How Much Caffeine is in Tea?

Learn about how much caffeine is in tea, and how to enjoy a caffeine free tisane without compromising flavour.

Becoming a Certified Tea Sommelier

What is a Tea Sommelier? I am a certified Tea Sommelier with the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada. A Tea Sommelier is an expert on tea, someone who has trained their palette to pick up on the subtle aromas and flavours between many different types of tea. A Tea Sommelier knows the process of […]

Top 5 Places to Sit & Sip from in Kingston, Ontario

We’re highlighting the top five places to sit and sip on tea in Kingston, ON! All areas are accessible on foot from the downtown core in Kingston. Feel free to check out one of these stops before or after doing one of our tours. Some of the following places are featured on our Sip Tea and […]

Debunking the Next Five Tea Myths

We’re continuing our countdown from last week! Read on as we debunk the next five myths surrounding tea. Myth #6: Tea tastes like hot water. Fact: If you find your cups of tea are tasting like hot water, there are a few different tweaks you can try to enhance the flavour of your cup. Pay attention […]

Tea Tuesdays: Debunking the Top Ten Tea Myths

Tea Tuesdays is back! We’re switching things up over the next two weeks. On this two part series for our blog, we’re going to be debunking the top ten myths swirling around the tea industry. Continue reading below as we address the first five tea myths! Myth #1: Orange Pekoe is a ‘type’ of tea […]

Tea Tuesdays: Cold Brewed Lapsang Souchong

The summer heat inspired us to feature a cold brew Lapsang Souchong for this week’s Tea Tuesdays post. Lapsang Souchong is a smoked black tea from the Fujian province in China. This smokey tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, and the tannins in this tea complements a creamy cheese such as camembert (pictured above). When cold […]

All Tea Comes from the Same Source

All tea (white, yellow, green, oolong, black & pu’erh) comes from the same plant: the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis bush. While there are 3 main varieties of Camellia Sinensis and a multitude of cultivars, the origin of every tea begins with this plant. The categories of tea are different from each other because of […]

Tea Tuesdays: Pu’erh

We’re focusing on Pu’erh Tea for this week’s Tea Tuesdays post. Pu’erh is a large leaf tea grown and produced only in the Yunnan province of China. Just like how Darjeeling tea from India has a Geographic Indication, Pu’erh tea from Yunnan is trademarked in order to protect its unique flavours exclusive to the terroir […]