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The Arbor Teas Blog

Cooking with Tea for the Holidays: 5 Menus

You love tea. You love food. So why not combine the two? Cooking with tea enables you to add layers of complexity to even the most ordinary dish, while also enhancing the health benefits of your food. In the spirit of the season, we put together a few menus where each dish incorporates some kind of tea. Enjoy, experiment, and [...]

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Spicy Teas Just in Time for Fall!

Tired of pumpkin spice? Expand your horizons with these five spicy teas. Masala Chai Black Tea Crisp fall days really do call for a spicy chai. Whether you’re taking the kids to the pumpkin patch, or simply raking the leaves, our Organic Masala Chai Black Tea will be a welcome companion. Our blend makes use of traditional blending methods used [...]

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Japanese Tea Gardens in the United States

Japanese gardens are formal gardens designed to create an idealized version of the natural world. Although imported from China by Japanese merchants who traveled back and forth between the two countries, Japanese gardens, and particularly  Japanese tea gardens, are now arguably more famous than their Chinese predecessors. The Japanese tea garden, or Roji, originated during the Muromachi Period, and were specifically designed [...]

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Second Report from India: The Tea Decaffeination Plant

After Jeremy and our kids left to return home, I continued to Hyderabad, Telangana. In Hyderabad, I visited Spisys Ltd, the facility that decaffeinates our tea, and met its Managing Director Mr. J. Sobhanadri. Located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Spisys decaffeinates tea using “Super Critical Fluid Extraction Technology” (SCFE), better known as the “Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Decaffeination” process.The carbon [...]

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Cooking with Herbal Teas

Anyone who has experimented with cooking with tea knows that you can add flavor and intensity to a dish simply by adding tea. But you don’t have to stop with true tea (i.e. Camellia sinensis)  – you can add herbal teas such as chamomile, rooibos, hibiscus, and other herbal infusions to add unexpected flavor to everyday favorites, without the [...]

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These Fruity Organic Teas Are Perfect for Summer!

Maybe it’s the memory of summers past, or the bevy of summer fruits available at the farmer’s market, but every summer, we find ourselves craving light, fruity teas that are unfussy and yet robust enough to be served over ice. With that, we bring you six of our favorite fruity teas – perfect for summer, or any time you [...]

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How Jasmine Tea is Made

On warm summer nights in tropical and subtropical regions such as China’s Fujian Province, the air is scented with the deeply floral scent of  jasmine. This evergreen vine and shrub comes to life for a few weeks each summer, its blooms opening every night to the delight of anyone happening to pass by. In Fujian, when the jasmine blooms, it's time [...]

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Celebrate Independence Day: Brew-Up Some USA Grown Tea!

At Arbor Teas, we’re committed to bringing our customers the best organic teas from all over the world – even right here at home. For this reason, we carry a few distinctive teas grown right here in the U.S.A. Three of these teas are from the big island of Hawaii, which we visited last year. In all, our domestic teas [...]

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First Report from India: Darjeeling and the Makaibari Tea Estate

Aubrey and I recently wrapped up a lengthy journey across  India, visiting tea gardens and a decaffeination facility, as well as exploring the amazing country, and visiting with old friends. It was a wonderful trip, filled with lots of fun, learning at every turn, and a few surprises along the way. Aubrey and I broke the trip into [...]

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Fair Trade Facts for the Tea Lover

At Arbor Teas, we’re committed to finding and sourcing the world’s best organic and ethically sourced tea available. As such, we offer a number of fair trade certified teas from tea farms in India, Vietnam, China and beyond. You’ve likely seen the Fair Trade logo before, and it may even influence your purchase decisions. This is a good thing, as [...]

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