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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…

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…

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.…

About 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 …

Vanilla Cinnamon Chai

  This recipe is a heartwarming one which is comforting to sip on. Find out below, how easy it is to make:   Ingredients: 1. 2.5g / 1 heaped teaspoon of Ceylon Breakfast tea leaves 2. 150ml water…

The Citeazen’s Iced Tea

This recipe shouts earl grey tea, lemon and mint!  A refreshing thirst quencher easily converted into a cocktail. Find out how:     Ingredients:   1. 25g / 10 heaped teaspoons of Sapphire Grey…

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…

5 Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

  Cinnamon tea is a refreshing tea with soothing qualities. It is very easy to prepare too! Here’s the recipe : Ingredients: 1. 375 ml water ( 1.5 cups ) 2. 1 cinnamon stick ( 3 inches long )…

Tea Infographic

What have you been drinking? Based on our sales at our tea lounge in Bangsar Shopping Centre from January 2014 to June 2014, have a look : …

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