Why tea people get so excited at this time of year

July 07, 2016

Fashionistas are abuzz in the lead up to fashion week. Sporting fanatics start twitching a few weeks before season kick-off, wine lovers salivate in summer in anticipation of new vintages and snow ...

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Tea: the perfect partner for fine produce

February 19, 2016

As a chef, food stylist and recipe author, Jeffrey Simonetta has worked and cooked with some of Australia’s most influential chefs. A master of fusing traditional with modern, Jeff is deeply passio...

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The Nepalese Himalayas - the new Champagne of teas?

August 10, 2015

Tea connoisseurs the world over simply can’t get enough of Nepalese teas. In the last few years high mountain Nepalese tea has made a name for itself in tea circles to the extent that some of the ...

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A tea terroir like no other

July 06, 2015

When it comes to tea, the stock photos would have us believing all tea gardens are meticulously planted. Tea bushes climb the sides of tidy hills in neat, orderly, symmetrical rows. In the famous W...

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It takes a village

June 27, 2015

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in the case of the Kinezuka family, it takes one tea farmer with a vision to raise the village. High up in the mountains of the small Japanese v...

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A bicycle, a bomb and a great grandfather...

May 01, 2015

It’s the early 1920s in Fukuoka, Japan. A young man, with aspirations of becoming a renowned tea merchant is carefully packing tea into the basket of his bicycle. All day, every day, he cycles thro...

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