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Beat The Heat With These Cool Tea Recipes

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Beat The Heat With These Cool Tea Recipes

It’s hot. Everywhere. But still we want tea. Times like these try a tea lover’s soul. Yes, of course one could grab a ready to drink ice tea out of the glass fridge in the grocery store, but they never deliver that sweet, rich Assam taste. You can try to brew a tea hot, then chill it down in the fridge, but inevitably you get a drink that tastes stale. There are better ways to beat the heat with tea. These easy recipes take a bit of planning, but remove the risk badly brewed ice tea. Mana Organics Cold Brew...

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Mouthwatering Raindrop Cake with Mana Organics Assam CTC Tea Syrup

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Mouthwatering Raindrop Cake with Mana Organics Assam CTC Tea Syrup

At Mana Organics, we are constantly experimenting with tea. From new planting practices, iterating on our organic compost ratios, and playing with factory settings, we try new ways to bring you better tea every day. Our tea is so delicious as a drink, we hadn’t given much thought to what tea could become beyond beverages. Until now- Our dear friend, Brittany Loyer, an amazing self-taught cook, has undertaken experimenting with Mana Organics tea, beyond the humble, though delicious, cup of chai. Her second recipe (read her first here) is a rose petal and orange blossom Mizu shingen mochi with kinako...

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Board Games and Assam Tea Pairings

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Board Games and Assam Tea Pairings

I am not only a great lover of tea. I also relish European style board games. I spend much of my free time placing meeples, rolling dice, and collecting lumber, wool, victory points, or whatever resources that are in play that day. My passion for tea complements my pursuit of board game domination. For this week’s blog, I share my favorite teas to drink while playing my favorite board games. Tea: Mana Organics Whole Leaf Assam Black Tea Board game: Lords of Waterdeep In Lords of Waterdeep, players undertake the roles of secret powers vying for control of a city,...

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Introducing Mana Organics Assam CTC Tea, Our Latest Tea Direct from Chota Tingrai Tea Estate

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Introducing Mana Organics Assam CTC Tea, Our Latest Tea Direct from Chota Tingrai Tea Estate

Introducing Mana Organics Assam CTC Tea Today, we happily introduce Mana Organics Assam CTC tea. We drink this tea every day at Chota Tingrai Tea Estate. In fact, most of India drinks CTC daily because of the tea’s affinity for milk, sugar, and spices.  From the humblest alleys of Kolkata to the ritziest hotel of Mumbai, you will find CTC serves as the base for any masala chais. We make this tea through a process called Crush, Tear, Curl ergo the name CTC. You can see video of CTC being manufactured at Chota Tingrai below. The result of CTC manufacture...

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The Secret Difference Between Black and Green Tea

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The Secret Difference Between Black and Green Tea

Did you know that black and green tea both come from the SAME plant? Yes, that’s right! We pluck the leaves used for making both black and green teas from the same plant, camellia sinensis. YET each beverage differs in taste, character, colour and health benefits. Here’s just a few of the ways black and green tea differ. Properties Black Tea Green Tea Post manufacture leaf colour Dark brown / black Green Infusion colour Dark reddish-orange Light green / Lemon-green Taste (plain liquor) Malty, slightly astringent Vegetal, light fruity, with sweet after taste Brewing Temperatures Needs boiling water with steep...

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