Tea plays a very important part in the daily life of people all around the world. Almost every culture has their own unique preference for particular types of tea and many have distinct rituals surrounding its use.
The role of tea can vary from a simple morning cup to start the day to a true art form involving hours of preparation and years of training.
In this section you will find information on many of the unique customs surrounding tea that make it such an important part of ancient and modern life.
- Asian Tea Varieties and Traditions
Asia is renowened for being the source of many of the worlds finest teas. Learn about the many varieties of Asian tea, including Asian green teas.
- Chinese Tea
China is one of the main producers of tea in the world. Learn about the many varieties of Chinese Tea and their preparation methods.
- English Tea
The English are renowed around the world for being fanatical tea-lovers. Learn about the properties and history of English Tea.
- Gong-fu Cha (Chinese Tea Ceremony)
This unique process of preparing tea originates from China. Learn about the equipment and procedure of Gong-fu Cha.
- Indian Tea
One of the largest tea producing regions in the world, these teas are often flavored with spices. Learn about the taste and properties of several varieties of Indian Tea.
- Japanese Tea Ceremony
Beginning in the 16th century as a traditional Japanese ritual, learn all about the fine art of the Japanese tea ceremony. Find out about the types of tea, equipment used and the styles of ceremony that can are performed.
- Korean Tea Ceremony
The Korean tea ceremony has been practised for over a thousand years. Learn about the history, tea and equipment used in this unique tea ritual.
- Tea Parties - Etiquette and Tradition
Tea parties are an ever-popular way to entertain friends and acquaintances in a stylish, relaxed setting. Learn how to prepare and host a tea party of your own.