28 Feb

 DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF TEA WITH TEA SHOP

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:

  • Fujian: famous for white tea and Oolong teas.
  • Anhwei: Cradle of Keemun Congou, considered the burgundy of tea.
  • Yunnan: famous for the tea production Pu Erh, variety bearing the ancient name of the area (now Simao).
  • Szechwan: a province where tea cultivation began during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), it is famous for having the best tea houses in China and for its popular jasmine tea.

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.

  • Pakistani: Black tea combined with a characteristic blend of spices: cardamom, cinnamon, clove and vanilla. A strong infusion, with a warm and comforting flavor, in which the intense flavor of the nail predominates.
  • Moruno Superior: A blend of Pin Head green tea and a careful selection of mint and peppermint. Comforting in winter and ideal when it squeezes the heat, given its refreshing taste.
  • SensualTea Sweet: A scented, sweet and rich antioxidant infusion that awakens the senses with its green tea base Mao Feng and Chun Mee. A blend with exotic fruits and a spicy touch for its content in ginseng, the root aphrodisiac par excellence.
  • Pu Erh Brownie: Red tea base combined with the ingredients of the world's best-known American pie. Tea Pu Erh, with its characteristic earthy flavor, mixed with flakes of chocolate, toffee, vanilla, walnut, orange and a touch of mandarin.
  • White Kiss: White tea Pai Mu Tan of high quality with pieces of strawberry. With a sweet and fruity aroma and silky body, the strawberry enhances the delicate character of this variety.
  • Earl Gray Superior: Black tea flavored with bergamot lime. A sublime blend for the most exquisite palates.
  • Rooibos Chai: Toning blend based on rooibos combined with cinnamon, ginger, clove and cardamom. It stands out for its digestive properties, making it ideal to take after meals.

For untapped tea lovers and purists, Tea Shop proposes four new varieties from India:

  • Darjeeling Green: Green tea with the characteristic fruity taste of the Darjeeling area. It enhances its flavor with a sweet aroma and a touch of flavor. It comes from Steinthal Garden, a plantation about 2,000 meters above sea level.
  • Assam Tonganagaon: Black tea with a delicate taste due to its proportion of shoots of the highest quality. Coming from Tonganagaon, a small plantation within the Tinsukia district, it has a perfect balance between its bitter character with slight astringency.
  • Nilgiri Korakundah : Black tea of resinous flavor with a citric note. Originally from the region of Kerala, where tea is grown in a unique wilderness at about 2,600 meters above sea level.
  • Darjeeling Nagri : Black tea with soft floral flavor and resentful hue. Cultivated in the Rungbong Valley, it grows very slowly due to the climatic conditions to which it is exposed.