DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF TEA WITH TEA SHOP
Tea Shop offers you a trip around the world through its different types of teas. Are you going to try it?
First stop: India
The first producer and third exporter in the world, there is a wide variety of climatic and geographical conditions in India that provide a great diversity of characteristics, aromas and flavors to their teas. Despite his specialization in black tea, in recent years he has begun to grow green and white tea. India produces high quality tea with denominations of origin: Darjeeling, Assam and Nilgiri.
Second stop: China
Tea is grown in vast regions of the country. There is a wide variety of red tea (also known as Pu Erh), black tea, green tea and Oolong, as well as the classic smoked teas and their traditional scented teas. Every small producer has his specialty of tea, reason why they come to cultivate thousands of different varieties.
The tea is present in more than 20 provinces highlighting the following:
Third stop: Japan
Tea arrived in Japan in the 9th century thanks to the Buddhist monks who traveled from China and began to grow tea in their temples. It focuses on the production of green tea using the Uji method (vaporized tea leaves), developed around the year 1800 by Sohen Nagatoni.
Fourth stop: Taiwan
Taiwan's tea grows in mountainous areas, close to the Tropic of Cancer. The combination of subtropical climate and high elevations combine the ideal conditions for tea growing, with Oolong being the island's specialty since the establishment of its first factory in 1868, followed by green tea.
Fifth stop: Sri Lanka
Considered the first tea exporting country, this one arrived at Sri Lanka (old Ceylon) to replace the coffee plantations, implanted by the Dutch settlers. When, in 1870, a fungus destroyed coffee crops, tea was introduced, giving rise to one of the most prestigious origins for black tea. Its characteristic resinous aroma makes it recognizable in cups around the world.
Sixth stop: Kenya
In recent years, it has positioned itself as the second largest exporting country behind Sri Lanka. He inherited the tea through the European colonies and specialized in black tea, destined mainly to supply the producers of sachets and as ingredient of blends of breakfast next to teas from Assam or Sri Lanka.
Seventh stop: South Africa
Rooibos is a plant of South African origin whose name means red bush. The rooibos plant is grown in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape province, and includes more than 200 varieties, all of which have been designed. The popularization of this plant is quite recent since it was classified scientifically in 1772.
Tea Colors is comprised of a selection of the most exclusive varieties consisting of 8 cans of various teas to enjoy all the colors and origins.
For untapped tea lovers and purists, Tea Shop proposes four new varieties from India: