Acclaimed industrial designer turns his hand to $170,000 tea set

October 16, 2015

Australian-born industrial designer, Marc Newson is described as the most influential of his generation and tea connoisseurs can experience his work first hand thanks to a limited edition sterling ...

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An illustration is a story captured forever

October 15, 2015

A picture paints a thousand words. Sure, it’s a cliché, but it’s a good one. Exceptional illustration can bring a story to life and nowhere is this more obvious than in children’s storybooks. So o...

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The world’s first food and beverage museum

September 25, 2015

The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) will be the world’s first food museum with exhibits you can eat and a mission to change the way people think about food and beverages. That’s a vision we’re co...

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How to store your tea

September 24, 2015

Tea is sensitive. If you want the most from your collection, both in terms of taste and lifespan, you need to keep it away from light, air, moisture, strong smells and extremes in temperature. One...

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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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Why tea?

April 12, 2015

Founder and Certified Tea Master, Alison Dillon shares her tea journey and explains how Cup Above came about. I’ve always loved tea, but in terms of my professional tea development, I suppose I sh...

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The stories we drink

March 21, 2014

Let’s start off with a couple of questions. If you can answer them in detail, and with confidence, then perhaps there is no need for Cup Above Tea after all. If some of the questions bring you up ...

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