Category Archives: Tea Knowledge

Knowing more about tea helps you enjoy it more. You can learn the best way, for example, to steep green tea so that you don’t get any bitterness. No need to go overboard with it, but feel free to learn as much as makes sense for you.

Little Yellow Teapot Ponders: Tea Prices

Having just helped my humans try a couple of tea samples with rather high price tags, this little teapot started pondering the issue of tea prices. From Makaibari and other tea gardens vying to get the highest price at auction for their processed teas to humans hyping certain teas to justify that high price tag, it seems that you have quite a dilemma – and possibly a tough time ahead finding affordable tea. Or do you? Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Ponders: Tea Prices

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World Tea Portal Now Part of This Site and Growing

As I have always said, dear humans, the more you learn about tea, the more you enjoy your tea. And it will also very likely lead you to be bold and explore more teas.

The World Tea Portal is a natural development from our years of helping you in this learning process. You’ve learned. Now, it’s time to go shopping. But where? The Portal of course!

Once this idea occurred to me and my humans, we began work, setting up the Portal as a totally separate site. But there is so much good info on here that relates to the teas listed for sale and the tea sellers that we thought you would find it easier to have everything in one place. Most info has been moved over to here from that site, and a lot of additions have been made.

We want to draw your particular attention to some often overlooked areas of the tea-growing community:

Things aren’t complete, but then this is intended to be an ongoing project and so will be updated continually and as time permits (that means in-between, and even while, enjoying pots of hot tasty tea!).

We hope you will take time to check them out. TOOOT!

Please note: the links are provided for your benefit. We do not sell directly so that we can keep this site free to you and us. We also do not get compensated from the various tea sellers. Some send us tea samples, but that is usually a “Thank you” and done AFTER their listing has been posted.

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Hi, humans, this site is under my editorial excellence. I, your lovable and sassy Little Yellow Teapot, authors articles on tea, etc., and edit the occasional guest article. All in the interest of helping you humans have a better tea experience. TOOOT!

 

Our Guide to Sri Lankan Teas & Gardens Is Here at Last!

Well, dear humans, months and months of work by my ‘she’ human have finally resulted in the completion of our Guide to Sri Lankan Teas & Gardens. While Assam tea is our favorite, teas from Sri Lanka are next on the list.  I steeped up plenty of our faves to keep my ‘she’ human alert as she worked through the night and into the wee hours of the morning. Continue reading Our Guide to Sri Lankan Teas & Gardens Is Here at Last!

Little Yellow Teapot Explains: The Best Tea Leaf Style for Black Tea

Class is once again in session, dear tea loving humans. And it’s time for us to set the record straight. For years, I and my humans have been advocating that full leaf and broken leaf tea styles were best in terms of overall quality, flavor, and aroma. And we apologize for doing so. It is definitely not true. Let me show you why. TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Explains: The Best Tea Leaf Style for Black Tea

Little Yellow Teapot Explains: “Flavored Tea” vs. Tea Flavor

While researching our next guide (this one is about the teas and tea gardens of Sri Lanka), my humans and I came across the term “flavoured tea” (the British spelling) being used repeatedly. (They also used the term “unflavoured tea,” which was rather troubling yet humorous… giggleTOOOT!) Now, being a sensible little teapot, I immediately realized that this might cause some of you dear readers a bit of confusion. And certainly those new to tea will be wondering, “Doesn’t tea already have flavor?” Time to explain. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Explains: “Flavored Tea” vs. Tea Flavor

Our Guide to Assam Teas & Gardens Is Here at Last!

Well, dear humans, months and months of work by my ‘she’ human have finally resulted in the completion of our Guide to Assam Teas & Gardens. Assam tea is our favorite here. Two we like to keep in stock are Lochan Gold from Lochan Tea Ltd. and Bihu Bold from Shona’s Assam Tea. I steeped up plenty of each to keep my ‘she’ human alert as she worked through the night and into the wee hours of the morning.

This guide goes far beyond anything previously posted on this site and includes an extensive (but possibly not complete) list of the tea gardens as well as information on some of the top tea companies. You will also see information on how the tea leaves are processed and tips on preparing.

Click on the image below to go to the guide, and happy reading. TOOOT!

© 2018-2022 World Is a Tea Party photos and text

Hi, humans, this site is under my editorial excellence. I, your lovable and sassy Little Yellow Teapot, authors articles on tea, etc., and edit the occasional guest article. All in the interest of helping you humans have a better tea experience. TOOOT!

The World Is a Tea Party Presents: Your Guide to the Teas of Africa

Over time we are converting some of our information posted here and elsewhere into PDF guides. This one is now ready for your enjoyment and hopefully to expand your tea horizons.

Click on the image below to go to the guide:

Happy reading, dear humans. TOOOT!

© 2018-2022 World Is a Tea Party photos and text

Hi, humans, this site is under my editorial excellence. I, your lovable and sassy Little Yellow Teapot, authors articles on tea, etc., and edit the occasional guest article. All in the interest of helping you humans have a better tea experience. TOOOT!

Starting Off the New Year With Great Tea Info

Hello, dear tea loving humans. Your fave little teapot here to share the joy of tea. The New Year is just getting started. Plenty of time to beef up your tea knowledge, dear humans, with our selection of guides. TOOOT! Continue reading Starting Off the New Year With Great Tea Info