A total of 320 teas were entered from around the world in nearly 50 categories – all distinguished by tea type, region and processing.
All teas were judged earlier this month at Fortnum & Mason’s new state of the art Food & Drink Studio at its flagship Piccadilly store.
Steeping loose leaf tea is a personal preference and can vary depending on the type of tea you are using. However, here are some general steps to help you get started:
Start with fresh, cold water. The quality of water can affect the taste of your tea, so it's important to use fresh, cold water. Avoid using water that has been sitting in your kettle or pot for too long, as this can affect the taste.
Judges at the 2023 Devan Shah Tea Tycoons competition at World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, including (from left to right) Kevin Christiansen, owner of Cafe Barnabas; Reena Devan Shah, president of International Tea Importers; and Lorna Reeves, editor of TeaTime magazine. (Photo by: Questex / World Tea Conference + Expo)
Famous for its First Flush Spring Harvest, Makaibari Tea is known around the world as the “Champagne of Tea”. This elegant tea steeps a delicate, clean, and crisp cup.
Loose leaf tea has several benefits over tea that comes in tea bags. Loose leaf tea is often of higher quality than tea bags, as it is made from whole tea leaves rather than the broken leaves and dust used in tea bags. Because loose leaf tea is made from whole tea leaves, it generally has more flavor than tea bags. The leaves are able to expand and release their full flavor, while tea bags may restrict the leaves from fully opening up.
Ayurveda (ay-ur-vay-duhk) is a system of traditional medicine native to India and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.
Ayurveda is a balancing of the elements earth, water, fire, and space within your body and mind while understanding how that balance effects your health.
Published in World Tea News, April 13, 2022.
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Men, like women, can enjoy drinking tea for various reasons.
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How to Steep Loose Leaf Tea
Timing, the right amount of loose leaf tea, and water temperature.
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