Learn

BBK VENTURES
Food pairing

Food pairing

LEARN Food pairing For millennia, tea has been used to enhance the flavor and experience of food. In South America, the sweetness of afternoon cake and finger sandwiches contrasts with the distinctive bitterness of lemongrass tea. In France, the enchanting onset of harvest pairs autumn fruits and vegetables with dark rose red tea. The Chinese tradition of “yum cha” couples savory dumplings with Chinese tea blends. We’ve selected the teas in this collection to help you discover your own complementary pairings. Enjoy a tradition thousands of years in the making by marrying your next meal with one of these delicious...

Read more →


BBK VENTURES
History of tea

History of tea

LEARN History of tea Over thousands of years, tea has spread from its mother country, China, across mountain ranges, oceans, and political borders to all corners of the Earth. The love of a humble leaf has transformed tastes, shaped religions, ignited trade wars, and changed cultures forever. Today, this world-forging drink has become the most popular beverage on Earth, aside from water. Though we cannot hope to convey the worldwide impact of tea, we present these influential teas which each represent a small taste of history. Recommended Teas: Tulsi Harmony   Until the arrival of British tea plantations in the...

Read more →


BBK VENTURES
Tea Blending

Tea Blending

LEARN Tea Blending Tea blending is when one or more different teas are combined either with each other or with botanicals including herbs, spices, fruit, flowers, and essential oils. The art of tea blending is to deliver a well-balanced flavor from various origins and characters, creating a new taste or aroma and combining different health benefits. Creating a tea blend is a long and difficult process requiring knowledge and experience in many types of tea. To blend tea, one must be both imaginative and strategic, combining all the senses to produce a balanced blend. A deep understanding of the variety...

Read more →


Babakar Diop
Tea Families

Tea Families

Learn Tea 101: Tea Families We’ve all heard of black tea, green tea, and herbal tea. But what are the differences? Each tea belongs to a tea family, which is determined by two main criteria: By main ingredient. Herbal teas and fruit teas are botanicals. They are generally caffeine-free and do not derive from the tea plant. The remaining tea families all come from the same tea plant: Camellia sinensis. By processing techniques. Each tea family undergoes a unique combination of tea-making processes, as illustrated below Information White Green Yellow Oolong Black Pu'erh Herbal Fruit Picking Tea shoots or herbs are harvested at...

Read more →

English
English