Category Archives: Black Tea

Camellia sinensis leaves fully oxidized.

Turkish Tea Page Up and Ready on World Tea Portal!

Our World Tea Portal, the section of our site that connects you with great teas and those who sell them, has an addition: Teas from Turkey!

The odd thing is that, although Turkey is the 5th largest tea producer worldwide and is supposed to be the #1 consumer per capita, little information is available online about their tea gardens and the different brands. The monopoly brand Caykur is everywhere, but few others.

Regardless, we present what we found. If you have any additions to suggest, please send us the info through our Contact Us page.

TOOOT!

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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!

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Little Yellow Teapot Explores: Single Estate Teas from Senok in Sri Lanka

Senok Tea first came to this little teapot’s attention when I was helping my humans put together their list of tea companies as part of our World Tea Portal. And their offer to send us some teas was just too good to resist. Ten teas were received, so we are breaking them into groups. The first group consists of three single estate teas. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Explores: Single Estate Teas from Senok in Sri Lanka

Little Yellow Teapot Educates: Tea Growing in Thailand

When you humans think of tea and of countries where it is grown, Thailand may not even be on the list. However, teas from Thailand are becoming better known to those seeking out something new to try. Production and export are fairly limited at this time. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Educates: Tea Growing in Thailand

Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Kenyan Tea a Tastebud Pleaser!

Your fave little teapot here to tell you about some great tastebud pleasing teas from a part of the world where tea growing is a bit new (relative to India, China, etc.). That country: Kenya. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Kenyan Tea a Tastebud Pleaser!

Great Times at Another Foodex in Japan!

It was an extraordinary year as the 104-day-long strike in Darjeeling last year left a question unanswered as to what will happen to quality in new season which never had a precedence.

We took to Foodex in Japan nine teas of pre-spring flush harvested from January onwards from Jungpana, Goomtee, Glenburn, Giddapahar, Poobong, Rohini, Avongrove, Selim Hill, and Upper Fagu – representing a range from high to low elevation and quality which only is possible in late March, and we arrived in Japan on 5th March and had a great excitement in our heart as to what reactions we will be having from best Darjeeling tea lovers in the world.

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Day one opened on 6th morning which so quickly vanished into 10th evening when we wound up the booth and packed up the bags after Chitose san’s party in a fashionable downtown Tokyo restaurant and we never finished hearing kire or arigatao guzaimasta as the tea swirling down the throats of beautiful ladies was simply wonderful.
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On the heals following was 24th February produced Doke black fusion which went so well with Yokohama beef as the final course of the tea party. Dolly was rewarded promptly a trip to Yibin immediately to present herself her tea on the booth to be attended by the international tea community during 17-19th March 3rd International Tea Conference organised by China Chambers of Commerce.

Such are the wonderful ways of the tea world and we are here to serve the consumers with some of the best teas from India.

Regards,
Rajiv Lochan 老罗
Lochan Tea Limited
www.rajivlochan.com

Tea Sellers with a Theme

Lots of you humans out there are enjoying tea more and more. And so more and more of you are getting into the business side and selling tea. This little teapot applauds you. And the creative way in which some of you approach this most serious endeavor has not escaped my attention. Time to bring them to your attention, dear tea loving readers. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea Sellers with a Theme

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

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!

5 Tips for Fitting GOOD Tea into Your 15 Minute Break at Work (featuring Bihu Bold Tea)

The 15 minute work break. Some of you humans get one, others don’t. For you that do, make the most of those 15 minutes by knowing how to fit a really good tea into that short time frame. A few ideas are presented here by your ever faithful and helpful little teapot to help you do just that. Continue reading 5 Tips for Fitting GOOD Tea into Your 15 Minute Break at Work (featuring Bihu Bold Tea)

Recipes for Sweet TEAcicles

Summer is on a roll, and even though kids are heading back to school, Summer has more than a month left, according to the calendar. So plenty of time to enjoy this delicious and healthy cooling treat! Continue reading Recipes for Sweet TEAcicles