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The Tea Newbie Series: Part 2: Rooibos

Do you love a good cuppa but aren’t familiar with the multitude of tea types, where they come from and how to brew them? This five part Tea Newbie series is for you! Find out all you need to know – in your tea break. 

We all know there are few pleasures as delightful as a calming cup of rooibos tea. Not only is this unique plant proudly South African (found only in the Cederberg Mountains), it is also excellent for digestion, skin sensitivity and boosting the immune system. 

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The Tea Newbie Series: Part 1: Green Tea

Do you love a good cuppa but aren’t familiar with the multitude of tea types, where they come from and how to brew them? This five part Tea Newbie series is for you! Find out all you need to know – in your tea break. 

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So whats The Tea Merchant all about?

Combining the correct presentation, serving equipment, accessories and tea, THE TEA MERCHANT is able to provide customised solutions to the hospitality industry. The unique product offerings with exclusive designs enable the discerning tea drinker to experience teas in the manner in which they were designed to be drunk. Our travels have taken us far and wide in order for us to source a unique collection of Teapots in Glass, Porcelain, Clay, Stainless Steel and Cast iron each chosen for their special use and colour presentation.

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September 16, 2013

Tea Online › Wholesale ›


Are you a restaurant, coffee shop, deli or potential reseller?

Looking at ordering online but would like to benefit with a wholesale price? 

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Why should I use loose leaf tea?

South Africans have become accustomed to brewing tea a certain way, particularly through the use of tea bags. However, trends throughout Western Europe and the United States leans towards using loose leaf (whole tea) leaves. So, are we missing something?

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Which teas are best suited to use with a glass teapot?

Glass teapots are a must for flowering teas. The clear glass teapots allow the flowering tea to expand and steep, the full visual pleasure being available to all around the table.

 

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Why should one never reboil water when brewing tea?

Taste, colour and mouth feel depend on the interaction between the two main components of tea, polyphenols and caffeine. Each component is astringent on its own, but as a complex the astringent character is reduced. Water is known to contain dissolved gases absorbed from the air.

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