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Why herbal tea isn’t actually tea

Why herbal tea isn’t actually tea

One of the many fascinating things I learned during my first tea masterclass in London in 2010 was that 'herbal tea' wasn’t really tea. In this month’s blog we explore what defines tea, why we mistakenly call herbal infusions ‘tea’ and what you can call herbal tea instead.

Introducing Bali's first tea garden

Introducing Bali's first tea garden
Hidden within the mist-covered forest on the slopes of the Batukaru mountain range in Jatiluwah, central Bali, lies D’Wan Tea, Bali’s first tea garden. Tasting the teas at D'Wan Tea reminded me of why I love single origin tea so much – its incredibly exciting when you can taste a tea’s habitat in its flavour. 

How to make the perfect cup of tea

How to make the perfect cup of tea
A well brewed cup of tea is a relaxing, restorative experience; it awakens us and replenishes our body and mind. It gives us an opportunity to slow down and bring calmness and serenity to our day. But not all cups of tea are created equal. Follow these 6 steps and you’ll be steeping tea like a professional.