journey so far with exciting milestones such as the launch of our very own signature blends of tea as well as our online store in September 2013. We have made it this far thanks to the love and support of all the citeazens out there who have visited our tea…

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Perfect Tea Every Time

How do we know how long to infuse our tea for?  How does the water temperature affect the brew? Generally all teas come with a recommended brewing / steeping / infusing duration to bring out the best flavour the tea has to offer. However, let your taste buds guide you. Some of us may prefer a really strong bold brew, while others might prefer a more delicate infusion. We love this website that has a…

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Healthwise : Tea is better than Coffee

  “If you have to choose between tea or coffee it’s probably better to drink tea.” Have a look at the findings of this study below : Source : The Sun Daily ( 3rd Sept 2014 )   tea drinkers may have better general health, study says A NEW study reveals that drinking tea could reduce non-cardiovascular mortality by 24%, possibly thanks to a combination of tea’s antioxidant content and the other healthy lifestyle habits that…

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